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New France-Germany treaty aims to revive EU

6 hours 6 min ago
A follow-up pact to the Elysee Treaty marks the latest gesture of friendship between France and Germany. The new bilateral pact pledges deeper cooperation between the two nations and paves the way for EU reforms.

How safe are Jews living in Germany?

7 hours 18 min ago
For the first time in 18 years, international Jewish service organization B'nai B'rith has held its European congress in Berlin. On the agenda: the renewed threat to Jews in Germany.

'Europe's youth are more Europe-minded than the public thinks'

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 23:54
Many young Germans and French are proud Europeans, says Tobias Bütow, the new German head of the Franco-German Youth Office. But he believes more needs to be done to address the realities faced by Europe's youth.

Germany looks into ultrasound age tests on unaccompanied minor refugees

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 22:43
Calls for mandatory X-ray age tests on unaccompanied minor refugees were rejected last year by German doctors. As an alternative, the Health Ministry is now launching a €1-million study into ultrasound testing.

France fines Google €50 million for EU privacy breaches

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 22:28
The biggest penalty so far under new EU rules was justified by the severity of the infringements of transparency, information and consent, France's regulator ruled. It is a challenge to Google's business model.

Sailors killed after ships' explosion near Crimea

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 21:46
Two vessels, one of them an oil tanker, caught on fire after the deadly explosion in the Kerch Strait. Several sailors remain missing. The narrow waterway is a source of particular tension between Russia and Ukraine.

Washington rally video shows Catholic teen and Native American in another light

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 20:57
After edited footage of an apparent confrontation between Catholic school students and a Native American went viral, the full video has shown a different story.

German Jewish History Award goes to Hilde Schramm

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 20:46
The daughter of Hitler's war production minister Albert Speer has been honored for the foundation she started to support Jewish women's projects. The former politician used her inheritance to fund it over 20 years ago.

84-year-old German on trial over wife's 'mercy killing'

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 20:30
The octogenarian has been charged with manslaughter after killing his wife, who had dementia. He told the court that she said she wanted to die "almost daily."

Asian Cup: Australia, Japan advance to quarterfinals

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 19:56
Australia needed penalties to overcome Uzbekistan to reach the quarterfinals of the 2019 Asian Cup. Defender Takehiro Tomiyasu gave fellow favorites Japan the only goal they would need to beat Saudi Arabia.

China: Football's (still) sleeping giant

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 19:01
After years of spending big money on bringing in foreign stars, China is now aiming to reach the top with a long-term change in strategy. Reaching the quarterfinal of this year's Asian Cup is an important stepping stone.

Zimbabwe High Court orders government to restore internet access

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 18:59
Zimbabwe's government has been ordered to restore access to online programs like Facebook, Whatsapp, and Twitter. The government had blocked internet access as part of a widespread crackdown on dissent.

UK PM Theresa May to take Brexit options back to EU negotiators

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 18:50
After last week's resounding defeat for her Brexit proposal, Prime Minister Theresa May was back before lawmakers to present her plan for the way forward. It focused on the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Realpolitik wins elections in the DR Congo

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 18:46
Doubts persist on Felix Tshisekedi victory at the polls. But the national and international consensus seems to be that stability is more important than democratic ideals.

Indian transgender politician Apsara Reddy: 'I want to be looked upon as an equal'

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 18:06
India's opposition Congress party has recently appointed transgender activist Apsara Reddy as general secretary of its women's wing, making her the 134-year-old party's first transgender office bearer.

Davos Global Shapers work toward lasting change

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 17:43
The Global Shapers are a network of more than 6,000 young people working to address local, regional and global challenges. Around 50 of them get invited to the World Economic Forum each year. DW spoke to some of them.

Climate protests: Germany's new green youth movement takes to the streets

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 17:31
Worried teenagers are taking to the streets to protest against climate change. They are more interested in environmental politics than ever before. Will protest also turn into more climate action?

Artist Gerhard Richter feels 'abused' by Germany's Oscar entry

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 17:24
Up for an Oscar, the movie Never Look Away is officially about an artist of another name, but the renowned painter feels it's still too close to his life story and that it "grossly distorts" it, he told The New Yorker.

How dangerous is Spain's far-right Vox party?

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 17:12
Spanish mainstream parties are cosying up to the far-right Vox after their electoral gains in Andalusia. Is social and economic progress in the region in danger? Enrique Anarte reports from Seville.

The environmental cost of quenching the world's thirst

Mon, 01/21/2019 - 16:44
Desalination makes fresh water available for millions of people, but it has environmental impacts: Lots of energy is needed and marine wildlife suffers because of the salty and toxic slush dumped in the sea.

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