The US global human rights report covers some 200 countries and territories. China, Russia, Iran and North Korea were top of the list in violating human rights.
The German government supported the airstrikes by the US, UK and France in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack. But a new report has said the airstrikes infringed upon international law.
Police have arrested more than 230 protesters attempting to block streets and stage sit-ins. Opposition leaders have described the president-turned-prime minister as a "political corpse," vowing to reject dialogue.
Industry representatives have urged the German chancellor to discuss increased business ties with India during the meeting. Some business leaders are hoping Germany can close on a free trade deal 10 years in the making.
Thousands of students across the US staged a walkout to demand gun reform on the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting. The walkouts were spearheaded by the survivors of the February Florida shootings.
Two German tourists have been killed in Peru after a minibus they were traveling in plunged into a ravine. Ten other Germans were injured.
President Cyril Ramaphosa returned to South Africa early to manage provincial protests over living standards and corruption. Ramaphosa has vowed to crack down on mismanagement.
After a sexual harassment scandal split the body awarding the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Swedish Academy confirmed "unacceptable behavior" had taken place. The names of laurates were also repeatedly leaked.
The Democratic Party filed a suit against Russia, WikiLeaks and President Donald Trump, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 election. Trump "gleefully welcomed Russia's help," the lawsuit claims.
The Swedish-born DJ had been visiting Oman at the time of his death. His publicist confirmed the news, but did not mention what had caused his death.
The death toll from recent protests has risen to at least 39 after four more Palestinians were killed by Israeli forces. After four weeks of protests nearly 1,600 Palestinians have been wounded.
Leaders of the Commonwealth states have approved Prince Charles to succeed Queen Elizabeth as head of the organization. The announcement had been expected after the Queen said she hoped her son would take on the role.
Not shaken but stirred by thoughts of doing good, actor Daniel Craig has auctioned his very special Aston Martin Vanquish. Only 100 of Aston Martin's centenary model were made, and the Bond actor was given the 007th.
Evacuation measures have affected thousands in the German capital as authorities defused a World War II bomb. With Berlin's main station in the evacuation area, there were major disruptions to traffic.
A lot of unexploded bombs are buried in German cities, decades after WWII. And they're getting more dangerous - not less - over time. The hope is that lasers and 3D modeling will avoid another 'Munich 2012' scenario.
At the request of the right-wing AfD, the German parliament discussed DW's future. There was praise from all other parliamentary groups, and the amendments proposed by the AfD were met with fierce opposition.
Around 1,000 far-right extremists are expected to descend on a small town in eastern Germany this weekend. But they face a defiant reception as Ostritz strives to make it clear that it "is no Nazi town."
A German privacy regulator has launched an investigation into Facebook's Cambridge Analytica data breach. The case was filed as Facebook's vice president for global policy met with lawmakers in Berlin.
A duck or pair of ducks have been caught by the same speed camera flying at more than 20 kilometers per hour over the limit. The feathered felons are still at large.
While the West is angry with Russia, the feeling in Moscow is mutual. What are the chances the current slide in relations can be halted? Or is there worse to come? Tim Sebastian meets Russian Deputy Foreign Minster Sergey Ryabkov.
The UK government has resorted to damage-control mode after an outcry over the deportation and hounding of British Caribbean citizens resident in the country since the 1950s and 1960s. Samira Shackle reports from London.
Amongst the news about Germany scoring its highest number of births per woman since 1973, are warnings about making sure the infrastructure is there to keep it that way. And a more personal one from Tamsin Walker.
Local authorities in Berlin's African quarter have decided to rename three streets bearing the names of colonialists. The decision has left many residents in the German capital angry.
More than 20 people died in clashes when UN troops conducted an operation in the volatile PK5 neighborhood of Bangui earlier this month. DW spoke to the head of the mission.
When humans get loud, the impacts are far-reaching for fish, mammals, birds, insects and even plants. The effects are similar, and similarly bad.
A new study explains how nomadic Bajau people manage to free dive to great depths in search of food. It offers fresh evidence that groups can adapt genetically to deep diving.
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