Georgia swears in Salome Zurabishvili as first female president | News | DW

Salome Zurabishvili was sworn in as Georgia’s first female president on Sunday. Her inauguration marks the start of a new constitution which transforms her post into a largely ceremonial role. Paris-born Zurabishvili won a run-off vote last month with 59.6 percent of … Continue reading Georgia swears in Salome Zurabishvili as first female president | News | DW

US working to extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen: Turkish PM | News | DW

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says Washington is working on extraditing a US-based Muslim cleric accused of orchestrating a failed Turkish coup in 2016, the Reuters news agency and Turkish media reported on Sunday. Cavusoglu cited comments made by US President Donald … Continue reading US working to extradite cleric Fethullah Gulen: Turkish PM | News | DW

Negotiators from nearly 200 countries strike deal over how to implement landmark Paris climate treaty | News | DW

Almost 200 countries on Saturday reached an agreement on implementing the Paris Climate Accord after two weeks of negotiations under the auspices of the United Nations. The result of the tortured negotiations in the Polish city of Katowice is a 156-page rulebook on how … Continue reading Negotiators from nearly 200 countries strike deal over how to implement landmark Paris climate treaty | News | DW

How gay activists from Berlin visited the 1970s USSR | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

It’s an unusual story from 1978: The Soviet Union’s Communist Party (CPSU) invited gay activists from West Berlin to Moscow, while more than 1,300 people nationwide were convicted by Soviet courts for “sexual intercourse with men.” Sexual acts between men … Continue reading How gay activists from Berlin visited the 1970s USSR | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Fifth round of ′yellow vest′ protests in France with 3,000 in Paris | News | DW

Police in Paris on Saturday said they had arrested some 95 people arriving for the “yellow vests,” or “gilets jaunes” protests in opposition to President Emmanuel Macron’s government. Of these, 63 had been held for questioning. Scuffles broke out when police … Continue reading Fifth round of ′yellow vest′ protests in France with 3,000 in Paris | News | DW

France′s ′yellow vests′ and the Russian trolls that encourage them | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

British and US media outlets reported in early December that Russian social media trolls were apparently involved in stoking the French “yellow vest” protests, for instance by disseminating disinformation like faked protest pictures. The news outlets cited information provide by the … Continue reading France′s ′yellow vests′ and the Russian trolls that encourage them | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW