Greeks grapple with forest fire devastation
08 August 2021 | 1:27 pm
People on the outskirts of Athens are left to grapple with the devastation caused by forest fires. More than 500 firefighters, a dozen water-bombing planes and five helicopters have been battling the blazes outside the capital which are now reportedly under control.
Police in Paris have clashed with hundreds of protesters demonstrating against France's COVID restrictions. This came as so-called freedom convoys, inspired by similar demonstrations by truckers in Canada, reached the French capital.
On June 24, 2021, Palestinian political activist Nizar Banat died after being violently beaten by Palestinian security forces. Banat was a fierce critic of corruption in the Palestinian Authority. His killing had an immediate effect: Thousands took to the streets in the Palestinian Territories to protest against the ruling Fatah party and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
At least seven people were killed following an explosion and fire in southern France, French interior minister Gerald Darmanin said in a tweet on Monday. Darmanin said on his Twitter page he was planning to visit the scene.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said no progress on a cease-fire was made at talks with his Russian counterpart. The meeting in Turkey was the first at this level since Russia's attack on Ukraine began.
The Ukrainian president said direct cease-fire talks with Russian President Putin are urgently needed. Zelenskyy added that any agreements with Russia would be subject to a public referendum. Follow DW for the latest.
Tigray fighters have agreed to uphold a cease-fire in the war-ravaged Tigray region to allow for the delivery of aid. Hundreds of thousands of people in Tigray face starvation.
On Wednesday, fire gutted shops situated under the Apongbon section of the Eko Bridge in Lagos. Now, victims of the inferno are calling on the government to offer any form of assistance to help ease the feeling of hopelessness.
CNN anchor Don Lemon was reporting from the scene of a Russian missile strike that set fire to a fuel storage facility in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. In the CNN broadcast, some noticed a fireman wearing an "Edmonton" jacket, claiming that CNN staged this coverage from a fire in Edmonton, Canada. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
UK military intelligence expects heavy fighting in Kyiv suburbs in the days ahead. The EBRD has forecast a dire economic picture for both Ukraine and Russia due to the war. Follow DW for the latest.
French President Emmanuel Macron has set a deadline of 2024 to reopen Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral to worshippers and visitors. FRANCE 24's Revisited show is following the progress of this ambitious project and brings you a fresh update, three years after the devastating fire that badly damaged the world-famous cathedral. Our reporter Mélina Huet met those who are involved in the restoration work, both inside the mediaeval edifice and elsewhere in France. They now find themselves in a race against time.
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