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The German constitution: Putting people first

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The radical humanism of the German Basic Law is still startling today, 70 years after it was adopted. Its approach was a response to the bitter experiences of National Socialism.

May 22nd 2019, 9:50 am

Washington state legalizes human composting

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The US state of Washington became the first to legalize human composting as an eco-friendly alternative to burial and cremation. The Catholic Church denounced the process as undignified.

May 22nd 2019, 9:35 am

Just what the doctor ordered

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Doctors from across the EU are being trained in Warsaw to work as GPs in the UK. Brexit or no Brexit, the chronic need for doctors is worsening and Europe's biggest employer is reaching across the channel for them.

May 22nd 2019, 9:35 am

Just what the doktor ordered

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Doctors from across the EU are being trained in Warsaw to work as GPs in the UK. Brexit or no Brexit, the chronic need for doctors is worsening and Europe's biggest employer is reaching across the channel for them.

May 22nd 2019, 9:20 am

Tired of being trashed, Philippines ready to dump garbage in Canada

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Philippine's president has offered Canada two options for trash sent to the Philippines years ago: Take it back or watch it wash up on Canadian shores. The countries have been talking trash for over five years.

May 22nd 2019, 9:20 am

Thorgan Hazard, Nico Schulz, Julian Brandt: Borussia Dortmund aiming to buy big and early

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Borussia Dortmund have dived head first into the transfer market as they seek to challenge Bayern Munich. The club has signed two Bundesliga stars, with a third reportedly on his way. DW looks at their potential roles.

May 22nd 2019, 7:16 am

German cabinet approves bill to shoot protected wolves

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Until 20 years ago, wolves had been wiped out in Germany. The population is growing again. When can farmers shoot them? And how can they be protected? The government has come up with new rules.

May 22nd 2019, 7:00 am

Hazard, Schulz, Brandt: Borussia Dortmund aiming to buy big and early

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Borussia Dortmund have dived head first into the transfer market as they seek to challenge Bayern Munich. The club has signed two Bundesliga stars, with a third reportedly on his way. DW looks at their potential roles.

May 22nd 2019, 6:46 am

British Steel collapses but will trade in administration

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The UK's second-largest steel maker has been battling a financial crunch over the past year. A court has now ordered its liquidation, leaving thousands of workers staring at job losses.

May 22nd 2019, 6:16 am

As extinctions loom, biodiversity warnings fail to resonate with governments, media

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Ecological collapse and species loss threaten humanity as much as climate change. Conservationists say we're not listening.

May 22nd 2019, 6:16 am

Europol smashes major European crime gang

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In an operation code named "Icebreaker," European authorities announced that they had dismantled a large criminal group. Police across five countries seized cash, diamonds, jewelry and luxury vehicles.

May 22nd 2019, 5:46 am

Tariffs prompt US firms to rethink China business: survey

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US businesses in China are increasingly worried about the trade conflict between the US and China. They are bearing the brunt of tariffs and non-tariff barriers adopted in recent months, a new survey said.

May 22nd 2019, 5:16 am

Former West Germany star Bernd Schuster: 'Ter Stegen should be Germany's No. 1'

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When Bernd Schuster left Cologne for Barcelona in 1980, he was one of the first Bundesliga players to move to Spain. He spoke to DW about his move and two Germans who followed in his footsteps decades later.

May 22nd 2019, 5:16 am

Counting started in Malawi's tight three-way election

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Vote counting has started in Malawi after Tuesday's elections. President Peter Mutharika, hoping for a second term, is battling to hold off two serious rivals.

May 22nd 2019, 4:13 am

"Ultra-processed" foods are addictive — but not due to taste

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Your inability to put down that bag of chips until it's finished isn't abnormal, new research shows

May 22nd 2019, 4:13 am

Opinion: Think twice about outrageous CEO (retirement) pay

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Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche is just the latest to have his retirement pay package highlighted. Though modest by international standards, these payoffs reward mediocrity and must come to an end says DW's Timothy Rooks.

May 22nd 2019, 3:29 am

US warns Syria over suspected chemical weapons attack

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Washington has told Syria that it will "respond quickly and appropriately" to any chemical weapons use. The threat comes as a fragile ceasefire in rebel-held Idlib risks unraveling.

