450,000-plus Social Democratic party members will decide whether to enter another grand coalition under Chancellor Angela Merkel. Past referendums have been formalities, but this time the result is anything but assured.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel has nominated Saarland State Premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to be the CDU's next secretary general. She will take over from Peter Tauber, who is stepping down due to health reasons.
The Syrian regime and Kurdish forces have reportedly agreed to join forces in Afrin to counter an ongoing Turkish offensive. Syrian state media report that the deployment of pro-regime troops is imminent.
The German army reportedly lacks the tents, winter clothes and other essential equipment needed for its deployment in a NATO rapid reaction force. The German defense ministry pledged that the items would be procured.
More than 60 percent of South Koreans believe President Moon should sit down with Kim Jong Un at a summit designed to improve bilateral relations and ease the military tensions that have dogged the region for many years.
The CAS has initiated a doping procedure for Russian curler and medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The allegations have rocked the Winter Olympics, with some Russian sports officials suspecting foul play.
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."
UK charity Oxfam has revealed that three staff bullied a witness during a 2011 inquiry into sexual misconduct in Haiti. Its release of a formerly confidential report comes as it tries to rebuild trust after the scandal.
Eurozone finance ministers in Brussels have backed Spain's candidate to become the next vice president of the European Central Bank. The decision was expected after Ireland withdrew its candidate for the post.
Latvia’s third biggest bank has sought emergency financial support after US officials accused it of helping breach North Korean sanctions — hours after the central bank governor was arrested over bribery allegations.
Israeli police have released photos showing swastikas and slurs daubed onto the gates of Poland's embassy in Israel. The incident came after the Polish prime minister suggested Jews were also complicit in the Holocaust.
Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama suggested a joint president for Albania and Kosovo, the two Albanian-majority states, during a visit to Pristina. Neighboring Serbia still claims Kosovo as its province.
The Hungarian prime minister has promised a hefty tax on refugee aid organizations as he vies for a third term in office. He warned in his annual state of the nation address that Muslim immigration would destroy Europe.
Measles infections have skyrocketed in Europe with 15 countries reporting large outbreaks in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. The group warned of severe risks to "unvaccinated children and adults."
Australia, the US, India and Japan are talking about plans for a regional scheme to counterbalance China's growing influence, a report says. A US official spoke of an "alternative" rather than a "rival" plan.
The first of five Monday night Bundesliga fixtures this season takes place tonight as Eintracht Frankfurt host RB Leipzig. But match-going supporters are planning to protest against the unpopular scheduling.
In the US, reactions to shooting rampages follow a pattern – but that might be about to change. It's high time.
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Christian Petzold's latest film is adapted from a WWII novel – but the refugee story is set in a timeless context.
The festival commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of the WWI by devoting its program to Weimar-era cinema.
The first day of the final week in Pyeongchang sees Germany trailing Norway at the top of the medals table.
Marco Reus scored his first goal in nine months and Mario Gomez scored the winner as Stuttgart picked up a big win at Augsburg. On Saturday, Robert Lewandowski came off the bench to score a last-gasp penalty for Bayern.
France has floated the idea of slapping sustainability labels on products to tell consumers how long they will last.
Confectioner Katjes’s use of a Muslim woman to sell a new line of vegan chewing gum has set off an online storm.
Many people have an idea what Berlin looks like. But how does it sound? DW columnist Gero Schliess had a listen.
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