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Solomon Islands switches recognition from Taiwan to China

53 min 40 sec ago
The decision is a major win for China as it seeks to turn a dwindling number of countries that recognize Taiwan. The loss leaves Taiwan recognized by only 16 countries.

Edward Snowden: Germany a 'primary example' of NSA surveillance cooperation

2 hours 11 min ago
In his new book, Edward Snowden describes how US intelligence agencies collect vast amounts of data around the world. Foreign governments often help facilitate the collection, and Germany is no exception.

Greta Thunberg wins Amnesty International award

2 hours 30 min ago
The 16-year-old, and the movement she inspired, have won the 2019 Ambassador of Conscience Award. Germany, meanwhile, confirmed aggressive action on climate change as its citizens prepare for mass protests on Friday.

IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi calls on fighters to free detained jihadis and families

3 hours 58 min ago
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is purported to have issued his first message since April. He called on fighters to free tens of thousands of jihadis and family members from prison and detention camps.

Nile dam project: Talks stall between Egypt and Ethiopia

4 hours 2 min ago
Egypt has accused Ethiopia of being "unfair" in talks over a massive dam project. The impasse has occurred due to technical aspects related to the filling and operating of the multi-billion dollar project.

Central America suffers massive power outage

5 hours 51 min ago
Honduras has been the worst affected with Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala also partly without electricity. The blackout was caused by a failure in the connection network.

Germany to extend anti-IS mission: reports

6 hours 13 min ago
Germany plans to extend its anti-IS mission, but will begin to curtail parts of the mandate. The issue has divided the CDU-SPD coalition in Berlin.

Data breach reveals personal data of almost all of Ecuador

6 hours 31 min ago
Information including personal details such as names, addresses, national identity numbers and phone numbers has been compromised. The government has described the issue as a "major concern."

Hungary rejects criticism after EU ministers' grilling

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 22:44
The EU has started formal proceedings against Hungary for alleged breaches of the bloc's values and the rule of law. Hungary has strongly rejected the accusations as politically motivated.

Erdogan, Putin, Rouhani hold 'productive' talks on Syria

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 21:29
Foreign troops should leave Syria once terrorists are defeated and security reestablished, Russia's Vladimir Putin has said at a peace summit in Ankara. Turkey and Russia are at odds over a regime offensive in Idlib.

German schools evacuated after WWI chemical weapon find

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 21:15
Two schools near Berlin had to be cleared after toxins were found on a nearby building site. Further investigation revealed the substances were in fact irritant gases from World War I.

France: Brigitte Macron to go back to teaching

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 20:08
The French first lady is set to teach at a school for adult students in a tough Paris neighborhood. She previously gave up her job as a literature teacher to support her husband's political career.

Aldi to expand in UK despite profit loss

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 19:50
German discounter Aldi says it plans to open more than 100 stores in the UK over the next two years. The news comes just months after rival company Lidl said it wants to step up its presence in London with 40 new sites.

Saudi oil attacks: Weapons 'came from Iran'

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 18:53
The weapons used to hit two oil facilities came from Iran, according to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. Despite its "grave concern," Russia has said that military retaliation would be "unacceptable."

Russia warns against blaming Iran for Saudi attacks

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 18:09
The weapons used to hit two oil facilities came from Iran, according to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. Despite its "grave concern," Russia has said that military retaliation would be "unacceptable."

Champions League: Where Dortmund's clash with Barcelona could be decided

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 18:06
Borussia Dortmund host Barcelona in their opening Champions League Group F match. With Messi an injury doubt, players from both sides will get their chance to step into the limelight.

Hindus fear for their lives after Pakistan blasphemy riots

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:34
Communal riots have erupted in Ghotki, a southern Pakistani town, after a charged mob attacked a school due to blasphemy accusations against its Hindu principal. Blasphemy is a sensitive issue in the Islamic country.

Erdogan welcomes Putin, Rouhani for Syria peace talks

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:29
The situation in Idlib was on the agenda for initial, closed-door talks between the Russian and Turkish presidents. Their Iranian counterpart will join them later as Turkey seeks to prevent a new wave of refugees.

A rocky road to science and diplomacy in the Middle East

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:23
Since its inception in the 1970s, the SESAME synchrotron has been one of the most ambitious scientific — and political — experiments in the world. DW's Zulfikar Abbany spent a week in the Middle East to find out why.

Will election-weary Israelis end Benjamin Netanyahu's rule?

Mon, 09/16/2019 - 17:19
It is unprecedented even in Israeli politics: Voters are going to the polls for the second time in six months. And Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is fighting for his political survival.


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