May 22nd 2019, 3:29 am

German police launch raids on Iraqi organized crime gang

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Heavily-armed police have carried out a series of coordinated raids on the homes of membes of the "Al-Salam-313" group. The targets are suspected of people smuggling as well as dealing in narcotics.

May 22nd 2019, 3:29 am

Tunisia releases UN arms expert detained for spying

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German-Tunisian UN diplomat Moncef Kartas, who was jailed nearly two months ago on suspicion of espionage, has been temporarily released on bail. But the case against him continues.

May 22nd 2019, 1:26 am

Indonesia election: Deaths reported as protesters clash with police

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Angry supporters of unsuccessful Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto have resorted to violent protest in the streets of Jakarta. The city's governor reported six people killed and many more injured.

May 22nd 2019, 12:43 am

Oman author Jokha Alharthi wins prestigious Booker International Prize

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Jokha Alharthi has become the first Arabic-language writer to scoop the Man Booker International Prize with her novel "Celestial Bodies." The book focuses on three Omani sisters and the country's history of slavery.

May 22nd 2019, 12:43 am

'Vast' far-right disinformation networks discovered in EU

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Millions of Europeans were exposed to far-right propaganda on Facebook ahead of the EU elections, a report by the Avaaz NGO showed. The activists say their research prompted an "unprecedented" cleanup by Facebook.

May 22nd 2019, 12:12 am

Indonesia election: Protesters clash with police in Jakarta

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Angry supporters of unsuccessful Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto have resorted to violent protest in the streets of Jakarta. Subianto's campaign has said it would challenge the election results.

May 21st 2019, 11:55 pm

EU's Frontex border force deploys teams to Albania to halt migrants

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The EU's border protection agency has deployed teams to Albania to support police there in stopping illegal immigration. This is Frontex's first mission outside EU territory, with Brussels dubbing it a "game changer."

May 21st 2019, 11:12 pm

McDonald's in US faces dozens of sexual harassment complaints

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More than two dozen employees of the fast food chain have filed a series of sexual harassment complaints, which include incidents of groping and indecent exposure that allegedly took place at McDonald's in 20 US cities.

May 21st 2019, 7:54 pm

Dutch minister resigns over asylum-seeker crime report

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The Dutch migration minister has quit after coming under fire over how crimes involving asylum-seekers were reported. Mark Harbers' ministry placed offenses such as sexual assault and murder under the term "other."

May 21st 2019, 7:38 pm

Ukraine president dissolves parliament, names lawyer with ties to tycoon chief of staff

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy has named Andriy Bogdan as head of his presidential administration. The lawyer has ties to one of Ukraine's richest men and a former president. Zelenskiy also set a date for new elections.

May 21st 2019, 6:08 pm

Firings at Russia's Kommersant newspaper prompt press freedom concerns

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After reporting on a possible political shake-up in Moscow, two respected journalists have been forced to quit a top Russian newspaper. The outlet's editor-in-chief has denied that ownership had a role in the firings.

May 21st 2019, 5:53 pm

US Americans believe war with Iran is coming: poll

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More then half of Americans believe that the US will go to war with Iran "within the next few years," according to a new Reuters/Ipsos opinion poll. Fewer than 40% approve President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis.

May 21st 2019, 5:38 pm

Austria's far-right FPÖ party under scrutiny for ties to Russia

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The Austrian government has collapsed over a scandal involving the alleged niece of a Russian oligarch. The far-right FPÖ party's unquestioning proximity to the Kremlin has become their undoing.

May 21st 2019, 5:08 pm

Germany's oldest mayor retires after 56 years in office

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The end of an era is nigh as a 94-year-old mayor prepares to hand over to his successor. Josef Rüddel has presided over the German village of Windhagen for more than 50 years.

May 21st 2019, 4:36 pm

Argentina's ex-President Cristina Fernandez on trial ahead of election bid

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Former President Cristina Fernandez has accused her rivals of orchestrating a corruption trial to thwart her October election bid. She can be prosecuted but, as a senator, not imprisoned.

May 21st 2019, 3:21 pm

Storm 'Axel' causes travel disruption, flooding in Germany, Austria

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Parts of Germany came to a standstill after storms and torrential rain, especially in the south. One person died and daily life has been disrupted. The worst weather appears to be over, for now.

May 21st 2019, 3:21 pm

What happens if Austria's chancellor is voted out?

