Rare pink diamond sold for $26.6 million at Sotheby’s Geneva auction
14 November 2020 | 7:00 am
The new owner of "The Spirit of the Rose" could profit from soaring prices, as the mine responsible for the world's largest supply of pink diamonds stopped production due to depletion.
3 Aug 2021
Vaccines from both drugmakers have been approved in the EU for children from 12 to 17 years of age. Elsewhere, Australia continues its battle against the delta variant. Follow DW for the latest.
11 Aug 2021
People who fled their homes and farms due to an ongoing Islamist insurgency in northeast Nigeria are struggling to access food due to soaring inflation.
22 Aug 2021
Hundreds of union members in Quito, Ecuador, hit the streets to protest against an increase in fuel prices.
7 Sep 2021
In one of Nigeria's most important agricultural regions, farmers are avoiding tending their fields. They fear clashes with nomads. This is driving up food prices across Nigeria.
18 Sep 2021
In a bid to tackle soaring energy prices, Spain's government is to cut taxes on electricity and claw back billions of euros in what the prime minister has described as "excess profits". The cost to Spanish consumers has risen by 35 percent in the past year, as wholesale price rises have been passed on to households. Also today, we look at the situation of European economies ahead of the State of the Union address by Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.
13 Oct 2021
Two weeks after the reopening of restaurants and bars in Havana and seven other provinces across the country, Cubans are surprised by the considerable increase in the prices of food and beverages.
14 Oct 2021
The European Commission is outlining a set of measures that would allow EU member states to keep fuel and electricity prices low.
23 Oct 2021
In Turkey, young people recently expressed their frustration with the authorities when students protested an ongoing spike in housing prices. This protest movement reflects the growing difficulties of the general population amid sky-high living costs, even as the government refuses to acknowledge the economic crisis. Our Istanbul correspondents Ludovic de Foucaud, Hussein Asad and Shona Bhattacharyya report.
22 Nov 2021
Adunni Abdul says using charcoal and firewood causes her chest pain - but amid a price rises for liquified petroleum gas, she has little choice to go back to such fuels despite the environmental and health risks.
27 Nov 2021
The benchmark price for natural gas in Europe continued to rise in early trading on Wednesday, after spiking by 18 percent on Tuesday. The move comes after Germany's energy regulator temporarily suspended certification for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that would link the country to Russia. Gas supplies in Europe have been under pressure for months, with prices rising sharply for consumers since the summer. Also, we look why factories in China are experiencing a shortage of workers.
24 Nov 2021
The US has announced it will release 50 million barrels of oil from its strategic reserves, in coordination with several major consumer nations including China and India.
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Two court rulings in Turkey regarding a femicide case, as well as the legality of the country's exit from a key accord against gender-based violence, are being closely watched by women's rights groups.
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Ukraine is facing the challenge of demining territory invaded by Russia. Now it will receive help from the Colombian military, which built its expertise fighting guerilla groups. DW's Johan Ramirez met soldiers who will lend Ukraine their know-how.
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Several Western European countries are facing a sweltering weekend as summer arrives early. Much of Spain, France and Italy have been put on high alert for wildfires.
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French prosecutors said on Wednesday they were investigating a junior minister in President Emmanuel Macron's government after two allegations of rape were brought against her.
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French politics continues to dominate the papers as Emmanuel Macron desperately seeks an alliance to secure a parliamentary majority. The US Senate finds bipartisan support for new gun possession laws for the first time in 30 years. Organisers of the Miss France beauty pageant introduce radical new changes to shake up the contest. Finally, a man escapes his kidnappers by driving erratically on a highway in order to be stopped by authorities.
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Noise rang out across Senegal's capital Dakar on Wednesday evening as people honked car horns and banged on pots and pans in an unusual form of protest organised by the political opposition ahead of legislative elections next month. Senegal's main opposition coalition, Yewwi Askan Wi, asked its supporters to come to their windows, balconies and doorways and clang lids together at 8pm to signal their anger over the disqualification of their candidates list in the upcoming poll.