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Angela Merkel says Friday's EU summit sends a message of optimism. The euro currency and reducing the routes by which displaced people can reach the bloc were among the items on the agenda at the top-level talks.
The European Union says Britain's promise to guarantee the rights of EU citizens living in the UK after Brexit is insufficient. Belgium's prime minister has also warned that London's plans may contain a nasty surprise.
One year after UK voters chose to leave the EU, many of the preconditions for successful talks still aren't in place. DW spoke to three top international negotiators about what should happen - and what likely will occur.
LobbyControl has released a damning verdict on the German government's failure to restrict lobbyists. Merkel's inner circle is said to have particularly close ties to the auto industry, responsible for "dieselgate."
Airstrikes targeting the "Islamic State" group in Syria have left 472 civilians dead over the past month, a monitor says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says the figure is more than double the previous month.
Turkey will stop teaching Darwin's theory of evolution in high schools. Secular Turks are alarmed that their country is taking an increasingly Islamist direction under President Erdogan's authoritarian leadership.
With the new French president polishing the EU's image, Brussels is looking brighter both to European citizens and those abroad. Will the bloc seize the "Macron momentum" and stride boldly into the future?
In Spain, a lawsuit as been filed against Gonzalez Pacheco, a torturer in the Franco era - the first of its kind. Around a dozen of other victims are expected to follow. Santiago Saez reports from Madrid.
Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have broken off relations with Qatar have issued a list of demands to end a diplomatic crisis in the region, reports say. Their conditions include shutting down Al-Jazeera.
A Brussels court has handed a 15-month suspended prison sentence to eight Arab princesses. The widow of an Abu Dhabi sheikh and her seven daughters were found guilty of human trafficking and degrading their servants.
The Taliban head in Afghanistan has issued a statement demanding US and NATO troops get out of the country. But he also indicated that constructive diplomatic relations could be possible if his demands were met.
A Hamburg court has decided that a G20 protest camp cannot be held in the municipal park of the northern German city. More than 3,000 tents were expected, with over 10,000 protesters.
Newly revealed documents show German intelligence spied on White House personnel for years, according to a news report. In 2015, German intelligence was found to have spied on European allies, to Berlin's embarrassment.
The Social Democrats are entering their convention weekend 14 points behind their main rivals, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats. In Dortmund on Sunday, SPD members will finalize the party's platform.
German police have raided a gathering of right-wing extremists and searched properties in southern Thuringia. One of 13 people under suspicion of organizing paramilitary camps has been arrested.
The French government says it is going to stop granting new licenses for oil and gas exploration in France and its overseas territories, in a bid to fulfill one of President Emmanuel Macron's campaign pledges.
South Korea's president says engagement with Pyongyang is only possible if Seoul has superior firepower. The North has tested a rocket engine that could potentially be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile.
Khieu Samphan, a former Khmer Rouge leader, denied accusations that his former government was involved in the mass genocide in Cambodia. He and another senior cadre, Noun Chea, already received life sentences.
What's in a name? A person's chance of landing an apartment lease in Germany, that's what. Discrimination against people whose names don't appear to be "German" is common in the rental market, according to media reports.
Former Chancellor Helmut Kohl's funeral plans have become subject to controversy after his widow tried to bar Chancellor Angela Merkel from speaking at the memorial. She said, however, she was trying to honor his wishes.
Maria Alyokhina from the punk group Pussy Riot was prosecuted, imprisoned and later released thanks to a government amnesty. She talks to DW about her work as an artist in the West and her problems in Russia.
What does the word "German" mean to people? The chancellor's answer is a typical Merkel-style response, says Ines Pohl.
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Two years ago, tens of thousands of refugees crossed the Austrian border into Germany. DW's Nina Haase and Sumi Somaskanda traveled to the border region and asked if the newcomers feel welcome today.
Amid a fierce debate on the best attributes of German culture, a popular tabloid has printed Chancellor Angela Merkel's A-Z list. But she admitted that there are probably as many answers as there are residents.
The so-called Identitarian Movement's popularity is growing in Germany following a series of high-profile public demonstrations. DW's Sumi Somaskanda talked with two prominent members about the group's goals.
The Austrian government has seized the house where Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler was born. But the former owner of the house has challenged it and pulled the state to the constitutional court.
After several days of extreme power shortages in the Gaza Strip, Gaza’s power plant reportedly restarted on Thursday. But people fear this is only a temporary solution to the ongoing power problems.
The 35th edition of the Munich film festival has opened with Claire Denis's “Let the Sunshine In.” An epic new Hitler documentary and Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled" also await.
Barely a century ago, the invention of photojournalism turned the press landscape upside down. A new exhibition at Berlin's German Historical Museum reimagines a photographic revolution.
The Frankfurt Zoological Society helps preserve wild animal populations in the Serengeti.
President Rodrigo Duterte has built a rehabilitation center for 10,000 drug addicts.
We meet a young man recovering from heroin addiction and visit a halfway house.
Female police officers are helping improve the tarnished reputation of the Mexican police.
The GIZ and Transfig are developing ways of making refrigerated transports more climate-friendly.
Kyrgyzstan’s climate is harsh, its food is rustic - like the traditional flatbread, lepyoshka.
The Proyecto Agua Segura aims to improve access to clean drinking water in rural Argentina.
Hillel centers help young people who’ve left ultra-orthodox Jewish communities adjust to new lives.
Egyptian artist Wael Shawky's latest work is a re-imagining of "The Song of Roland."
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