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Why Finland has $100,000 Speeding Fines

Why Finland has $100,000 Speeding Fines

Finland has made headlines over the years for fining drivers with exorbitantly high fine for speeding violations, including one for around $103,000. While not all tickets are this expensive, this amount would be unheard of in the U.S. So why do dr...
Cheddar
10mins
COVID-19: EU vs U.S.

COVID-19: EU vs U.S.

While infection rates steadily decline across most of Western Europe the U.S continues to see record highs in transmission. We tell the tale of two responses to the threat of coronavirus. Insight is offered by Barabara Bulf, an English teacher bas...
Stringr
A Teenager from the Taiga

A Teenager from the Taiga

16-year-old Veronika Teflina wants to be a police officer. It won't be easy, because she comes from the Russian Taiga where her parents breed reindeer. To fulfill her dream, she attends a boarding school in Russkinskaya.
Deutsche Welle
25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre

25th anniversary of the Srebrenica massacre

The worst war crime since the end of World War II occurred in July of 1995. Bosnian-Serbian soldiers murdered an estimated 8000 civilians. 25 years after the massacre, the wounds have not yet been healed.
Deutsche Welle
Corona Outbreak in a meat factory

Corona Outbreak in a meat factory

Germany's Tonnies slaughterhouse brought wealth to Rheda-Wiedenbruck; decorated sidewalks, renovated buildings - new athletic facilities. But since the corona outbreak in the meat factory, the city is in an uproar.
Deutsche Welle
The Politics of the Supreme Court

The Politics of the Supreme Court

A look at the battle within America's Supreme Court.
Stringr
2mins
Greece: Illegal expulsion of migrants to Turkey

Greece: Illegal expulsion of migrants to Turkey

Refugees in Greece face violence and forcible expulsion to Turkey. Critics say this is a clear contravention of the European Convention on Human Rights.
Deutsche Welle
French scientists want to help albatrosses

French scientists want to help albatrosses

French scientists are looking for ways to protect albatrosses from swallowing hooks on fishing nets. Some trawlers still ignore the regulations seeking to prevent these fatal encounters.
Deutsche Welle
Russia: The last man standing

Russia: The last man standing

Villages across Russia are emptying as people flock to the cities. More than 20,000 have been entirely abandoned. Nevertheless, Rafgat Abzalov stayed put in Kirillo-Karmasan, even after everyone else had left.
Deutsche Welle
Republican tops Trump-backed Rep. in primary

Republican tops Trump-backed Rep. in primary

Five-term Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton was upset in Tuesday’s Republican Party primary by Lauren Boebert, a pistol-packing businesswoman, ardent defender of gun rights and border wall supporter who wants to abolish the U.S. Dept. of Education.
Associated Press
1min
A Vice President For A Vice President

A Vice President For A Vice President

Democrat nominee Joe Biden pledged to choose a woman for his running mate in 2020, begging the question, who will end up as VP for the former VP?
Stringr
2mins
Facebook to flag posts that break its rules

Facebook to flag posts that break its rules

Facebook says it will flag all "newsworthy" posts from politicians, including President Donald Trump, that may incite violence, suppress voting or break its other content rules.
Associated Press
1min
Russia: Surge in violence against women

Russia: Surge in violence against women

A hotel in Moscow was turned into a shelter for women subjected to violence by their male partners during the coronavirus lockdown. Many official shelters were full. Women's rights organizations say the situation will remain extremely serious.
Deutsche Welle
Majorca welcomes tourists again

Majorca welcomes tourists again

Lockdowns and closed borders meant tourism on the Mediterranean island was suspended. Now holidaymakers are back. It's a trial run involving a few hotels and a few thousand guests. Some locals are worried they might bring back the virus to Majorca.
Deutsche Welle
24-year-old tops Trump's pick in NC GOP primary

24-year-old tops Trump's pick in NC GOP primary

Madison Cawthorn, a 24-year-old real estate investment CEO won Tuesday’s Republican primary runoff for a western North Carolina congressional seat over a candidate endorsed by President Donald Trump.
Associated Press
1min
Trump rails against Dems, Biden during Ariz. rally

Trump rails against Dems, Biden during Ariz. rally

President Donald Trump spoke to an enthusiastic audience of hundreds of young conservatives at a Phoenix church on Monday. His address was full of typical Trump lines including ridicule of his likely Democratic presidential opponent Joe Biden.
Associated Press
2mins
United Kingdom: Pubs go digital

