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Chancellor Olaf Scholz addresses German parliament ahead of special EU summit on Ukraine

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz delivers a statement to the German parliament ahead of a special EU summit on the war in Ukraine. Scholz has faced criticism over his approach to the conflict, derided by critics as weak. Scholz addressed Germany's lower house of parliament, the Bundestag, on Thursday ... Read full article »

Are European academics helping China's military?

An investigation by DW and partners has found that European researchers have cooperated with China's National University of Defense Technology. The NUDT's purpose is to "Strengthen the Armed Forces and the Nation." The promotional video for China's elite National University of Defense Technology ... Read full article »

Spain: Ex-King Juan Carlos to briefly visit from exile

Juan Carlos, the former king of Spain, will return to the country after spending nearly two years in self-imposed exile in the United Arab Emirates. Carlos is set to visit his son, King Felipe VI, in Madrid. Spain's former King Juan Carlos will arrive in the country Thursday after spending nearly ... Read full article »

Ukraine: Zelenskyy warns population of a long war – live updates

During his nightly video address, Ukrainian President Zelenskyy said "Ukraine will return" to all the territories currently occupied by Russian forces. DW has the latest on Russia's invasion. Zelenskyy warns of a long war This article was last updated at 02:52 UTC/GMT G7 ministers aim to work out ... Read full article »

Monkeypox: Portugal reports cases as outbreak spreads

Portuguese officials confirmed five cases of the monkeypox disease. The viral infection, rarely found in Europe, has also been reported in Spain and Britain. Health officials in Portugal said on Wednesday there were five confirmed cases of monkeypox in young men, and authorities in the US state of Massachusetts ... Read full article »

Germany to cut ex-Chancellor Schröder's state privileges amid Russia scandal

The former chancellor has come under heavy criticism for refusing to distance himself from Russia and Vladimir Putin. Now the German government is planning to take away his office and staff, without touching his pension. Germany's coalition government is prepared to move forward on a plan to strip ... Read full article »

EU unveils €300 billion plan to reduce its energy dependency on Russia

The European Union plans to invest up to €300 billion to reduce its dependence on Russian fossil fuels, the European Commission announced. The European Union intends to mobilize up to €300 billion ($316 billion) by 2030 to become independent of Russian energy imports, European Commission President ... Read full article »

How does a prisoner exchange work?

The Ukrainian fighters who surrendered at the Azovstal steelworks are now in Russian captivity. Ukraine is hoping for a prisoner exchange. The future is uncertain for hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers who late on Monday night left the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, more than 50 of them seriously injured. ... Read full article »

Why some young Swedes remain uneasy about joining NATO

While the majority of Swedes are in favor of joining NATO, there are others who even took to the streets in protest. They warn the decision is rushed and that Sweden should better stick with its tradition of neutrality. "The best thing for the security of Sweden and the Swedish people is to join ... Read full article »

NATO: Turkey blocks early talks on Finland and Sweden joining

Turkey has blocked discussions on Finland and Sweden's accession NATO hours after the countries officially launched their bids to join the alliance, a diplomatic source told DW on condition of anonymity. Turkey on Wednesday stopped NATO members from starting talks on the bids launched by Finland and ... Read full article »

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