Italy's envoy to the EU has said it is unsustainable for all migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean to land on his country's shores. Over 10,000 asylum-seekers have arrived in Italy over the last few days.
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Companies across the world have been hit with a form of malware spreading out of Ukraine. An easy-to-use "vaccine" to the virus has been identified, but experts are still looking for a kill switch against "Petya."
The environment is expected to get unprecedented attention at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg next week - as the resolve of 19 countries is put to the test following Trump's rejection of the Paris Agreement.
Protesters at the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg will be able to camp in the city. The decision by the Federal Constitutional Court is seen as a compromise between the city's stance and Germany's right to free assembly.
The UN human rights chief has urged all sides in the battle to oust "Islamic State" fighters from Raqqa to spare the lives of civilians. Some 100,000 people may still be trapped in the Syrian city.
The Islamic State is facing defeat in Mosul and Raqqa. Massive rivalries between groups within the coalition fighting IS are already posing serious threats to any future peace.
Highly radioactive waste from a nuclear plant has been transported for the first time on a river in Germany. Protesters managed to temporarily halt the ship after they rappelled down from a bridge over the Neckar River.
The German government has set out its financial plans three months prior to elections. Its 2018 budget and longer-term financial plan until 2021 project some 15-billion-euro surplus, enough for voter-friendly tax cuts.
A German investigative committee has presented its findings to the Bundestag on US spying on Germany - and Germany's spying on its allies. The report is more than 1,800 pages long but contains little consensus.
A new three-party government in the state of Schleswig-Holstein has added yet another new coalition to the mix in Germany's upper house. Are the unusual political tie-ups trials for a possible federal government?
Limited German language skills and an unclear understanding of legal contracts make refugees easy victims for companies. But one consumer services office has some tips to avoid debt defaults and long-term payments.
Mold and mice have been uncovered in several large-scale Bavarian bakeries, according to consumer watchdog Foodwatch. The group said "the real scandal" is that consumers didn't hear about the findings until now.
Germany's troubled history with Holocaust trials has reached a new low with the unprecedented dismissal of a judge for bias. Klaus Kabisch could face charges for his handling of the trial of the SS medic Hubert Zafke.
US Secretary of Defense Mattis and German Defense Minister von der Leyen reaffirmed the importance of their countries' diplomatic ties. Their meeting in Germany came more than a week before the G20 summit in Hamburg.
After hitting a similar statue in Oklahoma three years ago, a man has driven his car into and toppled a new Ten Commandments monument in Arkansas. His motives were unclear.
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has identified a renegade police officer as the culprit behind the helicopter attack on two Venezuelan government buildings. Oscar Perez is apparently also a local action film star.
Alexei Navalny has just been named one of the most influential internet stars in the world. His aim is to run in next year's Russian presidential election. But the Kremlin has laid a number of obstacles in his path.
Automobiles, agriculture and non-tariff barriers remain the biggest stumbling blocks to a deal that will be worth an estimated one trillion euros in additional annual trade between Japan and the EU. Julian Ryall reports.
Kenya's government and the global health initiative UNITAID announced Wednesday that the East African nation will make the generic version of Dolutegravir available for routine use.
Six people, including former senior police officers, have been charged with criminal offences related to the Hillsborough disaster. The charges come after a prolonged campaign for justice by bereaved families.
Germany face Mexico in the semifinals of the Confederations Cup on Thursday and Joachim Löw, coach of Die Nationalmannschaft, is not lacking confidence. The winner will face either Portugal or Chile in Sunday's final.
Germany's BND foreign intelligence service was hardly innocent in the NSA spying scandal.
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Angela Merkel's ruling conservatives have long denied gays and lesbians the right to marry. That has left Germany lagging behind internationally in terms of equal rights. So why the U-turn from Chancellor Merkel now?
Endless books, films and TV series have traced the life of Hitler. But filmmaker Hermann Pölking shines a new spotlight on the dictator via the frank testimony of Hitler's contemporaries. Here's what some said.
After Sweden dropped its investigation into WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Justice Minister Morgan Johansson has blamed Assange for the lack of progress on DW’s Conflict Zone.
US President Donald Trump has taken action to reverse an Obama-era rule that protects water from pollution nationwide. The rule has been a thorn in the side of industry - now, it could be scrapped.
The Schanzenviertel, a G20 hotspot, is one of Hamburg’s most left-wing quarters. Staff and residents at an old people's home have placed banners on their building appealing for calm. Jenny Witt took a look.
Every military specialist agrees that Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, or drones, are the future of warfare - but what are the major types of drone and who makes them? DW explains.
Last week, I wrote about my new found friendship with nettles, the one that after years of antipathy now sees me stuff them in my teapot. But drink-schmink, people. Now I like them so much, I'm eating them.
When it comes to weddings in Germany, broken porcelain is a good thing - and brides should beware of kidnappers. On Meet the Germans, Kate Müser shares the German wedding traditions that surprised her the most.
Ten teams have received the German Mobility Awards. They have been rewarded for their inventions in the field of traffic safety by the "Germany - Land of ideas" initiative.
Greed: Some call it a useful dowry of evolution, others a fault in the human genetic make-up.
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