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AfD donation scandal deepens as party conference kicks off

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:44
The far-right AfD reportedly knew about donations from a Dutch foundation earlier than previously thought. Leading party member Alice Weidel is already facing an investigation over another questionable donation.

Trump administration must return press pass to CNN reporter Jim Acosta

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:13
A judge has ordered the Trump administration to immediately return White House press credentials to CNN's Jim Acosta. The journalist's press pass was revoked after a contentious press conference with President Trump.

China and Australia compete for influence in the Pacific

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:08
Through a series of major investment funds and development aid projects, Australia and China are trying to outbid each other to create networks of power and influence in poorer Pacific nations.

Kilogram gets new definition as 'Le Grand K' tipped off the scale

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 18:07
Scientists have agreed to define a kilogram in terms of an electric current instead of "Le Grand K" metal cylinder kept in a Paris vault. But the new definition will have no noticeable impact on most people's lives.

How Volkswagen is gearing up to be an electric car leader

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:50
The German auto giant's board has approved plans to spend €44 billion over the next five years to overhaul its plants for electric vehicle production. DW explores where the money will be spent.

Bison or beech trees? Wisent group faces forest-owners in top German court

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:50
Wisent reintroduction experts have been urged by Germany's top civil court to find a solution in their row with forest-owners. Angered by bark grazing, plaintiffs want Germany's only wild bison removed from their woods.

Germany: Could this crop of youngsters force Joachim Löw's hand?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:44
Could the crop of youngsters breaking into the national team force a changing of the guard faster than Joachim Löw is planning? The game against Russia will have some of the veterans looking over their shoulders.

European Muslims' support for Asia Bibi falls short

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 17:29
Islamic organizations in Germany and Britain have expressed support for the Pakistani woman who was recently freed from a blasphemy death sentence. However, experts say more Muslims should oppose the idea of blasphemy.

How Germany's coal phaseout is becoming an international movement

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:47
Germany's Hambach Forest has become a symbolic battlefield and magnet for the global climate protection movement. Over past months, hundreds of people from abroad have traveled there to call for an end to coal.

Germany's longest-running soap to end in 2020: What made Lindenstrasse so popular

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:28
When it began in 1985, the soap opera "Lindenstrasse" got miserable reviews and many predicted a short life for the series. Fans now mourn the near end of a three-decade-old tradition. Here's why Germans love it.

Berlin and beyond: Snitching for the far-right AfD

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 16:25
Since launching the Berlin version of its platform to denounce teachers who oppose its politics, the far-right Alternative for Germany says it's received thousands of complaints. DW's Tamsin Walker has one of her own.

Khmer Rouge genocide in Cambodia: Did justice take too long?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:07
The conviction of former Khmer Rouge leaders for genocide is a symbolic human rights victory. However, the legal process has been criticized as being marred by corruption and delays. Ate Hoekstra reports from Phnom Penh.

Is a quota for women in film necessary?

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:06
There are less women than men working as directors and behind the camera in the German film industry. They receive smaller budgets and less financial assistance. To change that, would a gender quota be fair?

Environmental scandal casts a cloud in Chile

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 14:04
A poisonous cloud is hovering over the Chilean coastal town of Quintero, and residents are complaining of respiratory problems, dizziness and vomiting. Yet those responsible are driving economic growth in the country.

Opinion: Hungary's Viktor Orban finally welcomes a 'refugee'

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:47
By giving refuge to former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski, Orban is making a mockery of his government's position. More importantly, he's ridiculing everything the EU stands for, writes Boris Georgievski.

How teens talk: German Youth Word of the Year 2018 revealed

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:46
Every year, Germany's dictionary giant Langenscheidt selects the German Youth Word of the Year. In 2018, ''Ehrenmann/Ehrenfrau" was singled out. Take a look at previous winners, as well as some of this year's candidates.

UK think tank looks for bright ideas to reform economy

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 13:41
Poor productivity, low investment levels and rising wealth inequality: One leading British think tank is offering £150,000 in prize money for radical ideas to address the UK's "toxic cocktail" of economic problems.

China hotels red-faced after dirty cleaning practices revealed

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:35
Footage posted online showing questionable cleaning practices in some hotels in China has sparked social media outrage. Several hotels have apologized, though one said such actions were an "isolated occurrence."

New "Pergamon Museum. The Panorama" opens in Berlin

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:29
From November 17, important original works from ancient Pergamon and a 360-degree panorama will be shown in a temporary building. The restored Telephos frieze of the Pergamon Altar can also be seen again in Berlin.

EU to review its financial support for Tanzania over human rights concerns

Fri, 11/16/2018 - 12:01
Tanzania's President Magufuli is facing growing international pressure and sanction over the repression of civil society, the media and gays. The EU says it will review its financial support, as others cut the flow.


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