Albania is reportedly open to hosting reception centers for individuals seeking asylum in the EU. The plan could help keep embattled German Chancellor Angela Merkel in power and placate her hard-line interior minister.
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Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic have called for the EU's border management agency to be strengthened. The Visegrad Group has pushed for hard-line policies on irregular migration to the EU.
The EU says plans to return migrants rescued at sea to detention centers in North Africa won't lead to inhumane conditions. Rights groups fear that refugees won't be treated with dignity, citing migrant camps in Libya.
Sara Netanyahu, the wife of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has been charged with fraud and breaches of trust. Netanyahu had been the focus of a long investigation into misuse of state funds.
Activists say Donald Trump's reversal on separating families does little to help the thousands of children forcibly removed from their parents — the damage has already been done. Clare Richardson reports from San Diego.
The US first lady has visited the Mexican border where children have been displaced by the country's immigration crisis. Her trip came a day after President Donald Trump agreed to stop splitting up families.
Dubbed Romania's most powerful politician, the ruling PSD party leader has been found guilty of abuse of office. Romania has struggled against a concerted campaign to change the country's anti-corruption laws.
In China's Muslim-majority Xinjiang region, there have been reports of "re-education" camps where over 200,000 "suspects" are being held. DW spoke with researcher Adrian Lenz about the veracity of the reports.
Druids and pagans, alongside some 9,500 other visitors, flocked to Stonehenge to celebrate the summer solstice at the ancient stone monument. The longest day of the year offers a rare chance to go inside the site.
The western lowland gorilla appeared in many documentaries showing her mastery of 1,000 words of sign language. On hearing of her death, fans took to social media to describe the impact she had on humanity.
The suspect is accused of 'cruel and inhumane' treatement of two men in the ongoing Syrian civil war. The detention is the latest in a series of attempts in Germany to bring justice to war victims.
A regime offensive in southern Syria has threatened to displace thousands near the Jordanian border. The US has warned Damascus of upending a ceasefire in the area, saying it will take "firm and appropriate measures."
Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic got the goals as Croatia turned Argentina's slow World Cup start into a minor disaster. Iceland could take Argentina's fate out of their hands tomorrow.
The detention of Taner Kilic is "emblematic of what is happening in Turkey today," said the head of Amnesty International. Thousands of people have been detained as part of an effort "to silence critical voices."
The Turkish government accuses left-wing politician Andrej Hunko of supporting the Kurdistan Workers' Party. The group has been labeled a terrorist organization by the EU and the US.
The pope has addressed a global inter-Church conference in Geneva, and called on all denominations to work together. He's keen to close the gap between the 1.3 billion-strong Catholic faithful and other Christians.
The European Court of Justice ruled that Malta's bird-trapping violates EU law, as the practice impacts bird populations. Bird-trapping is a centuries-old tradition in Maltese culture.
German journalist Paul Arne Wagner never expected to be arrested while covering an anti-corruption protest in Bucharest. More than a week later, Romanian authorities have failed to provide a convincing justification.
Germany's migration policy debacle is also making waves among Africans online. To the big question facing Chancellor Angela Merkel – whether or not to shut the door on asylum-seekers – some Africans are saying 'Why not?'
Despite the threat of a trade war between the EU and US, goods slapped with tariffs only make up a small percentage of total trade between the two sides. DW looks at the US's trading relationship with the EU and Germany.
Workers and farmers who supply food to German supermarkets often face abuse and exploitation, Oxfam has said in a report. When it comes to fair trade, German retailers rank worse than their UK or Dutch counterparts.
If you live in Germany, you might occasionally get the impression that the car industry in the country is embattled and under siege. Yet more German cars sell around the world than from any other country. Why?
Flying taxis are set to soar over Ingolstadt, Germany, as part of a project backed by the German government, Audi and Airbus. Hamburg is also working on incorporating drones as a mode of transport.
Trump's retreat from separating immigrant children from their parents is a small win that underscores a scary truth.
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Denmark and Australia have settled for a point apiece in Group C. Christian Eriksen gave the Danes an early lead with an impressive half-volley before Mile Jedinak equalized from the spot for the Socceroos.
One goal from Kylian Mbappe was enough in the end for France. Bringing Olivier Giroud into the attack brought more balance to the side, although their first-half showing was rather better than the second.
"This is a Moscow I don't know" has become the rallying cry of the Russian capital's residents since the World Cup started. The tournament has seemingly pressed pause on laws – and has changed the city's public space.
Following one of the worst periods of violence in Gaza since the 2014 war, what has been the role of Hamas in the bloodshed? Did the group deliberately provoke Israel? Tim Sebastian meets a senior Hamas official.
In an exclusive interview with DW, the ex-FBI director talks about the most challenging moments of his career. He told DW that Donald Trump's nature "actually increased my commitment to stay in my role" as FBI director.
French House music in Paris and flash mobs in Berlin: June 21 is Fete de la Musique. The night of free and spontaneous concerts is a tradition that was created in France in 1982.
Surveys in Europe and North America show a dramatic decline in the number of bugs buzzing around. Although global data are missing, many researchers are convinced this environmental disaster is happening worldwide.
It's the summer solstice in the northern hemisphere – the longest day of the year, but also the shortest night. That's a downer considering how great sleep is. So don't nod off 'til we tell you how to improve your z's.
In an attempt to combat his financial woes, trophies from tennis legend Boris Becker's personal property can be viewed in a London gallery before being auctioned off later this month.
A new report concludes that the damage already done by the Trump administration to the environment, and the US agency that regulates it, will result in 80,000 deaths each decade.
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