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 2018-12-14 17:28 

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EU summit ends with testy May-Juncker exchange, prospect of even more Brexit talks...

Tension came to a head in Brussels as EU leaders met to discuss pressing issues facing the bloc — Brexit being foremost among them. A discussion between Theresa May and Jean-Claude Juncker showed how high the stakes are....

 2018-12-14 17:03 

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US, China plus Russia in Africa: Will it mean a 'best deal' for Africans?...

The US has a new strategy for Africa to counter China and Russia. Rather than roll their eyes at the new scramble for the continent, Africans should see it as a chance to get the best deal for themselves, analysts say....

 2018-12-14 16:59 

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Deep life on Earth: What's it all about?...

Billions of tons of carbon are buried underneath the Earth's surface. Studying deep life can tell us about the origins of life on our planet and perhaps even the potential for life elsewhere....

 2018-12-14 16:53 

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Strasbourg Christmas market reopens 'for honor of France'...

Authorities in the French city of Strasbourg have reopened the local Christmas market three days after it was hit by a terror attack. Meanwhile, another victim of the shooting passed away, raising the death toll to four....

 2018-12-14 16:46 

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Re:publica digital conference premieres in Africa...

One of Europe's most important events on digitalization has moved to Africa this year. Digital activists, politicians, entrepreneurs and scientists are meeting in Accra, Ghana....

 2018-12-14 16:34 

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Anti-AfD activists prank populists with hoax corporate ads...

Fake Coca-Cola and McDonald's advertisements criticizing the far-right Alternative for Germany are springing up around the country. The punchline? It has forced a number of well-known brands to take political stands....

 2018-12-14 16:31 

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Berlin and beyond: Doctor, doctor...

Nobody likes hospitals and all that they imply. But as Tamsin Walker recounts, sometimes you've just got to do what you've got to do — needles or not....

 2018-12-14 16:20 

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Climate change: Governments don't act? We do!...

From activists risking their liberty to block coal, to US businesses sticking with the Paris accord regardless of Trump, ordindary folk fed up waiting for change have outshone the big poltical players at COP24....

 2018-12-14 16:03 

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Spanish prosecutors charge pop star Shakira with tax evasion...

Music star Shakira is the latest high-profile individual targeted by Spanish prosecutors for tax evasion. Officials alleged she failed to pay 14.5 million ($16.3 million) in taxes....

 2018-12-14 15:54 

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Compensation for Berlin Christmas market attack victims increases...

Nearly 4 million have been distributed to the families of victims and those injured in Berlin's Breitscheidplatz terrorist attack. The German government delivered on its pledge to substantially increase payments....

 2018-12-14 15:23 

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EU court rejects Hamas appeal over frozen assets...

Hamas had appealed to a top EU court to have its assets unfrozen because it is part of the Palestinian government. The EU, however, lists Hamas as a terrorist organization....

 2018-12-14 15:08 

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COP24: Frustration and hope in the fight against climate change...

Failure at this year's climate conference would be "suicidal," said the UN secretary general. DW's Louise Osborne and Jennifer Collins have seen frustration over slow progress. But young people are stepping up....

 2018-12-14 14:21 

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Former British PM Blair calls for second Brexit referendum...

In a speech in London, former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called for a new Brexit referendum. He has has urged both the EU and the UK to amend their positions so that everyone would be satisfied....

 2018-12-14 13:59 

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AfD's Bjrn Hcke faces probe for posting photo of murdered woman...

State lawmakers have agreed to lift the parliamentary immunity of regional leader of the far-right AfD, Bjrn Hcke. The politician is accused of using photos of a victim of a murder for his own political ends....

 2018-12-14 13:48 

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The Weimar Republic, a pivotal era that's more than the 'Berlin Babylon' clichs...

While the Weimar Republic is often summarized as a period of "dancing on a volcano" ahead of the Nazi era, cultural historian Sabina Becker tells DW why the period should be revisited for its rich cinema and culture....

 2018-12-14 13:25 

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Meet DW's champions of free speech...

DW Freedom works to promote greater freedom of speech and the media around the world by raising awareness of the detention and intimidation of journalists, activists and bloggers. Meet some of them....

 2018-12-14 13:17 

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Climate change poses dire challenges for Bangladesh...

