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Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, May 18, the 138th day of 2021. There are 227 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 18,...

How the Kremlin will try to break up Navalny's network

Four months after the Russian opposition figure Alexei Navalny's arrest, the government appears to be working to put an end to the movement that supports him. On Monday, a closed-door trial agains...

Today in History

Today in History Today is Monday, May 17, the 137th day of 2021. There are 228 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 17, ...

DW contributor in Belarus sentenced to 20 days in detention

The freelance journalist Alexander Burakov, who reports for DW from Belarus, was sentenced to 20 days in detention on Saturday on charges of "repeatedly participating in an unsanctioned demonstra...

Four Taiwan referendums get green light for August

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Referendums on pork imports, reef protection, and referendum scheduling were approved by Taiwan’s Central Election Commission (CEC) on Friday (May 14). Each refer...

NextGen urges Taiwan to take lead in spreading democracy regionally

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan NextGen Foundation CEO Chen Kuan-ting (陳冠廷) said he believes Taiwan must show the world it is a regional beacon of democratic values. He told Taiwan News that &l...

Israel fires artillery into Gaza, Palestinian rocket attacks persist

Israel fired artillery and mounted more airstrikes on Friday against Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip amid constant rocket fire deep into Israel's commercial center. As hostilities enter...

Nepal: Political tug-of-war hampers efforts to tackle COVID

Amid a fatal second wave of the pandemic, with a spiraling number of new cases and deaths, the Nepali leadership has been consumed with power struggles rather than coming up with effective plans to de...

Political turmoil returns as Nepal suffers worst COVID surge

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Political turmoil has returned to Nepal, which has had eight different governments in a decade and is experiencing its worst COVID-19 surge with acute shortages of health facil...

NYC mayoral race heats up with 6 weeks to go before primary

NEW YORK (AP) — With less than six weeks to go, the Democratic primary that may decide the next mayor of New York City has reached a new stage of unpredictability. Former presidentia...

Cheney ousted by U.S. House Republicans, but will seek re-election

House of Representatives Republicans on Wednesday ejected Liz Cheney from their leadership ranks as punishment for repudiating former U.S. President Donald Trump's false claims of a stolen electio...

Biden team moves swiftly to tackle pipeline political peril

The Biden administration swung aggressively into action after a primary gasoline pipeline fell prey to a cyberattack — understanding that the situation posed a possible series of political and economi...

Scrum of challengers awaits Cheney after House GOP ouster

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — For pro-Trump Republicans, removing Rep. Liz Cheney from House GOP leadership was relatively easy. Booting her from office will be another matter. The rush to p...

Jenner's claim she didn't vote at odds with LA county record

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Caitlyn Jenner wants to be governor of California but she took a pass on voting on some of the state's most critical issues last year, from worker rights to taxes and afforda...

Nicaragua ruling party ups advantages in run-up to elections

MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) — As Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega seeks a fourth consecutive term in November, he is pulling all the levers at his disposal to ensure his Sandinista National Liberation F...