Hong Kong voids visa of controversial gene-editing scientist
23 February 2023 | 7:47 am
Because of climate change, we need new food crops that can withstand heat and drought and increase yields. Conventional propagating methods are lengthy and expensive. The CRISPR gene scissors promise rapid success. But is the process safe?
29 Jul 2022
China should also release people detained during Hong Kong's protests in 2019, the UN Human Rights Committee has said. It marks the panel's first recommendation since 2020.
31 Jul 2022
Footage from the concert appears to show a giant screen hitting a performer from boyband Mirror directly on the head and crushing his body. Two dancers were rushed to hospital.
1 Sep 2022
EU defense ministers are searching for a unified approach as to whether the bloc should ban Russian tourists. A visa agreement could be suspended.
31 Aug 2022
Foreign ministers from the EU are meeting in Prague, where they will debate changing visa rules for Russian tourists. The Baltic states in particular see issuing visas to Russians as a security risk. DW's Juri Rescheto filed this report from Estonia.
7 Sep 2022
In the past 25 years since Hong Kong was handed over to China from British rule, the self-government and freedoms it was originally promised have gradually been eroded.
11 Sep 2022
Most of Hong Kong's free press has been dismantled, and many leading journalists have been arrested. Jacky has decided to keep reporting anyway, and now works alone. Former journalist Kris hopes to foster media literacy through a bookstore.
18 Sep 2022
The speech therapists were sentenced to 19 months in prison for publishing books that explained the city's pro-democracy movement to children. Human rights campaigners have called the convictions an act of repression.
Ethiopia has announced that it has stopped issuing visas on arrival to travelers from Nigeria with immediate effect. Travelers from 41 other countries, mostly from Africa, will also be affected by the new directive.
Fancy yachts are common in Hong Kong, but one superyacht bobbing in the waters there has raised eyebrows. The vessel is believed to be owned by Russian oligarch Alexey Mordashov, who has been sanctioned by Western governments.
Patrick Lam and Chung Pui-Kuen are being tried under a little-used colonial era law for sedition and inciting hatred. The pair were editors at Stand News, known for its protest coverage.
Pro-Beijing candidates have won a majority of seats in Hong Kong's legislative elections. But only 30% of voters took part as candidates were vetted for their political views.
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IAEA chief Rafael Grossi has met with Zelenskyy close to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. Meanwhile, The Kremlin brushed off Western criticism over a plan to base nuclear weapons in Belarus. DW has the latest.
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Remote islands in Japan's Okinawa prefecture have begun evacuation drills amid worries that China could attack Taiwan. But experts say the task may be much harder than it appears.
1 hour ago
Three decades after China enshrined the goal of a "socialist market economy" in its constitution, the era of "reform and opening up" appears to have ended, say experts.
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The UN has dubbed 2023 the year of millet, much to the delight of India, where the grain is indigenous. One of the oldest cereals known to human civilization, varieties of millet are now taking center stage in the fight against climate change and global hunger, and as the Ukraine war has led to shortages of wheat.
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China has ramped up bailouts to countries struggling to repay their debts from infrastructure projects under the Belt and Road Initiative, researchers found.
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Chelsea posted an overall net loss of almost $149 million for 2021-22 due to "extraordinary expenses and loss of revenue" after sanctions were imposed on previous owner Roman Abramovich, the English Premier League soccer club said on Monday.