Pyongyang has launched a mid-range rocket that broke apart shortly after launch, according to the US and South Korea militaries. The test came shortly after the UN issued a warning to North Korea to cease provocations.
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Britain must first settle issues of "people, money and Ireland" before talks on a post-Brexit trade deal can start. That's what the EU's Donald Tusk told leaders of the remaining 27 states ahead of a summit in Brussels.
Berlin has said that it will leave "no stone unturned" to discover how a soldier was able to register as a Syrian refugee. The 28-year-old German man is suspected of planning to carry out a xenophobic terror attack.
The Canadian province of Ontario plans to give up to 4,000 low-income households a guaranteed basic income for three years. Finland recently began its own basic income experiment, reports Jillian Kestler-D'Amours.
Pope Francis has called on Muslim leaders to unite in blocking the flow of money and arms to jihadi groups. The Catholic pontiff has also paid tribute to the victims of recent attacks on Coptic churches.
Brazilian unions backed by various social movements are striking against pension and labor reforms. Organizers claim the strike will be the "biggest in Brazil's history."
Germany's airlines have decided to do away with rules requiring two people in the cockpit at the same time, the country's aviation association said. The rule had been introduced after a deadly crash in 2015.
Germany said it's against breaking off accession talks between Brussels and Ankara. The country's sentiment echoed EU foreign affairs head Mogherini's desire for Turkey to join the EU, if it can meet all the conditions.
Macedonia's Social Democrat leader Zoran Zaev has said he expects to be able to form a government. The west has condemned Thursday's violent storming of the parliament and attack on Zaev and his allies.
Italian police have revealed that they helped dismantle a Berlin-based cell of Islamic extremists. The suspects reportedly had links to Christmas market attack suspect Anis Amri, who was shot dead in Italy.
Though prosecutors call him "highly suspicious," suspect Sergei W.'s lawyer has said his client is innocent. German media have reported that material examination has provided no explicit proof of guilt.
Hungarian officials have argued that the new fence will secure both Hungary and the EU from additional migrants. International groups have criticized Hungary for its recent anti-migration measures.
Social media has been abuzz with a dangerous 50-day challenge involving self-inflicted harm and suicide. Internet safety experts told DW that combating such abusive behavior begins with trust and openness.
As France prepares for a run-off vote that Emmanuel Macron appears poised to win, his political doppelganger to the south - Italy’s Matteo Renzi - is also likely to clinch a contest. Megan Williams reports from Rome.
A Berlin-based NGO has launched a campaign to have whistleblowing defined as grounds for seeking political asylum. Top international lawyers support the initiative.
50 years ago, ASEAN emerged as a beacon of unity in Southeast Asia. Today the group is beset by security challenges stemming from the new US administration, a lack of economic integration and a poor human rights record.
The Council of Europe's human rights body has withdrawn its confidence for a Spanish senator for his breach of the group's integrity by meeting Syria's president. He had also been accused of blocking a corruption probe.
Thirty-eight-year-old Christian Lindner will lead the Free Democrats as they attempt to rejoin the Bundestag. The FDP could well help form the next government, but for now it's going on the attack.
Trump told thousands of gun enthusiasts gathered for an annual conference that they've got a friend in the White House. He also vowed to build his much-talked-about wall along the Mexican border - eventually.
The extremist NPD has failed in a bid to prohibit a Dresden researcher from warning the party planned "crimes against the state." The case raised eyebrows last year when an AfD member judge ruled in favor of the NPD.
Despite the comfortable margin of victory for the government there is strong opposition to the move by a vocal minority. Montenegro aims to join NATO during a summit meeting in Belgium in May.
In rural Pakistan, a system of informal justice reigns. Men make the decisions, and women sometimes face brutal treatment. A group of them are fighting back, report Naila Inayat and Jennifer Collins from the Swat Valley.
