A Brazilian judge has ordered a 72-hour nationwide shutdown of the popular messaging application WhatsApp. The move reportedly aims to increase pressure on the service to turn over client data records in a criminal case.
Leicester City have clinched their first-ever Premier League title in one of the biggest surprises in the sport. They were crowned champions thanks to Tottenham's draw with Chelsea on Monday evening.
Honduran prosecutors say four arrests have been made in connection with the murder of high-profile activist Berta Caceres. Media reports indicate one suspect was employed by a company that Caceres campaigned against.
Austrian Defense Minister Hans Peter Doskozil and his German counterpart Ursula von der Leyen have reiterated the need to coordinate refugee initiatives EU-wide. There was no public mention of the Brenner Pass.
Scientists have developed a picture of the genetic events that cause breast cancer. The largest study of its kind is a 'milestone' in terms of its potential to unlock new ways of treating and preventing the disease.
A satirical doll of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gone under the hammer on Ebay. The figure which is holding a goat in the colors of the German flag on a leash, has attracted a huge bid of 10,000 euros.
Hans-Georg Maassen told a symposium in Berlin his intelligence agency needed more resources to fight threats from militant Islamists and right-wing extremists. He warned of a growing danger of terror attacks in Germany.
Refugees in Berlin are now doing a tour of the German capital - a chance for Berliners to get an idea of how some 50,000 newcomers see the city. It's a small step on the long and tortuous path to integration.
As the number of refugees arriving in Germany remains low, President Joachim Gauck has stressed the importance of open borders in the EU. The EU Commission is due to address Schengen Zone controls in coming days.
Denmark has again extended the deadline for checks along its border with Germany, this time until June 2. The government said the measures would have a 'preventive effect.'
Puerto Rico has said it's hoping to avoid some lawsuits against it after the US territory said it would not be able to pay back its debt. The government warned the money was needed to keep critical services functioning.
Party officials in the German state of Baden-Württemberg have debuted Germany's first Green-led coalition with the CDU. The two unlikely partners have agreed on future plans for digitization and renewable energy.
A French appeals court has upheld the 4-year prison sentence handed down in 2013 to the founder of a defective breast implant firm. Hundreds of thousands of women received the faulty implants in Europe and South America.
Swiss pilot Andre Borschberg will be at the helm for the latest stage in the round-the-world attempt. The solar-powered aircraft has only three more planned stops in the US before it heads over the Atlantic.
A fresh round of polls could be in the offing for Spain after the country's political parties failed to form a coalition. Voting is expected to take place at the end of next month.
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The Syrian military has extended its ceasefire around the capital although fighting is still going on in the country's north. Meanwhile, US Secretary of State John Kerry is trying to revive peace talks.
The head of Germany's internal intelligence agency has said that scores of mosques are being closely observed. The agency, the BfV, is holding a symposium analyzing the threat posed to Germany by the "Islamic State."
The environmental organization has lambasted the agreement for giving "special legal rights" to companies. If approved, the trade deal would cover roughly one-third of global trade.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said that the new defense deal between Canberra and Paris will create jobs in Australia. German giant ThyssenKrupp was also in the hunt for the mammoth contract.
The mystery shrouding the founder of Bitcoin may be over now that a man named Craig Wright has said he created the digital currency. He provided cryptographic proof to back his claim, but not everyone's convinced.
A British company has apologized in South Korea for the role its product played in around 100 deaths and other lung complaints. But families of the victims said the apology came "too late."
France's Jean-Marc Ayrault and Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier have started their West African tour in Mali. Both have underlined their countries' commitment to the further stabilization of the region.
Five years after the world's most wanted man was killed, the CIA has decided to relive the operation as it happened in 2011. The spy agency used social media platform Twitter to recreate the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
Massive fires have swept through dozens of square kilometers of pine forests in India's Himalayan state, Uttarakhand. The blaze has killed at least seven people and is endangering two of India's major tiger reserves.
The manifesto adopted by Germany's right-wing populist AfD party has been condemned by politicians ad religious communities. A Muslim leader called it socially divisive and a Jewish leader dubbed it anti-religious.
US passengers have arrived in Havana on board a cruise ship from Miami. It is the first cruise ship in decades to depart from a US port for the communist island nation, following the thaw in diplomatic relations.
Russia says it is pressing for "silence" in Aleppo after being urged by the US to help end the carnage in Syria's northern hub. Top diplomats are in Geneva, trying to salvage a February ceasefire.
Authorities in Bangladesh have arrested three men suspected of involvement in the killing of a Hindu man. The so-called "Islamic State" had claimed responsibility for the killing as country reels from extremist violence.
Palestinian leaders have reacted angrily to a decision by the organizers of Eurovision to ban their flag being flown. A list of banned flags also included the Basque region and the so-called "Islamic State."
German media say secret documents reveal the US has pressured the EU to approve a transatlantic free trade deal. The reports say Washington may block easier car exports if the EU doesn't open up its agricultural market.
Talks in Stuttgart have finalized Germany's first Greens-Christian Democrats regional government. Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives will be junior partners in Baden-Württemberg's coalition.
The father of a suspected "Islamic State" militant has been detained for DNA tests and questioning. Two police officers were killed and 22 people injured in a suicide attack in Gaziantep.
Several hundred human rights supporters took to the streets of Bonn for a May Day march - a small part of a worldwide movement. Among their demands were justice for workers, women, minorities and refugees, among others.
Iraqi protesters have announced their withdrawal from Baghdad's Green Zone after storming parliament a day earlier. The protesters have vowed to return by the end of the week if nothing changes.
With a heavy security presence, the departure hall at Brussels' Zaventem airport has partially reopened. The move comes 40 days after two suicide bombs killed 16 people and destroyed part of the building.
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