Cocaine: The drug pipeline to Europe
14 March 2021 | 2:07 pm
Lockdown — a time without parties and drug use? Not quite. Despite COVID, tons of cocaine is ending up in Germany. The stimulant is crossing the Atlantic in record quantities, hidden in shipping containers.
2 Nov 2021
Handing the win to pharmaceutical companies, the judge said the plaintiffs hadn't proven that deceptive marketing by the firms led to a rise in unnecessary opioid prescriptions.
7 Nov 2021
A shootout involving rival gangs near the Mexican resort of Cancun has left two suspected drug dealers dead. The gun battle sparked panic among foreign tourists.
13 Nov 2021
Here in northern Europe we've had some very odd weather events in the last few months, including torrential rainfall and deadly floods – which scientists say are a direct consequence of climate change. It's something to focus the mind as leaders and negotiators meet in Glasgow at the United Nations climate summit known as COP26.
8 Nov 2021
As the number of COVID-19 cases rises in Germany, particularly in care homes, politicians are debating what should be done. DW takes a look at where other European countries stand on compulsory vaccines.
11 Nov 2021
France is returning artworks acquired in colonial times to Benin. Germany is also open to restitutions. How are other European countries addressing the issue?
12 Nov 2021
Europe has just marked the second anniversary of Gaia-X. It's a cloud data project intended to help the continent achieve "digital sovereignty," but many companies remain skeptical or have simply never heard of it .
27 Nov 2021
The benchmark price for natural gas in Europe continued to rise in early trading on Wednesday, after spiking by 18 percent on Tuesday. The move comes after Germany's energy regulator temporarily suspended certification for the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline that would link the country to Russia. Gas supplies in Europe have been under pressure for months, with prices rising sharply for consumers since the summer. Also, we look why factories in China are experiencing a shortage of workers.
17 Nov 2021
In this special edition, we focus on the migrant crisis brewing on the European Union's eastern border. Thousands of people from the Middle East have travelled to Belarus in the hope of entering the EU. Now they are trapped on the border with Poland, desperately trying to survive in freezing conditions. We take a closer look and speak to Kinda Youssef from our InfoMigrants website.
18 Nov 2021
Deaths resulting from drug overdoses in the US are higher than those from guns and car crashes. Experts believe that an increased use of fentanyl is to blame for the "tragic milestone."
27 Nov 2021
Indian police claim two marijuana smugglers were using Amazon's website to order and move their product. Investigators accused the retail giant of "not cooperating" with the authorities.
23 Nov 2021
Poland's PM Mateusz Morawiecki slammed Belarus' efforts to use migrants as "weapons" against the bloc ahead of talks with EU leaders. He also accused Belarus of having the "back-room support" of Russian President Putin.
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The burning of fossil fuels like coal and gas supercharged the heat wave that has scorched India and Pakistan in recent weeks, two separate attribution studies have found.
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The opposition leader has been behind bars since January 2021 on charges of fraud. The US has described the legal process as a "sham" while human rights groups have decried his treatment in prison.
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Imran Khan may be out as prime minister, but he still has plenty of supporters. They turned out in force on Sunday, and his party has called for more protests. This underscores how shaky political situation remains.
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Italians poured into the streets and squares of Rome in massive numbers on Wednesday as the A.S. Roma soccer team defeated Feyenoord to win the Europa conference league final.
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Olaf Scholz signed deals that will see Germany help African nations build their infrastructure to extract and export oil and gas to Europe. He also promised to keep German troops in the Sahel.