US: Biden DOJ asks Supreme Court to block Texas abortion ban
20 October 2021 | 1:44 pm
Justice Department officials say the law is "plainly unconstitutional" and want it blocked until legal clarity is found on the matter. The court previously allowed the ban to go into effect.
After years of development, the United States has presented its newest deadly weapon. The manufacturer says the stealth bomber is designed to fly hit any target – anywhere in the world.
Viktor Bout, Russian arms dealer, has been exchanged for US basketball star Brittney Griner. Who is the man called "The Merchant of Death" and why did Moscow campaign so tirelessly for him?
Lionel Messi is still at the World Cup after Argentina cruised, collapsed and finally conquered in the face of Dutch resistance. Support for the Albiceleste is felt around the world and, at least for Messi, even beyond.
Former Minneapolis police officer Alexander Kueng's second-degree manslaughter sentence — three and a half years in total — is one step forward for the Floyd family towards finding justice.
Russia and Iran are collaborating more closely than ever in the areas of fighter jets and lethal drones, according to US intelligence. Moscow has rebuked Washington's assessment, as the invasion of Ukraine presses on.
The exchange of US basketball star Brittney Griner for Russian arms trafficker Viktor Bout reminded many Germans of events during the Cold War. The Glienicke Bridge near Berlin was a top spot for prisoner swaps.
The US says it will continue to provide Ukraine with security, economic and humanitarian assistance. Meanwhile, Kyiv claims it has carried out a number of attacks on Russian-occupied territory. DW has the latest.
Officials have sought to downplay worries about a new law that criminalizes sex outside marriage. The country said foreign tourists would not face charges under the legislation.
The US Treasury Department announced that it is sanctioning two business entities and four individuals, including the president's son. Washington also removed 17 other Zimbabweans from its Blocked Persons List.
The US-Africa Leaders Summit in Washington this week is a chance for the US and countries in Africa to move closer to 'win-win' partnerships, analysts say.
Abortions in India are usually permitted only up to 24 weeks of pregnancy. But in a recent landmark ruling, a Delhi court allowed a woman to undergo an abortion in the 33rd week due to fetal abnormalities.
A Hong Kong judge has criticized police for banning a vigil to mourn the victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square massacre. The court overturned the conviction of an activist who had urged people to attend.
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Ismail Mashalm, the man who tore up his academic records on television to protest the ban on the education of women and girls, was detained for "provocative actions."
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Hit by a scorching heatwave, the South American country is struggling to contain fires that have engulfed 151 forests.
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The Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement, first signed in 2014, allows for US troops to set up temporarily at Philippine military bases to thwart Chinese ambitions.
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In the run-up to midterm elections in the United States, Republicans and Democrats are waging a battle over immigration. Republican governors from Texas, Arizona and Florida have sent more than 10,000 migrants to cities run by Democrats.
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Japanese citizens will once again be able to get Chinese visas, Beijing said, reversing a previous ban over COVID testing China had slammed as "discriminatory."