Democrats seek new path to power in Georgia’s special election
19 June 2017 | 3:25 pm
Democrat Jon Ossoff is looking to pull off a win in Tuesday's special election in Georgia, hoping the victory will serve as a referendum on President Trump.
4 Jan 2021
Nancy Pelosi, the only woman to serve as US Speaker of the House, was narrowly reelected to the position Sunday in a new and deeply divided Congress that convened in the final weeks of Donald Trump's presidency.
5 Jan 2021
Georgia's Senate runoff elections will decide whether Joe Biden's agenda is destined for doom or triumph. And it is clear that the race will be a close one. DW reports from Atlanta.
5 Jan 2021
Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden have both held rallies on the eve of a vote that determines which party will have a tiebreaking majority in the US Senate.
10 Jan 2021
US President-elect Joe Biden blasts President Donald Trump during a campaign rally in Atlanta, Georgia for Democratic Senate candidates Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff, on the eve of runoff races that will decide control of the Senate. "I don't know why he still wants the job," Biden says of Trump, "he doesn't want to do the work." Biden adds that a Democrat-controlled Senate would provide struggling Americans with $2,000 stimulus checks.
8 Jan 2021
In our first edition for 2021, we take a look at the American political powerhouse otherwise known as Stacey Abrams who spent a decade working to promote the Democratic vote in Georgia and flipped the state to blue. Plus the French cabinet has given the green light for draft legislation targeting radical Islam that includes a crackdown on forced marriages. Annette Young talks to Natacha Henry, a French specialist on gender-based violence about the best ways to end the practice.
26 May 2021
Around 2,000 people rally in Georgia against plans to construct two giant hydropower plants which critics say pose major environmental risks. Locals and environmental activists have long fumed about plans to build the plants in Georgia's western Rioni Valley, pointing to seismic and environmental risks.
15 Jun 2021
The alpine country could become the first in Europe to outlaw synthetic pesticides. Swiss voters will also decide whether to limit subsidies to organic farmers who use fewer antibiotics and more locally produced feed.
25 Jun 2021
Residents of Gibraltar are voting on whether to ease its abortion law in a referendum. Campaigning has been fierce in this normally closely-knit British enclave at the southernmost tip of Spain, which is home to some 32,000 people.
13 Jul 2021
Opposition lawmakers are demanding the prime minister resign after the death of cameraman Alexander Lashkarava. His colleagues have told DW about the circumstances that led to his death.
22 Jul 2021
Orban said in a live video post that he would hold a vote on whether to push ahead with an anti-LGBTQ law that prompted the European Commission to launch legal action against Budapest.
The country's president says that the referendum will strengthen democracy. But critics are calling it a political stunt and think it won't get the turnout it needs to be binding.
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More than a million people worldwide die each year from infections linked to microbes resistant to antibiotics, a new study has found. Researchers describe the threat as "one of the greatest challenges facing humanity."
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Iraq is at a crossroads as the losers of the country's recent elections are using violence in an attempt to overturn the results of the vote. At the same time, a genuine opposition is emerging for the first time.
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A court in France ruled the US tech giant must show exactly how it combats online attacks. Anti-discrimination groups say the social media company drags its feet on removing discriminatory content.
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A stampede at a church gathering in Liberia's capital Monrovia killed 29 people overnight, the deputy information minister told state radio on Thursday. A large rush of people at a church gathering in Liberia's capital Monrovia has left at least 29 people dead overnight into Thursday, according to authorities.
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An unknown number of people are killed in Ghana in a huge explosion that razed hundreds of buildings to the ground. The blast was caused by a truck carrying explosives which collided with a motorcycle. Also, at least 29 people in Liberia, including 11 children and a pregnant woman, have died in a stampede of worshippers at a Christian ceremony in Monrovia. And the big upset of the day at the Africa Cup of Nations saw Ivory Coast cruise past defending champions Algeria 3-1 to send them crashing out of the tournament.
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Lebanon's healthcare system is crumbling amid an economic crisis that has led to an exodus of thousands of doctors and nurses, forced private hospitals to close some departments and put further strains on the already stretched state sector.