Fact check: Does criminalization prevent abortions?
04 July 2022 | 5:27 am
Abortion was the subject of debate long before the fundamental right to the procedure was overturned in the United States, of course. DW checks the facts on claims made by opponents and supporters of abortion rights.
26 May 2018
The Irish Times welcomes the end of a "divisive campaign" as voters in Ireland's head to the polls in a historic abortion referendum.
19 Feb 2019
The border has dominated Irish thoughts on Brexit. Amid the political tensions, several English voices have called for Ireland's dependence on UK trade to be used as leverage in negotiations. Are they right?
16 Oct 2020
DW fact checks the parallel town hall meetings held by President Donald Trump and challenger Joe Biden, as the US election edges closer. The two events were televised simultaneously in the US.
8 Nov 2020
It took five weeks and a Supreme Court decision to elect a president in 2000 — and this year may hold similar suspense. With some states yet to count all votes, Donald Trump prematurely declared himself victorious.
6 Nov 2020
As the US election drags into its third day, accusations and misinformation are flying around social media, including tweets from President Trump. DW Fact Check separates fact from fiction.
9 Jan 2021
In Kenya, abortion is strictly prohibited except in cases of rape or medical emergency. Women and girls risk their lives with back-alley abortionists. DW's Mariel Müller met a young woman who survived an unsafe abortion and the man who carried it out.
11 Jan 2021
The era of Donald Trump as president ends January 20 when Joe Biden is inaugurated. Democrats, however, are calling for Trump's swift removal by the 25th Amendment after the US Capitol siege. But is this feasible?
21 Jan 2021
A number of drugs have been mentioned as treatments for COVID-19. Some of them work well, some of them don't work at all, and some are still being tested.
13 Apr 2021
The German government is proposing a nighttime curfew if COVID-19 case numbers increase further. But would that have any effect? DW looks at the facts.
25 Apr 2021
Countless coronavirus vaccination myths get shared on the internet. Some claim that getting a jab causes infertility, while others say it can manipulate human DNA. DW investigates.
10 Jun 2021
For years there have been claims that sea rescue is a pull factor in asylum-related migration. But is this theory true?
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Africa's Lake Victoria is a source of joy and livelihood for those living along its shores, but the waterway is being overrun by pollution. Kenya's Rahmina Paullete is not just tackling the scourge, but transforming waste particles into furniture, coasters and bags. She's the founder of the "Let Lake Victoria Breathe Again" campaign. The young activist joined us for Perspective.
42 mins ago
This week, the US state of California was rocked by two mass shootings just two days apart. The massacres are just the latest in a long line of shootings that have made the US the world's number one country in gun ownership and gun deaths. The carnage pushed President Joe Biden to renew calls for Congress to act quickly on a ban on assault weapons.
1 hour ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu fired Interior and Health Minister Aryeh Deri after a Supreme Court ruling said Deri could not serve in the Cabinet.
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The hydrogen pipeline will bring "green" gas from the Iberian Peninsula to the rest of Europe. France, Portugal, and Spain previously agreed to build the pipeline, which should be operational by 2030.
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In the United States, the electoral map is redrawn every 10 years in order to better reflect population changes. But often it's the party in charge in each state who oversees the remapping, giving them a chance to redraw districts to their advantage in future election outcomes. This practice is known as gerrymandering.
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The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and Prevention has placed Nigeria at high risk of Lassa fever transmission. According to Dr. Ifedayo Adetifa, the Director General for the centre, he says if the trajectory of increased cases continues, Nigeria may record its largest outbreak this year.