Snake escapes in Cologne, 10 apartments evacuated
21 February 2021 | 3:33 pm
The Cape coral snake escaped a terrarium inside a Cologne apartment building, prompting a search by 20 firefighters with help from the local zoo. Ten apartments were evacuated as authorities sought the slippery suspect.
15 Jul 2021
Apartments and other rooms belonging to the men were raided on Wednesday. Authorities say they shared racist and anti-government far-right content in a chat group.
5 Sep 2021
Thousands braved the rainy weather to celebrate LGBTQ rights in Cologne, while also following COVID-related restrictions. The route was altered to avoid overcrowding.
20 Jan 2022
Germany's largest Catholic diocese commissioned the independent report into years of abuse by clergy. The report names over 200 abusers and more than 300 victims. Two clergymen were immediately discharged.
5 Mar 2022
Rainer Maria Woelki, the controversial archbishop of Cologne, has come under fire for his handling of abuse cases in the Catholic Church.
16 May 2022
Known as the burial place of Achilles, the barren Black Sea rock has become the site of fierce combat between Ukraine and Russia. Snake Island has strategic and symbolic importance dating to the Soviet era.
28 Sep 2022
The condition that home buyers across China has been so dire that, they started collective disobedience in June, threatening to halt mortgage payments if the construction did not resume. Till July, homebuyers in 80 Chinese cities had refused to pay their mortgages, affecting the future of over 200 projects.
7 Oct 2022
Ukrainian emergency services say at least three people were killed and another dozen wounded. The strikes come as Russian forces continue to lose ground to Ukraine's counteroffensive in the south and east.
9 Nov 2022
In the Catholic Church only the Pope can declare somebody a saint, but the process always starts with a popular movement - local people revering a person for their holy way of life. Christianity arrived in Cologne in the fourth century. Since then, a number of remarkable Christian women have left their mark on this west German city.
14 Dec 2022
We take a look at how the papers are celebrating Argentina's majestic win against Croatia in the World Cup semi-finals. We also see how they are covering the historic nature of this Wednesday's upcoming France-Morocco match, especially amid tensions between President Emmanuel Macron and King Mohammed VI.
In April 2019, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burst into flames. Today, experts from Cologne Cathedral in Germany are helping restore damaged church windows. Time is short as France hopes to reopen Notre Dame next year.
Carmaker Ford has announced plans to eliminate 2,300 jobs in Germany, 1,300 in the UK and another 200 in the rest of Europe. It's part of a broader restructuring process as it aims to go all-electric in just 12 years.
Elena Kolbasnikova, a Ukrainian national who lives in the western German city of Cologne and has spoken out in support of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, argues that she has a right to freedom of speech.
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Major weapons manufacturers met government and military officials in Berlin this week to discuss European defense. A shared frustration: how to spend better amid pressure to spend more.
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Since the start of Sudan's brutal civil war in April, mass killings of civilians have been perpetrated in the West Darfur region. Our team investigates atrocities committed against the local Masalit ethnic group.
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Five years ago, reports of sexual harassment and assault in Bollywood sent shockwaves through the industry. But numerous women have told DW that little has actually changed.
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On Inside Stuff with Martins Oloja, the multi-award-winning journalist and Editor-in-Chief of The Guardian this week talks about the reasons why federalism matters in Nigeria.
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Did you know that in Anglophone Cameroon, schoolkids don't wear uniforms? It's to avoid being identified by attackers. Also, they don't attend school on Mondays. Our teen reporter, 16-year-old Lum Precious, speaks with her peers in the first episode of GirlZOffMute from Cameroon. They appeal to President Paul Biya to act immediately so that kids no longer fear being attacked on their way to school.
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