Articles by Deutsche Welle

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Mahatma Gandhi – Dying for Freedom (Documentary)
Deutsche Welle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Apr 2021

Historical Documentary by Deutsche Welle

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Former Soviet Leader Mikhail Gorbachev Celebrates His 90th Birthday
Deutsche Welle - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Apr 2021

2 Mar 2021 – Mikhail Gorbachev turned 90 today, with several world leaders sending well-wishes to the former leader of the Soviet Union and secretary-general of the Communist Party. He is considered by some as one of the greatest reformers of the 20th century — but remains a controversial figure at home.

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COVID: Several European Countries Halt Use of Astrazeneca Vaccine
Deutsche Welle - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

11 Mar 2021 – Denmark, Iceland and Norway have stopped administering the shot while Italy has banned the use of a batch of AstraZeneca doses as a precaution after an unconfirmed number of people developed blood clots. Estonia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia and Austria are the other countries.

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Portuguese Youth Activists Sue 33 Countries over Climate Crisis
Holly Young | Deutsche Welle - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Sep 2020

3 Sep 2020 – In the latest example of a wave of climate litigation across the world, six Portuguese young people this week filed a case to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg, asking for accountability around the climate crisis.

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Okinawa Shocked at Cluster of Coronavirus Cases on US Military Bases
Julian Ryall | Deutsche Welle - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jul 2020

The governor of Japan’s most southerly prefecture wants a ban on more US troops being sent to the islands. Thirty-two coronavirus cases were confirmed at the US Marine Corps Air Station Futenma on Monday [13 Jul], bringing the total number of cases among troops at installations in the prefecture to 98.

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Repatriation Plans Stir Fear among Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Naomi Conrad and Arafatul Islam - Deutsche Welle, 26 Aug 2019

21 Aug 2019 – Nearly 3,500 Rohingya living in Bangladesh fear for their lives after being told they would be sent back to Myanmar. We spoke to them at their shelters in Cox’s Bazar.

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Thousands of Myanmar Women Forced into Marriages in China
Deutsche Welle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Dec 2018

7 Dec 2018 – Over 7,000 Myanmar women and girls have been sent to China and forced into marriage and childbirth. The crisis is being fueled by problems on both sides of the border.

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New Zealand Passes Law to Clear Historical Gay Sex Convictions
Deutsche Welle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 9 Apr 2018

The law will allow hundreds of men to have convictions for homosexual offences erased from their criminal records. Family members can also apply on behalf of a deceased relative to clear their criminal record.

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UNHCR in Bangladesh Accuses Myanmar Troops of Killings, Rape, Arson in Rohingya Communities
Deutsche Welle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Nov 2016

24 Nov 2016 – The head of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees on the Bangladesh border with Myanmar has accused the army of crimes against Rohingya Muslim communities. Thousands have fled to Bangladesh in a growing crisis.

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UN Issues Record Aid Appeal amid Unprecedented ‘Human Suffering’
Deutsche Welle – Daily News Egypt, 14 Dec 2015

A growing number of conflicts and natural disasters are spreading misery across the globe, affecting some 125 million people, the UN said on Monday [7 Dec], as it requested a record amount of aid from donor governments.

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(Português) História Alemã Mostra Que Não Há Milagre Econômico sem Perdão de Dívida
Andreas Becker - Deutsche Welle, 20 Jul 2015

No pós-Guerra, Alemanha estava tão endividada quanto a Grécia de hoje, colhendo olhares desconfiados dos credores. Há 60 anos, porém, país teve metade de seus débitos perdoados e começou a se reerguer.

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Why Europe Defies the US to Join a China-Led Bank
Gabriel Domínguez – Deutsche Welle, 23 Mar 2015

18 Mar 2015 – Despite US pressure to stay out, Europe’s four-largest economies, Germany, France, Britain and Italy, are set to join a China-led regional bank, seen as a potential rival to the US-based World Bank. But why?

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Is The New UN Arms Treaty a Boon for German Industry?
Deutsche Welle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Dec 2014

24 Dec 2014 – Over Christmas, the UN treaty on arms trade (ATT) will enter into force, but the German arms industry explicitly welcomes the additional regulations. Industry leaders hope the treaty could spell access to new markets.

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EU Parliament Votes for Break-Up of Google
Deutsche Welle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Dec 2014

EU lawmakers have voted in a favor of a resolution that would force Internet companies to separate search engines from commercial services. Though not named, Internet search giant Google, was the target of the vote.

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Greenwald: ‘I Wanted a Debate about Journalism’
Deutsche Welle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Jun 2014

In an exclusive interview with DW, Edward Snowden ally Glenn Greenwald says one central aim of breaking the NSA story was provoking a discussion about journalists’ tacit deference to government power.

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BRICS – Quiet Revolution of the Emerging Countries
Deutsche Welle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 May 2014

As the Ukraine crisis heightens, the so-called BRICS countries – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – are becoming less willing to accept US world supremacy.

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Glenn Greenwald Calls For Snowden Asylum at Chaos Computer Club Congress
Deutsche Welle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 30 Dec 2013

27 Dec 2013 – Glenn Greenwald delivered the keynote speech at the 30th Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg. Organizers attributed record attendance of around 8,000 to revelations from Greenwald’s most famous source, Edward Snowden. Tim Pritlove: “We need to reinvent the Internet. We need to imagine the Internet anew. Now, have fun and go save the world!”

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Iceland’s Grassroots Constitution on Thin Ice
Deutsche Welle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Mar 2013

Time is running out, acknowledges parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir with a sigh. She’s hoping that the Icelandic parliament, the “Althing,” will approve the new constitution. The new document has a number of unique features, including the fact that it was drawn up in a process in which every citizen had a chance to participate. The draft represents the first time that a country has tried to write a new constitution in a grassroots fashion. The financial crisis that began five years ago set the unusual project in motion.

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Grimsson: IMF Learned New Lessons in Iceland
Deutsche Welle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Feb 2013

The global financial crisis brought Iceland to the brink of collapse in 2008. Since then, the country has recovered well by doing many things differently from the rest of the world, President Olafur Grimsson tells DW.

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Corruption Watchdog Says Business and Politics ‘Too Cozy’
Deutsche Welle – TRANSCEND Media Service, 11 Jun 2012

The anti-corruption group Transparency International says close ties between business and government across Europe have undermined economic stability. It singles out southern European countries as especially corrupt. The 63-page document showed a “strong correlation” between failure to rein in public spending and inability to tackle graft.

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‘Alliance between Banks and Governments at the Heart of Eurozone Crisis’
Edmund S. Phelps, Nobel Economics laureate - Deutsche Welle, 26 Dec 2011

The ‘monstrous irresponsibility’ of European banks contributed to the current euro crisis, says Edmund Phelps. But at its core lies a fatal collusion between governments and banks, argues the Nobel Winner in Economics.

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Asian Export Giants Pledge Support for the Eurozone
John Blau (Reuters, AFP) - Deutsche Welle, 17 Jan 2011

Japan has pledged to buy bonds from a eurozone rescue package to support Europe’s struggle with a seething debt crisis. The country follows China, which earlier this month renewed its commitment to buy Spanish debt.

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