The opposition dismissed the changes as "a lie" and warned the EU against accepting the "cosmetic changes." The ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party had resisted any concessions for months before Thursday's announcement.
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John Dowd, who called for an end to the probe, has stepped down from the US president's legal team. He was reportedly frustrated with Trump for not heeding his advice when it came to the growing investigation.
Brexiteers hailed the decision to reintroduce the pre-1988 dark blue passport as symbolic of Britain's newly regained sovereignty. The EU doesn't require member countries to issue passports of any particular color.
A Danish minister said he doesn't "want to take any chances" concerning the threat from across the southern border. The government cited the spread of a deadly virus in eastern Europe in making its decision.
Austria has rolled back its smoking ban, which one opposition politician called "a deliberate decision today in favor of death." Some 13,000 people die every year in the Alpine country due to smoking-related complications.
Researchers say a new discovery may help to create pesticides that don't kill bees. But critics say we need to move away from a 'chemical mindset' altogether.
The recent spate of mosque attacks and a rise in hate crime has immigrants in Germany sounding the alarm. Community leaders are calling for more support and understanding from state authorities, including the police.
US President Donald Trump has announced a raft of new tariffs against China over intellectual-property violations, targeting more than 100 different Chinese goods and potentially inviting a fierce response from Beijing.
Intellectual property (IP) is back in focus as US President Donald Trump slaps wide-ranging tariffs on China for allegedly stealing American technology and IP, and eroding US firms' competitive edge.
Hours before the tariffs were to go into effect, the US president has exempted the EU and other countries. But China is expected to take the full brunt of the tariffs in what observers believe could trigger a trade war.
Trump's decision to impose punitive tariffs presents a profound challenge to the global economy and forces every country to decide whether they want to come together and cooperate or go it alone, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
Ukrainian authorities have detained Nadiya Savchenko, an ex-combat pilot in Ukraine's air force, on suspicion of planning an armed attack against the parliament. Savchenko had gained notoriety after her trial in Russia.
Months after fake "celebrity porn" reared its head online, there's a bad-tech aftertaste. Clearly our sense of truth is morphing, with clever tricksters using AI to fool us. So how can we trust AI to tell us what's real?
Prosecutors have accused the former president of taking bribes from business groups and his own intelligence agency. In one instance, Samsung Group allegedly bought a presidential pardon for a business leader.
Ex-French President Sarkozy has blamed Gadhafi supporters for allegations that he accepted campaign funding from Libya in 2007. In his statement to investigating judges, he said evidence for the charges "did not exist."
After Angela Merkel broke her silence on Turkey's Afrin offensive and condemned the attack, Ankara rejected her stance as "unacceptable." Merkel also decried the assault on Ghouta ahead of reports of evacuations.
At a ceremony to mark the end of the UN mission, Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed described it as a major milestone for both Liberia and the UN. The UNMIL mission comes to an end after nearly 15 years.
Bundesliga clubs have voted to retain the 50+1 rule, which ensures that German football clubs must retain a 50 percent plus one share in the team. They also voted to keep VAR for at least another season.
Hussein K., who sought asylum in Germany, has received a life sentence for a crime that made international headlines. He had previously been convicted of assaulting a woman in Greece, but was released from prison early.
Justice Minister Katarina Barley said the Cambridge Analytica scandal bombarded users with hate speech. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been called to answer questions in the UK's criminal probe into the data breach.
The 2017 UN climate report has found extreme weather and climate-related events cost a devastating $320 billion in 2017. The UN says 2018 has followed in the footsteps of 2017 with extreme weather destroying livelihoods.
Ahed Tamimi will serve eight months in prison as part of a plea deal. She has become a symbol of Palestinian resistance to Israeli occupation.
German pair Aljona Savchenko and Bruno Massot set a new world record as they won gold at the world championships in Milan. Their success comes only four weeks after winning Olympic gold in Pyeongchang.
As interior minister, Horst Seehofer is responsible for defending both Germany's constitution and its religious freedom. However, his recent remarks show he may not understand those tasks, says Michel Friedman.
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Tough times for commuters in France as a new wave of strikes hit the country. The walkouts come in response to President Emmanuel Macron's labor market reform.
Art with a message is in demand at exhibitions and biennials around the world. Until the end of May, Frankfurt's Schirn Gallery is presenting a collection of political art raising plenty of questions.
Human rights groups have criticized the European Union for failing to uphold its values while tackling the migrant crisis. Where are its red lines? Conflict Zone meets European Parliament Vice President Ioan Pascu.
Democracy is being chipped away in many countries across the world, according to a new study by Germany's Bertelsmann Foundation. The study, which looks at 129 developing nations, warns autocracies are on the rise.
World Water Day is drawing attention to the growing threat of water scarcity. Some countries are making the most of every drop they use – but others are still squeamish about reusing wastewater.
The Democratic Republic of Congo is experiencing one of Africa's worst humanitarian disasters. Since the start of 2018, more than 50,000 Congolese have fled to Uganda, many by boat. Simone Schlindwein sent this report.
The 2018 Formula One motor-racing season begins in Melbourne, Australia, this weekend. The scrapping of the controversial "grid girls" isn't the only change that drivers and fans will have to get used to.
Joachim Löw is taking no chances ahead of Germany's friendly against Spain in Düsseldorf on Friday night and will rely on a trusted core of experienced players. Barcelona's Marc-Andre ter Stegen gets the nod in goal.
The legend behind "Cats" and "Phantom of the Opera" has been composing acclaimed musicals for more than half a century, winning numerous awards along the way. Andrew Lloyd Webber celebrates 70 years on March 22.
Could you name 10 off the top of your head? DW walks you through some breeds whose origins are very much German, even if their names might suggest otherwise. They've since become famous around the world.
To celebrate Stanley Kubrick's cinematic milestone from 1968, the German Film Museum is presenting an exhibition devoted to the masterpiece that explored the themes of artificial intelligence and existentialism.
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