Deadly floods submerge Nigeria, and misinformation accuses Ukraine of “staging” war
06 November 2022 | 12:16 pm
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Amnesty International has released its report on 2022, focusing on Russia's war of aggression on Ukraine and the crackdown on protests in Iran. But the situation in Myanmar has also raised concerns.
Tallinn has hit back at reports that it upset its EU allies with reimbursements it has sought for weapons sent to Ukraine, in a trying moment for the bloc.
Alexei Moskalyov had fled house arrest in Russia before a court sentenced him to two years in prison for "discrediting" the Russian army. His daughter had drawn a sketch at school against Russia's war in Ukraine.
A year ago, the Ukrainian town of Bucha near Kyiv was freed from Russian occupiers, who are accused of committing war atrocities there. DW spoke to the relatives of civilians who were killed.
Belarusian leader Alexander Lukashenko called for a "truce" without preconditions in Ukraine while warning about nuclear war.
Conductor Vasyl Kryachok was preparing for more concerts in Mariupol when Russia launched its full-scale invasion last year. He eventually fled the besieged city and is now putting together a new orchestra.
UN Human Rights chief Volker Turk has said the number of civilian casualties in Russia's invasion of Ukraine far outstrips official figures.
Ukraine's ambassador to Germany has criticized an appeal by former prominent members of Germany's Social Democrats that urged a cease-fire with Russia. He reiterated Kyiv's call for total Russian withdrawal from Ukraine.
Former top commanders of the Kosovo Liberation Army face war crimes charges at a special tribunal in The Hague this week. They stand accused of persecuting political rivals and ethnic minorities.
Following a foreign exchange auction at the end of last week, Nigeria's naira currency hit a record low on Monday as the central bank grapples with dollar scarcity and a backlog of demand for foreign currency.
French President Emmanuel Macron, accompanied by EU's Ursula von der Leyen, is traveling to China in hopes of dissuading Beijing from backing Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Tough trade talks are also expected.
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Boris Pistorius told DW that Germany is willing to work with "reliable partners" like India and Indonesia. The German defense minister will be traveling to India alongside representatives from German's defense industry.
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Germany's center-left government wants to lower the voting age for nationwide elections from 18 to 16. Many young people support the idea, but the majority of the population has expressed skepticism.
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This year’s theme, “Navigating the crises – From 300 to 3000: How to deliver the next generation of African champions”, reflects on commitment to promote and help shape public policies that are conducive to a new and emerging generation of African companies with billion-dollar turnovers. Organisers of the event said the growth in number and size of African champions is crucial to minimising the impact of foreign crises on the continent’s markets.
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Some 200 international observers were on hand to monitor this year's proceedings for a single round vote based on proportional representation to elect 102 lawmakers.
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An investigation began into the deadly crash in the Indian state of Odisha, which took nearly 300 lives and left thousands injured. The accident is believed to have been caused by signal system failure.