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Brazil: Are Jair Bolsonaro’s days numbered?

As COVID-19 rages, the Brazilian president is increasingly isolated. Parts of the military and business leaders have distanced themselves. There is even speculation he could be impeached. Every day, at 3 a.m. (01:00 UTC) in the morning, the German-Brazilian artist…

AstraZeneca: German researchers discover thrombosis trigger

The discovery of the cause of blood clots among some AstraZeneca recipients means that a targeted treatment can be developed. Researchers at the Greifswald teaching hospital in northern Germany said on Friday that they had discovered the cause of the…

Bolivia: Ex-president Anez to serve pre-trial detention

The former Bolivian leader said on Twitter she had to serve four months “to await a trial for a ‘coup’ that never happened.” Former Bolivian President Jeanine Anez said on Sunday she had been given a four-month pre-trial detention after she was…

Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya: How she took on an authoritarian leader despite her fears

In just a few months the opposition figure went from unknown stay-at-home mom to the leader of democratic Belarus. She told DW she’s proud of both roles, and says that for millions of women, “the inner strength awoke.” Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya was a political…

Nigeria: Hundreds of kidnapped students released — governor

The governor of Zamfara state has said that 279 girls taken from a school are “now safe.” Their abduction was the second mass school kidnapping to take place in Nigeria this year. Hundreds of Nigerian students kidnapped from their boarding…

Lesbos: Winter brings more suffering for refugees

The Kara Tepe camp for displaced people on the Greek island of Lesbos is ill-suited for the harsh winter conditions. Aid agencies are sounding the alarm about catastrophic conditions there. Things have gone from bad to worse at the temporary…

Stand up against gender-based violence with The 77 Percent

“Choose what is right” and join Namibian musician EES and DW’s The 77 Percent in calling for an end to gender-based violence! Send us your dance videos to make your statement and win a prize for your participation. DW, Germany’s international…

Catalonia election: Socialists win, but separatists expand majority

The pro-union Socialist Party is set to claim the most seats in the Catalan parliament, but the faction will also face a stronger separatist bloc. Party leader Salvador Illa said it was time to “turn the page.” The Sunday vote…

Colombia to grant temporary status to one million undocumented migrants from Venezuela

The migrants will receive a 10-year protection status after which they can apply for a residence visa. The decision affects about 950,000 undocumented Venezuelans. Colombia’s president Ivan Duque announced on Monday that the country would grant temporary protection status to…

Belgium staggers towards decolonization

Months after Belgium’s Black Lives Matter protests, the country’s reckoning with its past has come under the spotlight. For a group of Belgian activists, tackling race and colonialism-related issues needs a bigger push. Ibrahima, a 23-year-old Black Belgian man, died…

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