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Deutsche Welle

Belt and Road Forum: Will China's 'digital Silk Road' lead to an authoritarian future?


China is set to connect developing countries in Asia and Africa with next-generation data technology, while companies in the West fall behind. But can Beijing be trusted with future of the internet?

Cyclone Kenneth hits Mozambique after battering Comoros


A new deadly storm hit northern Mozambique more than a month after Cyclone Idai ravaged the country. Homes were destroyed and power lines cut in the city of Pemba, with UN officials warning of "massive flooding."

One in ten EU voters support far-right populist parties


When Europeans head to the polls next month to elect a new parliament, most will vote based on who they oppose rather than who they support, according to a new study. Extremist, populist parties stand to benefit.