Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear said about 50 had died in his state alone, bringing the suspected death toll across ravaged states to 64. So far, 60 workers presumed dead at a candle factory were located.
It’s a big moment for Germany: Chancellor Angela Merkel is due to end her 16-year stint at the head of government of the EU's biggest economy. In this edition of Talking Europe, we speak to one of Angela Merkel's close CDU party allies, German MEP David McAllister.
Following the devastating floods in western Germany, many winery owners in the Ahr Valley are facing financial disaster. Now special wine bottles soiled with mud are being sold to stave off ruin.
Foreign journalists reporting on the flood disaster in China have been hindered in their work by normal citizens who feel the reporters are presenting a distorted picture of the country.
19 Jul 2021
At first, it seemed like nothing more than a harmless daylong rain — but it never stopped, it just kept pouring. DW's Christoph Hasselbach, who lives in Germany's worst-hit region, reports.
24 Aug 2020
Still reeling from a deadly port blast that ravaged their Beirut homes and businesses, Lebanese wearily brace themselves on the eve of a new coronavirus lockdown. Lebanon is to partially close down for two weeks to stem a string of record daily infection rates that have brought the number of COVID-19 cases to 10,952, including 113 deaths.
27 May 2020
The finance professor has been outspoken against the German government, calling its coronavirus policy a "disaster," and appeared in anti-lockdown rallies. He accused the students of vandalism and expected an apology.
31 Oct 2019
The House of Representatives has resolved to mandate its Committee on Emergency and Disaster Preparedness to investigate the immediate and remote causes of the recent fire outbreak in Onitsha, Anambra State.
2 Dec 2018
The people of Bavaria go to the polls in a crucial regional election. The conservatives, who have ruled the state for over six decades, face an electoral disaster. The potential winners are the Greens and the far-right Alternative for Germany party.
26 Nov 2018
It's thought that the boat on Lake Victoria was overloaded to over twice its capacity when it ran into trouble.
13 Nov 2018
Chuck Watson, a disaster modeler at Enki Research, discusses damage estimates for the California wildfires and the amount of infrastructure that is at risk.
26 Aug 2017
During a news conference hours ahead of Hurricane Harvey's predicted arrival, Texas Governor Greg Abbott told reporters "This is going to be a very major disaster."