Bangladesh is one of the countries most vulnerable to climate change. Extreme weather events there have already been wreaking havoc on the people there. They're also causing a shift in migration and poverty patterns....

 2018-12-14 13:06 

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Political thriller master Costa-Gavras honored by European Film Academy...

The Greek-French director released the political thriller "Z" in 1969. The story of the assassination of an anti-war activist became a global hit and reinvented the genre. Costa-Gavras has inspired directors ever since....

 2018-12-14 12:50 

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German farmers wait for aid, months after drought...

During the summer, an exceptional heatwave and dry spell wreaked havoc on the crop yields of German farmers. Emergency state aid was pledged, but bureaucracy has held up the payments, farmers say....

 2018-12-14 12:34 

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Malaysia selling fugitive tycoon's $130 million superyacht...

In February Malaysia seized fugitive tycoon Taek Jho Low's superyacht Equanimity. It is now up for sale as the government attempts to recoup funds from a billion-dollar scandal tied to the 1MDB investment fund....

 2018-12-14 12:29 

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Hajin, one of the last towns held by IS militants falls in Syria...

One of the last remaining towns held by "Islamic State" militants in eastern Syria has fallen according to reports from Kurdish fighters and a UK-based observer group. About 5,000 IS fighters remain holed up....

 2018-12-14 12:11 

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Divisions persist as climate talks drag to a close...

With this year's climate talks drawing to end, there is a yawning gulf between richer countries seeking to pin down rules and poorer ones demanding financing and flexibility....

 2018-12-14 11:54 

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Germany adds 'diverse' as a gender to birth register...

The German parliament was forced by the courts to make "diverse" an option on the birth register. Critics are split on whether the law goes too far, or not far enough....

 2018-12-14 11:39 

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Greece's debt crisis leaves nation hungry and children malnourished...

Freed from the strict orders of international creditors, Greece is now witnessing a financial recovery. But years of biting budget cuts have left the country scarred and many Greeks starving. Anthee Carassava reports....

 2018-12-14 11:26 

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UN's former envoy to Somalia is upbeat about its future...

As Somalia welcomed the leader of neighboring Eritrea amid a warming of ties in the Horn of Africa, DW's Daniel Pelz spoke to former UN envoy to Somalia, Michael Keating, about the outlook for the war-torn nation....

 2018-12-14 10:49 

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Strasbourg reopens Christmas market...

A relieved Strasbourg prepared to reopen its popular Christmas market on Friday after French police shot dead the gunman who killed three people there in an attack....

 2018-12-14 10:37 

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Why have German clubs been better in Europe this season?...

This time last year, those connected to German football were searching for the reason all but one of its clubs fell at the first European hurdle. But this year success has been close to universal. So what's changed?...

 2018-12-14 10:28 

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Kosovo legislature approves creation of national army...

Serbia opposed the move, accusing Pristina of "beating war drums." The law would create a new department of defense and transform the Kosovo Security Force into a professional army....

 2018-12-14 09:43 

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Globetrotters stranded on the Oder River...

Paul and Marietta Kamstra from Holland are stuck on the Oder with their ship "Avontuur". The reason is the low water on the river at the German-Polish border....

 2018-12-14 09:39 

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'Heisszeit' is German Word of the Year 2018...

Germany's summer was extremely hot in 2018, but the term "Heisszeit," or warm age, also reflects climate change as a whole. "Funklochrepublik" and "Ankerzentren4; were other favorites this year....

 2018-12-14 09:39 

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Climate change pun 'Heisszeit' is German Word of the Year 2018...

Germany's summer was extremely hot in 2018, but the term "Heisszeit," or warm age, also reflects climate change as a whole. "Funklochrepublik" and "Ankerzentren4; were other favorites this year....

 2018-12-14 09:28 

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Russian-Ukrainian church split 'rather dramatic'...

The political row between Kyiv and Moscow has been brewing on a number of fronts — including the church. Against the Moscow Patriarchate's will, Ukraine is now set to open its own national Orthodox church....

 2018-12-14 09:27 

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Is Afghanistan ready for a #MeToo movement?...

A movement similar to #MeToo is taking shape in Afghanistan — one of the world's most dangerous countries for women — as more and more people are speaking up against sexual abuse....

 2018-12-14 08:36 

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Migrant girl dies in US Border Patrol custody...

