Merz’s ‘ultimate aim’ is to become chancellor: Studio talk with DW’s Michaela Küfner
06 August 2022 | 12:02 pm
Merz's 'ultimate aim' is to become chancellor: Studio talk with DW's Michaela Küfner
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The world's most ignored displacement crises are in Africa, according to an annual ranking. It's the first time all 10 are on the African continent.
Ukraine's national team aimed for a happy ending to their inspiring World Cup quest. But despite coming up short in Wales, the match still provided welcome distraction at home.
The agency has warned of the risk of 1970s-style stagflation persisting in the coming years amid soaring commodity prices and low growth. Developing countries are expected to be some of the worst hit.
Disney's upcoming animated adventure film "Strange World" will go straight to Disney+ in France, while it will debut on the big screen elsewhere. The entertainment giant is protesting against the country's strict rules that require theatrically-released films to wait 17 months before going to streaming platforms. But first, European lawmakers take a step closer to meeting the bloc's target of making all new cars emissions-free by 2035, by endorsing a proposed ban on new fuel-powered cars.
Pablo Picasso's problematic relationship with the opposite sex has long been documented: by the women who shared his life and by the art critics and biographers who relayed the artist's musings, such as "there are only two kinds of women: goddesses and doormats". As the Picasso Museum in Paris invites feminist artist ORLAN to revisit his portraits in "Weeping Women Are Angry", we speak to art critic and author Judith Benhamou. She tells us why "like many geniuses, Picasso was a monster" and how his sexual appetite fuelled his creative impulses.
Despite government promises of a green COVID recovery, a new report says the world missed a "historic chance" to boost clean energy.
The German chancellor arrived in the Ukrainian capital by rail on Thursday morning, alongside the French president and Italian premier. Such a trip is a security headache but there are few alternatives.
Germany's financial capital, Frankfurt, climbed 32 places to seventh position, while Hamburg and Düsseldorf came in at 16 and 22, according to an annual index in British weekly The Economist.
One of the many firsts at the 2022 men's World Cup in Qatar will be the use of female referees. Japan's Yoshimi Yamashita says she will feel the pressure when she steps out on soccer's biggest stage, but hopes to be very much in the background.
Germany, China and the US have all sent messages of support after the deadly shooting of the former prime minister. Shinzo Abe was Japan's longest-serving prime minister before leaving office in 2020.
Football fans might be banned from buying beer at Qatari stadiums during World Cup games, according to sources cited by news agencies. But FIFA has said that those in stadium VIP lounges will have access to alcohol.
Kenyan mother Rebecca Adhiambo Kwanya needed no convincing to take part in a pilot programme for the world’s first vaccine. Her older son, four-year-old Betrun, had frequent bouts of malaria since birth, unlike her younger son, 18-month-old Bradley, who was vaccinated in the pilot program.
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North Korea's Kim Jong Un declared victory in the country's battle against COVID-19 on Wednesday, while the leader's sister revealed he too had suffered from fever, indicating for the first time that he was likely infected with the virus. Laila Shahrokhshahi reports.