SPD candidate Martin Schulz has proposed a roll-back of the signature labor reforms introduced by the last SPD chancellor, Gerhard Schröder. The move "opens the window wider" for a center-left coalition, some say.
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A mass trial for 47 suspects accused of taking part in a plot to kill President Erdogan last July has begun. Turkey has also dismissed another 227 judges and prosecutors as part of its post-failed coup purges.
Donald Trump has appointed his second national security adviser, Herbert Raymond McMaster will take over after Michael Flynn's Russia-related resignation. The 54-year-old served in both Iraq wars and Afghanistan.
The head of Germany's populist party AfD has met with high-level Russian politicians in a secretive meeting in Moscow. Petry's office refused to clarify who else attended the talks.
Russia's foreign ministry has announced the sudden death of Moscow's long-time UN ambassador, Vitaly Churkin. The 64-year-old had been Russia's permanent representative to the United Nations since 2006.
Debt-laden Greece has edged closer to receiving fresh money through a third 'rescue package,' after eurozone finance ministers agreed to resume a review of Athens' reform program. But time is running short.
Gibraltar authorities have impounded Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko's yacht due to millions of euros in unpaid bills. The futuristic yacht is one of the world's biggest sailing ships.
French police have searched the headquarters of Marine Le Pen's National Front (FN) party. The search was in relation to an investigation into the party's alleged misuse of European Union funds.
US President Donald Trump has tried to clarify his comments about a non-existent terror incident in Sweden. He said his remarks referred to a television report on immigrants.
With the Brexit bill debate under way, UK PM Theresa May has warned parliament against delaying Brexit talks. In an unusual move, May also attended the House of Lords, where she sat on the steps of the queen's throne.
Is there anything that can still be done to prevent Brexit? Yes, Lord Richard Newby, a passionate pro-European, tells DW, as the Brexit bill is debated in the House of Lords.
Concerns abound in recent times about the threats posed by radicalization and terrorism to Indonesian society. The country's foreign minister spoke to DW about how the government is tackling these issues.
The latest attempt on the 6-meter high border fence came after Moroccan officials warned that the EU could prompt more people to try to cross the border unless it offered concessions in a trade dispute.
The man responsible for France's biggest-ever art robbery, Vjéran Tomic, has been sentenced to eight years in prison. But where are the stolen masterpieces, worth 100 million euros, now?
The ride-sharing company Uber says it will investigate an engineer's claims of sexual harassment and sexism at the firm. CEO Travis Kalanick said that anyone guilty of the described behavior would be dismissed.
The South Sudanese government and the UN say a famine caused by conflict and economic crisis has hit two counties. Aid agencies said the official famine declaration meant people had already started dying of hunger.
Chancellor Merkel's visit to Algeria has been called off because President Bouteflika is too sick to meet. The two-day trip was part of an effort to stem migration from North Africa in an election year in Germany.
France and Germany have condemned the Kremlin's decision to accept passports issued by authorities controlled by pro-Russian rebels. Meanwhile, a new ceasefire deal is going into effect in Eastern Ukraine.
Moscow has rejected allegations that it was involved in a plot to assassinate Montenegro's prime minister. A Montenegrin prosecutor had said the alleged conspiracy was aimed at halting the country's NATO integration.
A German daily has reported that Swiss investigators have uncovered a dubious payment made by FIFA to Franz Beckenbauer. Swiss prosecutors confirmed last year that they had opened a probe into the football legend.
Times are getting tougher in Greece, but there is no real danger that an EU country will be left to flounder.
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More people die due to guns in America than in any other high-income country. But the US congress has restricted funding for gun violence research. Researchers say it's impossible to generate life-saving data.
Total energy use in the European Union is slightly lower today than it was in 1990, but fossil fuels remain king, and dependency on fuel imports has grown. Climate and geopolitical risks have grown in tandem.
The cousin of a South Korean woman who died during an attempted exorcism in a Frankfurt hotel has been given a six-year jail sentence. Four other relatives, including the victim's teen son, recieved suspended sentences.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe turns 93 Tuesday and on Saturday a lavish party to celebrate his birthday is expected to cost more than $2 million (1.88 million euros).
Tanzania continues to fight against illicit drugs. A recently-released list of "drug pushers," including the names of politicians and artistes, has raised questions about the role of the government in such a crackdown.
What would have happened if Nirvana singer Kurt Cobain hadn't killed himself at the age of 27? One thing is clear: He wouldn't be part of the "27 club" of young musicians who died at the height of their careers.
The Bundesbank has singled out seven cities where property prices were particularly overvalued. Investors have turned to real estate as consistently low interest rates negate any benefits from saving.
The 15-story high booster portion of the rocket successfully returned to earth with a controlled, upright, landing. SpaceX hopes to begin carrying astronauts to the space station in 2018 and, eventually, to Mars.
Turkish NATO officers seek asylum in Belgium. Erdogan accuses them of complicity in the failed coup.
The highest peak in the Alps is a magnet for tourists. But many underestimate the risks.
The ancestry of the Czechs’ founding father is in dispute. A DNA test could resolve the issue.
Tens of thousands of Romanians are protesting against rampant corruption and the government.
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