The human rights watchdog has published its annual report, urging more human rights protections. Amnesty has warned that "hate-filled rhetoric" from US President Donald Trump and others has eroded human rights globally.
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US President Trump has told survivors and relatives of the Florida school shooting that he will consider arming teachers. He also pledged to introduce mental health and age checks for gun buyers.
The number of hate groups in the US has risen during Trump's first year in office, according to a new report. Neo-Nazi groups in the US witnessed startling growth, increasing by 22 percent.
For two weeks now, families of the Russian mercenaries killed in Syria have been waiting for their loved ones' remains to be brought back to Russia. Where are the bodies and why are relatives keeping quiet?
Some 400,000 people on the outskirts of Damascus have been cut off from the outside world. For weeks now, the besieged city has been the target of air strikes. Aid worker Marten Mylius talks to DW about the crisis.
You would be forgiven for thinking that the state of world affairs is even more dire than usual. In an interview with DW, former US ambassador Victoria Nuland says the US and Russia need to get their act together.
A man has thrown a grenade at the US embassy in Podgorica, the capital of Montenegro, before blowing himself up. The embassy described an "active security situation" around the facility.
Nigeria's military has said it rescued scores of girls who went missing after a militant attack on a school earlier this week. Their abduction was similar to the case of the 276 Chibok girls, who were taken in 2014.
The Bundestag is set to debate an AfD proposal urging Berlin to distance itself from journalist Deniz Yücel's prior work. The AfD's critique focuses on a 2011 satirical column about Germany's declining fertility rate.
The Venezuelan president has proposed a general election to coincide with a presidential vote slated for April. If it goes ahead, the opposition could lose parliament after announcing a boycott of the election.
With just four days left, the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang remain packed full of excitement and opportunities to medal. From the mountain to the ice, there's a chance for glory to be won. Follow it live here!
Transparency International (TI) has found that a majority of countries in the world can be called corrupt, with a clear link between high levels of corruption and little protection of the media and civil society groups.
Following British media reports that East German secret police had a file on Jeremy Corbyn, the Stasi archive has said no such file exists. Corbyn is under fire over reports he met with a Czechoslovak spy in the 1980s.
Berlin is set to drop rules regulating the time of the year when hunters can shoot wild boars. The government hopes to prevent the spread of a virus that can be devastating to livestock populations.
The former police officer met the 59-year-old victim on a cannibalism fetish website and agreed to kill and eat him. The victim had dreamed of being "slaughtered" since childhood.
Martin Selmayr has been the shadowy figure beside EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker since 2014. His promotion to Commission secretary-general could cement his power in EU politics for years to come.
A petition calling for more gender equality is set for debate in Austria's parliament. The women's minister believes its goes "too far," while coalition partners said it was a far cry from "sensible" feminist politics.
Information from Israeli intelligence helped to prevent the downing of a passenger jet, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said. Local media linked his comments to the attempted bombing of an Etihad Airways flight.
The war in Syria is driven by cynical rivals who use short-term tactics without pursuing any longterm strategies.
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Originally designed to show resistance against the nuclear threat in the late 1950s, the peace sign quickly became the common symbol against violence, hatred and oppression.
Germany pulled off one of the biggest upsets in hockey history, beating Sweden to advance to the Olympic semifinals. While this particular result was an upset, Germany's strong performance in Pyeongchang is no surprise.
For a country of just 5.2 million, Norway has consistently punched above its weight at the Winter Games.
Russia is hoping to boost voter turnout in its upcoming presidential election through a series of humorous videos. The campaign appears to be an attempt to counter opposition leader Alexei Navalny's calls for a boycott.
A weekly magazine in Austria has said it found an anti-Semitic fraternity songbook similar to the one found in January. The fraternity's chairman is reportedly an aide of the country's far-right transport minister.
Midway through the Berlin International Film Festival, here are the works that have been most praised by the critics.
From a comic book villain to Jesus, Willem Dafoe has portrayed every possible role during his career. With 100 movies in his filmography and counting, the Berlinale awards the American actor an honorary prize.
Europe's highest court looks set to rule against what environmentalists see as an attack by Poland's nationalist government on the continent's oldest forest.
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