Corporate citizenship: Taking a stand or losing out?
12 December 2022 | 7:25 am
Global corporations are facing growing pressure to weigh in on political and social issues. But do they follow through, and can they still turn a profit? Kate Moody asks Katherine Valvoda Smith.
6 Aug 2021
The two suspects, known only as David S. and Felix B. for legal reasons, face up to 15 years in jail if convicted of the 'dash and grab' robbery at a luxury store in Bavaria earlier this year.
17 Aug 2021
President Joe Biden defends the US pullout of Afghanistan, saying he stands by the policy and that it was time to leave after 20 years of conflict. "I stand squarely behind my decision," he says in a televised address from the White House.
2 Nov 2021
Jimmy Lai and several other activists have gone on trial for their role in last year's unauthorized event. Most of the defendants have already pleaded guilty.
22 Nov 2021
Elizabeth Holmes defended herself against charges of deceiving investors and patients about her now-defunct blood-testing company. If convicted, Holmes faces up to 20 years in prison.
19 Dec 2021
Annalena Baerbock: 'We stand in full solidarity behind Ukraine'
30 Dec 2021
As COVID restrictions are eased, small clubs are bringing people back for stand-up comedy shows. Some producers are using this opportunity to fix the skewed gender ratio in lineups as well as audiences.
30 Jan 2022
This week, we're exploring a key question ahead of the upcoming presidential elections in France: "to vote or not to vote?" As the list of candidates gets longer, the race is on to drum up support. But voter apathy is still a major concern and increasing numbers of would-be voters are turning their backs on politicians and the political system. Our reporters went to one Paris suburb with a particularly high abstention rate to meet some who are adamant they're going nowhere near a polling station this spring.
27 Jan 2022
As Antony Blinken responds in writing to Russia's demands for an overhaul of Eastern Europe's security architecture, in the same breath he urges American citizens in Ukraine to leave. This Wednesday's "Normandy Format" talks, including France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine, serve as a reminder that Ukraine has already lost its territorial integrity – back in 2014 when Russia annexed Crimea and supported the insurgency that's raged since in the southeast. So what is Moscow after this time?
20 Mar 2022
From where I stand: The incredible story of Ivorian comedian Clentélex. Clentélex is a 23-year-old man from Ivory Coast who has overcome the odds. He grew up in a poor neighbourhood of Abidjan. Unlike many of his contemporaries who were lured into violence and crime, Clentélex used comedy as his weapon of choice.
War in Ukraine: Kherson residents stand up to Russians, and a military expert outlines Russia's weaponry
25 Mar 2022
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2 May 2022
Sheep are often seen as an animal that's stupid, noisy and cowardly, albeit cute. We even use the expression "lambs to the slaughter". But is this assessment really fair? British author and farmer John Lewis-Stempel, an expert on farming and the environment, has written a book entitled "The Sheep’s Tale: The story of our most misunderstood farmyard animal". He joined us for Perspective.
22 May 2022
Mikhail Kasyanov, who served as prime minister under Vladimir Putin in the early 2000s, told DW he believed that the Russian president had "already started to realize that he's losing this war."
1 hour ago
From withholding nearly $40 million in tax revenue from the Palestinian Authority, to pledges to expand West Bank settlements and the Israeli security minister's controversial visit to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, the first months of Israel's most far-right government in history presage a bleak outlook for peaceful relations between Israelis and Palestinians.
1 hour ago
Amid the conflict that has displaced millions, Russia is now pouring reinforcements into eastern Ukraine eying a possible new offensive.
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Old footage, completely unrelated to the earthquake that hit Turkey and Syria in the early hours of this Monday, is being shared online, while others create false earthquake predictions on Twitter. We show you the fake news to look out for following the quake in this edition of Truth or Fake.
3 hours ago
Rwanda-backed rebels stirring ethnic divisions: Human Rights Watch. Human Rights Watch (HRW) has warned of a dangerous escalation of tension between ethnic Tutsi and Hutu communities in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, as a result of fighting involving a militia that Rwanda is accused of backing.
1 day ago
We take a look at how the press is covering the earthquake in Turkey and Syria, and how, for some, the tragedy is both a natural disaster story but a political one as well. We also discuss controversies over the Grammy Awards and a trans Harry Potter video game character.
1 day ago
As European countries struggle to reach their targets on reducing carbon emissions, one small landlocked country in central Asia stands as an example to the world. With nearly three quarters of its territory covered by woodland, Bhutan, with a population of around 780,000, claims to be a carbon-negative economy.