A 7-year-old Guatemalan girl has died after being detained at a US Border Patrol detention facility. She spent 8 hours in custody. Reports say she died of shock and dehydration after being flown to a hospital....

 2018-12-14 08:06 

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Indian court rejects graft probe into French jet deal...

India's top court has dismissed calls for an investigation into a fighter jet deal with French firm Dassault. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has faced accusations of corruption over the deal....

 2018-12-14 08:01 

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How Germany quietly cornered the Christmas market...

Scented candles. Loose leaf tea? Forget hygge. Believe it or not, Germany has been quietly commodifying coziness for centuries, says DW's Kate Ferguson....

 2018-12-14 05:34 

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US flight turned back after human heart left on board...

A forgotten human heart caused a US airliner to turn back mid-flight when staff realized it had been left on board. The error wasted precious time — a human heart for transplant can only be stored for a matter of hours....

 2018-12-14 04:14 

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Germany: Three women attacked with knives in Nuremberg...

Three women had to undergo emergency surgery in the Bavarian city after suffering severe knife wounds in separate attacks. Police said they could be searching for a single assailant....

 2018-12-14 03:15 

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Jordan: Hundreds protest revised IMF-backed tax law...

Jordan's government almost collapsed in the summer after it tried to pass a deeply unpopular tax bill. It has been facing fresh protests since it passed a similar law in mid-November....

 2018-12-14 02:47 

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Irish parliament passes bill to legalize abortion...

Following a landmark referendum earlier this year, abortions will be allowed in Ireland for the first time. Prime Minister Leo Varadkar described the passing of the bill as a 'historic moment for Irish women.'...

 2018-12-14 00:59 

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EU rules out Brexit renegotiation, vows to avoid Irish backstop with free trade deal before 2021...

British Prime Minister Theresa May wants reassurances that a section of the Brexit withdrawal agreement known as the Irish backstop is temporary. EU leaders say they will at least try to avoid triggering it....

 2018-12-13 23:45 

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US Senate votes to end US support for Saudi-led Yemen war...

The US Senate vote sent a rebuke to President Trump who has repeatedly shown support for the Saudi-led regime. The Senate also approved a resolution blaming the Saudi Crown Prince for journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death....

 2018-12-13 23:00 

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Hungarians protest changes to labor laws and the creation of government-controlled courts...

Thousands of Hungarians took to the streets in a second day of protests in the capital Budapest. They are furious about the government's decision to allow employers to demand up to 400 hours of overtime from workers....

 2018-12-13 22:21 

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Europa League: Late leveller sends wasteful RB Leipzig out...

A late goal from Norwegian side Rosenborg means RB Leipzig won't join Bayer Leverkusen and Eintracht Frankfurt in the knockout rounds. Despite a favor from their sister side, the German outfit will rue missed chances....

 2018-12-13 21:56 

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Venezuela's anti-government newspaper, El Nacional, forced to stop the presses...

El Nacional, the last major anti-government newspaper in Venezuela has ceased its print edition after 75 years amid pressures from the Maduro regime. The state controls imports of printing paper used by the outlet....

 2018-12-13 21:43 

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Eintracht Frankfurt fans make Rome their home as Eagles record perfect six...

Adi Htter's men completed a perfect Europa League group stage with a 2-1 away win over Lazio. But the focus was on the stands, as 10,000 away fans outnumbered their hosts and made the Olimpico feel like the Waldstadion....

 2018-12-13 21:39 

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German jails ill-equipped to handle inmate radicalization...

Many European Islamist terrorists have a criminal background and were radicalized in jail. The head of Germany's prison officer union, Ren Mller, says German prisons need more resources to tackle the problem....

 2018-12-13 20:50 

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Kosovo to establish army as regional tensions escalate...

Serbia has threatened a military response if its neighbor, Kosovo, goes through with a plan to establish a standing army — the latest in an escalating situation between the two neighboring nations....

 2018-12-13 20:35 

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Strasbourg terror suspect 'neutralized,' French media report...

French media have reported that Strasbourg Christmas market shooting suspect Cherif C. has been shot in a police action....

 2018-12-13 20:35 

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Strasbourg terror suspect shot dead by police...

French media have reported that Strasbourg Christmas market shooting suspect Cherif C. has been shot in a police action. The suspect had been on the run for 48 hours and was the target of a massive international manhunt....

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