Troubled Thuringia gets fresh election dates
29 February 2020 | 11:57 am
Four parties have agreed to fresh election dates in the German state of Thuringia. The state drew major controversy after a state premier was elected with the help of the far-right AfD party.
In this article
The average global temperature could exceed 1.5 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels by 2026, UN meteorologists say. The threshold is one that international agreements are trying to prevent.
Ethiopia has agreed a reconstruction and recovery grant with the World Bank, to be used to rebuild basic services in conflict-hit regions of the country.
The World Health Organization will open its annual health assembly, bringing together 194 member states in Geneva. Russia's attacks on healthcare facilities in Ukraine will be center stage during the meeting.
For the first time in its over 50-year history, the annual gathering in the Swiss resort town is taking place against the backdrop of a major war in Europe. But that's not the only thing which sets this year's WEF apart.
The world is not ready for an age in which environmental degradation meets increased armed conflict, suggests a new report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute.
Datamellon partners with Amazon world service on the Internet of things (iot) revolution and serverless event-driven architectures.
The world's most ignored displacement crises are in Africa, according to an annual ranking. It's the first time all 10 are on the African continent.
Soldiers of the territorial defence force of Ukraine in Kharkiv cheered on their team on Wednesday night when they played in a World Cup qualification play-off match against Scotland. A very small screen in shelter was enough for the men to enjoy their team's 3-1 triumph at Hampden Park in Glasgow.
Ukraine at the World Cup? Despite the war at home and months without a competitive match, the team and coach told DW of their determination to make it through the playoffs against Scotland and, potentially, Wales.
Russia invaded Ukraine 100 days ago. The first territorial invasion of a sovereign state in Europe in 80 years has left its mark — with impacts felt all around the world.
Ukraine's national team aimed for a happy ending to their inspiring World Cup quest. But despite coming up short in Wales, the match still provided welcome distraction at home.
The agency has warned of the risk of 1970s-style stagflation persisting in the coming years amid soaring commodity prices and low growth. Developing countries are expected to be some of the worst hit.
3 hours ago
The euro is performing better than expected with annual inflation dropping to 10% in November this year, partly due to energy prices. But experts are not overly optimistic.
3 hours ago
In Germany, there has been much criticism of World Cup host Qatar for discriminating against the LGBTQ community. But when it comes to soccer, is Germany a good role model?
4 hours ago
The trial opens in Ivory Coast over the 2016 jihadist attack at the Grand Bassam beach resort outside Abidjan.
4 hours ago
Two trains collided near Barcelona in the northeastern Spanish region of Catalonia, injuring 155 people but none seriously.
6 hours ago
Reports on current world affairs. The people behind the news, the feelings along with the facts. The week’s key stories – that’s what World Stories is all about.
6 hours ago
One important ingredient used in cosmetics is palm oil. But the production of palm oil is harmful to the environment. What are the ecological disadvantages of palm oil - and how can it be produced more sustainably?