Syrian refugee becomes mayor of a German village
07 April 2023 | 4:52 pm
Ryyan Alshebl is a Syrian refugee who has been elected mayor of the southern German village of Ostelsheim.
14 Nov 2021
Scores of migrants are stranded in the border region between Belarus, Poland and Lithuania. A refugee based in Austria has headed to Poland in hopes of finding his father and mother. Magdalena Gwozdz-Pallokat reports.
21 Dec 2021
Social Democrat politician Franziska Giffey, Germany's former family minister, has become Berlin's first elected female mayor after a vote by city delegates.
15 Jan 2022
A video on Twitter claims to show the mayor of Toritama, in Brazil, attacked by anti-vax protesters in response to his vaccination policies. We take a closer look in this edition of Truth or Fake.
14 Mar 2022
The Klitschko brothers, Vitali and Wladimir, spoke to FRANCE 24 from Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital now surrounded by Russian forces. The brothers called on the West to support Ukraine in any way possible, whether it be through stronger sanctions against the Russians or by sending military equipment. For them, the war in Ukraine goes beyond the country's borders: they say they are fighting to protect Europe, and to protect its democratic values.
27 Jun 2022
Berlin Mayor Franziska Giffey spoke for 15 minutes with a man posing as Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko. But then the suspicion arose that a counterpart was a deepfake.
9 Aug 2022
The mayor of Nagasaki has highlighted the threat of nuclear war on the anniversary of the atomic bomb strike that flattened the city. He said Russia's invasion of Ukraine showed that peace through deterrence was fragile.
10 Oct 2022
A central district in the Ukrainian capital was hit by "several explosions." Meanwhile, Russia's president has accused Ukraine of orchestrating the blast on Kerch Bridge.
24 Oct 2022
FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman interviewed London Mayor Sadiq Khan in Buenos Aires, where he is chairing the C40 World Mayors Summit. The conference is focused on finding concrete, local solutions for the fight against climate change. The London mayor said he aims to keep alive the 2015 Paris agreement target of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5° Celsius.
5 Nov 2022
In an interview with DW, the mayor of the Ukrainian capital said Russian forces are behaving like "terrorists" by targeting key infrastructure. He urged EU leaders not to give up their support.
An explosion near a government building in Mogadishu was followed by a shootout between security forces and gunmen that left at least five civilians dead. The al-Shabab terror group claimed responsibility for the attack.
With Kyiv again hit by Russian air attacks, the city's mayor says Ukrainians are prepared to die for their freedom. He tells DW Russia is "unhappy" about Western tank deliveries because it is afraid of modern hardware.
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The French diplomat left the capital Niamey for Chad early Wednesday, Paris said. The military junta had ordered his expulsion some weeks ago.
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Republicans in the US House of Representatives have launched a formal impeachment hearing against President Joe Biden. Day one of the hearing served as a review of evidence that Republicans have gathered so far.
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Striking writers will go back to work if the deal is approved by union members. Actors are still on strike over compensation, residual payments and AI protection, among other issues.
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China's Evergrande has announced that its founder is being investigated for "illegal crimes". It's the latest twist for world's most indebted property developer. We take a look at the rise and fall of Hui Ka Yan, who was once China's richest person. Next, we head to India to explore the impact of underground fires at coal mines in the east of the country. We see how fires have been burning for over a century, posing a threat to locals and the environment.
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The Indian community in Canada is more divided after Ottawa said Indian agents were behind the murder of a Sikh activist three months ago. DW spoke to Sikh community members in Toronto.