The U.S. wants to impose harsh sanctions on Russia invades Ukraine. But the German government is putting on the brakes out of fears over the economic consequences and what punitive measures could mean for energy supplies for a country that gets much of its gas from Moscow.
Many in Algeria had hoped that the country would become a democracy after the toppling of authoritarian President Abdelaziz Bouteflika in 2019. But the repression didn't end with the new government. Now many are leaving the country for Europe. By Monika Bolliger in Algiers and Oran
Alexei Navalny is locked away in one of the most notorious prisons in Russia, and it isn't clear when he might ever be released. The Kremlin has destroyed his opposition movement, but the Putin opponent remains steadfast. How does he do it? By Alexander Chernyshev, Christian Esch und Christina Hebel, Moskau
With many public health departments days or weeks behind in reporting infection numbers, Germany lacks an accurate overall view of pandemic developments. Other countries, like Canada, are better off because they test wastewater, allowing them to quickly detect outbreaks as they unfold. By Hilmar Schmundt