Coronavirus digest: US to reopen land borders from November
17 October 2021 | 12:11 pm
The United States plans to reopen its land borders with Canada and Mexico for those who are fully vaccinated. The frontiers have been closed for 19 months. Follow DW for the latest.
Viktor Bout, Russian arms dealer, has been exchanged for US basketball star Brittney Griner. Who is the man called "The Merchant of Death" and why did Moscow campaign so tirelessly for him?
Lionel Messi is still at the World Cup after Argentina cruised, collapsed and finally conquered in the face of Dutch resistance. Support for the Albiceleste is felt around the world and, at least for Messi, even beyond.
Russia and Iran are collaborating more closely than ever in the areas of fighter jets and lethal drones, according to US intelligence. Moscow has rebuked Washington's assessment, as the invasion of Ukraine presses on.
The US Treasury Department announced that it is sanctioning two business entities and four individuals, including the president's son. Washington also removed 17 other Zimbabweans from its Blocked Persons List.
The US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington this week is a chance for the US and countries in Africa to move closer to 'win-win' partnerships, analysts say.
An autopsy report says that Grant Wahl, a US soccer journalist known for his opposition to Qatar hosting the FIFA World Cup, died of an aortic aneurysm at the tournament. New York medical examiners ruled out foul play.
As President Joe Biden courts domestic lithium production for electric vehicle batteries, opposition by affected local communities grows against the impacts.
The newly released documents include later testimonies from KGB officers about Lee Harvey Oswald's time in the Soviet Union. Around 97% of JFK files have now been released to the public.
US prosecutors allege he played a key role in the collapse of FTX — a cryptocurrency exchange and crypto hedge fund he founded — and hid its problems from investors.
The bipartisan committee urged the Justice Department to prosecute Donald Trump for his part in the deadly riot. It is the first time in US history that Congress has recommended charges against a former president.
Kamala Harris is the first female vice president in US history. She is now two years into her term in a job that has been far from easy. But is the VP doing what is necessary to fulfill her role?
The New York Times looks at a nearly two-year-long mystery: a vacant US ambassador position in India. Plus, Lionel Messi's post with the World Cup becomes the most liked ever on Instagram and British doctors conduct a study on the best biscuits to dunk into your cup of tea!
5 hours ago
Russian social media channels and media are sharing a doctored video that alleges Poland will form army units of "non-traditional orientation". We disprove these claims in this edition of Truth or Fake.
5 hours ago
Germany recently said it will supply 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Soon after that, videos surfaced online purporting to show the tanks already en route to the embattled country.
5 hours ago
We look at reactions in the Israeli press after nine Palestinians were killed during a raid in the West Bank. Also, singer-songwriter Rod Stewart calls for a change of government in the UK.
6 hours ago
Ankara cited recent anti-Muslim and anti-Turkish activities in Europe as reasons for the travel warning. The move comes after four European countries updated their travel advice for Turkey.
6 hours ago
Lawmakers already voted to bring elections forward to April 2024 from 2026, in the face of unrelenting protests sparked by former President Pedro Castillo's arrest.