Russia-Ukraine updates: 10 Russian planes stuck in Germany — reports
21 August 2022 | 11:49 am
Ten airplanes owned or controlled by Russia are reportedly stuck in Germany because of sanctions. President Zelenskyy issued a warning to Russian soldiers shooting at the Zaporizhzhia nuclear plant. Follow DW for more.
Firefighters in the German capital are still trying to secure an explosives disposal site amid a continuing wildfire. Parts of the wooded area are reportedly also littered with munitions.
Big questions are again being asked about the future of Germany's public broadcasters after Patricia Schlesinger, director of Berlin's public broadcaster RBB, resigned over mismanagement charges.
Ukraine says it wants to push Russia out of all of its territory — including Crimea, which was illegally annexed by Moscow in 2014. But is this a realistic goal for Kyiv?
The top German official for antiziganism says Romani people face structural discrimination in Ukraine. Roma make up 1-1.5% of the country's population.
Germany's €9 monthly travel pass has boosted rail usage, particularly in more rural and tourist areas, the latest statistics suggest. However, road usage is virtually unchanged, suggesting little impact on commuters.
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has told reporters Russia's invasion of Ukraine is the biggest current crisis. The now traditional summer press conference comes as Germany confronts several problems at home and abroad.
Russia's Foreign Ministry has claimed Switzerland is no longer "neutral," so it cannot represent Ukrainian interests in Russia. The Alpine country has a long tradition of acting as a "protecting power."
The Verdi union has ordered the walkout at the Amazon distribution center in the central town of Bad Hersfeld in a row over wage increases. The US retail giant has refused a collective labor agreement for its workers.
What did Chancellor Olaf Scholz know about allegations that fellow Social Democrat Johannes Kahrs was involved in tax fraud? Absolutely nothing, the chancellor has said.
While the fight for supremacy on the battlefield continues, it seems the fight for the hearts and minds of the Russian people may have already been won. Support for the war remains high; so too does indifference. Pollsters are trying to find out why.
As German cities heat up, the federal government has announced plans to increase the number of public drinking fountains to help ease the impact of the changing climate. The plan also has other environmental benefits.
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