Will ending ‘zero COVID’ rescue China’s economy? | DW Business Special

From DW News. Beijing’s ‘zero Covid’ approach to containing the spread of coronavirus in China appears to have been all-but abandoned. The change in approach closely followed rare public protests and dire economic figures, both of which undoubtedly troubled Xi Jinping’s government. But will the relaxation of restrictions solve Beijing’s problems? Can the disintegration of…

Belarus has been taken ‘hostage’ by Russia: Belarusian opposition spokesperson | Conflict Zone

From DW News. The government in Belarus has supported Russia since the start of the war in Ukraine by providing weapons, military bases and logistical support. But this week’s DW Conflict Zone guest, opposition spokesperson Franak Viacorka, doubts that support will go much further, saying Belarus’ authoritarian leader Alexander Lukashenko "is really afraid" of sending…

Why we need to fear the loss of biodiversity as much as climate change | DW News

From DW News. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres urged governments to end an "orgy of destruction," as a biodiversity summit kicks off in Canada. At the opening of COP15 in Montreal, Guterres warned humanity has become a "weapon of mass extinction." Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/…

“A step back towards authoritarian rule” Indonesia passes controversial criminal code | DW News

From DW News. Indonesian lawmakers on Tuesday pushed through a revised criminal code despite widespread opposition from the public and civil society. Along with punishing sex and co-habitation outside marriage with jail terms, the 200-page code outlaws "defamation" of the president and state institutions and expands the definition of blasphemy. Indonesian civil rights activists say…

Shopkeepers across Iran take part in mass walkouts | DW News

From DW News. Iranian shops closed in several cities on Monday following calls from activists for a three-day strike. The protest actions are set to last from Monday to Wednesday. Meanwhile, Iranian authorities said that protesters’ sentences will be "carried out swiftly." Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media:…

China seems to be easing its COVID policy, but is it enough to satisfy protesters? | DW News

From DW News. Citizens have been enduring leader Xi Jinping’s zero-COVID goal for nearly three years. He had maintained that policy in part to solidify his political power. Chinese have been heavily surveilled with apps determining where they can go and what they can do, stretching many people to their limits. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more…

What makes people risk their lives in a new popular thrust against the regime? | DW News

From DW News. In Syria anti-government protests have erupted in the southern city of Sweida. A protester and a policeman were killed by gunfire after demonstrators stormed the governor’s building. More than 200 people gathered outside to protest against economic hardship and called for President Bashar Assad to step down. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news…

NASA astronauts on spacewalk | DW News

From DW News. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews ►Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/dwnews_hangout Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: https://www.youtube.com/dwdeutsch #shorts

Authorities fear more landslides are imminent | DW News

From DW News. More than 30 people have been killed in north-western Colombia, after a landslide buried a bus and other vehicles. Emergency workers are digging through the earth, looking for victims. Authorities believe days of heavy rains triggered the disaster. Colombia is experiencing its worst rainy season in 40 years. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more…

Injured protesters in Iran scared to seek medical help | DW News

From DW News. Anti-government protesters in Iran are losing their eyesight due to injuries caused by security forces. Many injured demonstrators in the country say they worry about being turned over to the authorities and have been forced to look abroad for help. Iranian-American doctor Kayvan Mirhadi offers medical advice online. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more…

Can human hair save the world’s oceans? | Focus on Europe

From DW News. A hairdresser makes use of her customers’ cut hair to make special mats to help clean the coast and sea in event of oil spills in her native country Wales. Human hair is a natural oil absorber. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/…

New York seeks ‘rat czar’ to cull exploding rodent population | DW News

From DW News. New York city is searching for an assassin with the means to exterminate the city’s rodents. Authorities are offering an annual salary of up to 170,000 US dollars for the right person to take up the job. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/…

Ukrainian refugees encounter pro-Russia oligarchs in France | Focus on Europe

From DW News. Since the war in Ukraine, dozens of pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarchs have been residing in Monaco and on the French Riviera. They are hated by war refugees from Ukraine. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more news go to: http://www.dw.com/en/ Follow DW on social media: ►Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/deutschewellenews/ ►Twitter: https://twitter.com/dwnews ►Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dwnews ►Twitch: https://www.twitch.tv/dwnews_hangout Für Videos in…

Myths human traffickers tell refugees and migrants | Fact check

From DW News. Human traffickers say: The Mediterranean route is safe, being pregnant or a minor guarantees your asylum and well-paid jobs are easily to find in the European Union. Really? A DW fact check in collaboration with Infomigrants of some of those promises. Sources: https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/promoting-our-european-way-life/statistics-migration-europe_en#asylum https://data.unhcr.org/en/situations/mediterraneanhttps://migration.iom.int/europe/arrivalshttps://alarmphone.org/en/2021/11/28/safety-at-sea/?post_type_release_type=post   https://mediendienst-integration.de/artikel/das-zentrale-mittelmeer-ist-besonders-gefaehrlich.html   https://www.dw.com/de/migration-der-garten-der-gesetzlosen/a-47830996ttps://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/promoting-our-european-way-life/statistics-migration-europe_en#employment-of-immigrants   https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32013L0033&from=ENhttps://www.unhcr.org/dach/de/services/faq/faq-schutzformen …

Berlin renames streets honoring colonialists | DW News

From DW News. in Berlin where activists have been querying the German capital’s colonial past. The country was part of the early European rush – formalized by the Berlin conference in 1884 – to build empires. And in Africa, Germany colonized territory in modern-day Togo, Cameroon, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Namibia. It lost them all…