Italy′s populists dismissed Genoa bridge fears as ′fairytale′ | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

The anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) faced scrutiny Wednesday because in 2013 its Genoa activists had opposed a planned road bypass. A provincial study by M5S had

On the Road in Zimbabwe and Malawi – Straight Talk Africa

Shaka Ssali talks about the people he met during his trip to Zimbabwe and Malawi. Together with VOA reporter Pail Ndiho they observed and reported

Paris Installs Controversial 'Solution' to Public Urination

In Paris, there is an experiment under way to find an environmental solution to the unsightly urban problem of men urinating in the street. However,

US Ambassador to Zimbabwe: Sanctions Removal Linked to Genuine Reforms

HARARE, ZIMBABWE —  U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe Brian Nichols has said the southern African country must embark on genuine reforms if it wants Washington to

Kenyatta's War on Corruption: Lasting Legacy or Political Theater?

NAIROBI —  Two top-ranking officials in Kenya were charged with corruption this week in a $3 billion Chinese-built railway project, as part of President Uhuru

US Sanctions Chinese, Russian, Singaporean Firms for North Korea Trading

The U.S. on Wednesday sanctioned companies in China, Russia and Singapore it says were violating the trade embargo with North Korea, Washington’s latest effort to

Putin says China's Xi to visit Russia in September

MOSCOW —  Russian President Vladimir Putin said Chinese President Xi Jinping would visit Russia in September, Russian news agencies RIA and Tass reported on Wednesday.

Russia: Rights groups slam teenage trials | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Anna Pavlikova is staring into space. The 18-year-old looks sad as she sits behind a high glass wall in a Moscow courtroom. A row of

Anger Mounts, as Rescue Operations Continue at Scene of Italian Bridge Collapse

As hundreds of rescuers sorted through mountains of concrete slabs and other rubble Wednesday in search of more survivors one day after a deadly bridge