Europe is the third-most populous continent on the planet, home to an estimated population in the region of three-quarters of a billion people. The continent stretches beyond the borders of the 29-member European Union.
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An Australian Indigenous Children’s Choir has just wrapped up a European tour with performances in Germany, Slovenia and Austria. For many of the young singers from Australia’s tropical north, it was their first trip away from home- And as Kerry Skyring reports from Vienna, a chance to put cultural exchange on the stage.
US President Donald Trump was in Brussels on Thursday to attend his first meeting of NATO, the alliance he once threatened to abandon. NATO polished the choreography for a picture-perfect meeting between President Trump and his European allies. But as Teri Schultz reports, activists took to the streets of Brussels to make clear they were not rolling out a welcome mat.
In Turkey, more than 220 suspects went on trial on Monday accused of plotting last year's July coup attempt. They include the former chief of the air force and dozens of senior military officers. The trial is taking place at a courthouse on the outskirts of Ankara that was constructed especially to try coup suspects.DW's Turkey correspondent, Dorian Jones talked to Helen Seeney.
British police and security forces are continuing to map the network they suspect supported Salman Abedi in his suicide terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday. Meanwhile, the city itself is trying to move on. It's traditionally been a diverse community priding itself on tolerance and inclusion. So how will an attack, attributed to radical Islam, affect this northern UK city?
Albania has a poor reputation when it comes to corruption. A culture of bribery and payoffs permeates all levels of society and government. But the country has aspirations to join the European Union, so a massive anti-corruption cleanup is underway. Nathan Morley has been to the capital Tirana to find out more.
The Muslim Foundation in Slovakia has protested against the adoption of a law under which a religious community needs to have at least 50,000 members to be officially recognised. The Muslim Foundation points out that Slovakia’s Muslim community numbers only 2,000 members, so it’s far too small to meet the threshold required to enable it to build mosques.
The German capital, Berlin, is still struggling to cope with the thousands of refugees who have arrived in the city over the past two years. Many were initially housed in sports halls and schools as local authorities struggled to accommodate such large numbers of people at short notice. Now the city has a new concept to accommodate its refugees – temporary container housing.
Worrying news about Europe’s bird populations: they’ve dropped by more than half in the last 30 years. That’s a loss of 300 million birds according to a report released by the German government. A number of species are affected, including lapwings, partridges and skylarks. Berlin correspondent Alexa Dvorson wonders about the state of nightingales, arguably the continent's most creative songsters.
Will the far right profit from snap elections in Austria - State election boost for Angela Merkel - Two Turks on hunger strike to save their jobs – Concerns over the Polish constitution - Is liberal democracy under threat in the Czech Republic? - The rent crisis in Madrid pushing people out of their homes - Intellectual gardens are enjoying a renaissance in France – Nightingales over Berlin
Last weekend Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union Party scored a big win in a key state election. In North Rhine Westphalia, the CDU seized power from the Social Democrats whose chief, Martin Schulz is Merkel's main challenger in the September federal elections. Berlin correspondent is Daniel Pelz explains how significant the state election victory was for the Chancellor.
2017 is a decisive year in terms of European elections. First the Dutch went to the polls, then the French. Germans will vote in September. And now the Austrians will go to the polls in October, after leadership changes and infighting in the governing coalition. The early election could see the far-right Freedom Party enter government. Kerry Skyring reports from Vienna.
Since's Turkey’s failed coup last July, over 140,000 people have lost their jobs, accused of being linked to the Islamic cleric Fethullah Gulen, who Ankara says was the coup’s mastermind. Many of those dismissed are teachers and academics. Two sacked educators have gone on hunger strike to demand their jobs back. Their hunger strike is now in its third month. Dorian Jones reports.
The apparent alliance between the unpredictable president Milos Zeman and the billionaire finance minister Andrej Babis has some fretting over the fate of liberal democracy in the Czech republic. President Zeman has spoken of learning from China on how to ‘stabilise’ Czech society, while Mr Babis says countries should be run like businesses. Rob Cameron has more from Prague.
Restoration work has been completed on the geometrical gardens attached to the magnificent Chateau of Chambord in France's Loire Valley. They were the pride of the castle three centuries ago. Pioneered during the reign of the so-called Sun King, Louis the 14th, these extraordinarily formal and intellectual gardens are undergoing a revival in the country of their birth. John Laurenson has more.
Tenants unions in Spain are protesting against a rent crisis that's pushing out tenants. They hope to take their fight to the national government. Rental prices are rising and a lot of rental apartments are in a bad state. Furthermore, there's increasingly stiff competition from developers wanting to make some quick money. Isabel Cadenas Canon has more from Madrid.