Following Chancellor Merkel's remarks, the foreign minister stepped up the rhetoric: The West has become "weaker" due to the "shortsighted" policies of the US, and President Trump was abandoning Western values, he said.
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Analysts say comments about Trump were designed for a domestic German audience and election impact. But Merkel's tough stance has still reverberated abroad.
Indian PM Narendra Modi has been welcomed at the German government's Meseberg Castle ahead of talks with Chancellor Merkel. Modi said the visit would "open a new chapter" in the countries' strategic partnership.
The French and Russian presidents have met in Versailles and discussed "points of friction." They included Russian media "organs of influence and propaganda" in the French election campaign.
The EU's top bodies have agreed to provide free internet access in thousands of cities and towns across Europe. The "WiFi4EU" bid would see public places, like parks and libraries, install EU-funded hotspots by 2020.
Convicted pedophiles in Australia are to be banned from traveling out of the country in a bid to stop child-sex tourism. Some 20,000 child-sex offenders are to have their passports cancelled under the new laws.
Manuel Antonio Noriega, the military strongman who took power in Panama in 1983 and was removed by US forces six years later, has died in Panama City. He was 83.
Cyclone Mora has made landfall in Bangladesh after hundreds of thousands of people were evacuated from low-lying parts of the country. Scores of refugee homes for Rohingya Muslims were flattened.
More than a thousand rebels and others have left the Barzeh neighborhood of Damascus as part of a "reconciliation" deal. Fighters and civilians have been granted safe passage, allowing the government to retake control.
A deadly thunderstorm has damaged homes and toppled hundreds of trees in and around Moscow, while also disrupting air traffic at nearby airports. Officials described the event as "unprecedented" for the Russian capital.
The emails show how the Indian Gupta family played a crucial role in the government’s decisions and crafting of policy. Despite the serious allegations, President Jacob Zuma still maintains support within his own party.
There has been an alarming shift towards criminalization of peaceful protest and free expression in the UK, according to a UN report. It warned about a growing "Big Brother" culture of state surveillance and suspicion.
Colleges in Canada are reaping the rewards of isolationism abroad. They have seen a rise in foreign applicants for awhile, but due to politics in the US and UK, this year is different, Kristina Jovanovski reports.
Ex-secret police officers Jovica Stanisic and Franko Simatovic will be retried at the Hague for war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia. Their first trial ended in an acquittal due to insufficient evidence.
The move angered the pro-Russian president, warning there would be consequences. The ministry did not provide an official reason for giving the diplomats 72 hours to leave the country.
The ex-Yugoslav state of Montenegro is about to become the newest member of the NATO alliance, despite the country's long-running ties with Russia. Moscow is not putting up much opposition to the move, experts told DW.
Wolfsburg maintained their Bundesliga status with a 1-0 win in the second leg of the promotion/relegation playoff. After missing several first half chances, Eintracht Braunschweig face another season in the second tier.
Organizers of the black feminist Nyansapo Festival appear to have U-turned after first indicating that only a few events would be "open to all" races. Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo had called for the fair to be banned.
The French president was looking to temper expectations for Putin's first visit.
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Legendary Chinese table tennis player Kong Linghui has been suspended as coach of the national women's team following a lawsuit over his alleged casino debt. The Olympic champion was ordered home from Germany.
If German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has his way, platforms like Facebook will face fines for hosting illegal content. In a rare direct statement, Facebook says it should not be tasked with "state responsibilities."
Hundreds of thousands of Russians are in prison and many feel they have been treated unfairly. A Moscow-based nonprofit organization looks after victims of an often unjust justice system. DW's Juri Rescheto reports.
Tunisia and Kenya recently joined the ranks of African countries banning the use of plastic bags - but poor waste management and a mentality of littering make the prospect of a plastic waste-free society unrealistic.
Belfast elections were once so notorious for voter impersonation that locals used to say "vote early, vote often." But now Northern Irish voters have little appetite for the general election, as Peter Geoghegan reports.
A woman died after entering a zoo enclosure with a tiger at Hamerton Zoo Park in the UK, police have said. The incident, which appeared to be a "freak accident," prompted an evacuation at the park.
"I'll be b---ered there's a shark in me boat," the 73-year-old Australian reported thinking after a giant shark sprang aboard. New South Wales Marine Rescue captured photos of the shark.
Germany is opening the door to the privatization of one of its most-loved institutions - the autobahn - according to campaigners. Critics also fear that other public services could soon be sacrificed to investors.
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