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Every asylum seeker in Hungary, except for young children, will be housed in shipping container camps along the border. The camps have been condemned by rights groups.
Hundreds of civilians have died in recent months in Mosul from US-led coalition airstrikes, an Amnesty report says. Failure to prevent such casualties would be in violation of international humanitarian law, it noted.
The president's son-in-law has agreed to appear before the Senate intelligence committee to answer questions regarding Trump's ties to Russia. Kushner met with executives of a sanctioned Russian bank during the campaign.
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.
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.
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 United States is one of almost 40 nations skipping UN talks to create a treaty banning nuclear weapons. Washington and a number of allies say provocations from countries like North Korea make a treaty unrealistic.
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.
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?
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.
By some estimates, the two-state solution has been dead for years. With Israeli leadership turning ever more to the right and a White House that seems fine with that, the two-state solution may have taken its last gasps.
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?
Authorities have said they don't believe the man who killed four people outside Parliament had any links to jihadist groups. Khalid Masood's mother has released a statement denouncing her son's "horrendous" act.
Refugees' chances of gaining asylum in Germany depend not only on threats they may face back home, but also on which German state they live in, a study shows. Its co-author has criticized this as an "asylum lottery."
Montenegro is on the verge of becoming NATO's latest member after the US Senate voted to clear the way for a final vote on its accession. Backers of the move said it would send a stern message to Russia.
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.
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.
Croatian Serbs will not attend the annual commemoration for victims of Jasenovac death camp, Serb officials said. The move comes after local Jews made the same decision, blaming Zagreb for tolerating Nazi ideology.
The Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS) has called for Venezuela to be suspended from the group unless it holds fresh elections. Ahead of a special OAS meeting, Caracas called the proposed move illegal
Azeri journalists are following up from Germany on explosive stories and broadcasting them back home via the online platform Meydan TV. For this, they risk prison in Azerbaijan.
A majority of EU nations voted against genetically modified corn during a meeting of the EU appeals committee. However, that was not enough to stop GM cultivation. The decision now rests with the Commission.
A Lebanese former political prisoner wants people to hear the story of his extraordinary ordeal in two of Syria's most notorious prisons. Now he is reaching new audiences - with a little help from an old German composer.
Immanuel Kant followed a disciplined bedtime routine and believed that light created bugs. The quirks of the world-famous philosopher - and his odd relationship to his servant - are the subject of a unique graphic novel.
Feng Chongyi has been twice blocked from flying out of the country after conducting research into human rights lawyers in China. Beijing accuses rights lawyers and liberal intellectuals of threatening national security.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU exceeded expectations in Sunday's bellwether local elections in Saarland, Germany's smallest state. DW correspondent Jefferson Chase analyzes the election result.
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.
Voters in Saarland chose the CDU, but was this a vote for a popular state premier or against the left-wing alternative? That was the question as Germany digested the first of three key local elections.
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.
A unity conference began in Mali’s capital, Bamako, to kick-start reconciliation as mandated by a peace accord signed in 2015. It's a step towards stabilizing the whole country. But what do Malians in the north hope for?
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.
As British Prime Minister Theresa May is slated to trigger formal Brexit talks, African nations are gearing up for negotiations of their own. But it's not all doom and gloom since Brexit could work in Africa's favor.
The Goolarabooloo people of Western Australia had known of the dinosaur tracks for centuries. The find of the world's biggest dinosaur footprint has put Australia's west coast on the paleontologist map.
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.
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The market for traditional African art is booming. Masks and statues are particularly in demand.
Gola National Park combines environmental protection and stable incomes.
Japanese members of the Global Shapers Community have founded Tokyo's first private student dorm.
We caught up with Swiss globalization critic Jean Ziegler.
Aid organizations in Somalia are struggling to provide help to people suffering from drought.
Finland launched a test of the universal basic income in hopes of boosting its economy.
Several hundred giraffe live in a protected zone about 70 kilometers from Niger’s capital.
In Afghanistan, few women can participate in sports. Many in the country are opposed to it.
Cheetahs may be facing extinction. A South African NGO is raising awareness about the speedy cats.
Residents of the Oinofyta refugee camp near Athens are taking responsibility for the camp.
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