The German chancellor's comments came after contentious meetings with US President Donald Trump at NATO and G7 summit meetings. Trump clashed with America's allies over global warming, mutual defense and trade.
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Swedish film "The Square" has been awarded the Cannes Film Festival's top honor, the Palme d'Or. There was also success for German actress Diane Kruger for part in revenge drama "In the Fade."
US Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said he was considering banning laptop computers on all international flights in and out of the country. Kelly added there were signs of "a real threat."
A Washington-based news site reports that US President Trump has told "confidantes" he will quit the landmark climate agreement. The uncertainty over Washington's position riled other leaders at the G7 summit in Italy.
More than 80 people have been killed since "Islamic State"-linked rebels rampaged through the southern city of Marawi. Military officials have called for "surgical strikes" as tens of thousands flee the besieged city.
Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has warned Saudi Arabia's rulers they face "certain downfall" for their close ties with the US. Iran's pragmatic president instead called for more cooperation to tackle the region's issues.
The women of VfL Wolfsburg have won both of Germany's major football titles in a single year, but management has stopped them from holding a victory celebration. Why? Because because the men's team is doing poorly.
The UK's flagship carrier has blamed an "IT system issue" for the cancellation of all flights out of London's main airports. Authorities advised travelers not to head to airports as delays continued for a second day.
Sebastian Vettel put some serious distance between himself and Lewis Hamilton in the driver's championship after he beat teammate Kimi Raikkonen to victory in Monaco. Hamilton came in 7th after starting back in 13th.
As the Iraqi army begins to surrounding them, IS has responded with a campaign of car bombs and sniper fire. Mosul was the terrorists' last urban stronghold.
Two suspects have stomped on the grave of the wartime hero and kicked off its cross, police said. The act of vandalism has sent shockwaves across France's political landscape, with politicians expressing sheer outrage.
Emergency aid has started reaching the Sri Lanka flood victims as rescue teams continue to reach out to marooned people, taking advantage of slightly improved weather. Floods and mudslides have claimed some 146 lives.
Bangladesh has reinstalled a controversial sculpture days after removing it from the Supreme Court’s building. The Lady Justice statue, deemed un-Islamic by religious groups, has now been placed at a different location.
The Russian capital is in a state of unrest. A scheme to demolish old apartment blocks has triggered protests that are putting the Moscow municipal government under pressure. Even President Putin could be affected.
UK police are detaining at least 12 people, but some of those involved in the attack may still be at large. More generally, British police say they are tracking 500 potential plots, involving 3,000 people.
Extremists are increasingly shaping the image of Islam in Africa. But despite warnings that Islam is becoming increasingly conservative in Africa, experts say the religion is also becoming more diverse as a whole.
The US has accused Chinese aircraft of reckless behavior in international airspace after they intercepted an American surveillance plane. China's Defense Ministry rejects the claims - and has made accusations of its own.
Periods, menstruation, the "curse": Who manages to talk about this nonchalantly? The aim of Menstrual Hygiene Day is to help overcome embarrassment and shame. Let’s talk openly about periods – all over the world.
Two men were killed and a third wounded when they tried to prevent a known criminal and racist from harassing two teenage girls. The mayor called on politicians to stop promoting extreme attitudes towards immigration.
World No. 1 Angelique Kerber has been knocked out the French Open in the first round by Russia's Ekaterina Makarova. The German becomes the first women's no. 1 to lose in the first round of Roland Garros in the Open era.
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The ex-Yugoslav state of Montenegro is about to become the newest member of the NATO alliance, despite the country's long-running ties with Russia. Moscow is not putting up much opposition to the move, experts told DW.
The annual Africa Festival in Würzburg, Germany, offers many musical highlights from the African continent. This year, young artists from Senegal and Cape Verde are the main attractions.
For a long time, Qatar has been facing accusations of being too closely associated with the Muslim Brotherhood and radical Islamist groups. The US has voiced criticism of these allegiances as well.
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Refugees are often forced to start with nothing when they arrive in a new country. In the UK, a social enterprise is helping professionals to rebuild their lives by sharing their skills, reports Bethan Staton.
Douma has been under siege by President Bashar al-Assad's forces since October 2013. Air and ground attacks have caused extensive damage to the town. Firas Abdullah reports on life in Douma.
Humans and great apes parted ways in Africa with the development of the first pre-humans, many experts believe. But there might be a completely different explanation: Are the Balkans the cradle of humanity?
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