Across Europe and much of the world journalists are facing increased hostility, but progress in Africa is a sign for hope. That's according to the latest World Press Freedom Index compiled by Reporters Without Borders.
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Authorities say 29 people have died after a bus carrying German tourists crashed in the popular tourist archipelago of Madeira. Dozens of others, including the driver and tour guide, have been taken to a local hospital.
Thursday's fatal crash in Madeira is the latest in a series of horrific bus accidents in Europe. DW looks at how safe bus travel really is.
After a politically charged campaign season, Indonesia has pulled off one of the world's most complicated democratic exercises. Clare Richardson reports from Jakarta.
Pyongyang tested an unspecified "guided weapon" with a "powerful warhead," North Korea's official news agency KCNA has reported. North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un oversaw the operation.
General Khalifa Haftar's push for Tripoli could be the most important moment for Libya since the overthrow of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011. Who are the players and what's at stake for the war-torn country?
Dozens of gunmen were involved in the attack in the restive Baluchistan province. A separatist group has claimed responsibility.
Most of the arrest warrants have been issued for theft, fraud, verbal insults and traffic offenses linked to the right-wing scene.
Greek lawmakers have officially endorsed a diplomatic offensive to have Germany pay reparations over the WWII occupation of Greece. Athens is due to raise the issue with Berlin, where the matter is seen as long settled.
The European Parliament has called for an expansion of the EU's border protection authority. However, concerns over jurisdiction are giving many member states reason for pause.
Female business founders are still the exception to the rule in Europe's business landscape. Only 15.6% of the continent's startup founders are women. But there are enough examples that things are changing.
Following the Notre Dame fire, the former master builder of Cologne's cathedral, Barbara Schock-Werner, told DW why cathedrals aren't insured and how Cologne's fire-fighting system differs to that of Notre Dame.
The beast had massive fangs and weighed up to 1,500 kilograms.
Once again Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have come up short in the Champions League. Guardiola's team lost the control he craves at a vital time, just as Ilkay Gündogan had feared.
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Are talks between NATO and certain Middle East and Gulf states a human rights free zone? Has it stood up for Europe over Trump's claims they owe the US money? DW asks NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller.
German strategy analyst Marcel Weiss tells DW attempts to launch European e-battery cell production are questionable.
The world's fastest growing economy is located in Africa: Ghana's economic strength is expected to soar in 2019. Many other African countries lag far behind, says the IMF report. What's the secret behind Ghana's success?
Kenya considers introduction of Intersex gender
While the German government has an official stance on Crimea, the AfD's far-right populists insist on subverting it.
Though alcohol and tobacco consumption have dropped, Germans remain among the leading consumers in the developed world.
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