Russia puts pets at centre of spy row
By France 24
07 April 2018 | 11:30 am
The investigation into the attempted poisoning of a former Russian spy have taken an unexpected turn. Russia demanded information about the pets kept at Sergei Skripal's home, only to discover they had perished. It's adding fuel to the conspiracy theories. Plus, the Syrian exile keeping memories of her hometown, Raqqa, alive through social media.
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In light of much-needed aid, President Bashar al-Assad accelerates his ambitions to end Syria's international isolation, have sanctions lifted and return to the international stage.
German Foreign Minister Annalena Baerbock said Berlin would increase aid by over €22 million. Meanwhile, the UN reports almost 9 million people have been affected by the disaster in Syria. Follow DW for the latest.
The defendant has been sentenced to a minimum of 15 years in prison over an attack that killed four people. Germany's rule of universal jurisdiction allows it to try people for crimes committed abroad.
A boy from Syria who told rescue workers after a devastating earthquake in February that he wanted to meet Cristiano Ronaldo came face to face with his idol after being invited to watch his club Al Nassr play in Saudi Arabia.
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