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.
Many recreational drugs cooked in hidden labs around the world today were origianlly desigend by German chemists, the military and German firms.
German police have seized several tons of cocaine in the latest example of the so-called "rip-off" shipping method. Crime gangs secrete drugs in regular shipments without the knowledge of the actual sender or reciever.
Colombia has declared its conflict with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) officially over. The rebel group handed over the last of its weapons to be melted down under UN oversight.
The top US trade negotiator has described China's industrial policy as a "serious problem" for the American economy.
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A US judge has dismissed a plea by a woman raped as a teenager by director Roman Polanski to close the 40-year-old case. The 84-year-old filmmaker fled the US in 1978 to avoid a lengthy jail term.
A "cannabis lobby" is pushing for marijuana to be legalized in Germany, according to a German lawmaker who presented the annual report on drugs. The conservative Marlene Mortler urged more help for children of addicts.
Radical Islamists are more active in Barcelona than in most other Spanish cities. The reason lies partly in the autonomous nature of the government, and partly in the multicultural character of the city.
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