A Volkswagen executive has pleaded not guilty in a Detroit federal court to charges related to the Dieselgate scandal. The 48-year-old was arrested by FBI officials last month in Florida during a family holiday.
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Jong-Nam, the half brother of North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un, was killed last week in the departure hall of Kuala Lumpur airport. An autopsy found the VX nerve agent from swabs of the face and eyes of his body.
A leader of Denmark's far-right party has managed to revive a border dispute that dates back to the 19th century. The Danish minority in Germany have slammed the idea and Denmark's government distanced themselves.
Government troops have taken Ghazlani army base, an important launch pad for pushing "Islamic State" militants out of the city. About 750,000 civilians are still trapped in the western part of Mosul.
At least 42 people have been killed in a car bomb attack reportedly perpetrated by the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) militant group. The town was captured from IS by Turkish-backed Syrian rebels on Thursday.
French National Front leader Marine Le Pen has sharply criticised multi-lateral governance and praised the new Trump administration. She also called for a new approach towards Russia, Syria and African nations.
Israeli authorities have rejected a request from Human Rights Watch (HRW) to grant a work visa to the watchdog's regional director. The state officials accused HRW of being "hostile" and serving Palestinian propaganda.
UKIP failed to topple Labour in a by-election described by Nigel Farage as a "fundamental" test for the party. But in a bruising loss for Labour on the same night, the Conservatives snatched a formerly safe seat.
US officials met with Mexican officials to affirm positive relations, but success was limited. The US Homeland Security chief said immigration operations would not use "miltary force," contradicting the president.
The head of the EU's executive commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, has suggested a dramatic restructuring of the bloc with "core" members and "orbit" nations. These outliers could include the UK and Turkey, he said.
The "Lithuanian Lisa" case has failed to rattle Germany's NATO deployment. The new attempt to target the country's armed forces with fake news didn't count on Baltic pushback.
The right-wing politician has indefinitely stopped public activities, citing safety concerns. The Netherlands' police chief confirmed that an agent assigned to Wilders' security leaked information to a criminal group.
The US is no longer Germany's most important trade partner, but China, fresh figures from the statistics office have suggested. With Washington now pursuing a protectionist agenda, that's unlikely to change.
Philippine Senator Leila de Lima was arrested Friday after spending the night in her office. De Lima has been a staunch critic of President Duterte and the violent war on drugs in the country.
Women on Waves is an organization that tries to help women in the early stages of pregnancy who have difficulty accessing abortion. In Guatemala, abortion is only legal if the mother's life is in danger.
US attorney general Jeff Sessions rescinded a move from the Obama administration, ending an order to phase out private prisons. Sessions said the prisons are necessary fro the correctional system's "future needs."
British New Age conspiracist David Icke has had a second event in Germany cancelled after being dogged by accusations of anti-Semitism. Experts say conspiracy theorists should not be laughed off as harmless.
A Berlin-based voting rights group has begun a campaign to expose the scarcity of German parliamentarians with migrant origins. Citizens For Europe says "every political party" must improve its representation.
A former nuclear bunker in southern England was converted into a cannabis factory following a nighttime raid by police. There were six arrests in relation to the swoop.
With Donald Trump in office for about a month now, German companies try to look at the bright side. An interview with Daniel Andrich, Representative of German Industry and Trade in Washington.
A former top manager at Google's self-driving car division allegedly downloaded 14,000 confidential files onto a laptop. A lawsuit claims he then reformatted the laptop to cover his tracks.
Turkish consulates in Germany may have urged teachers and parents to inform on instruction critical of the government. The state of NRW is looking into the allegations.
Several Carnival celebrations have been canceled or cut short due to extreme weather. Thousands of revelers still braved gale-force winds to party on the streets, others took cover in bars.
Bangladeshi authorities have been accused of harassing and intimidating garment workers and their leaders following recent protests demanding a wage hike. Big fashion brands have pulled out of a major summit in protest.
It's risky - but not a surprise - that African countries use migration as political currency, writes Jens Borchers.
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This year, one of the world's most renowned orchestras, the Vienna Philharmonic, celebrates its 175th birthday. The anniversary year will feature more than just a commemorative silver coin.
A charity ball in Raindorf has launched a debate in Germany over its use of a derogatory term for black people. The locals have defended the name as "a normal term" in Bavaria's dialect, while critics say it's offensive.
Dieter Hecking’s side produce a sensational comeback in Italy to beat Fiorentina 4-3 on aggregate after being 3-0 down. Lars Stindl was the hero with a superb hat trick that sends the Bundesliga side through.
Less than a year after winning the Premier League title, Leicester City have fired their coach Claudio Ranieri. The decision comes after defeat by Sevilla in the Champions League.
Highly mobile gangs blew open hundreds of automatic cash dispensers in Germany last year. Police suspect groups from eastern and southern Europe as well the Netherlands, operating at night.
Philippine President Duterte has waged a brutal drug war - but do his extreme tactics also make him a criminal? The Philippines' human rights chief, Chito Gascon, tells DW why Duterte continues to act with impunity.
Is a driver who races illegally and kills another through negligent action a murderer? A current trial in Berlin is facing this very question. A former Cologne mayor has personal reasons for closely following the trial.
Brazil's president has suspended authorization for local processors to import coffee beans from Vietnam. It meant a sudden reversal of a decree to allow coffee imports for the first time ever after years of drought.
Fritz Koenig, the renowned sculptor known for famous memorials around the world, has died. His best-known work survived the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York.
Russia's Athletics Federation remains suspended from competing at international events, but five Russians will attend the Indoor Championship under a neutral flag. "Many" applications for future meets are under review.
Hungarian police are recruiting new patrol personnel to keep out refugees.
Mavluda Ergeshova lives in Kyrgyzstan. Her living room is also the bedroom for a family of five.
The Chimfunshi refuge looks after chimpanzees that have lost their families – usually to poachers.
Kebabs called "brochettes" are one of the favorite street food snacks in Niger in West Africa.
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