Islamic hard-liner Ebrahim Raisi is viewed as the favorite to win the presidential election. But given the nation's dire economic straits, he is expected to continue Tehran's current approach to foreign policy.
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Thousands of people each month still request a look at the files that the former GDR's feared secret police, the Stasi, had kept on them.
The Stasi, the intelligence service in communist East Germany, spied on Silke Orphal and Ilona Seeber for years, but it wasn't until the two women went through their files that they realized how pervasive the surveillance had been.
Though Kaunda was respected by leaders worldwide, Zambians lived under corruption, poverty and a one-party regime.
Europe is gearing up for summer holidays after a winter in lockdown. But, is it too early to be lifting restrictions?
As EU nations ease pandemic-related restrictions amid a decline in new infections, the WHO has stressed that the continent is "not out of the woods" yet and warned of the spread of the more transmissible delta variant.
Organizers are eyeing a 10,000-spectator cap at the summer games. Elsewhere, England saw a 50% rise in infections due to the spread of the delta variant. Follow DW for the latest.
The rate of COVID-19 cases is rising in many parts of Africa, where governments face alarming shortages of funds and vaccines. German Development Minister Gerd Müller is getting a closer look.
Public health officials in Germany want to avoid a repeat of the false sense of security in summer 2020.
CureVac was supposed to be a big player in COVID vaccinations. With an efficacy rate of 47%, the vaccine underperformed.
The pandemic-induced economic slowdown has hit India hard. The country's vehicle sector has seen significant drops, and the near future could go one of three ways. Monsoons could be part of the solution.
Ivory Coast ex-President Laurent Gbagbo spent a decade outside of the country fighting war crimes charges. His supporters celebrated the politician's return.
Police have tracked down a 52-year-old suspect after a man and a woman were killed in the German town of Espelkamp.
Judges dismissed a bid by 18 states to rule the key healthcare policy unconstitutional. It is the third Supreme Court legal challenge that the health insurance legislation has faced since 2010.
A man in his late 20s has stormed a provincial office of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), Turkey's pro-Kurdish party, and shot dead an official. "What they wanted was a massacre," the HDP said.
Without action, more than 1 million plant and animals species could disappear by the end of the century. Chancellor Angela Merkel said that Germany was committed to halting that trend.
US airlines and Australian banks are among the companies around the world to reportedly be experiencing online outages.
Police in Hong Kong have arrested five executives, including the chief editor, of the Apple Daily. The newspaper is known for its critical coverage of China.
Analysts warn that such a visit could appear to legitimize the North Korean regime on the global stage.
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Denmark produced a rousing performance five days after Christian Eriksen’s cardiac arrest, but Belgium had too much.
After Benjamin Pavard's head injury in France's recent win, questions are being asked about UEFA's concussion protocols.
Since the start of NATO's troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Islamist group has captured at least 27 districts.
The European Space Agency's Thomas Reiter says China is now "definitely a space-faring nation."
Women in Turkey are demanding more protection from male violence — urging Ankara to rejoin the Istanbul Convention.
Each year, the winner of the prestigious Ingeborg Bachmann Prize is chosen among authors reading a 25-minute text on TV.
With jobs scarce due to COVID some Mozambicans have turned to illegal gold mines. Organic farming offers an alternative.
The invasion of king crabs in Norway is a boon for fishermen but also threatens the balance of the coastal ecosystem.
Some of the world's poorest countries and communities are also some of the most jab-wary.
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