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Sebastian Kurz may be about to lose his position as Austria's chancellor. But even if a majority of lawmakers side against him in a no-confidence vote, that doesn't necessarily spell the end of his political career.

May 21st 2019, 12:50 pm

Tiger sharks feast on songbirds, study shows

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Tiger sharks are among the most dangerous shark species for us humans. A new study shows that songbirds are far more likely to fall victim to the predators.

May 21st 2019, 12:17 pm

Austrian government on verge of collapse as EU election looms

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Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has said he will nominate a caretaker government next week. He faces a vote of no-confidence in the wake of a scandal that saw the wholesale removal of coalition party politicians.

May 21st 2019, 12:06 pm

Fire department tops German survey; football and cigarettes lag

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Thousands of Germans have ranked the fire department as the institution which contributes the most to the public good. The Catholic Church, banks, football organizations and Marlboro cigarettes did not do so well.

May 21st 2019, 12:06 pm

Discover Planet Berlin: DW's new multimedia special

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People from 190 countries live in Berlin, bringing with them pieces of their homelands. DW presents a must-do travel guide to Berlin from its international inhabitants, who have made the city their own — and unique.

May 21st 2019, 12:06 pm

A world breaks apart: When parents split up

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Parents may have good reasons for separating. But their children often find their world in shatters. It doesn't have to be an endless catastrophe, though, if adults don't forget one thing: that they remain parents.

May 21st 2019, 11:18 am

Experienced technocrat to head government of the Democratic Republic of Congo

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The DR Congo has a new Prime Minister: Sylvestre Ilunga Ilunkamba. Who is this head of government chosen as a compromise between the former and the current presidents; and what can Congolese expect of him?

May 21st 2019, 10:48 am

Meet DW's champions of free speech

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DW Freedom works to promote greater freedom of speech and the media around the world by raising awareness of the detention and intimidation of journalists, activists and bloggers. Meet some of them.

May 21st 2019, 10:34 am

Opinion: Not your grandparents' Europe

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Europe has come a long way over two generations, but it's not yet where it needs to be. The EU needs to reform its unequal voting system and give citizens true political voices as Europeans, argues DW's Cristina Burack.

May 21st 2019, 10:04 am

Japan 'pet cafe' boom raises concerns about animal welfare

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A love of "cute" creatures, a need to release stress and a shortage of space for pets at home mean that Japan's pet cafes are doing a roaring trade – although animal rights activists continue to oppose the industry.

May 21st 2019, 10:04 am

Hunting Bashar Assad's henchmen in Syria

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Some 128,000 people are thought to have been murdered in Syrian jails at the hands of the Assad regime. Thousands were tortured to death. Now, Europe is leading the charge to bring the perpetrators to justice.

May 21st 2019, 9:18 am

Arsenal's Henrikh Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final over security fears

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Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan will stay home when his team plays Chelsea in next week's Europa League final in Azerbaijan. Reports said the Armenian player feared for his safety on the pitch.

May 21st 2019, 9:04 am

Philippine youth losing faith in political system

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Philippine youth, who make up more than half of their country's population, are generally anti-establishment. Their failure to make an impact on the mid-term polls raises many questions about the future of the country.

May 21st 2019, 8:34 am

Guaido envoy: Venezuelans want out of 'drug cartel regime'

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Even with support in the international community, self-appointed Venezuelan leader Juan Guaido has failed to oust President Maduro. Has Guaido's movement given false hope to Venezuelans? DW meets his envoy to the UK.

May 21st 2019, 8:00 am

Pimps of Thai transexuals on trial in Germany

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The four Thai women and a German man have been charged with forced prostitution, people trafficking, and exploitation. Prosecutors say the gang took 39 Thai women to Germany over a five-year period.

May 21st 2019, 7:48 am

US-China trade war: Huawei's loss is Samsung's gain

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Google is suspending some services for Huawei smartphones after the Chinese company was placed on a US trade blacklist. The move effectively bars Huawei from making phones and tablets for sale outside China.

May 21st 2019, 7:48 am

The hunt for Bashar Assad's henchmen in Syria

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Some 128,000 people are thought to have been murdered in Syrian jails at the hands of the Assad regime. Thousands were tortured to death. Now, Europe is leading the charge to bring the perpetrators to justice.

