Russia arrests hypersonic technology scientist on treason charges
13 August 2021 | 12:57 pm
The scientist has been accused of providing secret information to a foreign citizen. Russia has been experimenting with hypersonic weapons to expand its military capabilities.
12 Jun 2022
Senegal's President Macky Sall appeals to the West to ease sanctions on Russia to facilitate the export of grain to Africa. Millions on the continent face hunger amid a global food crisis sparked by the Ukraine war. We talk to David Laborde, senior research fellow at the International Food Policy Research Institute. Also in this edition: Sudan marks the three-year anniversary of the June 3 massacre of pro-democracy protesters, and refugees in Cameroon prepare to return home to the Central African Republic.
17 Jun 2022
In an online video, a train is seen transporting tanks. Claims on social media have suggested that these images show Finland sending military equipment towards the Russian border. The video was seen by some as a sign of imminent conflict and an escalation of the war in Ukraine. FRANCE 24's Georgina Robertson and Sophie Samaille take a look at the video in more detail.
19 Jun 2022
Would Beijing back away from its strategic partnership with Moscow if the war in Ukraine goes nuclear?
13 Jun 2022
Germany sees massive dip in Russia exports, uptick in China imports. Despite trying to wean itself off of Russian energy imports, Germany is paying record prices for them. At the same time, Berlin has built up a large import surplus with Beijing.
14 Jun 2022
US-Cambodian lawyer Theary Seng and other government critics have been sentenced to years in prison on charges of treason and incitement.
19 Jun 2022
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg says NATO members must do more to help Ukraine. Meanwhile, President Zelenskyy says the outcome of fighting in the Donbas will indicate the course of the war. DW has the latest.
15 Jun 2022
Navalny's lawyer went to visit him in prison, but was told by guards that "there is no such convict here." Russian authorities have not said where they have taken the opposition leader.
18 Jun 2022
In Russia, critics of the war in Ukraine are increasingly being reported to the police. DW spoke with Russians who have been betrayed by their own relatives, friends, colleagues and neighbors.
16 Jun 2022
"What a special moment," European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen said after signing the gas memorandum. Europe is looking for alternate sources of energy since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
23 Jun 2022
A viral video on Facebook, claims that Russia transported seven trucks worth of Iskander nuclear missiles to its border with Finland, in response to Finland's NATO bid. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
22 Jun 2022
Russia and Lithuania have become embroiled in a row after the EU state barred transport of some Kaliningrad-bound goods through its territory. But where is Kaliningrad, why is it part of Russia and what makes it so key?
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The Israeli government has said it would seek to speed up the process for citizens to obtain firearms licenses in the wake of attacks in East Jerusalem.
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Water conflict is a term describing a conflict between countries, states, or groups over the rights to access water resources. The United Nations recognizes that water disputes result from opposing interests of water users, public or private.
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The Namibian government estimates it will need up to $190 billion (€181 billion) by 2040 to implement its vision of becoming Africa's first green hydrogen provider. The prospects are enormous. According to the government's strategic plan, the hydrogen industry could contribute up to $6 billion to the country's GDP.2
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The German Bundestag recognized the massacre of Yazidis by jihadists from the so-called Islamic State in Iraq as "genocide."
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Almost all European chambers of commerce remain active in Myanmar nearly two years on from a military coup that ousted a democratically-elected government and sparked a civil war.
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Police say the missile completely destroyed a residential building in the center of Kramatorsk. Meanwhile, EU chief Ursula von der Leyen has arrived in Kyiv ahead of an EU summit in the capital. DW has more.