dpa

dpa

Latest from dpa

Thousands of farmers protest in Madrid against Spain’s agricultural policies

Alma Rural campaign group has called for better promotion of goods produced in Spain and a ban on food imports from countries where the rules are less strict.

Alma Rural campaign group has called for better promotion of goods produced in Spain and a ban on food imports from countries where the rules are less strict.

24 Jan 2022 - 6:41AM
Timothée Chalamet is changing our idea of masculinity – this generation’s Leonardo DiCaprio is softer, thoughtful, with less muscle

What Leonardo DiCaprio used to represent, Timothée Chalamet embodies today. The actor’s popularity says a lot about how the image of ideal masculinity has changed.

What Leonardo DiCaprio used to represent, Timothée Chalamet embodies today. The actor’s popularity says a lot about how the image of ideal masculinity has changed.

23 Jan 2022 - 7:15PM
Spain and the Netherlands begin air surveillance in Bulgaria as Ukraine tensions soar

The Spanish and Dutch will send fighter jets as part of an air policing mission in Bulgaria, which borders the Black Sea, as does Ukraine. Nato and Western allies fear Russia may be preparing to invade Ukraine.

The Spanish and Dutch will send fighter jets as part of an air policing mission in Bulgaria, which borders the Black Sea, as does Ukraine. Nato and Western allies fear Russia may be preparing to invade Ukraine.

23 Jan 2022 - 7:29AM
Strong earthquakes jolt southern Philippines, Indonesia, Japan

An earthquake of 6.1-magnitude quake struck off Balut island, 1,130 kilometres south of Manila, while a magnitude 6 struck the Talaud Islands in Indonesia, and a 6.6 struck off Japan’s southern island of Kyushu.

An earthquake of 6.1-magnitude quake struck off Balut island, 1,130 kilometres south of Manila, while a magnitude 6 struck the Talaud Islands in Indonesia, and a 6.6 struck off Japan’s southern island of Kyushu.

22 Jan 2022 - 8:52PM
Coronavirus: Adele postpones Las Vegas residency, citing pandemic impact

The chart-topping British singer said she was ‘gutted’ and promised to reschedule the shows after being ‘absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and Covid’.

The chart-topping British singer said she was ‘gutted’ and promised to reschedule the shows after being ‘absolutely destroyed by delivery delays and Covid’.

21 Jan 2022 - 7:49PM
Coronavirus: Philippines’ population growth lowest in 70 years due to Covid-19

An estimated 324,000 babies were born last year, the lowest number since the period between 1946 and 1947, as Filipinos practised family planning amid coronavirus crisis and economic crunch.

An estimated 324,000 babies were born last year, the lowest number since the period between 1946 and 1947, as Filipinos practised family planning amid coronavirus crisis and economic crunch.

20 Jan 2022 - 8:29PM
Prince Andrew threw tantrum if his teddy bear collection was disturbed, UK documentary to claim

Claims about Prince Andrew’s love of his soft toy collection are made by a former royal protection officer in an ITV documentary set to be screened on Tuesday.

Claims about Prince Andrew’s love of his soft toy collection are made by a former royal protection officer in an ITV documentary set to be screened on Tuesday.

18 Jan 2022 - 10:10AM
Ireland marks 100 years since British handover of power

The handover was the culmination of years of war and revolution and followed the partition of the island and the creation of Northern Ireland.

The handover was the culmination of years of war and revolution and followed the partition of the island and the creation of Northern Ireland.

17 Jan 2022 - 1:04AM
Coronavirus: UK lawmaker says ‘worst of Omicron’ could soon be over

PM Boris Johnson is set to review the Plan B rules on mandatory mask-wearing, working from home and Covid-19 passes on January 26.

PM Boris Johnson is set to review the Plan B rules on mandatory mask-wearing, working from home and Covid-19 passes on January 26.

16 Jan 2022 - 11:45PM
Britain’s Boris Johnson told to ‘lead or step aside’ as more ‘partygate’ claims surface

As more allegations emerge of rule-breaking parties, newspaper says around 20 letters handed to 1922 Committee; 54 triggers leadership vote.

As more allegations emerge of rule-breaking parties, newspaper says around 20 letters handed to 1922 Committee; 54 triggers leadership vote.