May 21st 2019, 7:48 am

Druzhba pipeline: The dark side of Russian oil

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The oil pollution that has halted flows via the Druzhba ("Friendship") pipeline was deliberate, according to the Kremlin. But who might want to pull such a dirty trick? DW's Jo Harper has asked around.

May 21st 2019, 7:48 am

Austria's Sebastian Kurz faces no-confidence vote in wake of Ibiza scandal

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Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is preparing to fight a no-confidence vote in his leadership. His bid to sack the far-right interior minister over a corruption sting has triggered a damaging backlash.

May 21st 2019, 7:48 am

The dark side of Russian oil

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The oil pollution that has halted flows via the Druzhba ("Friendship") pipeline was deliberate, according to the Kremlin. But who might want to pull such a dirty trick? DW's Jo Harper has asked around.

May 21st 2019, 6:02 am

Can green pioneer Costa Rica get citizens on their bikes?

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Costa Rica gets 98% of its power from renewables, yet has one of the biggest carbon footprints in Central America. Now, it wants to clean up transport, but can cycling improve its image?

May 21st 2019, 5:17 am

European migration stories told one object at a time

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Europe wouldn't exist without migration, says the director of a German virtual migration museum. From "guest-worker" recruitment signs to audio cassettes from Turkey, the museum's archive is a treasure trove of stories.

May 21st 2019, 4:17 am

Yemen: Houthi drone 'hits Saudi arms depot'

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Iran-alligned Houthi rebels say they have flown a bomb-laden drone into an airport with a military base in the Saudi Arabia. This comes amid a recent spike in tensions between the regional rivals.

May 21st 2019, 3:46 am

Russian police arrest Navalny ally Leonid Volkov over protest rally

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A senior aide to Russia's opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been detained over a rally organized by the opposition last year. In 2018, Navalny himself served two stints in jail for violating protest laws.

May 21st 2019, 3:46 am

Niki Lauda: Much more than a Formula One champion

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Niki Lauda was a successful Formula One driver, aviation entrepreneur, television F1 pundit, and more recently the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team.

May 21st 2019, 3:16 am

Will faltering EU growth play a role in the European elections?

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Economic growth is still weak and unevenly spread across the 28-nation European Union, while job creation is only just beginning to improve. Will Europe's lackluster economy have an impact on the upcoming elections?

May 21st 2019, 3:16 am

Mount Everest: Sherpa breaks own record after 24th climb

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Kami Rita has extended his own record by successfully ascending the world's tallest mountain for the 24th time. The Nepalese Sherpa guide says he wants to climb the Everest one more time before retiring.

May 21st 2019, 2:45 am

New Zealand police charge Christchurch mosque attacker with terrorism

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May 21st 2019, 1:30 am

US issues Huawei a temporary reprieve

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The Trump administration has eased some trade restrictions on Huawei, allowing the Chinese tech giant to continue doing business with US firms for another 90 days. Huawei's founder has warned conflict is "inevitable."

May 21st 2019, 1:15 am

Niki Lauda, one of Formula One's greatest drivers, has died

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Niki Lauda, dead at the age of 70, was a successful Formula One driver, aviation entrepreneur, television F1 pundit, and more recently the non-executive chairman of the Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 Team.

May 20th 2019, 11:45 pm

Tripoli's water supply cut-off by Haftar forces

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Libya's UN-backed government has blamed forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar for cutting off Tripoli's major water pipeline. A UN spokesperson said some Tripoli residents were already experiencing low water pressure.

May 20th 2019, 11:45 pm

Trump willing to negotiate when Iran is 'ready' for talks

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The US would "certainly negotiate" with Iran if Tehran made a move, US President Donald Trump said after downplaying the Iran threat. Separately, Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said the time was not right for talks.

May 20th 2019, 11:45 pm

Formula One legend Niki Lauda dies at 70

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Racing driver Niki Lauda, three-time Formula One champion, has passed away "peacefully" and surrounded by family. Lauda's health had been permanently damaged by his 1976 Nürburgring crash.

May 20th 2019, 11:45 pm

Joko Widodo declared winner of Indonesia's presidential election

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Indonesia's electoral officials rushed to declare incumbent president Joko Widodo the winner of the recent presidential poll amid fears of violence. Widodo's opponent Prabowo Subianto has claimed widespread cheating.

May 20th 2019, 8:14 pm

Deutsche Bank denies New York Times Trump report

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An article alleged Deutsche Bank failed to forward suspicions about transactions involving Trump to US authorities. Deutsche Bank said legal restrictions mean they cannot reveal "numerous inaccuracies" in the article.