United Kingdom: Pubs go digital

Pubs in the UK are closed, and their owners are sorely missing the revenue. So, they are hosting digital meet-ups for their customers. People can hardly wait for their first real pint of beer, back in the pub again.
Deutsche Welle
Belgium's Colonial Legacy

Belgium's Colonial Legacy

Anti-racist protesters in Belgium are demanding that their country confront its colonial past. Their criticism is aimed at former monarch King Leopold II.
Deutsche Welle
Slovenia: Civil Society under Threat

Slovenia: Civil Society under Threat

Environmentalists are accusing the Slovenian government of undermining democracy. They say it is also having consequences for a major dam-project in the country.
Deutsche Welle
Races To Watch: Alabama Senate

Races To Watch: Alabama Senate

Nat SOT - Sessions Campaign Ad <br/>Others talk big about Trump, hoping to get your vote. But talk is cheap. I've been with him from the start because it is the right thing for America. <br/><br/>JEFF SESSIONS IS TOUTING HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH PRE...
Stringr
Anti-racism demonstrations in France

Anti-racism demonstrations in France

The death of George Floyd in the U.S. has sparked large anti-racism protests in France. Many black people in France feel that they're treated like second-class citizens and have been targeted by police.
Deutsche Welle
Germany / France: Coronavirus raises tensions along the border

Germany / France: Coronavirus raises tensions along the border

Tensions are rising in the Saarland region along the French-German border. An increase in coronavirus cases on the French side has left many on the German side feeling threatened. Local politicians have appealed for calm.
Deutsche Welle
Romania: Discrimination against Roma

Romania: Discrimination against Roma

Romania's Roma minority are facing increased discrimination because of the coronavirus. In some regions, tensions are rising between local residents and Roma seasonal workers who've returned home.
Deutsche Welle
Coronavirus War Chests

Coronavirus War Chests

IF THERE IS ONE THING WE KNOW ABOUT POLITICS, IT'S THAT MONEY TALKS. RUNNING ANY POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FROM SMALL SCALE LOCAL TO A NATIONAL LEVEL IS VERY EXPENSIVE. A CURSORY LOOK AT JOE BIDEN AND DONALD TRUMPS' LARGEST DONORS REVEAL SOME BIG SURPRIS...
Stringr
2mins
Coronavirus War Chests_Broadcast

Coronavirus War Chests_Broadcast

IF THERE IS ONE THING WE KNOW ABOUT POLITICS, IT'S THAT MONEY TALKS. RUNNING ANY POLITICAL CAMPAIGN FROM SMALL SCALE LOCAL TO A NATIONAL LEVEL IS VERY EXPENSIVE. A CURSORY LOOK AT JOE BIDEN AND DONALD TRUMPS' LARGEST DONORS REVEAL SOME BIG SURPRIS...
Stringr
2mins
75-year-old man violently shoved as NY police enforce curfew

75-year-old man violently shoved as NY police enforce curfew

Man violently shoved as NY police enforce curfew
Associated Press
1min
Russia: Vodka and the virus

Russia: Vodka and the virus

Many Russians think alcohol can protect against the coronavirus. Alcohol consumption has soared since the lockdown began. The nationalist group 'Sober Russia' aims to unmask the illegal trade in alcohol.
Deutsche Welle
Italy: The prospect of empty beaches

Italy: The prospect of empty beaches

Hotel operators fear a bad summer season despite the easing of restrictions. Little income coupled with high costs to ensure hygiene spell trouble. Resorts that are usually most popular will be hit hardest.
Deutsche Welle
Bulgaria: Hospitals as coronavirus hotspots

Bulgaria: Hospitals as coronavirus hotspots

Poor hygiene in some Bulgarian hospitals means high rates of coronavirus infection among staff and patients. That's especially true in economically depressed areas, where hospitals are often underfinanced, understaffed and ill-equipped.
Deutsche Welle
Greece: Doubts about Chinese investments

Greece: Doubts about Chinese investments

China has invested billions in projects in Greece, but critics fear Beijing is seeking political influence there, too. Still, construction is not the only industry that has been revived thanks to China.
Deutsche Welle
How MPs joined kilometre-long queue in a vote to end virtual parliament

How MPs joined kilometre-long queue in a vote to end virtual parliament

MPs formed a socially-distanced queue across the entire parliamentary estate and voted in favour of discontinuing the virtual parliament, in place to reduce transmission of Covid-19 during the pandemic.
The Guardian
The UK: London aims to boost cycling

The UK: London aims to boost cycling

London is closing many roads to cars and improving bikeways. Congestion needs to be reduced anyway, and social distancing on public transport means fewer passengers per trip. Not everybody backs the ambitious plans.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: Courtyard light shows

