Austria is to seek an exemption from having to accept more asylum seekers under the EU relocation system. The government is arguing it has already taken in its fair share during the migrant crisis.
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A new law in Hungary enacted on Tuesday forces all asylum seekers there to be detained in border camps. Human rights organizations told DW that the EU should do more to confront Hungary’s antagonistic migrant policy.
With a myriad of hairline cracks in the reactor pressure vessels, Germany is convinced that Belgium's Tihange 2 nuclear reactor is a huge security risk. Now, however, it appears Germany is helping secure its operation.
With the current legislative period approaching its climax, time is running out for the Social Democratic Party (SPD) to push through a same-sex marriage bill. Their conservative coalition partners remain on the fence.
A Nigerian student pleaded with the foreign minister to intervene, saying it was a "life-threatening situation." Hundreds of people started attacking African students, alleging they were linked to the drug trade.
Cambodians are no longer allowed to sell or export human breast milk, after a US firm attracted controversy. Women are paid about US$7 a day to pump breast milk for export to the US.
A potentially devastating cyclone is bringing heavy rainfall and hurricane-force winds to coastal areas of north-eastern Australia. Authorities are urging people to get out of the way of Cyclone Debbie.
Details of the Brexit separation are still unknown. But nine percent of German firms with interests in Britain are already planning to move investments elsewhere, the German Chambers of Commerce and Industry found.
Just before officially triggering the Brexit process, Britain is marking the launch of a new 1-pound coin with a 12-sided shape. It's believed to be one of the most beautiful and most secure coins in the world.
German states are warning some expatriate residents that Turkey is spying or secretly filming them, a media report says. A leading German politician has accused Ankara of staging "a coup on democracy."
The notorious self-styled and style-obsessed revolutionary has been convicted forty-three years after the attack that killed two people. The pro-Palestine militant was once one of the world's most-wanted fugitives.
She starred alongside some of Hollywood's most handsome actors in the early 1960s, such as Steve Reeves, Kirk Douglas and Tony Curtis - whom she married. Golden Globe-winning actress Christine Kaufmann has died, aged 72.
When Felix Zwayer referees the friendly between France and Spain in Paris, he will become the first German to have a video assistant to fall back on. The system is to be introduced in the Bundesliga next season.
In an internal government showdown, the German National Audit Office has accused the Federal Labor Agency of wasting money. The labor office countered the critique, saying it was based on an impossibly short timeframe.
Six families of victims of the 2015 Germanwings crash are suing the airline, its parent company Lufthansa and insurers. Flight 9525 crashed into the French Alps, killing all 150 people on board in 2015.
The statue staring down a bull on Wall Street in New York City will be kept in place for at least another 11 months. Supporters now aim to convince New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio to let the work stay for good.
Tech giant Samsung Electronics has announced plans to sell refurbished versions of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones - the very devices that were pulled from markets completely due to fire-prone batteries.
A Spanish court has opened the first criminal case abroad over alleged torture instigated by Syrian officials during the country's civil war. It will focus on key political and security figures of the Assad regime.
The close colleague of Nelson Mandela spent more than twenty-six years of his life in prison. A former advisor in the first African National Congress (ANC) government, Kathrada criticized the party later in life.
The message in Nobel Prize-winning playwright Elfriede Jelinek's one-woman monologue is clear: 'The king is guilty.' The Austrian artist plays with pop culture in the work that premiered in Trump's hometown: New York.
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Germany's populist, nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) had to make do with a relatively low election result in the state of Saarland. But leader Frauke Petry cried for a very different reason on Sunday.
Russia's largest protests in five years have taken many by surprise, with the protests being led mostly by young people demonstrating against state corruption. What might it mean for President Vladimir Putin?
President Donald Trump’s health plan has been pulled thanks largely to an alliance of hard-line Republican lawmakers known as the Freedom Caucus. Who are they, and what do they mean for Trump’s policies going forward?
Derrick Campana of Virginia makes prosthetics for animals to help them walk again. He has helped an estimated 15,000 animals over the years.
Through local conservation projects and guiding tourists, villagers living around Tanzania's Amani Nature Reserve are protecting the land they once exploited.
Britain is this week preparing to trigger Article 50 and formally start the process of Brexit. DW takes a look at some of the steps involved and the time required for Britain to quit the European bloc.
Did you know that devils eat flies and weeds never wilt? Test your knowledge of famous German proverbs with DW's original collection of illustrations, updated each week.
Turks living in Germany have begun voting in a controversial referendum on centralizing presidential power in their native country. Can Dundar, former editor-in-chief of the newspaper 'Cumhuriyet,' talks to DW about what is at stake for Turkey.
Turkish-German relations have arguably reached a historic low point. DW explains what's behind the conflict over the Turkish president's accusations of "Nazi practices" in Germany.
DW's in-depth look at relations between Berlin and Ankara
Subtle racism and where it comes from.
The market for traditional African art is booming. Masks and statues are particularly in demand.
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