May 20th 2019, 8:14 pm

French parents win last minute intervention for son on life support

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A French court granted a last-minute reprieve to a man who has been in a vegetative state for over a decade, ordering his doctors to continue feeding the patient. The case divided the man's family and shook the nation.

May 20th 2019, 6:43 pm

UK's 'Mr. Brexit' Nigel Farage eyes EU election success

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With Brexit postponed, the UK is holding European Parliament elections. Supporters of Nigel Farage's new party are hoping for a strong showing. DW's Birgit Maas reports from Wales on an unusual campaign season.

May 20th 2019, 6:43 pm

US tribe can hunt in Bighorn National Forest says US top court

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An 1868 treaty which gave Crow tribe members the right to hunt did not expire after Wyoming became a state, the US Supreme Court has ruled. The decision holds federal government accountable to its obligations.

May 20th 2019, 6:12 pm

German court bans popular voting advice app Wahl-O-Mat

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Millions of German voters have used Wahl-O-Mat, the country's official voting advice application, but a court in the city of Cologne has banned the app for putting smaller parties at a disadvantage.

May 20th 2019, 3:38 pm

Is Ukraine headed for a snap parliamentary election?

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Freshly sworn-in President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is seeking to capitalize on his popularity and cement his grip on power. But will his call for snap elections get him the support he needs in parliament?

May 20th 2019, 2:55 pm

Easyjet, Thomas Cook and Ryanair — Brexit's effect on tourism's big names

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Profits have plunged at Ryanair and Easyjet, while 43% of troubled tour operator Thomas Cook's summer holidays remain unsold. The travel sector can only lick its wounds and wait out the Brexit uncertainty.

May 20th 2019, 2:25 pm

China: Thousands of North Korean women forced into prostitution: report

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A UK-based organization has documented widespread violence against women in North Korea, claiming that thousands of the communist country's women are being subjected to forced marriage and prostitution in China.

May 20th 2019, 2:25 pm

'Kommersant' Russian journalists quit over censorship

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Two veteran reporters were fired, and their colleagues on the political desk quit in protest at the 'Kommersant' business newspaper. The billionaire owner apparently disapproved of an article.

May 20th 2019, 2:06 pm

Austria: All far-right ministers leave government after video scandal

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Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) says its ministers will step down from the Cabinet. The move came as Chancellor Kurz proposed the ouster of FPÖ member Herbert Kickl as interior minister after a video scandal.

May 20th 2019, 1:55 pm

Austria's Sebastian Kurz proposes removal of far-right interior minister after video scandal

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called on the president to approve far-right Interior Minister Herbert Kickl's ouster. This comes amid a government crisis caused by a video corruption sting.

May 20th 2019, 12:55 pm

UK watchdog to review Nigel Farage's Brexit Party funding

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Former British premier Gordon Brown has called for the Electoral Commission to investigate Nigel Farage's Brexit Party. There are also concerns over the accounting of funds for the party leader.

May 20th 2019, 12:25 pm

Angela Merkel inspects NATO troops in Germany

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The German military has put on a major display for the chancellor to show off its NATO commitment. Speaking to soldiers, Angela Merkel underlined the importance of showing the alliance was ready to defend its territory.

May 20th 2019, 12:06 pm

Iran gas pipeline deal with Pakistan hampered by US sanctions

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Pakistan has backed out of a joint gas pipeline deal with Iran due to the threat of US sanctions. Pakistan could face a heavy financial penalty, as it promised to complete the project in a bilateral agreement with Iran.

May 20th 2019, 11:35 am

Bundesliga: DW season 'awards'

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As the curtain falls on a thrilling Bundesliga season, it's time to reflect on who were the best teams and players. The DW Sports team give their thoughts on the standout performers in Germany's top flight this season.

May 20th 2019, 10:53 am

Madonna's Eurovision video apparently doctored-up

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An official YouTube video has emerged with the Queen of Pop singing her song "Like a Prayer" as she appeared at the Eurovision Song Contest finale on Saturday. The soundtrack in the clip, however, is audibly different.

May 20th 2019, 10:53 am

President Mutharika: "It’s quite obvious that we’re going to win"

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On the eve of elections in Malawi, President Peter Mutharika gave DW an exclusive interview. Talking to DW’s correspondent Adrian Kriesch, Mutharika accused the opposition of paying foreigners to rig the elections.

