Fans banned from Games venues in Tokyo: Olympic minister
10 July 2021 | 6:22 am
Fans will be banned from Games venues in Tokyo, says Olympic Minister Tamayo Marukawa. The announcement comes after Japan's government announced a new virus state of emergency that will run throughout the Olympics.
Ukraine's Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba expressed confidence that Ukraine would win the war against the invading force of Russia, in an interview with FRANCE 24. Speaking in Brussels a few days ahead of the first anniversary of Russia's invasion, the top Ukrainian diplomat explained why he thinks President Vladimir Putin represents a global threat for the international community, saying that the Russian president's strategy was "destruction and undermining stability".
Sexual harassment can occur anywhere — including in football stadiums. Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen are looking to combat the problem by linking up with a local initiative.
The German Minister labour, Hubertus Heil and his colleague for Development Cooperation, Svenja Schulze, are visiting Ghana as part of their tour that would take them to neighboring Ivory Coast as well. Key on their agenda is pushing for better cooperation between Germany and Africa. Hubertus Heil has been talking to DW about the visit and upcoming migration reforms in Germany targeted at Africa.
Sweden is using its presidency of the EU Council to keep European countries mobilised in their support for Ukraine, and to try to enforce the current sanctions on Russia more effectively. Sweden's EU Affairs Minister Jessika Roswall speaks to Talking Europe about those issues, as well as Sweden's application to join NATO, and Stockholm's other priorities in its EU presidency, which is now two months into its six-month stint.
Russia's Defense Ministry said that Sergei Shoigu had met with soldiers on the front line in Ukraine. Meanwhile, the UK has warned Ukraine's hold on Bakhmut is under pressure. DW has the latest.
German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius is visiting Lithuania, where he will hold talks with the country's leadership and meet German soldiers.
German film "All Quiet on the Western Front" is nominated for Best Picture at the 2023 Academy Awards. DW met the German culture minister in Los Angeles to discuss the success of the war epic and its "gruesome relevance" because of the Ukraine war.
The African Games, scheduled to take place in Ghana this year, have now been postponed. This follows economic pressures, delays in preparations and acrimony among key stakeholders. The games are now set to take place in 2024.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz is in Tokyo this weekend for German-Japanese intergovernmental consultations. The two countries have recognized that they share economic and strategic interests. DW's Nina Haase reports from Tokyo.
Education Minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger is the first German cabinet member to arrive in Taiwan in decades. The decision comes amid tensions with mainland China, as Beijing issues a diplomatic complaint over the visit.
Israeli lawmakers have passed legislation that drastically narrows the circumstances required to remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu or a successor from office.
Humza Yousaf is the first person of color and the first Muslim to head up Scotland’s devolved government. He’s vowed to kick the Scottish independence movement into fifth gear, but faces a divided party and society.
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