1,300 people assumed missing in one German district after deadly floods hit Western Europe

By Nadine Schmidt, Schams Elwazer, Barbara Wojazer and Sharon Braithwaite, CNN About 1,300 people remain unaccounted for in Germany after the heaviest rainfall in a century caused deadly flash floods to devastate parts of Western Europe, prompting a large-scale rescue effort. Fast moving torrents of water inundated entire towns and villages in western and southern … Read more

Orbán wants a Chinese university in Hungary. Opponents see a chance to turn his nationalist rhetoric against him

By Sheena McKenzie, CNN A derelict plot on the banks of the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary, might seem like an unusual epicenter for a political earthquake. But that was before Prime Minister Viktor Orbán’s populist government announced a controversial plan for a prestigious Shanghai university to open its first overseas campus there in 2024 … Read more

New video of Ethiopia massacre shows soldiers documenting executions

By Mia Alberti Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ruling Prosperity Party (PP) overwhelmingly won general elections Saturday, meaning he will stay in power another term, according to CNN affiliate Nation Media Group. Abiy’s party is expected take more than 410 of the 546 parliamentary seats in the first round of the contest, Ethiopia’s sixth national … Read more

Ethiopia’s Abiy Ahmed wins election in landslide amid Tigray conflict and voting fraud concerns

By Mia Alberti Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s ruling Prosperity Party (PP) overwhelmingly won general elections Saturday, meaning he will stay in power another term, according to CNN affiliate Nation Media Group. Abiy’s party is expected take more than 410 of the 546 parliamentary seats in the first round of the contest, Ethiopia’s sixth national … Read more

South Africa enters strict lockdown to combat ‘extremely serious’ impact of Delta variant

By David McKenzie and Nimi Princewill, CNN South Africa has entered at least two weeks of strict lockdown to combat a devastating third wave of Covid-19 linked to the more transmissible Delta variant. The country is experiencing a massive surge in infections, President Cyril Ramaphose said as he announced the new wideranging lockdown during a … Read more

New video of Ethiopia massacre shows soldiers passing phone around to document their executions of unarmed men

By Gianluca Mezzofiore, Katie Polglase, Nima Elbagir and Barbara Arvanitidis, CNN A few scattered human bones lay on the rocky ground, along with a broken skull and several half-burned identification cards. That is all the villagers could find, six months after Ethiopian troops rounded up their loved ones and shot them at point-blank range, throwing … Read more

Ethiopians head to the polls amid conflict and a raging humanitarian crisis

By Nimi Princewill, CNN Ethiopians will head to the polls on Monday amid widespread nationwide unrest, famine, and a raging humanitarian crisis in the country’s Tigray region. Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed readies for his first real test at the ballot, in what will be Ethiopia’s first multi-party election in 16 years. With the polls initially … Read more

This rabbi is joining the German army, 90 years after Hitler expelled Jewish soldiers

By Nadine Schmidt and Sheena McKenzie, CNN During Germany’s Covid-19 lockdown, Rabbi Zsolt Balla earned a devoted online following, live-streaming prayer services on Facebook. Now, as the country begins to open up, he’s taking on a previously unimaginable job as the German military’s chief rabbi — its first in almost 90 years, since Adolf Hitler … Read more

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