The German chancellor always said she would wait her turn to be vaccinated. Jumping the queue in Germany is a serious business, with threats of prosecution for those who don't wait in line.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has joined a growing list of world leaders who have been vaccinated against COVID-19. Here's the overview of those who've gotten their shots so far!
Carmakers like VW, BMW, Daimler, PSA and Renault have been linked to Amazon rainforest deforestation in a new study. It said the firms may be using leather from cattle raised on illegally deforested land for their seats.
Moscow is ousting 10 US and three Polish diplomats in direct response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from both countries. Other moves included sanctions on US officials and a crackdown on US NGOs.
New US sanctions against the Kremlin interests are not very harsh. It suggests that the White House may be hoping to reach an understanding with Russia's Vladimir Putin, writes Konstantin Eggert.
Recent comments from a high-ranking Japanese politician have driven speculation that the Summer Games could be called off. As COVID infections rise in Japan, public support for the games is dropping there.
Germany's company doctors could help accelerate the rollout of vaccinations. But they're waiting on politicians.
Brussels has urged Ireland to consider easing restrictions that require many EU travelers to enter a minimum 10-day hotel quarantine. Doubts are growing over whether the Olympics can be held in Tokyo. DW has the latest.
Many countries are reporting more new coronavirus infections. Global data indicates the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over. DW sums up the current situation in three charts.
Russia's COVID-19 vaccine, Sputnik V, has been approved for use in dozens of countries, and it's also under review by the European Medicines Agency. But the vaccine remains controversial.
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The US and Japan are seeking to bolster their alliance to counter a rising China. It is Biden's first in-person meeting with a foreign leader.
A Russian man allegedly smuggled a hitman into Germany to target a Chechen dissident living in the EU country.
US President Joe Biden has called on Congress to take action to curb gun violence, after a shooting in Indiana left eight people dead. Police have released details of the alleged shooter.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken to the presidents of China and France, agreeing to greater cooperation on climate change. Meanwhile, US climate envoy John Kerry met his counterpart in China.
Journalists have been advised to stay away from the site of shootouts in the name of safety and national security. But journalists have said the new rules are meant to prevent them from reporting live on the ground.
With Venezuela's official currency plummeting for years, both the government and cryptocreators are trying to stem the rot with digital tokens. For ordinary Venezuelans, the cryptoboom also means regaining freedom.
DW's Daniel Winter warns Coinbase's market listing doesn't mean that cryptocurrencies are now really for the mainstream.
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Scientists in California inserted human stem cells into a monkey embryo. Their work brings up many ethical questions.
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The German auto industry has been slow to switch to electric, is that changing? Investors are bullish.
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Many in Germany will be familiar with the unseemly clamor to stock up on groceries before Sundays. Should that change?
The historic site that has housed Rome's stray cats for years will get a facelift to attract more tourists.
Does it make sense to require facemasks when people are outdoors? Or could it actually be doing more harm than good?
It's still not clear what COVID-19 can do to the body after initial infection.
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