Germany: Courtyard light shows

A light designer is putting on shows for his neighbors in the courtyard of their building. He wants to offer a glimmer of hope and express solidarity with people across Europe suffering because of the coronavirus pandemic, especially in Italy.
Deutsche Welle
Turkey: Refugees at the mercy of politicians

Turkey: Refugees at the mercy of politicians

Thousands of refugees are stuck in Turkey after the government misled them into heading to the Greek border. The European Union remains closed to them.
Deutsche Welle
Spain: Tragic Upswing

Spain: Tragic Upswing

Forest-rich Galicia has a tradition of coffin building. The growing competition of cheap imports from China was making life difficult for the coffin manufacturers. Since the coronavirus crisis there has been a flood of orders.
Deutsche Welle
Biden rejects Trump's 'Obamagate' claims

Biden rejects Trump's 'Obamagate' claims

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says President Donald Trump's pattern is 'diversion, diversion, diversion.' Biden rejected Trump's claims that Barack Obama committed unspecified crimes as president.
Associated Press
1min
Biden: Trump medicine use 'totally irresponsible'

Biden: Trump medicine use 'totally irresponsible'

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden says President Trump is 'totally irresponsible' for using hydroxychloroquine when multiple studies have shown it to be ineffective against COVID-19.
Associated Press
1min
France: A Quarantine Diary

France: A Quarantine Diary

France is easing coronavirus restrictions. For many it's the end of isolation. The country was hard hit by the pandemic and the lockdown there was particularly strict. Now the French are getting their freedom back.
Deutsche Welle
Germany and Denmark: The return of the border

Germany and Denmark: The return of the border

The border between Germany and Denmark runs right through the center of Rudbol. That's usually not a problem, but now farmers are, for example, having difficulties getting access to their fields.
Deutsche Welle
Blazes around Chernobyl - Ukraine and Climate Change

Blazes around Chernobyl - Ukraine and Climate Change

Ukrainians are facing forest fires near Chernobyl after the driest winter in a century. Thick smoke has even blanketed Kyiv 200 kilometers away. Many people have lost their homes and are concerned about what the summer might bring.
Deutsche Welle
Romania: Villages in Panic

Romania: Villages in Panic

A village mayor shuttered the local market for fear it might promote the spread of the coronavirus. But now, residents are running low on provisions, and local producers are suffering from loss of income.
Deutsche Welle
Germany: 75 Years After the War. Unseen Heroes

Germany: 75 Years After the War. Unseen Heroes

During World War II, over 5,000 Jews went into hiding in Berlin to escape the Holocaust. Many survived thanks to help from neighbors or friends. Many of their descendants, fugitives and protectors alike, are friends to this day.
Deutsche Welle
Spain: Tourism Industry Fights for Survival

Spain: Tourism Industry Fights for Survival

The corona crisis has crippled Spain's tourism industry. Hotel and restaurant owners are facing high losses this summer. The current travel restrictions are sure to keep many foreign guests away. Some in the sector are struggling to survive.
Deutsche Welle
Why is a US Navy ship in the South China Sea?

Why is a US Navy ship in the South China Sea?

The US and China have heightened tensions further after a United States Navy warship conducted an operation in the South China Sea. Washington claim Beijing is using the coronavirus crisis to further their claims on the disputed islands in the re...
Oovvuu Originals
1min
Ex-NAACP leader Mfume wins Maryland US House Seat

Ex-NAACP leader Mfume wins Maryland US House Seat

Democrat Kweisi Mfume easily won a special election Tuesday to finish the term of the late Elijah Cummings, retaking a Maryland congressional seat he held for five terms before leaving to lead the NAACP.
Associated Press
1min
What we know about secretive North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

What we know about secretive North Korean leader Kim Jong-un

A look at North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un in profile, from coming to power in 2011 to rumours of his death.
Oovvuu Originals
2mins
Trump and New York Governor Cuomo to meet at White House

Trump and New York Governor Cuomo to meet at White House

US President Donald Trump announces that he will welcome New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has spearheaded the response to his state's coronavirus outbreaks, to the White House on Tuesday.
AFP
13secs
Trump defends protesters, says orders 'too tough'

Trump defends protesters, says orders 'too tough'

Donald Trump urged supporters to "LIBERATE" three states led by Democratic governors Friday, apparently encouraging protests against stay-at-home restrictions. "These are people expressing their views," Trump said during his daily briefing.
Associated Press
1min