Myanmar junta vows elections, lashes out at critics
04 January 2023 | 2:36 pm
Myanmar's military leader criticized foreign interference as the country marked its Independence Day. The junta pledged to release thousands of prisoners.
With Russia in retreat on the battlefield, Russian President Vladimir Putin raised the stakes on Wednesday with the announcement that Russian reservists would be mobilised and referendums held in areas of Ukraine on joining Russia, all while he made threats to the West.
Right-wing populist incumbent Jair Bolsonaro is facing a strong challenge from a former Brazilian president, leftist Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Lula has a strong lead in the polls and could win outright in this first round of voting.
Fake news plays a major role in this year's high-stakes Presidential elections in Brazil, as a massive misinformation campaign is in full swing. Many try to influence the outcome of these elections by disseminating fake news online. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
We look at this bombshell report from French investigate website Mediapart about Paris Saint Germain hiring a digital troll army to smear its critics and detractors, including its own star player Kylian Mbappé.
With elections pushed back by a further two years, Chad's military ruler Mahamat Deby is set to stay on as president. He's also gained expansive new powers as part of several presential resolutions passed
The leftist presidential candidate has vowed to protect religious liberty while in office. Lula's right-wing opponent, incumbent President Jair Bolsonaro, receives strong support from protestants.
The US midterm elections are fast approaching, with Democrats and Republicans fighting for control of Congress. Both parties hope to win over Latinos, the fastest-growing voting bloc in the country. DW's Carolina Chimoy traveled to Arizona, which narrowly went to President Joe Biden in 2020.
In the upcoming midterms, US voters will decide which parties control the House and the Senate. Issues like abortion and the economy will likely influence people's decisions. But the poll is about more than that.
America goes to the polls next week for crucial midterm elections that could see the Democrats lose control of Congress. In this special edition, we look at why Tuesday's vote is so important. We also take a trip down the Mississippi River to talk to voters about some of the key campaign issues. Finally, we report on how the city of Charlottesville has changed since a young woman was killed at a protest against White supremacists there in 2017.
Stears, a pan-African data and intelligence company says its newly launched open data project, Stears elections is designed to fill the information gap witnessed in past elections in Nigeria.
One of the key issues on US voters' minds during the upcoming midterm elections will be gun control. Around 40,000 people die from gun violence in the country each year. After every mass shooting, the same questions are asked about whether to restrict access to weapons.
The US Supreme Court's decision to overturn the landmark Roe v. Wade ruling earlier this year has made abortion one of the top issues during the campaign for the midterm elections. Both Democrats and Republicans have tried to capitalise on the ruling in order to attract voters.
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Russian social media channels and media are sharing a doctored video that alleges Poland will form army units of "non-traditional orientation". We disprove these claims in this edition of Truth or Fake.
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Germany recently said it will supply 14 Leopard 2 tanks to Ukraine. Soon after that, videos surfaced online purporting to show the tanks already en route to the embattled country.
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We look at reactions in the Israeli press after nine Palestinians were killed during a raid in the West Bank. Also, singer-songwriter Rod Stewart calls for a change of government in the UK.
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Ankara cited recent anti-Muslim and anti-Turkish activities in Europe as reasons for the travel warning. The move comes after four European countries updated their travel advice for Turkey.
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Lawmakers already voted to bring elections forward to April 2024 from 2026, in the face of unrelenting protests sparked by former President Pedro Castillo's arrest.