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US to send 1,500 troops to Middle East for 'protection' against Iran

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 20:58
Both President Trump and the Pentagon stressed that they were not seeking to engage in a military conflict with Iran. Trump has been trying to pressure Tehran into negotiating a new nuclear deal.

Anti-vaxxer mentality is better tackled through empathy, not facts

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 20:42
As the world grapples with measles outbreaks, public health advocates are desperately seeking to improve vaccine attitudes. But the facts don't seem to be getting through. A new study says empathy is key.

Opinion: Brexit sinks Theresa May's UK prime ministership

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 20:01
The beleaguered PM has thrown in the towel: She could not deliver on Brexit as promised. But her successor, too, will find that reconciling the Brexit dream with reality will be an impossible task, Barbara Wesel writes.

German YouTubers: Don't vote CDU or SPD or AfD

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 19:47
Some 70 influential creators spoke out against Germany's ruling parties for climate inaction. The CDU has had to walk back its criticism of a YouTube star who slammed them for not tackling climate change.

France: Package bomb explodes in Lyon 'attack'

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 19:38
At least 13 people have been injured in an explosion in the French city of Lyon, according to authorities. French President Emmanuel Macron has described it as an "attack."

German Cup: Niko Kovac could make history but still have no future

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 19:13
Niko Kovac goes in to his third consecutive final on the verge of a host of records. But making history against RB Leipzig may not keep him in his job, with much recent attention fixed on Bayern Munich's past and future.

RB Leipzig: New kids on the block target first trophy

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 19:09
RB Leipzig head into the German Cup final against Bayern Munich aiming to win their first piece of silverware. Victory would send a message to German football that RB are ready to challenge the Bayern hegemony.

Austria's ex-vice chancellor sues over Ibiza video

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 18:26
Heinz-Christian Strache has announced he is suing several people in connection with the video that ended his political career. He has denied that there is also footage of him taking drugs and committing sex acts.

Trump's Japan visit: Shinzo Abe's calculated pampering of a president

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 18:24
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to indulge US President Donald Trump with lavish gestures of friendship in order to avoid concessions on trade issues. The strategy could work. Martin Fritz reports from Tokyo.

Italy probes police brutality of journalist at neo-fascist rally

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 18:04
Video footage has shown riot police beating a veteran journalist even after he was identified as a reporter. Prosecutors described the incident as "absurd," saying he was doing his job "in a peaceful manner."

Germany withholds aid money from Uganda

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:59
In 2018, the United Nations found that millions of dollars of aid money had been stolen in Uganda. Now Germany has partially stopped its funding in a bid to force Uganda to speed up investigations.

'The Name of the Rose' miniseries hits the small screen

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:47
Umberto Eco’s bestselling middle ages murder mystery involving devious monks and a merciless inquisitor is set to enthrall an even bigger worldwide audience as a miniseries adaptation debuts in the US and Germany.

Film dubbing as high art in Germany

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:47
Last night’s German Dubbing Awards ceremony honored the star voices behind foreign films dubbed into German. But what makes a nation full of polyglots so attached to watching films in their native language?

Who is Boris Johnson, Brexit champion and wannabe British PM?

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:39
A penchant for gaffes, extramarital affairs and fanning the flames of euroskepticism: Meet the man plotting to become Britain's next leader. Paola Totaro reports from London.

Opinion: Trump vs. Huawei, and the end of the smartphone?

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:39
The trade spat between Washington and Beijing has reached a new level, with successful Chinese telecoms equipment provider Huawei stuck in the eye of the storm. Where will this all end, asks DW's Henrik Böhme.

Media startups learn the art of selling ideas at DW boot camp

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:38
Selling a business idea is never easy, let alone getting an investor to fund your dream project. A bunch of media startups gathered in Germany's Bonn to get an insight on how to make the perfect pitch.

Kenyan high court upholds ban on same-sex relations

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 17:26
A panel of three judges has said the constitution adequately protects LGBTQ people's rights. But activists and lawyers have criticized the ruling, saying it undermines protections guaranteed by the constitution.

Social media hampers dialogue, independent thought, German politician says

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:51
The president of the Bundestag and self-proclaimed "digital immigrant," Wolfgang Schäuble, said social media keeps people in their own filter bubbles, making it harder to reach informed decisions.

What does Indian PM Narendra Modi's reelection mean for regional rivals?

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:51
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been reelected with an even bigger mandate than in 2014. Should China and Pakistan be worried about the future of relations with India under an emboldened Modi?

Do-it-yourself insulin: Biohackers aim to counteract skyrocketing prices

Fri, 05/24/2019 - 16:47
Millions of people with diabetes don’t have access to insulin globally. In the US, many patients have to ration the vital drug due to soaring prices. Now, biohackers have come up with a plan to produce it more cheaply

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