Three Russians and one Ukrainian national were named as first suspects in the 2014 downing of an airliner above Ukraine. A former "defense minister" of the so-called Donetsk Republic, Igor Girkin, is among the suspects.
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The UN said that Khashoggi was "the victim of a brutal and premeditated" murder, "planned and perpetrated" by Saudi officials. The journalist was allegedly strangled in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul.
For the first time ever, the number of displaced people reached 70.8 million at the end of 2018, according to the UNHCR. The agency's chief warned against a hostile climate for refugees, but Germany came in for praise.
Former President Christian Wulff has warned Germans from entertaining far-right causes. He said the arrival of refugees at the height of the migration crisis could eventually be as momentous as reunification.
The president talked tariffs and his former rivals during his first official rally for the 2020 election. He used his speech to position himself as a Washington outsider, 2 1/2 years into his presidential term.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "strong evidence" Iran carried out attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. She also warned Iran of consequences if it violated the 2015 international nuclear deal.
The German economy minister has described China as a partner and competitor. He said it is time to establish better trade rules that don't put European companies at a disadvantage.
The German company will not be allowed to trademark three stripes next to each other, Europe's second-highest court has ruled. The court called it "an ordinary figurative mark."
According to a survey on public attitudes, the French have the lowest levels of trust in vaccines, with 33% saying immunization is unsafe. The skepticism for vaccines is generally high in other developed countries too.
An Australian state has enacted euthanasia laws to allow terminally-ill patients to end their lives with lethal medication. The first death could take place in as soon as three weeks.
For the first time ever, two German states are launching an initiative to help male victims of domestic violence. Officials in Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia say they want to break the taboos surrounding the topic.
EU ministers have decided to delay opening accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia. Germany was partly to blame for the hold up.
German authorities have seized a record amount of smuggled heroin at the German-Polish border. The drugs were said to be worth upwards of €50 million on the street.
She's a six-time world player of the year and has now scored 17 World Cup goals, but Marta has never won women's football's biggest prize. Judging by the competition in Group C, that could be a tall order this year too.
It would be naive to think Donald Trump won't be elected for a second term as US president, DW's Nancy Isenson writes.
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An immigration agreement he struck with the US is under fire from his own party, and has damaged his popularity.
The recent killing of a young blogger has once again reignited the debate about deteriorating free speech in Pakistan.
Russian YouTube star Yury Dud's documentary about the legacy of Stalinist repressions in Russia is a viral hit.
An exhausted-looking she-bear has been spotted wandering through the industrial zone of the Siberian city of Norilsk, far away from its natural home. Authorities fear the animal might be ill.
Some conservation groups argue that if done sustainably the use of exotic animals can help protect species.
DW talked to the Mexican writer Fernanda Melchor, who won the International Literature Award for "Hurricane Season."
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