Mining coal is detrimental to the environment. But while policymakers and activists debate the development versus environment protection, communities who live close to mines face some devastating consequences.
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The Polish government has said closing the Turow lignite mine would result in the layoff of thousands of workers and cutting power to millions of homes. It says the Czech Republic and Germany still operate lignite mines.
On the final day of the summit in Cornwall, England, G7 leaders made pledges on tackling the coronavirus pandemic, addressing climate change, human rights issues and endorsing a global minimum tax.
Russia recently placed the Berlin-based think tank Center for Liberal Modernity on a list of "undesirable organizations." DW spoke to co-founder Ralf Fücks about Moscow's motives and the implications of the ban.
Nurses in rural areas have been at the forefront of India's tough battle against the coronavirus pandemic. They are stepping up to the health challenge and filling in the gap left by a lack of doctors in many villages.
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