Tokyo 2020 chiefs fire opening ceremony director over Holocaust joke
23 July 2021 | 2:50 pm
Tokyo Olympics head Seiko Hashimoto said Kentaro Kobayashi was dismissed over a past joke about the Holocaust. The move comes just one day before the show.
Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba has said no progress on a cease-fire was made at talks with his Russian counterpart. The meeting in Turkey was the first at this level since Russia's attack on Ukraine began.
The Ukrainian president said direct cease-fire talks with Russian President Putin are urgently needed. Zelenskyy added that any agreements with Russia would be subject to a public referendum. Follow DW for the latest.
Tigray fighters have agreed to uphold a cease-fire in the war-ravaged Tigray region to allow for the delivery of aid. Hundreds of thousands of people in Tigray face starvation.
On Wednesday, fire gutted shops situated under the Apongbon section of the Eko Bridge in Lagos. Now, victims of the inferno are calling on the government to offer any form of assistance to help ease the feeling of hopelessness.
CNN anchor Don Lemon was reporting from the scene of a Russian missile strike that set fire to a fuel storage facility in the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. In the CNN broadcast, some noticed a fireman wearing an "Edmonton" jacket, claiming that CNN staged this coverage from a fire in Edmonton, Canada. We tell you more in this edition of Truth or Fake.
The 94th Academy Awards aimed to boost the ceremony's increasingly dismal ratings, but this year's Oscars went more viral than they bargained for. Just minutes before Will Smith won best actor for "King Richard", he walked onstage and slapped comedian Chris Rock after the latter made a bad joke about Smith's wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, who has alopecia.
UK military intelligence expects heavy fighting in Kyiv suburbs in the days ahead. The EBRD has forecast a dire economic picture for both Ukraine and Russia due to the war. Follow DW for the latest.
French President Emmanuel Macron has set a deadline of 2024 to reopen Paris’s Notre-Dame Cathedral to worshippers and visitors. FRANCE 24's Revisited show is following the progress of this ambitious project and brings you a fresh update, three years after the devastating fire that badly damaged the world-famous cathedral. Our reporter Mélina Huet met those who are involved in the restoration work, both inside the mediaeval edifice and elsewhere in France. They now find themselves in a race against time.
It is the first reported shooting by Sri Lankan police since the start of this wave of protests against sharp fuel price hikes. An economic crisis is leading to a fast deteriorating situation in the country.
Israel has responded to rocket attacks from Gaza with airstrikes, as a month of deadly violence in Israel and the Palestinian territories continues to escalate.
A Roman Catholic priest has begun documenting the stories of those whose lives have been devastated by the war in Ukraine. Father Patrick Desbois is a former head of the Church's Commission for Relations with Judaism and spent years documenting the murder of 1.5 million Jews by the Nazis in Ukraine. He has now turned his attention to the present day, gathering eyewitness accounts from victims of what he says are war crimes and crimes against humanity by Russian troops. He joined us for Perspective.
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