Protesters have tried to block a motorcade carrying North Korean dignitaries to the Olympic Games closing ceremony. The delegation is led by an ex-general thought to be behind a deadly attack on a South Korean warship.
Germany's men are playing for the gold medal in ice hockey against the highly favored Olympic Athletes from Russia. Germany are also back on top of the medal table after a dramatic 1-2 in the four-man bobsleigh.
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to approve a 30-day humanitarian ceasefire in Syria. Reports suggest that shortly after the vote, warplanes once again struck the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's upcoming cabinet picks will signal whether the CDU remains in the political center. She faces calls from senior party members to move right in an effort to regain voters the party lost in 2017.
A confrontational film on intimacy and sex, "Touch Me Not" by Adina Pintilie won the most prestigious award of the Berlin International Film Festival. Silver Bears were also awarded in different categories.
The Berlin Film Festival jury surprisingly selected a confrontational work on sex and intimacy as the Golden Bear winner. It's more than a politically correct choice in the #MeToo era, says DW's Elizabeth Grenier.
Sridevi Kapoor, one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema, has died after suffering a heart attack at the age 54. She was widely regarded as the first female superstar in India's male-dominated movie industry.
Jean-Claude Juncker is set to visit six western Balkans states hoping to join the EU. With a possible accession date named, the trip is aimed at encouraging progress towards Brussels' mandated reforms.
The right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has sued former party chief Frauke Petry for trademark infringement. Petry left the AfD to form The Blue Party after accusing her old party of being too extremist.
Rival far-right and anti-fascist demonstrations have been held across Italy. Tensions are high ahead of next weekend's election, which may result in a hung parliament.
US Democrats have refuted an earlier Republican memo alleging bias in the FBI's Russia investigation. The text defends the FBI's surveillance of Carter Page, a Trump advisor and assumed Russian government agent.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said the US risks jeopardizing co-operation over North Korea. A terse response was issued after Washington imposed sanctions against a range of targets, including Chinese firms.
Amid mounting tensions between the US and China over tariffs, the WTO has warned that trade wars can happen "at any time." WTO chief Roberto Azevedo praised globalization, calling its detractors "misguided."
Having taken almost 10 percent stake in Daimler, Geely directors plan to hold talks with German officials, sources say. The purchase is the latest in a long line of investments by Chinese firms in European companies.
The Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria is under attack by Turkey. According to a Kurdish affairs expert, because Kurds can't rely on foreign powers, they have allied with the Assad regime purely out of self-defense.
Jean-Claude Juncker should be careful on his western Balkans tour to discuss the prospects of six states joining the EU.
Bayern failed to win in the Bundesliga for the first time since November as Hertha held them to a draw. Elsewhere, Stuttgart won again, Christoph Kramer scored a screamer and a late winner settled the Nordderby.
MSV Duisburg goalkeeper Mark Flekken suffered a moment of madness during his team's Bundesliga 2 game against Ingolstadt. Fortunately, his error didn't cost his teammates too dearly as the Zebras went on to win.
Anahita Rehbein, a 23-year-old student, has been crowned Miss Germany. "I could hug the whole world," she said after coming out ahead of the other 21 competitors.
Experts from Egypt and Germany have found an ancient necropolis, containing more than 1,000 statues and eight tombs. It's the fourth major discovery in a year, and could eventually prove a much-needed boon to tourism.
Estonia's large Russian-speaking minority has long felt marginalized by Tallinn politicians, but as the country celebrates its centenary, change appears to be afoot. Isabelle de Pommereau reports from Narva.
Though regarded across Germany as rude and rough, Berliners see themselves as direct but soft-hearted. Tamsin Walker went to find where the truth lies.
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