US President Barack Obama has commuted most of Chelsea Manning's sentence, handed down for leaking confidential military documents. She will be released in May. Activists pushed for her release amid fears for her safety.
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The two party leaders have been nominated by grassroots members. Özdemir's election signals a potential Green coalition with Merkel's Christian Democrats.
Veteran Italian politician Antonio Tajani has won the surprisingly close race to lead Europe's lawmaking body. He's seen as an insider in Brussels and Strasbourg, but has gone on record to oppose "more and more Europe."
As the liberation of Mosul from the "Islamic State" group gathers pace, Iraq's second city has been coming back to life with remarkable speed. DW's Florian Neuhof reports from neighborhoods of freshly shaven men.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that Snowden can stay in the country for two more years. The announcement came one day after Obama commuted fellow whistleblower Chelsea Manning's prison sentence.
Six months after the UK's EU referendum and amid growing discontent, Prime Minister Theresa May has now outlined her plans for Britain's future. Samira Shackle reports from London on the reactions.
The Nigerian air force has killed dozens of refugees and aid workers when it accidentally bombed a camp. The fighter jet was on a mission against Boko Haram extremists.
Donald Trump is dominating the World Economic Forum - and he's not even there. It has been up to Chinese President Xi Jinping to relax the atmosphere.
A woman who claimed US President-elect Donald Trump kissed and groped her against her will has filed a defamation lawsuit. If the case goes to trial, it could lead to the release of damaging information about Trump.
The CIA has made about 930,000 declassified documents, totaling some 12 million pages, available online. The treasure trove of documents is likely to lead to new insights into history and CIA activities.
Chinese authorities have ordered local meteorological bureaus to cease issuing smog alerts. The move has increased fears that that the government is trying to suppress information on the country's air pollution.
A psychiatrist has presented the first part of his assessment of alleged NSU member Zschäpe, finding her mentally sound. The report also marks the beginning of the end for the yearslong case that scandalized Germany.
An Italian court has ruled South American military dictatorships conspired to kill each other's political opponents. Among those convicted were the former presidents of Bolivia and Peru.
The outgoing US president has said he would like to visit Germany's famed beer festival as a private citizen. Now, the mayor of Munich has welcomed him to do just that.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov is known as professional and tough. These are important qualities in Russia during times of crises. Now, he is reaping the fruits of his labor.
Another round of debates over constitutional reforms is set to begin in Turkish parliament. Tensions are running high as opposition parties claim the changes will consolidate too much power into the hands of one man.
Donald Trump's election win came down to small towns like Ansonia, Connecticut, where 59 percent cast their ballots for him. Locals here are looking forward to seeing what their president will do, reports Andrew Purcell.
Atrocities are being committed against an innocent Yemeni population on a scale as serious as Syria and Iraq. But why doesn’t this story get as much media attention as those conflicts? Gouri Sharma reports.
A new shooting in Mexico's Caribbean region has left several people dead. The incident comes just a day after a gunman attacked people at a music festival in the area.
British engine-maker Rolls-Royce has agreed to pay $832 million to settle a long-running probe into bribery and false accounting in several countries. The company apologized for the offenses, calling them "unacceptable."
The company's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg has praised Paris as "a city of new ideas." The announcement positions the French capital as an attractive option for startups outside of London.
The Iraqi government has been cutting its scholarships for students to study abroad. This has caused stress for Iraqi students in Germany, who now have no way to finance their graduate education in Europe.
A great number of refugees are living in inhumane conditions in a warehouse in Belgrade. They are waiting to travel to Western Europe. In Serbia, people are arguing about who is responsible for the miserable situation.
The zoo said Colo was an "ambassador" for gorillas and inspired conservation efforts. She was the first zoo-born gorilla in the world.
London wants to leave the single market and negotiate a new free-trade agreement with the EU.
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Bundestag member Jens Zimmermann and Journalist David Charter discuss British Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit speech with DW. The British leader's highly anticipated address on Tuesday cleared up some questions while leaving others unanswered.
Eleven retired priests from Germany have called for an end to celibacy in an open letter, written in review of their 50 years as clergy. They are unusually candid in addressing the isolation many priests face.
The fashion industry descends on the German capital this week, as designers show their autumn/winter collections for 2017/2018 at Berlin Fashion Week. Retailers will be seeking out the latest trends.
The foundation works with young adults who've fallen through the cracks of the social system. The staff want to get stray youth off friends' couches and into their own apartments. Carla Bleiker reports from Cologne.
Want to fit in in Germany? Then you'd better know when to wish someone happy birthday and how to light your cigarette. Here's our guide for avoiding faux-pas in Germany.
The internet is brimming with fake news. But hoaxes and false reports are not a new phenomenon. DW examines the trend.
With only a few days before Donald Trump takes over the United States presidency, scientists and hackers are hurrying to copy climate data onto independent servers. Are they paranoid, or simply prepared?
Planning has started on the largest wildlife crossing in the world. The privately-funded bridge would allow the endangered Santa Monica mountain lion and other species to dodge safely the insanity of LA traffic.
Believed to have been created by the planet's huge mountains and quick winds, the 10,000-kilometer-long gravity wave would be far larger than anything similar recorded in our Solar System.
Can animals experience complex emotions like empathy, altruism, fairness and justice?
Road patrols in Norway are busy all winter. Many villages become isolated because of heavy snow.
Some residents of a French mountain village are now on trial for helping refugees cross from Italy.
Many Turks whose businesses were seized by the government have now fled to Germany.
A businessman earned millions illegally dumping hazardous waste. Until he was threatened by the Camorra.
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