Merkel is paying her first visit as chancellor to the site of the Nazi concentration camp and extermination center Auschwitz-Birkenau. While it is "a place that commands silence," the setting also demands earnest words.
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Although an immediate end to the coalition with Merkel's conservatives is off the table, the SPD must still decide which direction to take — and how far left it wants to go — after a series of brutal electoral losses.
People took to the streets in France for a second day of nationwide general strikes. Protests over Macron's pension proposals turned violent on Thursday with people starting fires and clashing with police.
A rescue operation is underway in the Kenyan capital after a residential building collapsed. Several people were injured, but an unknown number are feared to still be trapped under the rubble.
Police in the southern city of Hyderabad shot the four men accused of raping and killing a vet in the southern city of Hyderabad. The suspects had tried to snatch the officers' weapons during a reenactment of the crime.
Taking aim at criminal clans, Germany wants to make it easier to arrest people for violating re-entry bans. The changes were prompted by a Lebanese gang leader who returned to Germany despite being deported months prior.
Uber released the figures in its first-ever safety report after sustained criticism. The beleaguered ride-sharing firm is making efforts to improve security for users.
China has said it could waive tariffs on some US soybean and pork shipments, in a sign that trade tensions might be easing. The two countries are in early talks about the de-escalation of their long-running dispute.
Human rights advocates say Germany can do more to support Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement and condemn the Uighur camps in Xinjiang, but business interests stand in the way.
How come there are still so many industrial ruins in what used to be East Germany?
The Saudi state oil company has set a share price for its much-anticipated initial public offering. Despite Aramco's massive profitability, the investment won't be free of risk.
Helmut Oberlander had his Canadian citizenship revoked for lying about his involvement in a Nazi killing squad. The 95-year-old has been fighting to stay in Canada since 1995.
Brazil's latest government statistics have revealed a sharp increase in same-sex couples marrying ahead of President Jair Bolsonaro assuming office. The far-right leader had called himself a "proud homophobe."
CIMON, equipped with emotion-sensing voice detectors, has become the latest artificial intelligence-powered astronaut launched into orbit. Its mission: to safeguard the mental health of its human companions.
Agents likely used the region of the Haute-Savoie as a springboard for "clandestine operations," French media report. President Emmanuel Macron could use this information as leverage, an international observer told DW.
AS Roma and AC Milan will snub Italian sports newspaper Corriere dello Sport until the end of the calendar year. The paper's front page, a day before a major league fixture, focused on two key new signings, both black.
A British woman suffered a cardiac arrest during a snowstorm and was revived six hours later — the longest case ever seen in Spain. Doctors said the hypothermia that nearly killed her also saved her life.
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Iranian journalists living abroad say officials back home are harassing family members to silence critical reporting.
The fashion retailer's move comes as the industry draws flak for greenhouse gas emissions. Is it concern for the environment, or is it the fear of missing out that's driving H&M toward secondhand fashion?
Determined to save their harvests in a warming world, farmers in Spain are taking their fruit to the laboratory.
The German director spoke to DW about useless film schools, his personal limits and why lifetime awards feel strange.
Europe celebrates St. Nicholas Day on December 6, when he comes to bring sweet treats to all good little kids.
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