Multiple proposals have been put forward to battle gun violence as debate rages following the Florida high school shooting. But with the gun lobby flatly rejecting any ban, the question is whether Congress can act.
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In her bid to form a new government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has tapped a young rival, some old allies and a cast of moderates for what would be her fourth cabinet. Could one of them be a potential successor?
Salih Muslim, a former head of the Kurdish PYD in Syria, has been wanted by Turkey since a deadly bombing in Ankara in February 2016. The Turkish interior ministry had offered a million-dollar bounty.
The UK's main opposition party is poised to advocate remaining in the EU customs market post-Brexit. The move could see Conservative rebels join Labour in pressuring Prime Minister Theresa May to deliver a "soft Brexit."
Thousands have protested in Bucharest after a request from the justice minister to fire the head of the country's anti-corruption body. Critics say the government wants to avoid being targeted by investigations.
A delegation from North Korea has said Pyongyang would be "very willing" to hold discussions with Washington in an effort to ease tensions on the Korean Peninsula. The news came as the Winter Olympics drew to a close.
Michael McCormack has been sworn in as Australia's new deputy prime minister following Barnaby Joyce's resignation. Joyce stepped down amid revelations he impregnated an ex-staffer, followed by a sexual harassment claim.
Nigerian forces have repeatedly failed to thwart Boko Haram's attacks on schools. More than 100 girls were taken in a recent attack. Fear could prevent others from attending school, Adrian Kriesch reports from Dapchi.
Despite condemnation from rights groups, Iraq has been fast tracking trials for women who were involved in "Islamic State's" reign of terror. The women have one month to appeal their sentences.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and France's Emmanuel Macron have spoken with Moscow following reports that Russian-backed bombings in Syria have continued, despite a ceasefire deal. Russia has denied involvement.
The non-profit in the city of Essen has found itself at the center of a national debate about xenophobia. The manager of the food bank worries that his volunteers will be too scared to show up to work.
The ruling Communist Party of China has called for the removal of two-term limits for the office of president. Such a move could pave the way for current leader Xi Jinping to remain as head of state after 2023.
A popular Francophone African Catholic priest killed in his Berlin bureau, Alain-Florent Gandoulou, has been mourned at a church service. German media say the suspected assailant was from Cameroon.
A group of Christian leaders have closed the famous Church of the Holy Sepulchre in protest at Israeli taxation and land policy. In a statement, they said that Christians in the region were under attack.
In Germany, the novelist Carmen-Francesca Banciu is introduced as a Romanian; in Romania, she's considered German.
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The 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games have drawn to a close. IOC President Thomas Bach praised athletes from South and North Korea for demonstrating their belief in peace.
Anahita Rehbein, a 23-year-old student, has been crowned Miss Germany. "I could hug the whole world," she said after coming out ahead of the other 21 competitors.
Jean-Claude Juncker is set to visit six western Balkans states hoping to join the EU. With a possible accession date named, the trip is aimed at encouraging progress towards Brussels' mandated reforms.
Experts have tried identifying similarities and difference between left-wing and right-wing terrorism in Germany.
People coming to Berlin in search of freedom can pay a high price for it, says DW columnist Gero Schliess.
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