Electric buses for better air quality in Nairobi
08 May 2022 | 10:18 am
Kenya's capital Nairobi aims to include more electric vehicles in its public transport network. This is an effort to reduce harmful carbon emissions in the city, with two e-buses currently in service.
5 Sep 2021
Two cars are seen destroyed in Kabul after the United States said it carried out an air strike on Sunday night in Kabul on an IS-prepared car bomb. The US military said it was "aware of reports of civilian casualties" from the strike, which came after an attack outside the airport late last week killed more than 100 people, including 13 American troops.
5 Sep 2021
The United States is investigating whether civilians may have been killed in an air strike it launched to destroy a car laden with explosives in the Afghan capital Kabul. Witnesses and some media reports say a number of children were among those killed in Sunday's air strike in the crowded capital, where thousands of Afghans are still trying to flee the Taliban. The vehicle was reportedly a threat to Kabul airport and was linked to the regional Islamic State chapter.
24 Sep 2021
The UN health agency now ranks air pollution on a par with smoking or an unhealthy diet. As a result, it has issued new, stricter guidelines they claim could save millions of lives.
9 Oct 2021
Taiwan has said 149 sorties by Chinese air force planes into its air defense zone in recent days are dangerous for regional stability. The increased military activity has also drawn international concern.
9 Oct 2021
From the outside, it doesn't look like much: a two-storey building with a logo in the dusty streets of Agadez in northern Niger. But there has been plenty happening inside the building at Air Info -- an ambitious media outlet that has been breaking exclusives in the Sahara Desert.
10 Oct 2021
University students in Kenya have developed an indoor purifier and air monitor. They're hoping their low-cost invention will allow more families to breath clean air at home.
11 Oct 2021
The Indian government has agreed to pay three-quarters of Air India's outstanding debt and relinquish all its shares in the airline. Tata is one of India's biggest companies.
6 Nov 2021
A video doing the rounds showing Alitalia flight crew engaging in a choreographed protest in Rome has been attributed to them being fired for being unvaccinated against Covid-19. In fact, it was to show their discontent at the new state airline ITA absorbing just 3,000 of the 10,000 former Alitalia employees. Also, pharmaceutical companies deny there are living microorganisms in the Covid-19 vaccines, as one US osteopath claims to have seen under the microscope. That claim has quite literally grown legs in some videos circulating online.
5 Nov 2021
Revelers burst firecrackers through the night in spite of a ban, plunging air quality levels to toxic lows by Friday.
8 Nov 2021
Taipei has said it is one of the largest Chinese incursions into Taiwan's air defense identification zone since early October, coming right after an EU delegation visited Taipei to work on building ties.
10 Nov 2021
Have we already bungled the green recovery? One year on, post-pandemic plans to turbocharge energy transition with massive next-generation infrastructure investment are still on the rails, but have taken their knocks from fiscal hawks, vested interests and infighting over what it really takes to make the planet great again.
20 Nov 2021
The yearly practice of "stubble burning" in Northern India has far-reaching effects. Delhi, some 250 kilometers away, once again faces dangerous levels of smog as farmers burn off their fields to prepare for the next crop. It's a major cause of air pollution in the country.
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The move is a stark U-turn for the country, which held a more neutral stance on the alliance in the past. Sweden is expected to follow suit.
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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."
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Over 3 million refugees have arrived in Poland since the war in Ukraine began. The majority are still in the country and many have found homes with Poles who took them in spontaneously. But many volunteers are exhausted, and the government says it needs help.
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Russia's invasion of Ukraine is being felt far and wide. The ravaged agricultural industry is causing shortages of staples such as wheat, sunflower oil, and corn. DW met a farmer struggling to pick up the pieces after Russian troops destroyed his livelihood.
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As the British government indicates it is preparing to deviate from the Northern Ireland Protocol – a key part of the Brexit deal – the European Commissioner overseeing EU-UK relations tells FRANCE 24 he is "appealing to the UK government to come back to the negotiating table". Maros Sefcovic spoke to our Europe editor Catherine Nicholson.