Colombia landslide kills 15, blocks major highway
20 July 2023 | 4:40 am
Colombian President offered condolences and pushed for more stringent urban planning to tackle seasonal flooding. Rescue operations were suspended at nightfall with more than a dozen people still missing.
4 Apr 2022
Kenya's top court blocks President Uhuru Kenyatta's bid to change the constitution. The controversial "Building Bridges Initiative" was proposed as a way to make politics more inclusive, but judges ruled it to be unconstitutional.
16 May 2022
An Alabama ban on the provision of gender-affirming medication for minors has been blocked by a federal judge. Transgender rights have become a bone of contention for right-wing Republicans.
29 Jul 2022
Hungary blocks finalization of EU sanctions package – DW's Christine Mhundwa reports
31 Jul 2022
DR Congo Launches Controversial Auction For Oil And Gas Blocks. The Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday launched a controversial auction of 30 oil and gas blocks, despite warnings that drilling in the country's rainforests and peatlands could be environmentally catastrophic.
25 Aug 2022
A district judge has ruled that federal law trumps the state's abortion ban. But a day earlier, another district judge ruled in favor of a similar state abortion ban in Texas.
12 Nov 2022
Italy granted rescue ship Humanity 1 access to a port in Sicily, but dozens of male migrants were barred from disembarkment. Only minors and those in need of medical care were allowed to enter.
13 Nov 2022
German Economy Minister Robert Habeck wants to stop the sale of a chip production plant to a Chinese investor. The Green Party politician has expressed concern about giving China control over key infrastructure.
20 Nov 2022
Germany's conservative opposition has held up a landmark welfare reform to provide basic income to some categories of people drawing unemployment benefits. The bill was blocked in the Bundesrat, Germany's upper house.
Indian officials accused the BBC of spreading "hateful propaganda" with the new documentary on Narendra Modi's government and its stance on India's Muslims.
The accounts of the German cultural organization Goethe-Institut have been blocked in Russia. Russian Foreign Ministry had previously threatened countermeasures after Germany froze accounts of "Russian House" in Berlin.
Italy's data privacy watchdog said it was taking the temporary action "until ChatGPT respects privacy."
6 hours ago
Finland is sealing up more border crossing points with Russia as the number of crossings by aslyum seekers climbs. But where do the people trying to reach Europe come from? And who helps them get in? DW investigates.
6 hours ago
Protest rallies were held in many cities across the world to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
7 hours ago
Russia is increasingly trying to lure Central Asian migrants to work in the parts of Ukraine it occupies, or even to sign up to fight for its army. While some 1.3 million still migrated to Russia from Central Asia in the first quarter of 2023, some are choosing to leave, rather than be coerced to go to Ukraine.
7 hours ago
With family incomes squeezed by a weak Chinese economy, international travelers are cutting back on designer goods and luxury hotels.
7 hours ago
Severe weather has claimed at least ten lives, cut power to tens of thousands of people, and blocked roads in a country already strained by war.
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This week on French Connections we take a look at the complex web of "autoroutes", or highways, in France. Over 70 percent of French people stayed in France for their vacations in 2023, and that means most of them hit the road. From its inception in 1927 to controversial toll increases to bumper-to-bumper traffic, we tell you how these highways illustrate so much about French society.
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