15 Jan 2022 - 11:24PM
Rafael Nadal says Australian Open is ‘more important’ than Novak Djokovic, admits ‘I’m a little bit tired of the situation’

The 20-time major winner admits ‘I’m a little bit tired of the situation’ as Novak Djokovic’s deportation saga overshadows first grand slam of 2022.

The 20-time major winner admits ‘I’m a little bit tired of the situation’ as Novak Djokovic’s deportation saga overshadows first grand slam of 2022.

15 Jan 2022 - 6:49PM
Calls for Prince Andrew to pay security bill, lose dukedom, as monarchy casts him adrift

Critics want the disgraced royal to pay for his own police protection after Queen Elizabeth stripped him of his patronages and military roles.

Critics want the disgraced royal to pay for his own police protection after Queen Elizabeth stripped him of his patronages and military roles.

15 Jan 2022 - 10:12AM
Omicron: unvaccinated Olympic champ travels to Beijing, as organisers say Games will go ahead as planned despite outbreak

Swiss Olympic snowboard champion Patrizia Kummer has cited personal reasons for not getting jabbed, and is prepared to spend three weeks in quarantine. Organisers have said the Games will go ahead as planned despite Omicron cases spreading on mainland China.

Swiss Olympic snowboard champion Patrizia Kummer has cited personal reasons for not getting jabbed, and is prepared to spend three weeks in quarantine. Organisers have said the Games will go ahead as planned despite Omicron cases spreading on mainland China.

11 Jan 2022 - 8:37PM
Australian Open: ATP welcomes Djokovic outcome, repeats calls for players to get vaccinated

The ATP has welcomed the outcome of the hearing that will allow Novak Djokovic to play at the Australian Open, but said it continues to encourage players to get vaccinated.

The ATP has welcomed the outcome of the hearing that will allow Novak Djokovic to play at the Australian Open, but said it continues to encourage players to get vaccinated.

11 Jan 2022 - 11:16AM
Coronavirus: US troops in Japan must stay on base; Australia tops 1 million infections

Elsewhere, India rolls out booster shots as cases soar; Karachi reports alarming rise in Covid-19 cases; 85-year-old Indian postman gets 12 vaccine doses, wants more to ‘help with backache’.

Elsewhere, India rolls out booster shots as cases soar; Karachi reports alarming rise in Covid-19 cases; 85-year-old Indian postman gets 12 vaccine doses, wants more to ‘help with backache’.

10 Jan 2022 - 6:14PM
Russia demands guarantees Nato will not expand further on eve of US talks

Meetings due this week between Russia and US aimed at easing rising tensions over Ukraine but Russia says it is ‘naive to assume progress, let alone rapid progress’.

Meetings due this week between Russia and US aimed at easing rising tensions over Ukraine but Russia says it is ‘naive to assume progress, let alone rapid progress’.

9 Jan 2022 - 7:44PM
Nigeria: 200 killed, thousands displaced in village attacks by motorbike bandits

At least 200 people have died in multiple raids in Zamfara state; relief has been sent to area in northwestern Nigeria.

At least 200 people have died in multiple raids in Zamfara state; relief has been sent to area in northwestern Nigeria.

9 Jan 2022 - 10:34PM
Brazil: At least 10 dead, 2 missing and 30 injured after wall of rock falls on lake boaters

A gathering of small boats was near the sheer rock cliff on Furnas Lake when a fissure appeared in the rock and a huge piece toppled directly on at least two of the vessels.

A gathering of small boats was near the sheer rock cliff on Furnas Lake when a fissure appeared in the rock and a huge piece toppled directly on at least two of the vessels.

10 Jan 2022 - 3:23AM
Coronavirus: Anti-vaccination protesters tell France’s Emmanuel Macron: ‘We’ll p*** you off’

Macron said he wanted to irritate unvaccinated people by making their lives so complicated they would end up getting vaccinated. In Austria, around 40,000 people protested against a planned vaccine mandate.

Macron said he wanted to irritate unvaccinated people by making their lives so complicated they would end up getting vaccinated. In Austria, around 40,000 people protested against a planned vaccine mandate.

9 Jan 2022 - 5:52AM
Beijing 2022: Zhang Yimou to direct Winter Olympics opening ceremony featuring ‘unprecedented’ way of lighting cauldron

Oscar-nominated ‘Hero’ director will become first man to helm both Summer and Winter Games ceremonies, with shadow of pandemic to play part in February 4 show.

