Hong Kong protest: Could Beijing send in troops? | DW News

In Hong Kong, anti-government protests show no sign of letting up. Tens of thousands of people took to the streets for a seventh weekend in a row. The protests continued after nightfall, with scuffles breaking out when some protesters defied police orders and marched beyond the official finish point. The rallies were initially sparked by […]

India moon probe Chandrayaan 2 launches into space | DW News

India is on track to head to the moon today. The rocket that carries the Indian lunar lander Chandrayaan 2 just launched into space. This is India’s second attempt to launch the lunar probe after a technical glitch caused the mission to be aborted just one hour before launch last week. Subscribe: https://www.youtube.com/user/deutschewelleenglish?sub_confirmation=1 For more […]

Merkel sides with US congresswomen and rejects Trump remarks | DW News

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held her annual summer press conference in Berlin today. She answered a variety of questions, ranging from concerns over her health to the German economy and Brexit. Merkel was especially blunt when adding her voice to the international condemnation of US President Trump’s attacks on a group of non-white Democratic […]

Merkel speech at 75th anniversary of Hitler assassination attempt | DW News

Seventy five years to the day since the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke at a ceremony commemorating the historical event as Germany pays tribute to the conspirators who were executed for their resistance. Merkel attended a swearing-in ceremony for hundreds of troops before the memorial service. On the […]

Cyprus: Golden EU passports | Focus on Europe

In Cyprus, buying real estate worth at least €2,000,000 will get foreigners citizenship. An EU passport allows visa-free travel in over 140 countries. The Republic of Cyprus’ naturalization policies are controversial. 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/dw_stories/ Für Videos in deutscher Sprache besuchen Sie: […]

Trump says US Navy destroyed Iranian drone in Persian Gulf | DW News

US President Donald Trump says an American warship destroyed an Iranian drone in the Strait of Hormuz on Thursday. Trump accused Iran of “provocative and hostile” action. He said the drone posed a threat to an American naval vessel USS Boxer and was downed after repeated warnings were ignored. Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif told reporters […]

Iran seizes British tanker Stena Impero in Strait of Hormuz | DW News

Iran has seized the British tanker Stena Impero in the Strait of Hormuz. The ship was intercepted by Iranian vessels and forced to sail to a port in Iran. Iranian soldiers also briefly boarded a second British-owned tanker, the Mesdar, before allowing it to continue its journey. This is the latest in a series of […]

The space race is now about raw materials and asteroid mining | DW News

The moon landing 50 years ago offered humans an unprecedented chance to examine the makeup of another celestial body. Now the race is on to find valuable minerals beyond our own planet. Japanese space probe Hayabusa 2 landed on the asteroid Ryugu, over 300 million kilometers from Earth, to take samples from beneath the surface […]

Trump crowd chants 'send her back' after Ilhan Omar remarks | DW News

At a campaign event in North Carolina, US President Donald Trump repeated his attacks on several Democratic congresswomen. When talking about Somali-born lawmaker Ilhan Omar, the crowd started chanting, “Send her back!”. Earlier this week, Trump had tweeted that four female members of Congress should “go back” to their countries despite all of them being […]

How China hides its Uighur detention centers | DW News

In China’s Xinjiang province, visitors get an idyllic picture of life for the largely Muslim Uighur community. But critics accuse China of locking up to a million Uighurs in sprawling detention camps under reportedly harsh and dangerous conditions. The country says the purpose of the facilities is ‘re-educating’ Uighurs and other members of Muslim minorities […]