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2020/08/28 | Deutsche Welle

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Announces Resignation

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he is stepping down for health reasons. He has suffered from the chronic illness ulcerative colitis for years.

2020/08/27 | Deutsche Welle

North Korea and Coronavirus: Hide-And-Seek With the World

Coronavirus has left a trail of destruction for many neighboring countries — but in Pyongyang, leader Kim Jong Un denies that there have been any infections. Is this true?

2020/08/17 | Deutsche Welle

Thailand's Largest Pro-Democracy Rally in Years Draws 10,000

Demonstrators are demanding Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, who took power in a military coup in 2014, speed up reforms.

2020/08/11 | Deutsche Welle

Indonesia Volcano Eruption: Mount Sinabung Spews Huge Ash Cloud

It was the second eruption in as many days at Mount Sinabung. Although there were no fatalities, residents have been warned of the danger lava could pose.

2020/08/10 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong Media Mogul Jimmy Lai Arrested

Hong Kong media tycoon and pro-democracy activist Jimmy Lai has been arrested under China's new national security law for the city, a close aide said.

2020/08/06 | Deutsche Welle

'Apocalyptic' Scenes as Lebanon Reels From Trauma and Rage

Lebanese citizens have opened their homes to strangers as the devastation of Tuesday's blast set in. Aside from the trauma, there's anger and rage. "Everyone knows someone who has been hit," says one doctor.

2020/08/05 | Deutsche Welle

Would TikTok Make Microsoft a Serious Threat to Facebook?

Microsoft's potential acquisition of TikTok might turn the U.S. company into an important player in the social media sector. How much of a threat could it be to the likes of Facebook and Google?

2020/07/28 | Deutsche Welle

New Zealand Suspends Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong

New Zealand has suspended its extradition treaty with Hong Kong in protest of the controversial security law Beijing has imposed on the territory. Canada, Australia, and the U.K. have already announced similar measures.

2020/07/24 | Deutsche Welle

Coronavirus: Is India About to Achieve 'Herd Immunity'?

An official serological study reveals that nearly one-fifth of Delhi's population has possibly been infected by Covid-19. But officials are not alarmed — instead they are optimistic about the overall situation.

2020/07/21 | Deutsche Welle

Covid-19 in Philippines: Police Deployed to Implement Fresh Lockdowns

As cases continue to rise, the government has ordered police to accompany medics and transfer any infected patients to isolation facilities. Citizens have also been encouraged to report any infected neighbors in hiding.

2020/07/20 | Deutsche Welle

Thai Protesters Demand Prayuth Government Step Down

An anti-government rally in Thailand is one of the biggest seen in the country since a coup in 2014. Protesters accuse Prime Minister Prayuth's administration of rolling back democratic freedoms.

2020/07/16 | Deutsche Welle

South Koreans Fight Back Against Weak Sex Crime Punishments

More than three years after the #MeToo movement rocked South Korea, a series of legal cases have once again underlined just how far the country still has to go. Some insist that changes will come slowly.

2020/07/14 | Deutsche Welle

Taiwan Accuses Germany of Discrimination After Flag Removal 

German Foreign Ministry removed the national flag of the Republic of China, Taiwan's formal name, citing "One China Policy" as its reasoning.

2020/07/13 | Deutsche Welle

Hong Kong: German Economy Minister Defends China Ties

China's Hong Kong security law sparked outcry with many fearing it will infringe on human rights. Germany won't sever its trade relationship with China over it, says Economy Minister Peter Altmaier.

2020/07/10 | Deutsche Welle

South Korea: Seoul Mayor Park Won-Soon Found Dead After Going Missing

Seoul police have said that they found Mayor Park Won-soon's body near the location where he had last used his cell phone. A frantic night-time search had been launched after his daughter reported him missing.

2020/07/08 | Deutsche Welle

China Opens New Security Agency Headquarters in Hong Kong

A week after passing the controversial national security law in Hong Kong, China has inaugurated a new office for its security agency to operate openly in the city.

2020/07/06 | Deutsche Welle

Japan's 'Most Powerful' Woman Wins Second Term as Tokyo Governor

Tipped to be the first female prime minister of Japan, Yuriko Koike has been re-elected for a second term as governor of Tokyo. The former defense minister has been praised for the capital's response to the pandemic.

2020/07/03 | Deutsche Welle

Electronic Waste: When Billions in Gold, Other Precious Materials Are Discarded

Record levels of e-waste were produced globally in 2019, weighing the same as 350 mega cruise ships, a UN report shows. The surge in global e-waste is not only a major environmental risk but also a health hazard.