Exiled Thai activists fear for their lives in Southeast Asia
13 August 2019 | 4:07 pm
After years of exile in Laos for violating lese-majeste laws, the Thai protest band Faiyen arrived in France, seeking asylum and singing songs forbidden at home. Their escape comes as more activists are disappearing.
7 Aug 2022
China's military drills in the waters around Taiwan are prompting regional powers such as Japan to rethink defense strategies. Could East Asia be on the brink of an arms race?
22 Aug 2022
Seoul and Washington turn away from a policy of detente with Pyongyang with the largest joint exercises in four years as China and Russia engage in their own displays of force.
2 Sep 2022
India is experiencing a record heatwave in many parts of the country, which experts say is linked to climate change. DW’s Manira Chaudhary visits an agricultural belt in the state of Maharashtra which has been particularly hard hit.
11 Sep 2022
Southeast Asian countries, most of whom count the EU as one of their largest trading partners, are watching the bloc's economic slowdown with a mixture of trepidation and opportunity.
11 Sep 2022
In spite of their difficult colonial past, India and Pakistan had a cordial relationship with Queen Elizabeth II. She is seen as a monarch who pursued the policy of "noninterference" during her 70-year-reign as queen.
23 Sep 2022
The Russian president's "pivot to Asia" looks shaky after India and China gave him a subtle cold shoulder at a recent conference. Southeast Asian countries are wary of a Western backlash if they cooperate with Moscow.
28 Sep 2022
As European countries turn to energy suppliers in Southeast Asia, driving up global prices, there are concerns that other developing countries are being forced to spend more on increasingly expensive LNG or coal.
29 Oct 2022
Skyrocketing inflation and energy costs are expected to dampen European spending on retail goods, which will come down hard on Asian production centers.
7 Nov 2022
Thirteen years ago, the UN's climate conference saw developed countries commit $100 billion per year by 2020. That figure has not been met and it is South Asia that has paid the price, say climate activists.
26 Nov 2022
The deal to set up a fund to compensate poorer countries being hit by climate change is viewed as a positive development, but many remain skeptical as it's not clear who would pay for it and who would benefit.
The regime in Pyongyang has started 2023 by threatening South Korea and announcing plans for more capable ballistic missiles and a larger nuclear arsenal.
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Trust in South Africa's government is waning due to assassinations, corruption, and power outages. For the first time since the end of apartheid, the African National Congress (ANC) party is fighting to stay in power.
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The European Court of Justice has again ruled against Poland over its controversial judicial reforms. It has sided with the European Commission over the question of judicial impartiality in Poland.
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Germany's conservative opposition parties think that what the country needs is more patriotism — to overcome political polarization and make eastern Germans feel more included. But what does patriotism mean in Germany?
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The French medical charity Doctors Without Borders has warned of a looming health crisis in Kenya's Dadaab refugee complex. The camp hosts nearly 300,000 refugees from Somalia and neighboring countries.
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West Ham United might perhaps be the Oliver Twist of the year. They have survived relegation but they can end a 43-year-old trophy drought. In this edition of The Nutmeg, Ayomide Sotubo jumps on a preview of the UEFA Europa Conference League final.
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