Asian and Latin American leaders are weighing in with praise for Vladimir Putin's re-election victory in Russia. Officials say the president garnered about 75 percent of the vote, with an estimated turnout of 60 percent
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Turkish forces and Free Syrian Army fighters reportedly met little resistance upon entering Afrin. A local official has warned that Kurdish forces would start waging guerrilla warfare in the surrounding region.
The US president wants to execute drug dealers as part of his plan to combat addiction. Trump will also ask Congress to lower the minimum quantity of drugs sold that triggers mandatory prison sentences.
The disclosure came in a closed-door meeting Germany's foreign intelligence agency held with members of the Bundestag last week, media report. North Korea has pursued missile and nuclear programs despite UN sanctions.
A cross-party parliamentary committee has urged the government to consider a "limited extension" if key issues aren't dealt with. The committee's chair said "credible, detailed proposals" need to be put forward now.
The appointments will impact China's economic reform efforts and its drive to modernize its armed forces. The National People's Congress also confirmed appointments to the posts of finance, commerce and foreign minister.
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.
A wartime association has decried a memorial for commemorating Italy's liberation fighters alongside Nazi paratroopers. More than 50,000 Allied soldiers are believed to have died in the Battle of Cassino.
Lawmakers want answers following reports that a company harvested data from 50 million Facebook users to influence the 2016 US election. Cambridge Analytica reportedly retained user data it improperly obtained.
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.
The 2018 Paralympics in Pyeongchang finished with a thrilling final day of events. The Games once again revealed the incredible hurdles many athletes have overcome to not just compete but also live.
After his decision to quit the International Criminal Court, Philippine leader Duterte has called upon other nations to follow suit. The ICC announced last month it was launching a probe into Duterte's brutal drug war.
The first-ever ASEAN summit in Australia has ended. Southeast Asian nations have called on North Korea to end its nuclear program and taken a firm stance against protectionism in view of Donald Trump's trade policies.
It was the fourth such tunnel destroyed by Israeli forces in as many months. The Israeli military also launched an airstrike against an underground military complex in Gaza.
Germany's economic minister made his comments before departing for Washington. He said that both Germany and the EU want to avoid a trade war with the US.
The outcome of this bogus election was preordained. DW's Ingo Mannteufel comments on the consequences for Russia.
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Young Europeans recently gathered in Brussels for two days of debate and to vote on their vision for Europe. Things were more cheerful than when heads of state and government take part, says Uta Steinwehr from Brussels.
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.
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.
Germany's new interior minister has polarized the country with his statements on Islam. But although he has opened up an important debate, he is going about it in exactly the wrong way, says DW editor-in-chief Ines Pohl.
In an interview with DW, Reham Khan, the former wife of Pakistani politician Imran Khan, talks about her upcoming book, sexual harassment of female politicians in Pakistan and her plans to return to the country.
Czesława Kwoka was 14 when she was photographed at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp. Tens of thousands of social media users have reacted to recently restored and colorized versions of the original images.
Berliners produce a lot of trash. Too much of it ends up on the streets, says Gero Schliess.
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