Voting has opened in the Russian presidential election, with opinions polls projecting Vladimir Putin to win by a wide margin. But the vote could be marred by reports of widespread voting irregularities and violations.
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Vladimir Putin is eager to leave his post after his next term, the Kremlin critic and onetime Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky says. He urges Russian voters to send a "message" in Sunday's election.
The increasing tension between Russia and the West has some experts asking whether Germany should change its famously patient approach to dealing with the Kremlin. The key to a new strategy may lie in domestic policy.
The Chinese government has urged the US to "correct its mistake" regarding President Donald Trump's recently approved "Taiwan Travel Act," which allows unrestricted two-way travel for officials from the US and Taiwan.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with Chinese President Xi Jinping about steel overcapacity and the US threat of tariffs. They are to work on solutions through the G20 group of industrialized nations.
"Surpluses show that our products are in demand," the chancellor has said. Her economy minister is set to visit Washington shortly in a bid to avoid President Trump's much-maligned tariffs.
Li Keqiang has kept the second-highest post in the Communist Party. Yang Xiaodu is set to lead President Xi Jinping's massive anti-graft campaign as head of the new National Supervisory Commission.
The newly appointed interior minister has again caused controversy by calling for tighter internal border controls, just as the EU wants them to be eased. The EU was failing to control the external border, he said.
Trump's lawyer said he was voicing his own opinion after initially saying he was speaking on behalf of the president. One outraged Democrat lawmaker warned any interference would lead to a "constitutional crisis."
The social media giant has accused the data analysis company of illegally obtaining user data. At the same time, a whistleblower has said that Cambridge Analytica illegally harvested data from 50 million users.
A crackdown on smugglers who enabled a thousand Albanians to enter Britain, the US and Canada has resulted in 39 arrests. Fighting crime tops Albania's agenda as it prepares for EU accession talks.
A blast at a munitions disposal plant in eastern Germany has claimed one life. Emergency crews have recovered the body of a man, thought to be an employee. The plant at Lübben is a distant offshoot of General Dynamics.
Thousands of Kurds have staged peaceful protests in Hanover against Turkey's offensive in Afrin and Germany's foreign arms sales. The rallies came as violence over Afrin has spiked inside Germany in recent weeks.
With the exception of Idlib, Syria's government has recovered control of most major cities from rebels and terror organizations. Are the "Islamic State" and al-Qaida being beaten out of Syria?
The Swedish and North Korean foreign ministers have wrapped up three days of talks on the security situation on the Korean peninsula. Have they cleared the way for a historic meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un?
Zimbabwe has put on its first "Miss Albino" pageant in an effort to stamp out discrimination and stigma surrounding the condition. The 22-year-old winner says she wants to fight for the rights of children with albinism.
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Brazil's Rio is facing a severe housing problem. The poor are excluded from the city center and even pushed out of the centrally located favelas. Sanne Derks takes a look at what's being done to help them.
Japan's weather agency has declared the start of the cherry blossom season in Tokyo, marking the official start of spring there. The agency said this year's first blossoms appeared nine days earlier than average.
A year ago, Brexit looming, Tamsin Walker became one of thousands of Brits to apply for German citizenship. Six months into her dual nationality, she reflects on what it feels like to be Deutsch.
Berliners produce a lot of trash. Too much of it ends up on the streets, says Gero Schliess.
The Virgin Mary on an underpass wall? The face of Jesus on a fish stick? True believers have pointed out such "miracles" in unlikely places, but religious authorities say to treat holy apparitions with skepticism.
A young HSV team failed to capitalize on Mainz's defeat to Frankurt as Hertha Berlin came from behind to win 2-1 at the Volksparkstadion. But there were positives in the first half for new coach Christian Titz.
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