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Poverty in US set to increase due to Donald Trump's policies, says UN official

Already dismal poverty rates in the US are set to worsen under President Donald Trump, a top UN official has said. Currently, one in eight people in …

Poverty

Bundesliga Matchday 17 roundup

Christmas nears and the winter break beckons, to the envy of players in England and much of Europe. Here's your one-stop shop for the Bundesliga's …

Soccer

US bolsters security requirements for visa-free travel

The new measures have formed part of a security-focused White House policy to curb irregular migration and increase security. A senior US official …

Kirstjen Nielsen

Austria's conservatives and right-wing populists agree on coalition government

Austria’s conservatives and right-wing populists have agreed to form a coalition government.<p>Austria’s conservatives and right-wing populists on …

Sebastian Kurz

Australia child sex abuse study notes Catholic Church mandatory celibacy as cause

Australia has published a long-running report on child abuse in the Catholic Church. Celibate priest perpetrators offended because they were …

Australian Universities

Germany's conservative CDU and CSU: Happy together, for now

Two years since her humiliating dressing-down, Angela Merkel was back as a guest at the CSU party conference. But how long can the unity between …

Germany

DR Congo child soldiers: War crimes court awards $10 million compensation

The International Criminal Court has awarded compensation to child soldiers recruited by a convicted Congolese warlord. Rights groups hope the …

Africa

The Star of David and Germany's national interest

The Israeli flag was recently burned at a protest in Berlin — and with it the Star of David. That it happened in Germany is particularly scandalous, …

Germany

Jerusalem fallout: Deadly clashes between Palestinians, Israelis over US decision

Four Palestinians have been shot dead by Israeli forces and at least 150 more wounded in clashes across the West Bank and Gaza. Protests over the US …

Israel

Rex Tillerson: China and Russia's ties with North Korea undermining peace efforts

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has claimed that Beijing and Moscow's ties with North Korea call into question their commitment to ending the …

North Korea

German 'Islamic State' bride regrets joining terror group in Iraq

In a televised interview, Linda W. has broken her silence on joining the "Islamic State" militant group. As she faces a possible death sentence in …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Opinion: The EU is divided by refugee policy

The issue of migration is deepening the rift between east and west in the EU. But for a long time now, more fundamental issues such as legal …

Migration

China u-turns on rapid end to coal heating

Plans to rapidly cut coal use in China halted after households were left without heat. But air quality appears to have improved despite the …

Pollution

Facial recognition surveillance test extended at Berlin train station

Germany's interior minister says that a new electronic anti-crime identification system works well but needs more testing. Data protection activists, …

Surveillance

Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa endorsed as ZANU-PF party leader

Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa has laid out plans for his ruling ZANU-PF party. It's the first conference after Robert Mugabe had been …

Africa

'Free internet' for Germany despite US repeal

Berlin has vowed to back an "open and free internet" following a US decision to repeal net neutrality rules. But some experts say the US move could …

Internet

German film shortlisted for foreign language film Oscar

Fatih Akin's "In the Fade" has been shortlisted for the Academy Awards' best foreign language film — one out of nine films selected for the …

Germany

Top five solar energy inventions from Africa

In 2017, eco@africa featured a host of eco heroes bringing solar power to their communities through innovative business ideas and inventions. Here …

Clean Energy

Dustin Hoffman faces new sexual assault claims

A woman has accused Hollywood star Dustin Hoffman of exposing himself to her in a hotel room when she was 16, according to Variety. Two others claim …

Dustin Hoffman

Opinion: End of net neutrality — license to print money

So far, all data on the internet has had to be transported on an equal footing, above all at the same speed. In the US, that will change. Jörg …

Internet

2017: Grim year for free speech and media freedom

With the "leader of the free world" warring against the press, governments shutting down the internet and journalists behind bars, 2017 has been a …

Joseph Muscat

Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron set eurozone reform plan deadline

Germany's Angela Merkel has said she wants to establish a joint proposal with France on reforms to the eurozone by next March. The French president …

Greece

El Salvador: UN blasts heavy prison sentence for 'poor' woman in anti-abortion case

A woman convicted of killing her child has received a 30-year prison sentence in El Salvador. But she has denied committing murder, saying her child …

Rights & Freedoms

Berlin's new airport: A potted history

Is this the beginning of the end, or merely the end of the beginning? The new Berlin (BER) airport may be set for a so-called "soft" opening. It's …

Germany

SPD's Martin Schulz announces preliminary German coalition talks

Angela Merkel's CDU could be heading into another grand coalition government with the center-left SPD. Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz said that …

Germany

Germany to set up World Cup headquarters near Moscow

The DFB has announced that the national team will set up its headquarters for next summer's World Cup on the outskirts of Moscow. The region is seen …

FIFA

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle set wedding date for May 19

Britain's Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle will tie the knot on May 19 in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. Queen Elizabeth's grandson and …

Royal Family

Pakistan: One step forward, two steps back

When the year 2017 draws to a close, Pakistan finds itself swamped by the politics of darkness and deceit. After 70 years, it remains a state in …

Pakistan

'A good neighbour': Istanbul Biennial on show in Munich

It's the first cooperation between Munich's Pinakothek der Moderne museum and the Istanbul Biennial. Will the exhibition "A good neighbour" …

Germany

Who is going to replace South African President Jacob Zuma as ANC party leader?

South Africa's deeply divided ruling African National Congress (ANC) is set to vote for a new party leader. The party of freedom icon Nelson Mandela …

South Africa