Poland: Naked couple protests in bed against canal project on Valentine’s Day

Naked couple protests in bed against canal project on Valentine's Day

An activist couple spent Valentine’s Day demonstrating against the construction of a canal. An activist in the bed told DW the stunt finally raised global awareness of the canal’s environmental impacts. Climate activist Mayra Wojciechowicz thought of no worthier way to spend Valentine’s Day than jumping into bed to protect the environment. But her bed … Read more…

Idlib – actors and interests

Idlib - actors and interests

The fight for Idlib is getting tougher. None of the actors is willing to put aside their interests for civilians. This is how conflicting interests collide. A look at the key players. Turkey: commitment beyond national borders Turkey has several goals in Syria. First and foremost, it wants to prevent further Syrian refugees from entering their territory. There are already … Read more…

Moral oath of revelation in Idlib

The United States has largely withdrawn from Syria and has never really interfered with Europe. The consequences are terrible, even for Europe itself, says Rainer Hermann of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung. A humanitarian catastrophe occurs in Idlib and the world looks away. It is photos like towards the end of the Second World War that should actually have … Read more…

Moscow: Israelis deliberately put Airbus in Syria at risk

Moscow: Israelis deliberately put Airbus in Syria at risk

Israel’s army is said to have misused the passenger plane as a shield against the Syrian air defense. Representatives of Russia and Turkey will meet for talks on Saturday due to the tensions in Idlib. The Russian army has accused Israel of deliberately endangering a passenger plane with 172 occupants during airstrikes in Syria. On Thursday, an … Read more…

Mysterious murder of Chechens in Lille

Mysterious murder of Chechens in Lille

The body of a regime-critical Chechen blogger appears in a French hotel. Few facts are known so far, but Chechen activists fear the worst. The hotel “Coq Hardi” directly at the train station in Lille makes an inconspicuous impression on the Internet: bright windows, patterned wallpaper and a bit old furniture. On January 30, hotel employees made … Read more…

Coronavirus: This is how a Russian woman experienced the evacuation from Wuhan

how a Russian woman experienced the evacuation

More and more countries are flying their citizens out of the Chinese Wuhan, which is plagued by the coronavirus. A young Russian woman told DW how she experienced the evacuation. She has to stay in quarantine for two weeks, she says. Marina Sajzewa is one of 144 people, mostly Russian citizens, who flew Russia out of the … Read more…

Russia: operating at subsistence level

Working twelve hours and driving at night to feed the family: everyday life for many doctors in Russia. Especially in state hospitals, the situation for medical professionals is often very precarious. And the displeasure grows. In nostalgia, 45-year-old Alexei Potapov does not indulge when he thinks back to his time as a medical doctor. For 14 years he … Read more…