US President Donald Trump has announced that neo-conservative John Bolton will replace H.R. McMaster as national security adviser. The respected general is replaced by a hawk who advocated for war with Iraq in 2003.
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Former US diplomat and Balkan mediator James Pardew talks to DW about the current administration in Washington, its foreign policy and whether or not President Trump will manage to finish his mandate in the White House.
US experts agree that by signing hefty tariffs to punish what he views as Beijing's unfair practices, President Donald Trump just fired the first salvo in a trade conflict with China. Is there a strategy behind the move?
China said it was "not afraid of and will not recoil from a trade war" as it announced a list of potential tariffs on US goods. Fears of a trade war have sent jitters through global markets.
The EU will recall its ambassador to Russia for consultations in response to a nerve agent attack on an ex-double agent in England. Several EU member states are also considering expelling Russian diplomats.
Far-left lawmakers appeared to see a lack of commitment to the pro-independence cause in Jordi Turull. The 51-year-old had called for dialogue with the Spanish government ahead of the vote.
There appears to be a majority of lawmakers in Germany's parliament who want the chancellor to attend regular question and answer sessions. Even Angela Merkel herself appears to have warmed to the idea.
Germany stands accused of violating a supposed decades-old deal that would have handed Israel a non-permanent council seat. While the details remain unclear, even Donald Trump's Germany ambassador pick weighed in.
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.
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.
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.
The rights group said selling weapons to Saudis had a devastating effect on civilians in Yemen. Germany announced it would not backtrack on the sale of patrol boats to Saudi Arabia.
A Syrian rebel faction in besieged eastern Ghouta has started departing the enclave under a deal with the Assad regime. Eighty percent of the Damascus suburb has been taken from rebels in the past month.
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.
A Mexican journalist has been killed in the eastern state of Veracruz, one of the world’s most dangerous places for journalists. It was the third murder of a journalist in Mexico this year.
Venezuela plans to remove three zeros off its battered currency. The largest bill in circulation, the 100,000 note, can hardly buy a cup of coffee.
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?
Rights groups have hailed the ruling as a "tremendous step" for gay rights in the conservative country. Kenya has been listed by LGBTQ rights groups has a country that sponsors homophobia through its laws and policies.
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.
John Bolton taking over as national security adviser does not bode well for the Iran nuclear deal, says Michael Knigge.
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More than 150 whales were stranded in Western Australia on Friday leading to beach closures and a shark alert, according to the Department of Fisheries. The majority of the whales are presumed to have died.
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.
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