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Las Ramblas - Barcelona’s tourist magnet turned scene of terror

Las Ramblas, the heart of Barcelona, has been hit by a terrorist attack. The vibrant and lively promenade came to a standstill on when a white van …

Terrorism

Berlin crayfish panic as Tiergarten overrun with red crustaceans

A wildlife group has been receiving daily calls from people reporting marauding crustaceans in Berlin's Tiergarten. The invasive species are often …

Germany

Barcelona terror attack: Leaders mourn victims

Messages of solidarity poured in after a van drove into crowds on Las Ramblas, the Catalan capital's main pedestrian street. Leaders condemned the …

Terrorism

Madrid to Manchester to Barcelona: A chronology of terror in Europe

Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Manchester and now another attack in Barcelona. European cities have been increasingly targeted by Islamist extremists in …

Terrorism

Diluted cancer medication scandal spreads through Germany

German activists have demanded tougher controls after thousands of patients reportedly received diluted cancer medications. Reports suggest the …

Germany

New show 'Kick off! Life' launches with Marc Bartra and CR7

Kick off! Life - DW's new football show seeks to answer some of the bigger questions behind the beautiful game. After all, for a great many of us, …

Soccer

AfD's Frauke Petry falls from favor ahead of Bundestag vote

Frauke Petry, the face of the nationalist Alternative for Germany, has suffered a blow to her political career weeks before the Bundestag elections. …

Germany

Truck crashes into crowd on Barcelona's Las Ramblas

A truck has reportedly crashed into a crowd, injuring several people in Barcelona's bustling tourist strip.<p>The Catalonian regional police force …

Terrorism

Congo prime minister and cabinet resign amid economic turmoil

The central African nation has been struggling economically since a 2014 drop in oil prices.<p>Republic of Congo Prime Minister Clement Mouamba resigned …

Brexit

Greenland: Land of ice on fire

Greenland, home to the world's largest permanent icesheet outside Antarctica, is being swept by wildfires. Scientists say global warming and …

Climate Change

Can Trump succeed in curbing China's intellectual property 'theft'?

Intellectual property (IP) is back in focus after US President Trump asked his trade office to look into the issue of China allegedly stealing …

China

Black swan finds partner via lonely hearts ad in Bavaria

A female black swan, living at the Bavarian Rosenau Palace, has found a new companion after her previous mate was likely eaten by a fox. The …

Black Swans

Hindu extremists challenge Kashmir's 'special status'

An attempt to amend a provision in the Indian constitution that allows only long-term residents of Kashmir to own land has sparked a controversy. …

Pakistan

Sierra Leone 'still in shock' after deadly floods

Sierra Leone has begun Thursday mass burials of the hundreds of victims of the deadly flooding and mudslides that hit Freetown. A third of the …

Disease

'Time to stop. Time to think' - cloud of supporter unrest hangs over Bundesliga start

The 55th Bundesliga season gets underway this weekend against a backdrop of escalating fan protests against commercialization in German football. As …

Soccer

Our Beautiful Planet: Saiho-ji moss garden

Centuries ago nature reclaimed what was once only a Zen Buddhist temple compound and turned it into a natural wonder. Now a plush green carpet of …

Gardening

Ericsson mulls cutting a quarter of its global workforce

Swedish mobile networks company Ericsson may lay off tens of thousands of employees in a bid to speed up its cost-cutting program, a local newspaper …

Ericsson

Bundesliga: Cologne head into Europe with feet firmly on the ground

In Cologne, the excitement about the new Bundesliga season is palpable because, for the first time in 25 years, the club is back in Europe. But boss …

Soccer

ICC: Timbuktu destruction to cost Islamist $3.2m

ICC judges have made legal history by ruling that a former Islamist rebel is liable to pay compensation for the destruction of ancient shrines in …

Extremism

Marc Bartra, a fan favorite in Dortmund

There are few football clubs that can boast as passionate a fan base as Borussia Dortmund. DW spoke to BVB's Spanish defender, Marc Bartra, about …

Soccer

Weimar exhibition kicks off Bauhaus centennial

Bauhaus members wanted to revolutionize the arts by returning to artisanry and creating total works of art. Sculptor Gerhard Marcks helped shape the …

Art History

Hong Kong sentences prominent democracy activists to prison

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders have been sentenced for their role in the 2014 "Umbrella Movement" protests. The …

Hong Kong

Australian anti-immigrant lawmaker dons burqa during senate meeting

Pauline Hanson, the leader of Australia's anti-immigration One Nation party, has provoked outrage from fellow lawmakers by wearing a burqa in …

One Nation Party

How will the 18 Bundesliga clubs fare in 2017-18?

Who will win the Bundesliga title, who will qualify for the Champions League, who will reach the Europa League and who will be relegated. Here are …

Soccer

Why 'Dirty Dancing' is more than a teen flick

Thirty years after its release, "Dirty Dancing" about a teen summer romance is as popular as ever, with a recent TV remake and sold-out musicals …

Movies

China is United States' biggest creditor once again

Just as US President Donald Trump seeks to target Beijing over what he thinks are "unfair trade practices," the Treasury Department has confirmed …

China

Philippines: Rodrigo Duterte hails the bloodiest day in his 'war on drugs'

Anti-drug squads in the Philippines have executed 32 people in 24 hours, marking the bloodiest day in the country's "war on drugs." Duterte praised …

Rodrigo Duterte

South Korean President Moon Jae-in rules out war with North Korea

President Moon has said there’ll be no new war on the Korean Peninsula. He added that US President Donald Trump has promised to seek Seoul's approval …

North Korea

Venezuela tells Germany 'don't interfere'

Venezuela has told Germany not to meddle in its affairs after Berlin called for a return to democracy in the crisis-stricken South American country. …

Venezuela

Spandau neo-Nazi rally to go ahead, authorities say

Neo-Nazi conspiracy theorists have been given the go-ahead for a rally marking the death of Rudolf Hess. They believe Hess was murdered by British …

Germany