Beate Stelzer works as first officer on a container ship. As a child, she had dreamed of traveling the world’s oceans. But it took more than 30 years before her dream came true.
Despite protests from Manila, China continues to build artificial islands in the Spratlys in a bid to assert its sovereignty claims before a UN court rules in an arbitration case, as analyst Gregory Poling tells DW.
After years of government wrangling, five types of sharks have gained protected status under an international treaty. Although shark advocates welcome the decision, enforcement of the protections could be tricky.
Investigators in the Netherlands have released a preliminary report on the MH17 airliner crash in eastern Ukraine. The findings say the airliner was pierced by "high-speed objects," and cockpit activity "ended abruptly."
It's a hard job for tough men: in the middle of the North Sea, specialists from all over the world are constructing offshore wind farms. The installation vessel Brave Tern is their workplace and home.
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