Russia: The Shies Anti-garbage Activists
14 July 2019 | 2:49 pm
Activists in the town of Shies, in northwestern Russia, have built a tent city to prevent the construction of a landfill. Investors claim the garbage dump's environmental impact will be considered but the skeptical activists are standing their ground.
Ukraine has been hit with a massive wave of missile attacks for the first time in weeks, cutting power to the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant.
China and Russia announced a visit to Moscow by President Xi Jinping next week. Beijing, a longtime Moscow ally, seeks a peace mediator role over the war in Ukraine.
As Chinese leader Xi Jinping begins his three-day trip to Moscow on Monday, all eyes are on how China positions itself in the ongoing war and experts describe the trip as “extremely delicate” for the Chinese President.
Since Russia started its war in Ukraine, the EU has made extensive use of its sanction's toolbox. Despite this, sanctioned goods from Europe still seem to find their way to Russia.
Security forces raided the homes and offices of former employees of the rights organization Memorial. The wave of searches is part of a sweeping crackdown against dissent in Russia.
Twelve years ago, young people took to the streets calling for constitutional reforms in Jordan. But the March 24 youth movement fizzled out.
The Russian leader said he struck a deal with his Belarusian counterpart to station tactical nuclear weapons on its territory, making it the first time Moscow has based the arms outside the country since the mid-1990s.
Kyiv says it wants UN Security Council action after Moscow announced plans to station tactical nuclear weapons in Belarus. Russia's leader has accused the West of building an axis against Moscow. DW rounds up the latest.
Chelsea posted an overall net loss of almost $149 million for 2021-22 due to "extraordinary expenses and loss of revenue" after sanctions were imposed on previous owner Roman Abramovich, the English Premier League soccer club said on Monday.
Russia has lost tanks in the town of Avdiivka due to "tactically flawed" assaults, according to British intelligence. Meanwhile, the first Challenger 2 tank has arrived in Ukraine. DW has the latest.
After massive layoffs, experts doubt that Twitter can hold up its security standards and effectively battle fake news. This could put activists worldwide in harms way and endanger lives of people in disaster areas.
Russian security services have accused US reporter Evan Gershkovich of spying on its military. They have provided no evidence. A brief arraignment hearing was held with the case classed as "top secret," his lawyer said.
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