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Russia pension protests: Alexei Navalny’s rearrest could be ‘key moment’

He’s the main figure of the anti-Kremlin opposition movement in Russia and he’s been spearheading protests against upping the retirement age: Alexei Navalny’s rearrest is just one sign that Vladimir Putin may be nervous. Continue reading

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Iran threatens Saudi Arabia after Iran parade attack

Tehran has blamed Saudi Arabia, the UAE and the US for acting from the shadows in the terror attack on a military parade in Ahvaz. Will Iran retaliate with military action as threatened— or is it just posturing? Continue reading

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German WWII wreck poses threat of eco-disaster in Poland

Experts say a German tanker that sank in the Baltic Sea at the end of World War II will sooner or later cause an environmental catastrophe. But getting authorities to take action is proving difficult. Continue reading

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Ethiopia: Talk of peace fails to quell ethnic clashes

Prime Minister Abiy’s talk of reconciliation has not been enough to subdue ethnic tensions around the country. As the public grapples with the legacy of the former hardline government, does Abiy need to change tack? Continue reading

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How can India fix its deadly highways?

With at least 135,000 people killed annually in road accidents, India has more traffic fatalities than anywhere in the world. Without coherent regulations, this number is set to grow. Murali Krishnan reports. Continue reading

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First Latin American woman head of UN General Assembly calls for multilateralism

As the assembly’s new president, Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces will lead this week’s annual general debate. Ecuador’s former foreign minister told DW the world’s problems can’t be solved by countries acting alone. Continue reading

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Ghana: Women struggle to secure land rights

Women from a rural community in the north of the country are demanding better access to customary farmland. In many regions across Africa, land remains under the control of men thanks to stubborn cultural barriers. Continue reading

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Arab Gulf states in the Horn of Africa: What role do they play?

Ethiopia and Eritrea didn’t pen their peace agreement in Addis Ababa or Asmara, but in Saudi Arabia with the Emirates alongside. Are economic and military interests increasingly binding Gulf states and the Horn together? Continue reading

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Capitalism-weary Pope Francis visits free market-loving Baltics

As he starts his tour of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, the pontiff will find people here skeptical of his criticism of global markets, but more positive about the church than Western Europeans, writes Konstantin Eggert. Continue reading

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Children contemplating suicide in Greece’s Moria refugee camp

The Moria refugee camp on the Greek island of Lesbos houses more than 9,000 people — three times its intended capacity. Florian Westphal of Doctors Without Borders warns that a quarter of the children there are suicidal. Continue reading

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