Eight people found dead in Texas truck
24 July 2017 | 5:50 am
Eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, early on Sunday, authorities said.
15 Sep 2021
Nicholas strenghten from tropical storm to Category 1 hurricane shortly before landfall. States of emergency were declared across 17 counties and three cities in Texas.
15 Sep 2021
Strong winds and heavy rains lash the town of Matagorda as Hurricane Nicholas slams into the Texas coast, as meteorologists warn of life-threatening flooding. The storm is packing maximum sustained winds of 75 miles (120 kilometers) per hour, and is expected to dump up to 18 inches (around 460 millimeters) of rain in the Houston area, according to weather officials.
16 Sep 2021
A new law in Texas, known as the "heartbeat bill," bans abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. Experts say limiting women's choice will negatively affect their mental health, as well.
26 Sep 2021
Images show desperate scenes at the airport in Port-au-Prince as a group of migrants gathers around the plane they had just been deported on. After disembarking, the migrants forced their way back onto the runway and were left to pick up their personal belongings that had been dumped out onto the tarmac.
23 Sep 2021
Emmanuel Macron and Joe Biden have agreed that "open consultations" could have prevented the diplomatic row between Paris and Washington over a nuclear submarine deal.
30 Sep 2021
More than 12,000 migrants are camped under the Del Rio bridge between Mexico and Texas. Many of them have had to cross back into Mexico for food and drinking water. US Border Patrol has now said it will bar anyone from reentering if they return to Mexico.
27 Sep 2021
All migrants who had been camping under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, are now gone, according to US authorities. Thousands were living in dire conditions as they sought asylum in the US.
8 Oct 2021
A district judge ordered Texas to suspend its law that imposes a near-total ban on abortions. The ruling comes after a challenge brought by President Joe Biden's administration.
18 Oct 2021
In the quiet Texas town of Rockdale, North America's largest bitcoin mine is part of an already bustling US business now boosted by Beijing's intensified crypto crackdown that has pushed the industry west.
20 Oct 2021
Justice Department officials say the law is "plainly unconstitutional" and want it blocked until legal clarity is found on the matter. The court previously allowed the ban to go into effect.
24 Oct 2021
The Biden administration has asked the Supreme Court to block a new abortion law in Texas. Conflict Zone asked the Texas state senator who introduced the legislation why he thinks he's doing the right thing.
The war in Ukraine has moved Poland from the fringes of US foreign policy into the spotlight. At the same time, Washington has become even more indispensable for Warsaw as a guarantor of security.
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The International Monetary Fund has concluded "constructive" talks with the government of Sri Lanka over a possible bailout. The island is facing its worst economic crisis on record, with protests over food, fuel and medicine shortages. Also on the show: why France is faring better than its neighbours when it comes to inflation. Plus FRANCE 24's Madrid correspondent Sarah Morris reports on the Spanish companies suffering from a diplomatic spat with Algeria.
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In an interview with DW's Conflict Zone, Russian former Duma MP Ilya Ponomarev said Vladimir Putin's war aims go way beyond Ukraine. He argues that it is NATO in the Russian president's sights.
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Mexican President Manuel Lopez Obrador has angered the Jewish community by comparing a prominent member to Hitler. It's not the first time the leftist leader has tried to smear opponents with such comparisons.
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Chinese President Xi Jinping was in Hong Kong to celebrate 25 years of the former British colony's handover to Beijing amid heightened security and a clampdown on pro-democracy protests.
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Trafficking of timber is rampant in the country because of the high demand for rosewood in China.
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The murder trial of rapper Nipsey Hussle has been delayed after his alleged killer was attacked in a cell while waiting to be brought to court. Eric Holder Jr.'s public defender told Rolling stone that Holder was beaten by two inmates and cut with a razor in the back of his head.