Already dismal poverty rates in the US are set to worsen under President Donald Trump, a top UN official has said. Currently, one in eight people in the US live in poverty.
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Berlin has vowed to back an "open and free internet" following a US decision to repeal net neutrality rules. But some experts say the US move could open the floodgates to a multi-speed internet in Europe.
The new measures have formed part of a security-focused White House policy to curb irregular migration and increase security. A senior US official said "an adaptive and agile enemy" was the primary reason for the move.
Christian minorities in the Middle East are at risk of disappearing entirely, Roman Catholic and Protestant Church leaders in Germany have warned. They have said religious freedom is threatened worldwide.
The European Union has agreed to implement stricter rules on exchange platforms that deal with virtual currencies, including bitcoin. The measure is part of an effort to prevent terrorist financing and money laundering.
The White House had Tillerson differing accounts of which country was being helpful on North Korea. Meanwhile North Korea's UN ambassador has insisted its nuclear ambitions were in self-defense against the US.
The EU has given the formal green light for a second phase of negotiations on Britain's departure from the bloc. The talks will now focus on a transition period and the future trading relationship between the two sides.
Germany's Angela Merkel has said she wants to establish a joint proposal with France on reforms to the eurozone by next March. The French president has been pushing for a shared eurozone budget and governance structure.
Angela Merkel's CDU could be heading into another grand coalition government with the center-left SPD. Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz said that the party would start exploratory talks — but with some options.
Two years since her humiliating dressing-down, Angela Merkel was back as a guest at the CSU party conference. But how long can the unity between Germany's conservative parties last? Kate Brady reports from Nuremberg.
Austria’s center-right People's Party and right-wing Freedom Party have agreed to form a coalition government. The deal will make 31-year-old Sebastian Kurz Europe's youngest leader.
Four Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli forces and at least 150 more wounded in clashes across the West Bank and Gaza. Protests over the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital show no sign of relenting.
The Israeli flag was recently burned at a protest in Berlin — and with it the Star of David. That it happened in Germany is particularly scandalous, because it awakens memories of the Nazi persecution of the Jews.
Australia has published a long-running report on child abuse in the Catholic Church. Celibate priest perpetrators offended because they were "terrorized with their own sexual desires," a report co-author told DW.
The long-awaited Berlin (BER) airport is set to open in October 2020, bosses have announced. But after a series of delays, is this the beginning of the end, or merely the end of the beginning?
Germany's interior minister says that a new electronic anti-crime identification system works well but needs more testing. Data protection activists, however, are very concerned about the number of false identifications.
The International Criminal Court has awarded compensation to child soldiers recruited by a convicted Congolese warlord. Rights groups hope the decision sends a message to those who recruit child soldiers.
So far, all data on the internet has had to be transported on an equal footing, above all at the same speed. In the US, that will change. Jörg Brunsmann asks why politicians are making it so cheap for providers.
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From plant-based plastic bottles to dresses made of milk — green pioneers around the world are coming up with clean technologies to protect our environment, reduce waste and limit global warming.
In a televised interview, Linda W. has broken her silence on joining the "Islamic State" militant group. As she faces a possible death sentence in Iraq, Germany must answer the question: Is she a victim or a perpetrator?
The Alpine village of Stoos is in for a dizzying ride with the maiden voyage on the world's steepest funicular railway line. The train features barrel-shaped carriages that keep their floors level as they move uphill.
With the "leader of the free world" warring against the press, governments shutting down the internet and journalists behind bars, 2017 has been a tough year for press freedom around the world. Here’s a look back.
Christmas nears and the winter break beckons, to the envy of players in England and much of Europe. Here's your one-stop shop for the Bundesliga's weekend results, starting with Borussia Mönchengladbach's win over HSV.
Have we lost all feeling in a pursuit to perfect digital audio signals? Or can we readjust our ratio to noise? Musician Damon Krukowski says contextual sounds, like analog noise, stop us falling off our bikes.
They escaped war and violence. But what comes afterward? DW's multimedia feature shows how artists who had to flee have built a new life — in a culture and via a language they weren't familiar with at all.
Plans to rapidly cut coal use in China halted after households were left without heat. But air quality appears to have improved despite the setback.
Chinese women are becoming increasingly successful in the business world, but still do not have equal rights. However, their growing economic power will change their role in society, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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