German parliament passes record budget
29 November 2019 | 11:59 am
The German parliament has passed a record budget for 2020, including defense spending that will bring it closer to the NATO 2% goal. The new budget also includes the first measures in the government's "climate package."
27 Mar 2021
Jens Stoltenberg described China as "a rising power" that "doesn't share our values" in an exclusive DW interview. At the same time, the NATO chief says Beijing's rise might help trans-Atlantic ties.
11 Apr 2021
President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says NATO should speed up Ukraine's path toward membership, arguing that there is no other way to prevent further conflict in the eastern Donbass region.
13 Apr 2021
NATO has vowed to back Ukraine amid tensions in the in eastern Donbass region. The Kremlin accused the US and NATO of turning Ukraine into a "powder keg."
25 Apr 2021
India is in the middle of a second deadly wave of coronavirus infections, with the number of new infections skyrocketing in recent days. The medical response is hampered by shortages of oxygen, drugs and hospital beds.
4 Jun 2021
Thousands of Aghan interpreters are fearing for their lives, after NATO announced its forces are withdrawing from Afghanistan. Under threat of reprisals from the Taliban, they’re demanding to be resettled in the countries that employed them -- and with troops already leaving, the clock is ticking.
16 Jun 2021
NATO leaders issued a lengthy communique from their Brussels summit, touching on everything from China to Russia, Iran to Afghanistan, and climate change to outer space.
15 Jun 2021
Beijing said NATO was exaggerating the "China threat theory" after the alliance declared China a challenge to the global order for the first time.
19 Jun 2021
Defense Minister Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer called allegations of racist and antisemitic behavior "a slap in the face of all those who serve our country." The soldiers were in Lithuania as part of a NATO mission.
3 Jul 2021
Afghan immigrants living in the German city of Hamburg are wary of the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan. They told DW that the Taliban's gains have dashed their hopes of returning to their country one day.
21 Aug 2021
DW presents a timeline of US and NATO activity in Afghanistan over the recent decades and the causes that led up to it.
19 Aug 2021
The US withdrawal and rapid deterioration of the security situation in Afghanistan has prompted criticism among some NATO alliance members.
22 Aug 2021
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says Afghanistan's "situation is extremely serious and unpredictable" after the Tabiban takeover and that what is happening in the country "is a tragedy".
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The Verdi union has ordered the walkout at the Amazon distribution center in the central town of Bad Hersfeld in a row over wage increases. The US retail giant has refused a collective labor agreement for its workers.
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Much of Europe and the Northern Hemisphere is battling either wildfires, low water levels, harvest warnings, water use restrictions or a mixture of all these. DW rounds up the situation.
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After Polish anglers removed tons of dead fish from the Oder River bordering Germany, the die-off has been labeled an "ecological disaster." But what's to blame?
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What did Chancellor Olaf Scholz know about allegations that fellow Social Democrat Johannes Kahrs was involved in tax fraud? Absolutely nothing, the chancellor has said.
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Defense Minister Christine Lambrecht has announced that Germany's military mission in Mali would be halted until further notice. France is withdrawing a larger force from Mali, as the junta has hired Russian mercenaries.