May 20th 2019, 10:20 am

Ford cuts 7,000 white collar jobs worldwide

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About 10% of the Ford Motor company's global, salaried workforce are to lose their jobs. The cuts are part of a major restructuring.

May 20th 2019, 9:49 am

Bringing Europe's stone-age musical instruments to life

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"Look, don't touch!" is the motto of many archaeological exhibitions. But German Archaeological Institute's (DAI) 190th anniversary party featured historic replicas of ancient musical instruments that can be played.

May 20th 2019, 9:37 am

West skeptical of investment from China: survey

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Chinese investment is causing disquiet in a number of places, particularly in the US and Europe, according to a new survey. The sentiment poses a problem for Chinese firms seeking to expand their global footprint.

May 20th 2019, 8:06 am

German 'Shariah Police' retrial starts in Wuppertal

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Seven men accused of forming a "Shariah Police" brigade in western Germany have gone on trial. The group allegedly patrolled the streets of Wuppertal in orange vests, telling people to abstain from music and alcohol.

May 20th 2019, 7:50 am

Psychology: A happy partner is the elixir of longer life

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When your partner is content, you can be sure of pleasant company. But not only that — a study suggests when your partner's happy, you live longer too. So what's to do if you live with a sourpuss?

May 20th 2019, 7:50 am

Bundesliga club Stuttgart name Tim Walter as new head coach

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Tim Walter is to take over as coach of Stuttgart at the beginning of the 2019-20. The Swabians are to face second-division side Union Berlin to try to secure their place in the Bundesliga for next season.

May 20th 2019, 7:36 am

Oil giants face shareholder pressure to act on climate emissions, set stricter greenhouse gas target

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Major oil company investors are starting to use their voting rights to speak out against a lack of climate action. Shareholders in Shell and Equinor have already had their say, now BP is in the spotlight.

May 20th 2019, 7:20 am

'Fake news is a scourge' in India: Aroon Purie

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"In India, there is no control for social media platforms, the breeding grounds for fake news." A DW exclusive interview with Aroon Purie, founder and former editor-in-chief of India Today.

May 20th 2019, 6:35 am

One-third of EU firms hit hard by US-China trade war

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The ongoing trade tensions between the world's two largest economies and tit-for-tat tariffs have adversely affected the fortunes of many European companies in China, a new survey reveals. The outlook remains gloomy.

May 20th 2019, 6:35 am

Ukraine: President Zelenskiy disbands parliament on inauguration day

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Volodymyr Zelenskiy has moved to disband parliament after being sworn in as the new president of Ukraine. The political novice is under pressure to deliver much-needed reforms after unseating incumbent Petro Poroshenko.

May 20th 2019, 6:35 am

Al-Jazeera suspends two journalists over 'Holocaust denying' video

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The Qatari broadcaster has come under fire for a controversial video about the Holocaust. The Israeli Foreign Ministry said it represented "the worst kind of pernicious evil."

May 20th 2019, 4:14 am

Indonesia sentences Frenchman to death for drug crimes

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Felix Dorfin has been sentenced to death in a surprise verdict after prosecutors asked for a 20-year jail term. Indonesia has some of the world's strictest drug laws — including death by firing squad.

May 20th 2019, 4:03 am

Ukraine inaugurates comedian Zelenskiy as president

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Standup comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy has been sworn in as the new president of Ukraine. The political novice is under pressure to deliver much-needed reforms after unseating incumbent Petro Poroshenko.

May 20th 2019, 4:03 am

Islamic State militants riot in Tajik prison, dozens dead

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Three prison guards and 29 inmates have been killed after a riot broke out at a high-security prison in Tajikistan. It is the second deadly prison disturbance in the country in the space of six months.

May 20th 2019, 4:03 am

US ambassador to China to make rare visit to Tibet

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US ambassador to China Terry Branstad's trip to Tibet will be the first to the region by an American envoy in four years. He is expected to raise concerns about human rights violations there.

May 20th 2019, 2:18 am

Google severs Huawei access to Android software

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The move means new Huawei smartphones won't be able to access many Google apps. The embattled Chinese company is under immense US pressure over its alleged government ties.

May 20th 2019, 1:18 am
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