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George Floyd: Defense, prosecution wrap up closing arguments

Lawyers gave their final arguments as jurors prepared to deliberate on whether Derek Chauvin was guilty of killing George Floyd, a 46-year-old Black man who was arrested in May 2020 over the use of a fake banknote.

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21 Dec 2021
GirlZOffMute's teen reporter Lena E. Igweanyiba looks at a project in Gambia that trains girls and women to defend themselves in the event of an attack. Assiatou Jammeh, 14, is one of nearly 200 girls who have gone through the training. In case of an attack, she recommends thinking, screaming and fleeing.
25 Feb
Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskiy addressing the country:"For the second time, we are left alone in defense of our country. Who is ready to fight with us? Honestly no one. Who is ready to give Ukraine a guarantee of NATO membership? Honestly, everyone is afraid of Moscow.
1 Mar
Germany has announced a plan to prioritize military spending in light of Russia's invasion of Ukraine. A "special fund" will be set up to better equip the Bundeswehr.
2 Mar
Former defense officials from the administrations of George W. Bush and Barack Obama visited Taiwan. The delegation arrived amid fears Russia's Ukraine invasion could spark China's geopolitical ambitions for the island.
21 Mar
NATO forces are not intervening, but Ukrainians abroad are heading home to fight against Russia's invasion. Not all of the recruits have military training. Across Ukraine, civilians are taking up arms for the first time.
23 Mar
At a summit on Thursday, the EU is to release its concept to bolster security and defense policy. It will include plans for a defense force but not one that competes with NATO, says DW's Bernd Riegert in Brussels.
13 Apr
The system would be based on Israel's Arrow 3 model and would be capable of intercepting long-range ballistic missiles. "We must prepare ourselves," said German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
2 Apr
German defense minister visits US: 'More than a routine visit'
31 Mar
A recent high-profile strike on an oil depot in Jeddah by Houthi rebels has underlined Saudi Arabia's military defense vulnerability — and threatens its reputation as a global investment location.
17 Apr
Slovakian Defense Minister Jaroslav Nad says Russian President Vladimir Putin is "equal" to Adolf Hitler. Ukraine has classified Russia as a terrorist state and a "neo-Nazi totalitarian regime." DW has the latest.
23 Apr
Britain and India have signed a new defense cooperation agreement. The two countries are also seeking to complete a free trade deal by the end of the year.