British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson says we need to stop the criminalization of drug use. DW's Ines Pohl caught up with him in New York where the issue has been high on the agenda of a UN meeting.
As Philippines President Duterte's war on drugs rages on, Amnesty International is calling for a UN investigation. At least 6,000 people have been killed by police, and rights groups think the number is much higher.
The UN Human Rights Council will investigate extrajudicial killings in the Philippines. At least 6,000 people have been killed by police in the war on drugs, and rights groups think the number is much higher.
The next pandemic could spread within 36 hours, disrupt economies and destabilize national security, WHO and World Bank experts have said. The panel said current efforts to manage a pandemic are "grossly insufficient."
The days of the World Trade Organization's top court appear to be numbered amid US blocking.
"Resign! Resign!" chanted tens of thousands of protesters as they packed into the Czech capital. They urged Prime Minister Andrej Babis to step down from his post over accusations he misused millions in EU funds.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc has dropped its longstanding opposition to curbs on tobacco advertising. Health advocates welcome the breakthrough, warning Germany needs to do more to protect young people.
Sanna Marin is Finland's youngest prime minister ever. Several women hold high-ranking positions in her coalition government.
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