Volker Kauder, a close ally of Chancellor Angela Merkel for the last 13 years, has been ousted as head of her party's parliamentary group in an inner-party ballot. The surprising result is seen as a warning to Merkel.
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After the Trump-Kim summit, another major meeting with the North Korean leader may be on the horizon. A summit would mark a significant shift for Japan's prime minister, who has long held a hard-line stance on Pyongyang.
A Chinese man has been arrested for allegedly helping Chinese intelligence attempt to recruit American scientists and engineers. Seven of the eight people allegedly targeted work or had worked for US defense contractors.
President Donald Trump has harshly criticized Iran in a speech at the United Nations, saying Tehran must change its behavior or face further consequences. Trump administration officials have also upped their rhetoric.
France and Malta say 58 migrants stranded on a de-flagged rescue ship are to be accepted by four EU nations. The Aquarius 2 won't be allowed to dock in Malta, but instead has to transfer its occupants to a Maltese boat.
After 10 months of soured relations, Saudi Arabia and Germany have agreed to turn a new page. Saudi Arabia pulled its ambassador to Berlin last year over comments about the political crisis in Lebanon.
The ex-comedian was handed a three to 10-year prison sentence for drugging and assaulting a woman in 2004. He must now register as a sex offender and attend counseling.
More than 30,000 passengers in six European countries, including Germany, will be affected by Ryanair cabin crew strikes on Friday. The cancellations came as Ryanair secured a new contract with its cabin crew in Italy.
Germany's Catholic Church is grappling with revelations that its clergy sexually abused more than 3,600 children over decades. Sexual violence is a problem for all institutions in which kids are dependent on adults.
The chairman of the German Bishops' Conference, in the face of a growing abuse scandal, has said the Catholic Church has reached a "turning point." Anything else would be irresponsible, says DW's Christoph Strack.
A small number of Jewish people are founding a group to support the far-right Alternative for Germany party. They say the reports of the AfD's anti-Semitism are overblown.
Opinions differed on whether to conduct a second Brexit referendum when delegates voted at their annual conference. But there was unanimity in members' rejection of the plan put forth by Prime Minister Theresa May.
President Donald Trump is actually a "huge fan" of Europe, insists new US Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland. It's the trade deficit he despises. DW's Teri Schultz talks to Sondland in his first Brussels interview.
Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has condemned the European Union's effort to censure his government. The move is part of a broader strategy to push back against criticism of his hard-line anti-immigration policies.
A cyber defense training pact has been signed by Deutsche Telekom and Germany's Bundeswehr. Their deal expands a network of commercial and federal information security hubs centered in Bonn.
Bayern Munich's flawless start to the season is over, after a late Felix Götze goal won Augsburg a point at the Allianz Arena. The home side were off-color and will rue several missed opportunities.
Yassir Arman, one of Sudan's leading opposition figures, told DW that human rights have deteriorated in the country.
A staffing shake-up has revealed Chancellor Merkel can no longer organize majorities in her own ranks, says Ines Pohl.
Donald Trump's UN speech had an authoritarian tinge and showed just how isolated the US is today, says Michael Knigge.
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Experts say a German tanker that sank in the Baltic Sea at the end of WWII will sooner or later cause an ecocatastrophe.
The anti-Kremlin politician's speedy return to jail is just one sign that Vladimir Putin may be nervous.
Improved ties between Beijing and the Vatican have raised concerns in Taiwan that it will lose an important partner.
Global fashion house Michael Kors has announced it will acquire legendary Italian fashion giant Versace.
DW reporters from three nations experience their first Oktoberfest. Will there be culture shock or just one big party?
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