The French president has fired the head of the army and has now started a row with the country's mayors. He is increasingly governing like an authoritarian. Macron will have to grow up fast, says Barbara Wesel.
Poland's Law and Justice (PiS) party's contested judicial reforms have passed another key hurdle, despite protests and warnings from the EU. Hungary's Viktor Orban has vowed to support Poland amid EU sanction threats.
Germany's Turkish diaspora has been assured that it is part of the fabric of the nation despite difficult relations between Berlin and Ankara. A letter by Germany's foreign minister has been published in a newspaper.
The two men were each sentenced to 30 months jail after admitting making several flights to England carrying migrants. They were caught earlier this week leaving an aerodrome close to the port town of Calais.
Russia's lower house of parliament has approved a law that bans so-called anonymizer software that hides online activity. Internet providers will be forced to block sites that offer such services.
Spain's central government says Catalonia must prove it is not using state funds to prepare for an independence referendum. Madrid is to conduct weekly audits to ensure no taxpayer money goes towards paying for the vote.
In Poland, the imminent reform of the judiciary will undermine the rule of law. Jan Pallokat reports from Warsaw.
Is Angel Merkel on course for a fourth term as German chancellor - Calls for the EU to finally get tough on Turkey - Are inferior products being dumped on eastern Europeans - Putting a price on Jane Austen – Netanyahu drums up support in Hungary - The marching season in Northern Ireland - Is the mafia behind bushfires in Italy? - Less is more when taking the plunge in Germany.
There are just nine weeks to go till the elections here in Germany. Opinion polls indicate that Christian Democrat Angela Merkel will secure a fourth consecutive term as chancellor. However, she's just ruled out placing an upper limit on the number of refugees coming to Germany. So will that alienate some voters? Berlin correspondent Daniel Pelz explains her reasons for doing so.
A Turkish court's decision to detain 6 human rights activists, pending trial on terrorism charges, is drawing increasing national and international condemnation. The detentions are part of the ongoing crackdown following last year’s failed coup. One of the jailed, Peter Steudtner, is a German national which has further escalated tensions between Berlin and Ankara. Dorian Jones reports.
The Czech Agriculture Minister has called for pressure to be kept up on the European Commission to resolve the problem of dual-quality food. People in the former Eastern bloc have long complained that food sold in their countries is of inferior quality to identical products sold further west. Governments in the region are now upping the pressure on the EU to do something. Rob Cameron reports.
The Bank of England has just unveiled a new ten pound note. Adorning the new currency, is the image of one of the world’s best known writers of romantic fiction: Jane Austen. She died exactly 200 years ago and putting her portrait on the new note is a fitting tribute. The novelist not only wrote about love and marriage but also took a keen interest in…money. Stephen Beard reports.
This week, Hungary welcomed the first Israeli Prime Minister to visit the country since the collapse of communism in 1989. Prime Minister Victor Orban stood alongside Benjamin Netanyahu as he said that his country's collaboration with Nazi Germany during World War II was a "mistake" and a "sin" as it failed to protect its Jewish community. Correspondent Stefan Bos has more about the visit.
Nearly 20 years after the end of Northern Ireland's conflict, Protestant and Catholic communities are still largely divided. Tensions can easily flare, especially in July, when Protestant communities celebrate a military victory over Catholics back in 1690. The Protestant Orange Order marches through the streets of cities and towns with flute bands. Louise Osborne and Jennifer Collins report.
Fires have been ravaging large parts of southern Italy over the past week. The authorities say there's been a record spike in wildfire incidents. One place has attracted particular attention: Mount Vesuvius, outside Naples. Officials there say the fires there appear to be caused by arson. And some are pointing their fingers at the local mafia. Irene Caselli reports.
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We were here! Take a picture and share it on Instagram. Some 80 million photos are posted daily to the network worldwide. Here are the sights that have proven most popular among users.
The motto of this year's Venice Biennale is "Viva Arte Viva." Curator Christine Macel invites visitors to celebrate freedom of art and explore the dream worlds of artists.
It's time for France's new president to start packing his bags to move to the Elysee Palace. DW takes a look at the luxurious address where Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte will be living.
The Polish capital is a place of contrasts. Through the ages kings, conquerors and dictators have all left their mark on Warsaw, but so too have freedom fighters and artists.
The sea, the sky and the golden sands in between. Secluded coves, hidden beaches, and gorgeous little towns. The Côte d'Azur or French Riviera has all you need for a perfect vacation.
For the last six weeks, French artist Guillaume Bottazzi has been creating a vast mural in honor of the victims of the Brussels terror attacks.
Cycling holidays are inexpensive, ecological and popular. And an extensive network of bike paths criss-crosses Europe. Have a look at the routes most popular with Germans.
Across Europe, modern concert halls are no longer relying on spectacular performances alone. The architecture of the venue itself is designed to signal: this is where music is being played!
Fans of amusement parks have a smorgasbord to choose from in Europe. Here are ten tips for parks that deserve a place at the very top of anyone's list.
Stroll through the French capital and see just enough sights to leave yourself time to enjoy the French way of life: ten suggestions for an journey of discovery through the city on the Seine.
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