Some 128,000 people are thought to have been murdered in Syrian jails at the hands of the Assad regime. Thousands were tortured to death. Now, Europe is leading the charge to bring the perpetrators to justice.
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Racing driver Niki Lauda, three-time Formula One champion, has passed away surrounded by family. His death has triggered an outpouring of praise for a man whose comeback from a horrific crash inspired F1 fans worldwide.
Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is preparing to fight a no-confidence vote in his leadership. His bid to sack the far-right interior minister over a corruption sting has triggered a damaging backlash.
A US clampdown has effectively barred Huawei from making phones and tablets for sale outside China.
The Trump administration is allowing China's tech giant to continue doing business with US firms for another 90 days.
A senior aide to Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained over a rally organized by the opposition last year. In 2018, Navalny himself served two stints in jail for violating protest laws.
The man accused of gunning down 51 people at two mosques in Christchurch has been formally charged with terrorism. The charge is a first for New Zealand and carries a maximum penalty of life in prison.
Iran-aligned Houthi rebels say they have flown a bomb-laden drone into an airport with a military base in Saudi Arabia. This comes amid a recent spike in tensions between the regional rivals.
Weak growth amid sluggish employment uptick: How will the EU's economic performance affect the upcoming elections?
Freshly sworn-in President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is seeking to capitalize on his popularity and cement his grip on power. But will his call for snap elections get him the support he needs in parliament?
With Brexit postponed, the UK is holding European Parliament elections. Supporters of Nigel Farage's new party are hoping for a strong showing. DW's Birgit Maass reports from Wales on an unusual campaign season.
Profits have plunged at Ryanair and Easyjet, while 43% of troubled tour operator Thomas Cook's summer holidays remain unsold. The travel sector can only lick its wounds and wait out the Brexit uncertainty.
Indonesia's electoral officials rushed to declare incumbent President Joko Widodo the winner of the recent presidential poll amid fears of violence. Widodo's opponent Prabowo Subianto has claimed widespread cheating.
The four Thai women and a German man have been charged with forced prostitution, people trafficking, and exploitation. Prosecutors say the gang took 39 Thai women to Germany over a five-year period.
A UK-based organization has documented widespread violence against women in North Korea, claiming that thousands of the communist country's women are being subjected to forced marriage and prostitution in China.
An article asserted Deutsche Bank failed to forward suspicions about transactions involving Trump to US authorities. Deutsche Bank said legal restrictions mean they cannot reveal "numerous inaccuracies" in the article.
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The chancellor underlined the importance of showing that the alliance was ready to defend its territory.
The oil pollution that has halted flows via the Druzhba ("Friendship") pipeline was deliberate, according to the Kremlin. But who might want to pull such a dirty trick? DW's Jo Harper has asked around.
Costa Rica gets 98% of its power from renewables. But can it make cycling cool?
Tourists often think Schengen is just the name of a visa. But there's so much more - introducing Schengen, the village.
Kami Rita has extended his own record by successfully ascending the world's tallest mountain for the 24th time. The Nepalese Sherpa guide says he wants to climb the Everest one more time before retiring.
Should the WHO recognize Traditional Chinese Medicine as a method of healing?
When your partner is content, you can be sure of pleasant company — and, a study suggests, a longer life, too.
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