Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has declared a 12-month state of emergency in Genoa after the collapse of the Morandi Bridge. The cause of the collapse remains unclear, but several possibilities have been flagged.
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Italy's Five Star Movement, now in government, claimed in 2013 that an imminent collapse was a "fairytale." Resignation calls in the wake of Genoa's bridge collapse are being resisted by road operator Autostrade.
An unusually long period of heat and drought, especially in northern and eastern Germany, has seen river water levels fall to the lowest in years. Farmers are seeking help as their crops wither in the fields.
Confirmation of the German caretaker's death means the camp's owners could be prosecuted for involuntary homicide. A flash flood swept through the camp forcing the evacuation of more than a hundred children.
A migration official said the introverted nature of the 18-year-old refugee was at odds with homosexuals "being rather social." The young man feared for his safety in Afghanistan, where homosexuality is illegal.
Taner Kilic is charged with supporting a US-based cleric who Ankara blames for a failed coup in 2016. His arrest was one of several cases that have raised concerns over Turkey's human rights record.
A young woman is on trial in Moscow for allegedly founding an extremist group - one of a number of teenagers Russian authorities are prosecuting. Human rights groups are concerned, reports Miodrag Soric from Moscow.
Saul Niguez's fine volley helped Atletico Madrid beat rivals Real Madrid for the first time in European competition to claim the UEFA Super Cup. Real Madrid get off to a losing start under new coach Julen Lopetegui.
Tired of going back and forth: Should the European Union remain forever in summer's daylight saving time? A survey across the bloc on the question has received a record number of responses.
Electoral authorities have to determine if the embattled ex-president Luis Inacio Lula da Silva's controversial candidacy is legal, given his criminal conviction. Lula is the current frontrunner in the October elections.
A miniature Buddha statue stolen from India over five decades ago has been handed back to the country's high commission in London. Police said it was spotted at a British trade fair.
In an attempt to curb rising house prices, New Zealand has banned most foreigners from buying certain properties. Statistics show China and Australia are the biggest buyers, but Australia won't be subject to the ban.
Swedish police believe the series of car fires started by a number of youths were coordinated using smartphones. Police are yet to determine a motive for the attacks, which saw more than 100 cars burned or vandalized.
Germany's Cabinet has approved a third gender option for official identification records, following a Supreme Court ruling. The option will be available by the end of the year.
In 2017, Singapore recorded its highest-ever number of suicides among people aged over 60. DW spoke with a suicide prevention specialist about what is causing this alarming trend and how the community is taking action.
When a little-known online payments firm from a small German town called Aschheim overtakes Deutsche Bank in stock market value, people tend to take notice. What makes Wirecard tick?
Philipp Lahm will be head of Germany's European Championship organizing committee if Germany wins the right to host the 2024 tournament. Germany face competition from Turkey to hosts the event.
Ukrainian director Oleg Sentsov has been on hunger strike in a Russian jail for more than three months. Now the Kremlin has rejected his mother's request for clemency, and said Sentsov should request the pardon himself.
A diplomatic row with the US could force Erdogan to take decisions against his proud nature, writes DW's Seda Serdar.
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In its efforts to staunch the flow of migrants from Africa, Germany sees Niger as a key partner. But it risks supporting a president who is becoming increasingly authoritarian, warns DW's Thomas Mösch.
Journalist Khayrullo Mirsaidov could spend years behind bars. His crime: calling out government corruption. An international campaign is working to set him free and protect free expression in Tajikistan.
Vienna has been ranked as the most livable city in the world for the first time, according to the latest Economist Intelligence Unit global survey. Five German cities, including Frankfurt, have ranked in the top 30.
Denmark is set to build a fence along the German border in a bid to keep out swine fever. Critics say it won't work, harms wildlife and may only be a symbolic gesture to cater to farmers and anti-immigrant sentiment.
Karl Marx-themed mugs, stickers, magnets and pens do well at the tourism office in the German city of Trier. But a new item, released earlier this year to mark the philosopher's 200th birthday, is the really big hit.
The power lines connecting France and the Iberian Peninsula are set to be upgraded. But will more renewable electricity flow from Portugal to Central Europe, or more French nuclear power flow in the other direction?
Eating a fried tarantula has become a popular photo opportunity for tourists in Cambodia. However, this delicacy is in danger of disappearing, thanks to deforestation and over-harvesting of the spiders.
Scientists have discovered the presence of several giant, tropical ticks with striped legs in Germany. They can carry some nasty diseases and researchers worry they are here to stay.
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