In some Arab countries, men who rape a woman but then marry her are protected from prosecution. But legislative changes approved by parliament in Jordan are making this a thing of the past.
At Bayer's annual general meeting in Bonn, environmentalists and politicians voiced discontent over the proposed takeover. Both companies have come under fire for substandard ethical and environmental practices.
Philippine marines have killed an Abu Sayyaf extremist commander and notorious kidnapper. Alhabsy Misaya had sailed across the sea border into Malaysia to kidnap tourists and sailors for ransom when he was shot.
Ghana and Nigeria are the first countries to respond to reports of European companies exploiting weak fuel standards in Africa. Stricter limits on the sulfur content of diesel will come into force on July 1.
Basking in glory after emerging victorious in a recent divisive referendum, Turkish leader Erdogan is traveling to India as part of a whirlwind tour of global powers. The agenda includes terror, trade and nuclear issues.
Three quickfire first half goals helped Schalke to a 4-1 win over a Bayer Leverkusen side lacking any invention or organization. Leverkusen have struggled under new coach Tayfun Korkut and remain in relegation danger.
Even after 100 days in office, the US President remains a mystery, writes DW's Miodrag Soric.
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France's presidential elections have highlighted the rift between the wealthy and the less fortunate. But the second ballot in early May could bring them together. Lisa Louis reports from Paris.
France's far-left leader has suggested he will not vote for far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the French election's run-off. However, he has explicitly refused to endorse Emmanuel Macron.
April 29 marks 100 days since Donald Trump was sworn into the Oval Office and pledged to put "America First!" With more than 1,360 days to go in his presidency, here's a look at what you need to know so far.
Ahead of the People's Climate March, DW spoke to environmental activist and author Bill McKibben about what people power can do for our planet in the Trump era.
The immigration issue booms loud and clear in this busy year of European elections. But what of its quieter, yet close cousin, the integration issue? Tamsin Walker listened for its voice.
Media watchdogs are voicing concern about curbs on press freedom. DW looks at the media in Africa where restrictions range from subtle forms of censorship to imprisonment for journalists just doing their jobs.
Venezuela is withdrawing from the Organization of American States, a move to help President Nicolas Maduro avoid the shame of being suspended by the body. But a lot could still happen before its exit.
Always dreamed of flying? Then Kitty Hawk's new vehicle is for you. The US company's Flyer is a hybrid - half giant drone, half airborne motorcycle. So far only the prototype exists, but Kitty Hawk is planning on starting production within a year. Get ready for take-off!
She didn't want to say it: When German Chancellor Angela Merkel was asked if she considers herself a feminist, she was ambiguous. A disappointing response, says DW's Head of Social Media Kristin Zeier.
She's not only a pretty face with a stunning voice. DW is pleased to introduce Germany's 2017 Eurovision Song Contest (ESC) participant, Levina, as host of our television show, PopXport.
Kids are awesome - just not right next to me on the airplane. Right? Wrong. Whoever thinks that way shouldn't be surprised that countries like Germany aren't having enough babies, says Linda Vierecke.
The Beijing authorities are cracking down on illegal shops, tearing down makeshift structures and forcing some small entrepreneurs to leave town. DW’s Frank Sieren has more:
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Uganda: A kid from a Kampala slum turns champion chess player
Conservationists want to save the Balkan lynx – and growing cowslips could help.
Copenhagen's Mariam Mosque is the first mosque in Scandinavia led by a woman.
Delia Flores runs a logistics company in Argentina and seeks to promote gender equality.
Indian entrepreneur Sucharita Eashwar helps women set up their own businesses.
Malawi has a chronic lack of veterinarians. Livestock often suffer from parasites and other diseases.
GirlHype wants to prepare girls in Africa for the challenges of the 21st century.
The Dutch-designed Barsha pump saves Nepalese farmers time and boosts their crop yields.
Hippo numbers had fallen in Togo. But conservation schemes are now in place to protect them.
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