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The longtime chancellor has tried to stay out of the battle to replace her. But with her party struggling and the election days away, she's putting her star power to work to boost her would-be heir's fortunes.
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The US and China came out in favor of dialogue and diplomacy as Turkey announced it would sign the Paris Agreement. South Korea called for US talks with the North. DW summarizes key moments of the UN General Assembly.
Biden called for greater cooperation on climate change, global conflict and the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, UN chief Antonio Guterres warned of a rising "sense of impunity" in governments across the world.
A man acting "out of anger" fatally shot a gas station clerk who asked him to wear a mask. Public figures have pointed to Germany's Querdenken movement, warning of possible radicalization among coronavirus skeptics.
Critics have said the ruling government wants to push through the joint agreement, and have called for reparations.
Russia has always denied any involvement in the death of a former spy, but the European Court of Human Rights says it was "beyond doubt" that Moscow assassinated Alexander Litvinenko.
Overruling an earlier decision, judges ordered a small far-right party to remove its controversial posters that appeared to target the Green Party.
Not only is the German election race wide open — many voters say they're yet to decide whom to back.
Friend, foe, or both? Relations with Turkey will be one of the most challenging issues for Germany's next government.
Germans go to the polls on September 26 to elect a new parliament — but its formation will take a while.
Child rights advocates warn prolonged pandemic school closures could permanently affect education in the Philippines.
Millions have received the BioNTech-Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Now BioNTech is receiving Germany's biggest medicine award.
A booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID jab increases its efficacy rate to 94%, the drugmaker said. The company is expected to state its case to US regulators. Follow DW for the latest.
A man took two bus drivers hostage on a German highway, according to police. The vehicle was eventually seized and a man has been detained.
The family of Harry Dunn, who was killed in a crash involving the wife of a US diplomat, says a US civil suit has been settled, but the criminal case is still going.
By 2025, the fast-food chain aims to "drastically" cut plastic in Happy Meal toys worldwide. More-sustainable toys could be made from cardboard and recycled materials, the company says.
Rivers of lava on the Spanish island of La Palma continue to engulf everything in their path. A new fissure has now emerged north of the original eruption site.
Libyan lawmakers are split over the unity government, but also over the question of whether the latest no-confidence vote was valid. The row raises questions about a UN-backed election.
US authorities confirmed that a body found at a Wyoming national park has been identified as Gabrielle "Gabby" Petito, who went missing on a trip with her fiance, Brian Laundrie.
Mexico appears willing to embrace the continent's isolated autocratic leftist leaders. But it's a risky move.
Much animosity has built up since India scrapped Kashmir's special status. DW spoke with Kashmiris about their thoughts.
While Iran continues to make progress enriching uranium, nuclear diplomacy seems to be stalled. Experts say the ball is clearly in the West's court.
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The group will be under stress in the coming weeks as it focuses on the challenges of governance, says Michael Kugelman.
Mexico claims to be the rightful owner of 74 pieces up for auction in Munich. Is this a case of stolen goods?
Berlin's Humboldt Forum reacts to criticism surrounding its handling of colonial history. Will critics approve?
Amsterdam has unveiled a national monument bearing the names of over 100,000 names of Dutch Holocaust victims.
The UN's YouTube channel has tallied more than 10 million views of the group performing "Permission to Dance."
Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi are among 500 US female athletes who have petitioned the Supreme Court.
DW spoke with women who are breaking taboos and teaching girls the value of committing to sports.
After adding another personal honor to his trophy haul, Robert Lewandowski seems to be getting better with age.
Despite its success, Germany's biotech sector has difficulties attracting investment. Why?
Germany sees "green hydrogen" as the silver bullet for carbon neutrality. But will an action plan survive the election?
Children deal with physical and psychological effects of the pandemic.
Every four years, Germany elects a new government. This time around, we have a special surprise just for you.
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