Germany's under-equipped military, the Bundeswehr, wants to spend hundreds of millions on new weapons. Some of the money will go toward leasing drones from Israel, but first the government needs a new budget.
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German chancellor Angela Merkel says that letting in legal migrants from a UN program helps head off illegal migration. Her remarks were made before a meeting with UN High Commissioner on Refugees Filippo Grandi.
The move follows days of protests against him, who protesters accuse of clinging to power. Earlier on Monday, opposition leader Nikol Pashinian, who was detained for his role in the protests, was released.
Salah Abdeslam, the last remaining suspect in the 2015 Paris attacks, has been found guilty of attempted terrorist murder in a separate trial in Brussels. He has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
The European Commission has proposed protective measures to ensure whistleblowers can safely report unlawful activity. The bill would harmonize fragmented legislation across the bloc.
Investigators said they have "strong suspicions" that former members of the human rights body engaged in corruption. Azerbaijan is believed to have exerted influence to whitewash its human rights record.
Germany's foreign minister, Heiko Maas, has said it's far too early to discuss Russia returning to a group of the world's most powerful economies. Foreign ministers from the G7 met ahead of a leaders' summit in June.
The Goldman Environmental Foundation has announced the seven recipients of the 2018 Goldman Environmental Prize, the world’s largest and most prestigious award for grassroots environmental activists. Six were women.
The school is being widely lauded for its efforts to empower Pakistan's marginalized transgender community. But will it change the widely entrenched conservative mindset? Shah Meer Baloch reports from Lahore.
The new addition to the royal family has arrived! Kate, Prince William's wife, gave birth to a baby boy, the couple's third child. Here are a few other British royal babies who've also had to smile for the camera.
A report has attributed a rise in hate crimes against Muslims in the US partly to the policies and rhetoric of US President Donald Trump. The 2017 rise is lower than the 44 percent spike the previous year, but worrisome.
Police on Lesbos cleared the main port area on Monday following a clash between far-right extremists and migrants. While no longer a key transit point for entering Europe, the Greek island suffers severe over-crowding.
The bill aims to ease bureaucracy, support migrant integration and speed up deportations, among other measures. But it was not without controversy on the left, right and within Emmanuel Macron's governing LREM party.
The search-and-rescue ship Aquarius saved nearly 300 people in the Mediterranean Sea over Easter. European maritime authorities prevented the NGO workers from rescuing 80-90 men during one operation.
A team of Chinese medical experts has been deployed to North Korea following the bus crash which left 36 people dead. An investigation is underway to find out why the bus fell off a bridge.
Leaders from the North and South are due to meet on Friday for the first time in a decade. The two countries have made moves in recent weeks to thaw relations ahead of the highly anticipated summit.
A British judge has ordered the extradition of Ivica Todoric — the founder of Croatian food group Agrokor, who faces charges of fraud related to the near-bankruptcy of what was once Croatia's biggest private company.
Crimes of almost every nature dropped across Germany in 2017, according to police statistics. But there were a few categories in which rates increased.
Business economists from the United States have painted a bright picture for the coming months, but the latest survey of their professional association NABE downplayed the Trump administration's tax and trade policies.
Christened 'Jorge' when he was born in Argentina, Pope Francis is celebrating his Saint's Day not with a dragon but a gelato. He is sharing the ice cream with 3,000 of Rome's poor and homeless.
A judge in Scotland said the video of a pug raising its paw to a Nazi phrase "contained menacing, anti-Semitic and racist material." The man responsible said he had intended the video to be a joke.
The passenger saved the healthy snack she was given on a plane for her onward flight. But her idea proved costly when she ran into agents from US customs agency at the airport.
When individual council members would rather illegally accept money and gifts instead of fighting corruption, then there’s no need for the Council of Europe anymore, says DW’s Max Hofmann.
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Jailed Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid "Shawkan," has been selected for the 2018 UNESCO Press Freedom Prize. In 2015, Zeid wrote a letter to DW, saying "I don't know when this nightmare is going to end."
1,000 refugees, 3,000 Poles, Germans who've lost their country of birth: What do people in Görlitz see as "Heimat"?
E-planes will be the future transport mode for short distances, says Josef Kallo from the German Aerospace Center.
Rapid growth in China has created unprecedented opportunities, particularly for women. Discrimination remains, however.
Why did Hwang Kim choose pizza of all things? It's a seemingly silly project with serious goals.
Manchester City winger Sané has been named the English Professional Footballers' Association Young Player of the Year.
They risk everything for the truth. But what price do they pay for their revelations?
The Matritsa narrow-gauge railway is crucial to the survival of villages in the Caucasus Mountains.
Local politicians worry that homeless people might spoil Prince Harry and Meghan Markle‘s wedding.
Two of three women in Kosovo become victims of domestic violence.
Ibiza is using flamingos to campaign for more sustainability and polish the party island's image.
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