South African forces free ministers kidnapped by veterans
17 October 2021 | 5:18 pm
The ex-apartheid fighters locked the ministers in a hotel room after failed talks over a compensation deal. Police arrested a total of 56 people after the incident.
22 Jun 2022
Hackers breached the system used Germany's ruling Green Party and gained access to accounts previously used by Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock and Economy Minister Robert Habeck, party officials said.
29 Jun 2022
South African authorities are investigating the deaths of at least 22 young people found inside a popular tavern in the coastal town of East London, provincial health officials and the presidency said on Sunday.
2 Jul 2022
The European Commission is set to present its strategy for a united effort to ensure gas supplies for the coming winter. Meanwhile, the European Council has adopted a plan to ensure gas storage capacity is filled.
5 Jul 2022
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6 Jul 2022
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has faced lawmakers' questions after two of the most-senior figures in his government resigned. The finance and health ministers said they could no longer tolerate the culture of scandal.
8 Jul 2022
South Africa's president calls for a crackdown on the illegal sale of alcohol to underage drinkers, as a thousand mourners turn out for the funeral of the 21 teenagers who died mysteriously in a night club. Also in the programme: protests calling for the restoration of civilian rule continue in Sudan. And finally, an international collective of dancers have been pushing back against the concept of afro dance.
9 Jul 2022
Russia's top diplomat Sergei Lavrov is leaving the meeting early, according to reports. His US counterpart Anthony Blinken made a direct appeal for Moscow to unblock Ukraine grain exports, saying "It's not your country."
15 Jul 2022
The financial leaders of the world's leading economies are meeting in Bali as the fallout of Russia's war in Ukraine is being felt worldwide. They are not in agreement on ways to solve the economic threats.
30 Jul 2022
Energy ministers from the EU are to discuss a plan to cut gas use across the bloc amid fears Russia could stop supplies. But some say the current watered-down proposal will not be enough to prepare for winter.
South Africans have unleashed deadly waves of xenophobia on migrants from elsewhere in Africa since 2008. Fear is in the air once more as mobs prowl some places searching for undocumented migrants.
European energy ministers are holding an emergency meeting in Brussels to debate measures on protecting consumers and businesses from soaring energy prices. Reaching agreement on a solution is likely to prove difficult.
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The bid to remove Boluarte comes amid violent protests following the ousting of former president Pedro Castillo.
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Germany says Ukraine will receive promised Leopard 2 tanks by early April. Russia has meanwhile sent more missiles as it continues its brutal and illegal invasion. DW has the latest.
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Thousands turn out to opposition-organised protests in South Africa to express deepening frustration over the country's power crisis. Also, in a rare trial of a former president, ex-Mauritanian leader Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz appears in court on corruption charges.
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With the demand for e-cars rising, Europe needs its own battery industry, and the ability to extract its own raw materials used to produce them. We visit one of Europe's largest nickel mines that's working to make the process more sustainable.
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The movie "Joyland" failed to make the Oscar nominations for best international feature film. But the first Pakistani film to be selected for the Cannes Film Festival is still making headlines. It tells the story of a married man who falls in love with a transgender erotic dancer.