Poland: Mayor of Gdansk stabbed on stage during charity event
17 January 2019 | 1:47 pm
A man rushed the stage and stabbed Gdansk Mayor Pawel Adamowicz with a sharp object during the finale of a large charity event. Officials say the 58-year-old politician is in a serious condition in hospital.
14 May 2019
Twitter temporarily blocked accounts of a Jewish paper and a Berlin politician for allegedly publishing election misinformation. Both offending tweets had to do with criticism of the far-right AfD party.
18 May 2019
A local politician appearing body-painted but half-naked as a unicorn proved a hit at a gardening exhibition in southwestern Germany. But not everyone was amused.
29 May 2019
Across Africa, young women are rising through the ranks in politics and business. After Mali and Botswana appointed young female ministers in 2018, many celebrated it as a turning point. But it's another story for village councils, where youth – and especially women – are barely represented. We met with a young Zambian politician who is paving the way for change in her country.
29 Jun 2019
Senior members of Angela Merkel's CDU have criticized the "hate and incitement" circulated by the far-right AfD, saying it is partly to blame for the death of pro-immigration politician Walter Lübcke.
7 Jul 2019
The suspect in the murder of local German politician Walter Lübcke has reportedly confessed. The chief prosecutor briefed parliament's interior affairs committee on the case.
28 Jun 2019
Two men have reportedly been arrested for supplying weapons to the man who has confessed to killing Walter Lübcke. His confession apparently included information on his weapons and how he procured them.
9 Nov 2019
A court decision that degrading, misogynistic online posts targeting a Greens lawmaker were "allowable" has met with widespread outrage. Renate Künast called the ruling a "catastrophic signal."
30 Dec 2019
Geert Wilders revived a controversial Prophet Mohammad cartoon competition. The Dutch politician declared the winner to be a dark drawing of a bearded man wearing a black turban.
8 Mar 2020
Bodo Ramelow has won the vote to become Thuringia's state premier after a right-wing scandal rocked the state. Ramelow essentially ran unopposed in the decisive third round of ballots.
7 Apr 2020
For the at least the third time since March, a vehicle belonging to a member of the far-right German political party appears to have been torched on purpose. The AfD says it is the victim of far-left "violence."
6 Jun 2020
Police have raided 40 hate-speech suspects across 12 German states as probes continue into the murder of pro-refugee politician Walter Lübcke. Internet posts were made before and after he was shot dead in June last year.
7 Aug 2020
The main suspect in the killing of regional German politician Walter Lübcke has confessed and apologized in court. Sonja Jordans is following the trial of a crime that highlights the rising threat of neo-Nazi extremism.
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The remains of Congolese icon Patrice Lumumba, the country's first prime minister, are laid to rest in Kinshasa. Belgium returned a tooth belonging to the murdered independence hero earlier this month. Also, African ministers of education were in Paris on Thursday for a UNESCO summit on tackling the devastating effect that the pandemic has had on education.
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New Delhi has imposed a federal ban on some single-use plastics in a country that generates around 4 million tons of the material every year. Offenders can net hefty fines or a five-year jail sentence.
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UNESCO World Heritage site the Château de Chambord became one of the world's most majestic concert venues this week, as British rocker Sting performed against the backdrop of its French Renaissance towers. The star also spoke about how his 1985 hit "Russians" is finding new relevance after the invasion of Ukraine.