Two former staff members at the weapons manufacturer were given suspended sentences for violating Germany's War Weapons Control Act for their involvement in the delivery of machine guns to Mexico.
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While abuse survivors hope for real change in the Catholic Church, fundamental reforms are likely a long way off.
The string of scandals around the globe involving priests abusing children has shaken the Catholic Church to its core.
Breast cancer kills more women globally than any other cancer. In what's being hailed a medical breakthrough, doctors in Germany say they've developed a new test that can accurately detect cancer in the blood.
Germany's top court has found that the country's electoral law discriminates against the disabled. More than 80,000 people requiring full-time care are currently excluded from European and federal elections.
At least 70 people have died after a fire broke out in an apartment building that was reportedly also used as a chemicals warehouse. The blaze also spread to nearby buildings. Officials expect the death toll to rise.
Sixty-five oppositioin lawmakers resigned from parliament ahead of protests calling for the government to step down. The EU warned against a repeat of weekend violence and called the resignations damaging to democracy.
One year after the murder of Slovak investigative journalist Jan Kuciak, serious questions remain unanswered.
Iraqi and foreign IS fighters have been transferred to Iraq from Syria. It was unclear if European IS fighters and family members were among those shipped to Iraq.
The Foreign Ministry in Dhaka has rejected any claim that UK IS bride Shamima Begum might have rights to citizenship.
The United States claims Hoda Muthana does not have a US passport, and has no right to obtain one.
US authorities have arrested a Coast Guard lieutenant who compiled a hit list of prominent political targets. Christopher Paul Hasson was allegedly "dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth."
Crises and disasters threatened more than 132 million people last year, and many of them hardly made the headlines.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's Likud is tipped to win April elections and form another right-wing government. But after his main challengers announced a joint list, the race could take an unexpected twist.
Christian priests have long served an important role in Germany's armed forces, providing soldiers with counseling and guidance. The head of the Jewish community says it's about time the Bundeswehr also hired rabbis.
Breakdancers could be competing for the first time at the Olympics if organizers of the 2024 Paris Games get their way. They say adding new sports to the lineup will make the global event "more urban."
The Brit Awards have been criticized for sexism in the past, with a perceived lack of female artists involved in the UK's top music industry awards event. This time around, organizers sought to address those concerns.
The Russian president's promises of better living standards are shattered by a reality that he is responsible for.
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Four Belgian MPs want Germany to stop compensating people who collaborated with the SS during the Nazi occupation.
Germans throw away hundreds of tons of food every year. Now the government has presented a concept to end food waste.
The sector has been slow to establish itself in Germany, but 20,200 car-sharing vehicles are now on the roads.
In a DW interview, Pakistani politician Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has urged a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir conflict.
The skies over Asia Pacific are more crowded than ever thanks to the rise of low-cost airlines. As costs continue to rise, and flyers being tempted with fares for just a few cents, profit margins are razor-thin.
Children in the English-speaking region now have to contend with a new enemy: separatists attacking their own people.
Two late goals have handed Manchester City a 3-2 win over Schalke in the Champions League Round of 16.
While it's great that VAR technology exists it still must prove its reliability, writes DW's Michael Da Silva.
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