Oscar-nominated ‘Hero’ director will become first man to helm both Summer and Winter Games ceremonies, with shadow of pandemic to play part in February 4 show.

8 Jan 2022 - 12:57AM
Covid-19: James Corden tests positive; UK army sent to help in hospitals; French president not sorry for swearing at unvaccinated

Popular host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, says he is ‘completely fine’ but the show will be off air for a few days.

Popular host of The Late Late Show, James Corden, says he is ‘completely fine’ but the show will be off air for a few days.

8 Jan 2022 - 10:18AM
Pope suggests people who have pets, not children, are ‘selfish’

Pope Francis tells Vatican audience that dogs and cats sometimes take place of children and not having offspring is ‘form of selfishness’.

Pope Francis tells Vatican audience that dogs and cats sometimes take place of children and not having offspring is ‘form of selfishness’.

5 Jan 2022 - 11:54PM
Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte says won’t apologise for drug war deaths

The president also said he was willing to face trial by a local court but will not recognise the ICC, where a case has been filed against him for the deadly campaign.

The president also said he was willing to face trial by a local court but will not recognise the ICC, where a case has been filed against him for the deadly campaign.

5 Jan 2022 - 1:15PM
South Africa parliament blaze suspect charged with arson; fire now under control

National assembly destroyed while fate of some of nation’s most cherished artefacts is unclear; 20 firefighters still on site.

National assembly destroyed while fate of some of nation’s most cherished artefacts is unclear; 20 firefighters still on site.

3 Jan 2022 - 8:37PM
Omicron spreading among over 50s, says UK minister, but no need for more restrictions

Education secretary Nadhim Zahawi says high uptake of booster jabs by older people means ‘nothing in data to make me believe we need go further’.

Education secretary Nadhim Zahawi says high uptake of booster jabs by older people means ‘nothing in data to make me believe we need go further’.

4 Jan 2022 - 6:52PM
Footprints of early dinosaur discovered on Welsh beach

Experts at the Natural History Museum believe the prints could have been made more than 200 million years ago by a sauropod or a prosauropod – an early relative of a dinosaur.

Experts at the Natural History Museum believe the prints could have been made more than 200 million years ago by a sauropod or a prosauropod – an early relative of a dinosaur.

2 Jan 2022 - 7:15AM
Britain’s Home Secretary plans to ‘crack down’ on asylum claims in 2022

Priti Patel has said she intends to end the ‘legal merry-go-round’ of ‘spurious’ asylum seeker claims in 2022.

Priti Patel has said she intends to end the ‘legal merry-go-round’ of ‘spurious’ asylum seeker claims in 2022.

2 Jan 2022 - 12:35AM
Prince Andrew asked to prove he couldn’t sweat, to support alibi in sex assault case

Accuser Virginia Giuffre’s legal team has requested a wealth of information from Andrew’s lawyers, including confirmation of a claim he did not sweat.

Accuser Virginia Giuffre’s legal team has requested a wealth of information from Andrew’s lawyers, including confirmation of a claim he did not sweat.

1 Jan 2022 - 7:17AM
Hugh Jackman tests positive for Covid-19, Broadway’s ‘The Music Man’ cancelled through New Year’s Day

The actor and star of Broadway’s ‘The Music Man’ posted a video to Instagram announcing his diagnosis. He wore a loose-fitting black mask that slipped more than once in the brief video, revealing puffy bags under the 53-year-old’s eyes.

The actor and star of Broadway’s ‘The Music Man’ posted a video to Instagram announcing his diagnosis. He wore a loose-fitting black mask that slipped more than once in the brief video, revealing puffy bags under the 53-year-old’s eyes.

29 Dec 2021 - 9:46AM
Ghislaine Maxwell trial judge warns coronavirus could disrupt proceedings

‘We are seeing an astronomical spike in the number of Covid-positive cases in New York City over the last one to two weeks due to the Omicron variant,” said Judge Alison Nathan.

‘We are seeing an astronomical spike in the number of Covid-positive cases in New York City over the last one to two weeks due to the Omicron variant,” said Judge Alison Nathan.

29 Dec 2021 - 4:39AM