British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson says we need to stop the criminalization of drug use. DW's Ines Pohl caught up with him in New York where the issue has been high on the agenda of a UN meeting.
The UN human rights office has said Iran is the worst in the world when it comes to sentencing minors to death — a crime under international law. Three minors were executed in January, and 80 more remain on death row.
Most of the more than 23,000 murders in the first 11 months of the year have been blamed on the country's brutal drug cartels. Violence has worsened over the past decade amid the government's war on narcotics.
Decriminalizing drugs has been high on the agenda of a UN meeting in New York. British entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson is an outspoken supporter of legalizing all drugs. DW's Ines Pohl caught up with him to get his view on the talks at the UN.
In Southern Italy, sympathies are growing for the 5-Star-Movement.
A quick rundown of business events of the week
The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has overtaken the Social Democrats (SPD) in a national opinion poll for the first time. The news comes as the SPD begins a crucial vote on a coalition with Angela Merkel.
Media watchdog INA has published the latest edition of its annual report looking at news that failed to make the German headlines. The 2017 list includes pharmaceutical companies, humanitarian crises and container ships.
Disgraced former football coach Barry Bennell has been sentenced to 31 years in prison for sexually abusing 12 young boys between 1979 and 1991. The presiding judge described the 64-year-old as "pure evil."
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