With the European Commission set to decide whether to impose sanctions on Poland for its efforts to take control of courts, DW takes a look at the decision-making process behind sanctions - and whether they're effective.
The forest-dwelling loner who went on a chainsaw rampage in a small Swiss border town has been caught. He was found in a small town about 50 kilometers (31 miles) south of the crime scene.
After announcing hefty fines for snacking tourists, the Italian capital has now dispatched patrols to enforce behavior. Several tourists have been seen bathing in the fountain.
Europe is divided over the refugee crisis and there is no unified approach in response, says Sebastian Bruns. According to the security expert, a joint naval aid unit could provide an opportunity.
Turkey has stepped up its verbal assaults on the Western world, especially Germany, ahead of high-level talks with the EU. One Turkish paper even used the well-worn Hitler comparison.
Expect heated words when Italian interior ministers meet NGO representatives to discuss a framework for migrant search and rescue operations in the Mediterranean. NGOs say the draft code criminalizes their work.
Muscovites love it, biologists look on in horror: Ambitious renovation plans may seriously impact Moscow's biodiversity.
The Europeans feel the need for a bit of clarity, whereas the Brexit minister hums to himself and calls this a strategy.
After days of public outcry, Polish President Andrzej Duda has said he will block two bills to reform Poland's judiciary. However, he endorsed the third one, with the government pledging not to back down on their plans.
A massive operation coordinated by Europol has saved 910 potential victims from likely trafficking and sexual exploitation. Nearly 125,000 people were searched over the course of a week.
Spain's Balearic Islands have approved laws that prohibit harming bulls in the bullring. Conservatives plan to challenge the restrictions in court for violating the constitutional protection of cultural heritage.
The Vatican will shut off some 100 fountains over the next few days to help Rome get through a period of severe drought. Pope Francis has been the first to use his standing to tackle environmental issues.
Ukrainian president Petro Poroshenko has demanded Russia end support of rebels in eastern Ukraine as Germany and France try to mediate a resolution. The rebels have claimed they want to establish a "Little Russia."
In a surprise move, Polish President Andrzej Duda has vetoed a large part of the government's controversial justice reform. The decision will make a lasting change in the political climate in Poland, says Bartosz Dudek.
Two British parents have given up their legal battle to take their son to the US for experimental treatment. Their lawyer said that "time had run out," judging by the 11-month-old's latest brain scans.
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We were here! Take a picture and share it on Instagram. Some 80 million photos are posted daily to the network worldwide. Here are the sights that have proven most popular among users.
The motto of this year's Venice Biennale is "Viva Arte Viva." Curator Christine Macel invites visitors to celebrate freedom of art and explore the dream worlds of artists.
It's time for France's new president to start packing his bags to move to the Elysee Palace. DW takes a look at the luxurious address where Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte will be living.
The Polish capital is a place of contrasts. Through the ages kings, conquerors and dictators have all left their mark on Warsaw, but so too have freedom fighters and artists.
The sea, the sky and the golden sands in between. Secluded coves, hidden beaches, and gorgeous little towns. The Côte d'Azur or French Riviera has all you need for a perfect vacation.
For the last six weeks, French artist Guillaume Bottazzi has been creating a vast mural in honor of the victims of the Brussels terror attacks.
Cycling holidays are inexpensive, ecological and popular. And an extensive network of bike paths criss-crosses Europe. Have a look at the routes most popular with Germans.
Across Europe, modern concert halls are no longer relying on spectacular performances alone. The architecture of the venue itself is designed to signal: this is where music is being played!
Fans of amusement parks have a smorgasbord to choose from in Europe. Here are ten tips for parks that deserve a place at the very top of anyone's list.
Stroll through the French capital and see just enough sights to leave yourself time to enjoy the French way of life: ten suggestions for an journey of discovery through the city on the Seine.
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