Negotiating with bandits suggests weakness, says FG, Global infections now 118.1 million
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11 March 2021 | 7:01 pm
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At the UN Human Rights Council, Ukraine condemned what officials called Russia's systematic deportation of Ukrainian children. Germany's foreign minister said allies would "not rest until all these kids are home."
Since February 4th when the "Chinese spy balloon" was shot down in American airspace, several videos have emerged claiming to show "unidentified flying objects" in many international skies. We spoke to a UFO and sky anomalies expert about how Beijing's balloon sparked this type of misinformation, in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
Russia's Defense Ministry said that Sergei Shoigu had met with soldiers on the front line in Ukraine. Meanwhile, the UK has warned Ukraine's hold on Bakhmut is under pressure. DW has the latest.
Capturing the key city would give Moscow a rare battlefield gain after months of setbacks. But Kyiv says Russia is losing hundreds of fighters every day in Bakhmut. DW rounds up the latest.
A Moscow court has sentenced Dmitry Ivanov, the founder of an anti-war Telegram channel, to more than eight years in prison. The former student was found guilty of posting details of Russian atrocities in Ukraine.
UN Human Rights Council head Volker Turk has highlighted the scale of Russia's war in Ukraine and Moscow's crackdown on internal dissent. He also warned about the rights of minorities in China — and some Western nations.
Ukraine has been hit with a massive wave of missile attacks for the first time in weeks, cutting power to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
Six people were killed and dozens injured when a train crashed into a passenger bus in Lagos, Nigeria on Thursday, said the emergency response agency.
BTS' management agency HYBE has lost a weeks-long tussle for South Korea's second largest entertainment group to the tech conglomerate which owns KakaoTalk.
Russian lawmakers want to crack down harder on individuals who criticize Russian forces fighting against Ukraine. How will these legal changes impact Russia's society?
More than 20,000 people have reached Italy's shores this year and the government says the influx is deliberate. It now wants NATO's help.
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Bucha has come to symbolize evidence of Russian war crimes, but now residents are rebuilding. Meanwhile, the OSCE will investigate reports of child deportations. DW has the latest.
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President Emmanuel Macron's first high-profile trip in weeks was to a picturesque Alpine village — far from Paris' currently restless streets. He said he his government must "continue working," despite the protests.
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The UK is the first new member and European country to join CPTPP, which is made up of 11 Pacific nations including Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore and Vietnam.
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A photo of an elderly Frenchman, battered and bloody from nationwide pension reform protests, is circulating online – but so are rumours that it's created by artificial intelligence. We take a closer look and also verify a viral photo of Pope Francis wearing a puffer jacket, in this edition of Truth or Fake with Vedika Bahl.
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This device is named MUA - after the sound people commonly make when blowing a kiss. It was invented by a Beijing startup, Siweifushe, to stimulate long-distance kissing. Zhao Jianbo, the inventor, said he was inspired to create the device because he couldn’t meet his girlfriend during the lockdown.
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Banksy painted "Brace Yourself!" for a British band whose name he wanted to use for a documentary film. Now the painting by the mysterious street artist has been auctioned off for a surprise amount.