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Transparency International's latest Corruption Perceptions Index has both good and bad news in the struggle against public sector corruption. Germany hasn't budged on the list.
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Russian aggression against Ukraine will have "severe costs," the head of NATO has said after a meeting with European leaders and US President Biden. Earlier, EU foreign ministers met to agree on a joint strategy.
The US has put 8,500 troops on standby as NATO has announced it will ramp up its presence in Eastern Europe amid Russian invasion fears.
As the EU seeks a common response to a possible Russian invasion in Ukraine, a longer-term plan remains murky.
Germany's geopolitical position as a mediator between NATO and Russia is being tested once again.
Military experts in South Korea are analyzing exactly what type of missiles were launched, but said they appeared to be cruise missiles. Pyongyang has increased weapons testing in the past few weeks.
Large crowds were trying to get into the Olembe Stadium in the Cameroonian capital Yaounde for the last-16 match between hosts Cameroon and minnows Comoros. President Biya has expressed his commiserations.
Burkina Faso's military announced on state TV that it had taken control of the country after detaining President Roch Kabore.
The military takeover comes after months of protests over the government's failure to curb terrorist attacks.
Police said a single shooter opened fire inside a university lecture hall, killing one and injuring three.
Germany has some of the strictest gun laws in Europe. DW looks at the details.
An Australian naval vessel carrying aid for volcano and tsunami-hit Tonga has reported 23 cases of coronavirus. Tonga is considered virus free.
Federal and state leaders met to discuss how Germany will weather the latest COVID surge. The latest plans include prioritizing PCR tests amid shortages, scaling back contact tracing and a new vaccine ad campaign.
The World Health Organization's head has warned against assuming that the acute phase of the coronavirus pandemic is coming to an end. Follow DW for more.
The latest coronavirus wave has hit many Filipino families hard, with households witnessing multiple family members contracting the virus at the same time. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
Doctors are preparing for a surge in infections as the omicron variant threatens to overwhelm local hospitals.
The British prime minister is facing fresh accusations of hosting parties during lockdown in June 2020. About 30 people are said to have attended a birthday celebration, when gatherings were not allowed.
Five former militia members have been jailed for 30 years for the rapes of Indigenous women in the 1980s during the height of the country's civil war.
Lazarus Chakwera dissolved his Cabinet due to graft charges against three ministers. The president is facing a revolt over perceived inaction on corruption within the government.
The extreme weather caused major disruption to the Greek captial Athens, and forced the closure of Istanbul airport. It is the second year in a row of unusually heavy snowfall.
After decades of bitter political dispute, Bulgaria and North Macedonia hope to begin a new chapter in their relations.
Triggered by the volcanic eruption off Tonga, 6,000 barrels of leaked oil have devastated beaches and marine life.
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Africa has long been documented from a Eurocentric perspective. It's time for Africans to write about their own culture.
Nobel laureate Svetlana Alexievich reflects on the Belarusian revolution, and what lies ahead for her country.
The world's biggest and most powerful space telescope has reached its observation destination. But there is still a way to go before the telescope can start unraveling mysteries of the universe.
The flag, designed by artist Harold Thomas, is now free to fly for Australians without permission or payment of fees. The deal ends a long-running dispute about the flag's public use.
Many students in sub-Saharan Africa are being left behind. But activists on the continent are fighting to change that.
The tennis great has criticized Tennis Australia after fans were asked to remove T-shirts supporting the Chinese star.
The satire about a comet heading for Earth has triggered debate on our failure to act on the climate emergency.
Electricity-hungry data centers are looking for multiple new homes throughout Europe and better ways to power up.
The avant-garde French designer, a celebrity favorite, was best known for his power dressing creations in the 1980s.
The small Pacific nation is grappling with the aftermath of an underwater volcanic eruption and tsunami.
Austria is seeing a disappointing season, but in Switzerland visitor numbers are exceeding pre-pandemic levels.
New studies show how a COVID-19 infection changes the timeline and likelihood of getting pregnant.
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