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The impact of Turkey's election: Erdogan's sweeping new powers

Recep Tayyip Erdogan had been working toward an executive presidency in Turkey for years. Now, he's got what he wanted – a victory that gives him …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Germany divided: 5 snapshots of discontent in a wealthy country

Germany is a very affluent country. The average German earns €3,771 ($4,400) a month and has a life expectancy of more than 80 years. So why is there …

Angela Merkel

Harley-Davidson to shift production overseas as EU tariffs bite

The iconic American motorbike manufacturer will shift some of its production out of the US as it expects rising costs from higher European tariffs …

Motorcycles

Uganda and Sudan begin mediation talks in South Sudan's conflict

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and Sudan's Omar al-Bashir have begun this Monday mediation of the second round of peace talks between South …

Africa

Lifeline: Spain refuses docking to migrant rescue boat as bad weather looms

Spain says it will not accept the Lifeline rescue boat left stranded in the Mediterranean after its rejection by Italy and Malta. This comes as …

Europe

German police find weapons arsenal in dead man's home

Emergency services made a shocking discovery after a man was found dead in his apartment in Calau, southeast of Berlin. An arsenal of military-grade …

Emergency Medicine

World Cup 2018 live: Uruguay vs. Russia

With both teams having already qualified for the last-16, this is effectively a play-off for top spot. Both teams will face a tough challenge in the …

Saudi Arabia

Turkey elections impacted by restrictions on freedom, says OSCE

Opposition parties have been denied equal conditions for campaigning in Turkey's elections, say international observers. The OSCE has said that …

Natural Gas

Amazon, eBay, other retailers pledge speedy removal of dangerous products

Four international online retail giants have promised to remove products within two days that have been labeled dangerous by the EU. It is part of …

eCommerce

Late Bollywood superstar Sridevi Kapoor honored at Bollywood's 'Oscars'

India's most famous Bollywood darling, Sridevi Kapoor, was posthumously awarded the best actress prize at India's movie awards. Fans still mourn the …

Bollywood

NATO's 'Four Thirties' plan — does it add up?

"Ready or not?" A new US initiative demands that within two years, NATO allies will keep thousands of highly-equipped troops on constant call. Teri …

Military

World Cup 2018: Who needs what to advance to the knockout stages?

Who needs what? The group stage of the 2018 World Cup comes to end this week with a lot still to play for in all the groups. DW outlines the …

Soccer

World Cup 2018: Timo Werner's quality is about more than just the numbers

Germany's leading striker has yet to score at the World Cup, but he has definitely arrived. Timo Werner is displaying early signs of becoming a …

Soccer

Germany's largest Jewish film festival celebrates 'No Fake Jews'

The Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Brandenburg kicks off on Tuesday under the motto "No Fake Jews." Its varied program aims to depict Jewish life, …

Film Festivals

Biofuels: Good or bad for the environment?

Industrialized countries have subsidized the use of biofuels in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But campaigners say a focus on …

Biofuel

UNESCO World Heritage for the Vikings?

A thousand years ago, the "wild hordes from the north" terrified the entire European continent. Now the Vikings might be awarded a UNESCO title for …

Archaeology

German business morale drops as 'boom is over'

Business confidence among German managers has dipped again in June, a forward-looking monthly barometer by the ifo think tank has shown. Current …

German Economy

Bansky strikes again? Provocative murals appear in Paris

The mysterious British street artist seems to take aim at the French government's crackdown on migrants and society's capitalist values in a series …

Streetwear

Burkinis should be allowed in German swim classes, says family minister

Family Minister Franziska Giffey says full-body swimsuits for Muslim girls in school classes can help them learn to swim. Others argue the garment is …

Swimwear

Simon Rattle bids farewell to Berlin Philharmonic as chief conductor

The end of an era: The British maestro conducted his last concert as the Berlin Philharmonic's music director at a sold-out open-air event. During …

Europe

US to curb Chinese investment in tech firms

The US is preparing regulations that would severely limit China's ability to invest in US firms making "industrially significant technology." The …

China

Rabbis, imams in Berlin bike ride against anti-Semitism, Islamophobia

Jews and Muslims teamed up on tandem bikes to protest growing anti-Semitic and Islamophobic violence. It comes amid ongoing concerns over migration …

Israel

China frees up more money as trade war takes shape

China's central bank has said it will further reduce the reserve requirement ratio for the majority of lenders in the country. The move is intended …

Economy

Police force in Mexico town of Ocampo arrested over dead politician

Mexico officials have detained all the town of Ocampo's police officers in connection with the murder of center-left mayoral candidate Fernando …

Mexico

Donald Trump wants to deport illegal immigrants with 'no judges or court cases'

Trump may have reversed his policy of separating children from their families at the border, but his tough stance on immigration endures. Civil …

Immigration

Turks in Germany praise 'our leader' after two-thirds vote for Erdogan

Support for Erdogan was proportionally higher among the Turkish community in Germany than it was in Turkey. That, alongside celebrations in German …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Opinion: Recep Tayyip Erdogan wins, democracy loses

Turkey has voted in historic presidential and parliamentary elections. Despite the controversial vote, Erdogan claimed victory. The road ahead will …

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Curfew ordered after deadly clashes between herders and farmers in Nigeria

At least 86 people have been killed in fighting between Muslim herders and Christian farmers. The attack is part of a seemingly unstoppable cycle of …

Africa

Opinion: We can build a fortress Europe!

Angela Merkel may not have been handed a lifeline at the EU's mini-summit on migration, but the bloc now agrees that migrants must be kept far away. …

Angela Merkel

Turkey's Erdogan claims victory in presidential and parliamentary elections

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan has claimed victory in presidential elections that also saw his electoral alliance ahead in the parlimentary vote. The …

South Asia