Among other things, the law states only Jews have the right to self-determination, it "encourages" Jewish settlement and downgrades the status of the Arabic language. Critics say it is racist and threatens democracy.
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Mark Zuckerberg has had to backtrack on comments he made about allowing Holocaust deniers to post their beliefs on his social media platform. German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas condemned Zuckerberg's comments.
Berlin authorities have seized dozens of apartments and houses they claim are owned by one of the city's Arab crime networks. A new law allows police to confiscate property bought with ill-gotten gains.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban's policies and remarks have raised concerns among his country's Jewish community.
The European Commission's legal request could lead to the EU's top court imposing financial sanctions against Hungary.
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte wants a new EU agency to oversee the distribution of migrants picked up at sea. Last weekend, he struck an ad-hoc deal with six EU states to take more arrivals from Africa.
A 27-year-old student has beat off competition from nine others to help the German city's nightclub scene to flourish. Mannheim joins Amsterdam, New York and Zurich in electing a "night mayor."
In the wake of US tariffs on steel and aluminum, the EU has made several counter moves and has now raised tariffs of its own on steel imports which exceed quotas based on current levels.
A British study shows that gene editing does not work as well as previously assumed. Experiments with the cells of mice and humans resulted in numerous unwanted mutations.
Spain's Supreme Court has withdrawn its extradition requests for six Catalan separatist politicians, including ex-regional president Carles Puigdemont, who is in Germany. They were wanted on rebellion charges.
Representatives of the Russian army apologized to the Armenian government after conducting unannounced war games in a northwest village of Panik. Russia is Armenia's key military ally and has a base on Armenian soil.
Energy regulation in Europe is a hot topic, not least for US tech giants such as Google. However the latest wrap on the knuckles is for the German federal government over the implementation of EU energy laws.
What's at stake in Pakistan's upcoming parliamentary elections? Should the West be concerned about a possible military-backed government and its impact on Afghanistan's security and South Asia's geopolitics? DW analyzes.
Turkey imposed a state of emergency following a failed coup in 2016. Two years later, the measure has finally been lifted, but critics say President Recep Tayyip Erdogan still has the power to silence his opponents.
The uproar over US President Donald Trump's perceived gaffes during his meeting with his Russian counterpart appears to be water off Republican voters' backs. Clare Richardson finds out why in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.
Seeking to diminish controversy over his meeting with Putin, Trump said he had warned Putin the US is "not going to have" election meddling. Trump's recent remarks have put him at odds with US intelligence agencies.
UK police reportedly believe they know who carried out a nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter. It comes as police investigate the death of a woman after she came into contact with a similar nerve agent.
Adnan Oktar is one of the most well-known advocates of Islamic creationism and has long been accused by critics of running a sex cult. More than 100 of his followers, including his "kittens," have also been arrested.
South Korea's government has been ordered to compensate the victims of the 2014 Sewol ferry sinking. It was the first Seoul was found to be liable for the disaster, which killed 304 people, including school children.
Italian planes and Norwegian helicopters have been deployed to help tackle more than 40 large blazes across central Sweden. Fires were also registered in the country's northernmost county in the Arctic Circle.
The Syrian government has agreed to release rebel prisoners in exchange for evacuating the residents in two beleaguered cities. Activists and rights groups warned that the evacuations could be a form of displacement.
It was a very atypical day of golf in Scotland with brilliant sunshine and little or no wind. American Kevin Kisner leads the field at 5 under par. Crowd favorite Tiger Woods is in the hunt at even par.
Geraint Thomas prevailed in the Alps for the second straight day, streaking past the field in the final kilometer. Chris Froome finished second; he remains more than a minute and a half behind his colleague at Team Sky.
Israel's new nation-state law has jettisoned the standards it established in its own declaration of independence.
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Angela Merkel got away from Berlin for a week to fulfill several personal promises she made during last year's election. Her itinerary took her from Paderborn and Cologne, to a farm in the northern town of Nienborstel.
Cartoonists worldwide have been playing up President Donald Trump's comments following a summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki. The satirical political cartoons have been on high social media rotation.
Thousands of German scientists — many using public funds — have published their results in quasi-scientific journals without being peer reviewed, according to a report. An expert described it as "a disaster for science."
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos leaves office with low support for his deal with FARC rebels, cocaine production at a record high and UN concern over rising violence. Where is the peace he won a Nobel Prize for?
Wikipedia contributors are few in Africa. The custodians of the free online encyclopedia and other Wiki resources are gathered in South Africa to talk about "decolonizing the internet."
Seeds modified in a lab are often touted as a means to boost agriculture and food security in Africa. There is some resistance on the continent and debate on preserving its traditional seed base instead.
In Bosnia and Herzegovina, children born to mothers who were raped during the Bosnian war of 1992-1995 are emerging from the shadows. Conceived in violence, they grew up marginalized. Now in their mid-twenties, some of them are fighting for recognition.
It's an open secret at the Farnborough International Airshow that a huge chunk of the business done is military. So why, asks DW's Zulfikar Abbany, don't we, or the arms companies, want to talk about it?
"Love, fire, cough, scabies, gout cannot be hidden" — so an old German saying goes. And while it may be difficult to conceal the painful effects of swollen, inflamed joints, you can conceal it by not getting it at all.
Researchers in Australia have developed a new way of detecting the deadly skin cancer, melanoma. Hailed as a "world first," the breakthrough could dramatically increases survival rates.
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