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US: Michigan teen charged with murder, terrorism

Investigators are still trying to determine the motives of the shooter. Four people died and seven others were injured in the Oxford High School attack. Michigan prosecutors on Wednesday charged 15-year-old Ethan Crumbley with murder and other charges related to a high school shooting on Tuesday. The ... Read full article »

US Supreme Court justices appear to back Mississippi abortion law

The Supreme Court appeared set to put limits on abortion rights in the United States by upholding one state's law banning the procedure after 15 weeks. Protesters from both sides of the issue rallied at the top court. Conservative Supreme Court justices on Wednesday indicated support for upholding a ... Read full article »

Idlib: Collapsing Turkish lira makes daily life harder than ever

The Turkish lira is in free fall — with devastating consequences for people in the Syrian region of Idlib. 46-year-old Khadija needs two jobs to provide for her family. Khadija lives in Idlib, the capital of the Syrian Idlib province. The burden of responsibility weighs heavily on her shoulders. She ... Read full article »

Tennis: Peng Shuai case prompts WTA ban on events in China

The women's tennis governing body took the decision after Peng Shuai made an allegation of sexual abuse against a Chinese official. A WTA official said he worried about the safety of players at matches in China. The Women's Tennis Association (WTA) has banned all events taking place in China, the ... Read full article »

Coronavirus: US reports first case of omicron variant

The first confirmed case of the new omicron coronavirus variant has been detected in the United States. It was discovered in California. US health authorities on Wednesday reported the first confirmed case of the omicron variant in the country. The case was found in the state of California, the Center ... Read full article »

Ugandan troops cross into Congo to widen anti-ADF offensive

Uganda has deployed soldiers into the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of a joint operation with the Congolese military. The troop movement followed bombardments against posts held by the Islamist ADF. Hundreds of Ugandan soldiers in armored vehicles crossed the border into the eastern ... Read full article »

EU makes efforts to strengthen eastern border with Belarus

The European Union as well as Poland, Lithuania and Latvia are attempting to stop people crossing the border from Belarus. Aleksander Lukashenko's regime has sought to destabilize Europe's eastern border. The European Union and two of the countries on its easternmost border to Belarus, Poland and Lithuania, ... Read full article »

Angela Merkel leaves a mixed legacy in Africa

Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a greater commitment to Africa than her predecessors. But her policies haven't necessarily made a difference on the ground. During her 16 years as German chancellor, Angela Merkel's trips to Africa became more frequent, as did her meetings with African ... Read full article »

Germany: Three Berlin officials probed over cocaine smuggling operation

One of the suspects is a police officer, while the other two work for a district office in Berlin. Police revealed they had broken up a smuggling operation that brought cocaine from South America to Germany. Three Berlin officials, including a police officer, are under investigation for assisting an ... Read full article »

Leaked documents link top Chinese leaders to crackdown on Uyghurs

German academic Adrian Zenz tells DW how new documents show that speeches made by Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders link the government to the crackdown on Uyghurs in Xinjiang. In an exclusive interview, German academic Adrian Zenz offers insight into a new set of documents which he ... Read full article »

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