Italy has been clamping down on anti-social or unwanted behavior in its tourist centers. In Trieste it involved a hammock, in Venice a camping stove and a cup of coffee by the ancient Rialto bridge.
Germany returns a stone cross looted from Namibia during the colonial era. A Namibian activist tells us why Berlin needs to make a much bigger gesture of reconciliation. And eastern Africans feel left out of Beyonce's Lion King inspired latest release.
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Kosovo prime minister and former guerilla commander Ramush Haradinaj gave up his post after being summoned as a war crimes suspect before a special court. He has already been acquitted twice before in The Hague.
Jacob Zuma's lawyers have agreed that he will respond in writing to an inquiry commission’s questions into the 'state capture' corruption scandal. Zuma had initially threatened to withdraw from the proceedings.
The first-ever democratic election is being held in the restive Pakistani tribal region on the border with Afghanistan. Will democracy help stabilize an area long considered to be a base for Islamist extremists?
A 5.1 magnitude earthquake has struck Greece, northwest of the capital. A seismologist appealed for calm but warned residents to be prepared for aftershocks.
Afghanistan peace is likely to be the key topic during talks between Pakistani PM Khan and Trump. But analysts warn that Washington must not turn a blind eye to a crackdown on media and political plurality in Pakistan.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has hand-delivered "Vase of Flowers" by Jan van Huysum. It was stolen from the gallery in Florence by a German soldier in 1943.
The Dutch Supreme Court upheld a ruling that Dutch UN peacekeepers had failed to protect 350 people in Bosnia in 1995. The judges found however that the Dutch government was only 10% liable for the atrocity.
Agricultural drones could help farmers take care of their crops and even cut down on pesticides. While there's certainly some buzz, laws and price tags may hinder the industry from taking off.
Germany's envoy to the Palestinian territories is being probed after he "liked" tweets that criticized the Jewish state. The heart icon was clicked for several posts, including footage of an attack on Israeli soldiers.
Taiwan's government has said it would provide assistance to Hong Kong protesters on humanitarian grounds. The pledge risks straining the already tense relationship between Taipei and Beijing.
Turkish warplanes have struck a mountainous region near the Iraq-Iran border, where a Kurdish separatist group is known to operate. Ankara blames them for Wednesday's killing of a Turkish diplomat in Erbil.
Both of Italy's populist deputy prime ministers have rejected claims that their coalition is on the brink of collapse. Luigi di Maio nevertheless called for immediate talks to address the coalition's obvious differences.
In the tribal areas of Pakistan, where girls cannot attend school and women are told by men who to vote for, Naheed Afridi is running a door-to-door campaign for the local election.
Today on DW News Asia: The Philippines declares a national alert over an outbreak of dengue fever. We get an update from the World Health Organisation. Japan reels from a deadly arson attack in Kyoto. And are urban jungles the answer to Pakistan's toxic smog? We look at a clean-air project in Karachi.
On this week’s show, we’re going to India to meet a group of comedians known as Aisi Taisi Democracy who are taking a no holds barred approach to satire. We'll also talk to Russian rap legend Ptakha about the political shakedown on the rap scene there.
In the EU's game of "refugee bingo," far-right Italian Interior Minister Minister Matteo Salvini can only win. He has little reason to give in to states looking for lasting migration policy, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
77 percent of Africans are younger then 35. Those 77 percent can shape the continent’s future.
Street children in Iran are facing physical and sexual abuse in many parts of the Islamic Republic, activists say.
The court ordered Pakistan to stay the execution of an alleged Indian spy and undertake a full review of his case.
The 2015 nuclear deal saw Iran cutting down on enriching uranium in exchange for sanctions relief.
President Salome Zurabishvili speaks with DW about Georgia's 15-year-long effort to join the European Union.
US carmaker Tesla is planning to launch its first "made in China" electric cars by the end of this year.
The ongoing trade dispute between China and the US has driven fruit prices to absurd heights.
Monsoons are triggering landslides and floods in Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh.
Despite holding peace talks with the international community, the Taliban continue to unleash violence in Afghanistan.
Delhi plans to make all publicly funded transport means free for women as a safety measure.
Indonesian capital Jakarta has the worst air quality in Southeast Asia, according to a study by Greenpeace and AirVisual IQ organizations. In recent weeks, Jakarta's PM2.5 air pollution level has reached 152, which is way above the 35 benchmark considered "unhealthy" by environmentalists.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set a target of growing India into a $5 trillion economy by 2025.
Bilateral trade and the Rohingya refugee crisis are high on her agenda during talks with Chinese authorities.
Erdogan’s power base in Turkey is crumbling as the construction boom fades.
People who lost everything in Tuesday's bomb attack on a refugee center in Libya try to pick up the pieces.
For many families in war-ravaged Afghanistan, poultry farming has emerged as a good way to earn money.
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Legalized marijuana from Colombia. Companies and farmers are hoping it will be big business.
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