We’ve lost over $5bn to COVID-19 – Nigerian jet operators, Brazil threatens to quit WHO over ‘ideological bias’ and more
By Guardian Exclusive
06 June 2020 | 8:24 pm
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One small hospital closes every month in Germany. Politicians say there are too many, and the health care system can't afford to keep them all open. But their critics say patients may die due to closures.
Germany is urgently seeking workers from abroad — at least 400,000 each year. But is it an attractive destination for highly qualified foreigners? For some, it seems, having to learn the German language puts them off.
Germany's child protection agency has criticized a shortage of hospital beds for youngsters hit by a severe respiratory virus. Lockdowns kept the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) at bay but it's now circulating widely.
With fewer than 24 hours left until the beginning of the end of the action in Qatar, there are fears for France as Raphaël Varane and Ibrahima Konaté become the latest players to fall ill. Meanwhile, FIFA boss Gianni Infantino hails the tournament as "the best World Cup ever", and we discuss whether the mental health of players is being properly considered by football authorities.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz and other ministers praised the project as showing the new "speed" of Europe's biggest economy. But the floating terminal's high-profile opening was sharply criticized by environmental groups.
German investigators have closed three Internet forums on the "darknet" with depictions of the sexual abuse of children. Four suspects were arrested.
People in Iran are taking to the streets, fighting back against religious clothing restrictions for women and challenging the country’s autocrat rulers. The protests cast a long shadow around the world, reaching people who have left Iran in the past and now live in exile. Two Iranian Taekwondo athletes living in Berlin are fully consumed by the demonstrations back home.
Germany has joined the chorus of disapproval over Iran-supplied drones Russia uses to "terrorize Ukrainian civilians." The West has been pressuring the UN to investigate. DW has the latest.
Economy Minister Robert Habeck said Germans are not using as much heating as the prior year, despite the cold winter.
Only deaths resulting directly from respiratory failure due to a coronavirus infection will be counted as COVID-19 deaths under new Chinese rules. With the new guidelines in place, cases have risen but deaths declined.
A returnee community in northeastern Nigeria offers a glimmer of hope to the millions of people still displaced from attacks by militant group Boko Haram.
As respiratory infections sweep through Germany, there's a dramatic shortage in medicines. But the president of Germany's medical association has come up with a bright idea to solve the problem — drug flea markets.
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