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Donald Trump revoked a pesky CNN reporter's White House press pass this week. That kind of punitive action against the media would be unthinkable in Germany, where journalists invite the politicians to press conferences.
Lawmakers who don't dare to check President Donald Trump have abdicated their oversight role, Republican former governor and ex-EPA chief Christine Todd Whitman told DW. She detailed why Trump shouldn't be impeached.
The European Parliament has honored the fortitude of a Ukrainian filmmaker imprisoned by Russia. It must also serve as a reminder that human lives are at stake in the Kremlin-Kyiv standoff, says DW’s Bernd Johann.