The Cuban revolution "will carry on," Cuba's new president Miguel Mario Diaz-Canel Bermudez said after succeeding Raul Castro at the post. Castro is set to mentor Diaz-Canel and remain the leader of the Communist Party.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel has received French President Emmanuel Macron in Berlin to discuss his grand EU vision. But Macron's vision of a banking union, in particular, doesn't sit well with German conservatives.
An 800-meter area will be evacuated on Friday morning to allow authorities to defuse a 500-kilogram World War II bomb. Police said there was no immediate danger from the unexploded device.
Police say the attacker in the video, which has created a global uproar, is a 19-year-old from Syria. But experts warn about premature conclusions about "imported anti-Semitism" in the German capital.
MPs from Britain, France and Germany have warned the US Congress of damage to transatlantic credibility and conflict in the Middle East if Washington pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal. The US may withdraw next month.
Independence Day celebrations kicked off on Thursday, with festivities set to last for the next couple of days. But as Dana Regev reports from Jerusalem, a joyful day for some could mean something different for others.
The king of the tiny African nation of Swaziland announced the kingdom’s new name would be eSwatini. Unlike some other countries, Swaziland maintained its colonial name after independence.
The disgraced cyclist will pay $5 million to settle claims that he defrauded the US government when he cheated while riding under the Postal Service banner. His former teammate will pocket up to 25 percent of the amount.
The Open Society Foundations, backed by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros, is to close its Budapest branch and open a new one in Berlin, according to Austrian outlet Die Presse. Soros has faced pressure in Hungary.
Italian authorities have detained 21 aides and family members of the fugitive criminal Matteo Messina Denaro, believed to be the top boss of the Sicilian Mafia. The former hitman has been on the run since 1993.
Germany's highest civil court has ruled that the online ad blocker AdBlock Plus doesn't violate competition laws. Axel Springer is the latest of several German media companies to bring a case against developers and lose.
The man's family recognized him in a Youtube video that showed him singing a popular Bollywood song for money on a Mumbai street. The 66-year-old man, a former soldier, went missing in 1978.
The figures on asylum-seekers in the EU for 2017 are in. More than half a million people were granted protection status, with Germany responsible for around 60 percent of positive decisions.
The German government has committed to accepting refugees under a program to resettle people considered particularly vulnerable. Controls of Germany's border to Austria look set to be extended for another six months.
Criticizing Berlin's Berghain club as a place that enables sex, drugs and sleep-deprived partying, an AfD councilwoman proposed closing it. Following a backlash, the party distanced itself and said it stopped the plan.
Kurdish fighters have said they took a German-Syrian man suspected of a having a role in the September 11 attacks into custody in Syria. After being a member of al-Qaida, he is thought to have joined the "Islamic State."
De Beers has taken another step towards ridding the trade of its "blood diamond" tag with a mobile tracking app for miners in Sierra Leone. While Gemfair may be useful, more needs to be done to ensure safety.
A Turkish Cup semifinal between two of the country's biggest clubs was abandoned on Thursday, after Besiktas boss Senol Gunes was struck by an object thrown from the stands. Gunes needed five stitches in a head wound.
Prosecutors have said they won't file charges related to the death of pop star Prince. At the same time, the doctor accused of prescribing painkillers for Prince has reached a settlement with federal prosecutors.
Austria's far-right FPÖ is still adjusting to its new role in government, moderating its language but not its positions. The party's anti-immigrant stance still seems to resonate with many people in the country.
The Trump administration has ordered government agencies to expedite and expand arms sales abroad, including exports of advanced drones to reinforce allied armies and to compete with China.
Germany and France are the drivers of European Union integration. But Chancellor Angela Merkel could struggle if she tries keeping up with President Emmanuel Macron's breakneck reform agenda, says DW's Jens Thurau.
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After 20 years of the Good Friday deal, peace in Northern Ireland remains fragile. Former Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern says cool heads are needed - but walked out over questions on the scandal that ended his tenure.
The uprising by Jewish people entrapped in the Warsaw Ghetto 75 years ago has been well documented in art and literature. Here, a look at how the event has served as fodder in films.
Hans Asperger, the Austrian doctor after whom Asperger syndrome is named, collaborated on a Nazi program that involved the killing of disabled children, new research has found.
Actor Daniel Craig is auctioning his Aston Martin Vanquish to benefit a New York educational project.
For the first time in 35 years, Saudis can go to the movies again in their country, part of a drive to modernize the arch-conservative desert kingdom. Saudi blogger Dahlia Rahaimy told DW how important the reforms are.
Climate change is a global threat. So where to get the best perspective on the problem? Space! Scientists are monitoring Earth with satellites and running experiments in zero gravity to help save our fragile planet.
The Culture Ministry in Hesse has announced the death of artist Max Weinberg. He had lived and worked in Frankfurt since 1959.
In Bangladesh headlines are dominated by violence.
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