The UK and European parliaments have called on Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg to explain the use of its data by Cambridge Analytica. The social network said it also faced questions from the US consumer watchdog.
Cambridge Analytica, a British data analysis firm that is under fire for mining data from millions of Facebook users, also ran Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta's re-election campaign in 2017, Britain's Channel 4 reports.
If Telegram doesn't hand over its encryption keys to Russia's domestic intelligence agency, it may have to say bye-bye to its many Russian users. The secretive Russian-founded company prides itself on user privacy.
Berlin Mayor Michael Müller wants Germany to introduce what he terms a solidarity-based basic income. While some say his label isn't accurate, the plan throws critical light on the country's welfare program, Hartz IV.
After nearly a decade of litigation, Mexico recovered two Mesoamerican busts that had been missing since the 1980s. German authorities had found the wooden pieces in 2008, when they siezed them from an artifacts dealer.
Tuesday is the last day Poland has to respond to Commission demands that it restore the rule of law or face proceedings under Article 7. But according to Polish reports, it has no intention of changing its laws.
A Turkish man was sentenced to jail for trying to smuggle 51 migrants into Germany last year. The court ruled the man was indifferent to the health and safety of the men, women and children held in the back of his truck.
A rural community and a Caracas slum have created their own currencies in response to Venezuela's rapid inflation. Proponents have pinned their hopes on these local-based alternatives, but critics say they aren't viable.
The world's last male northern white rhino, named Sudan, has died in Kenya. His death means that only two females from the subspecies survive. The rhino, which would have been too old to breed, had to be euthanized.
There have been dozens of attacks so far this year on Turkish mosques and restaurants in Germany — a sharp rise from last year's figures. The Interior Ministry said Turkey's offensive in Afrin has inflamed tensions.
Turkey violated the rights to liberty, security and freedom of expression of two journalists it detained for alleged terror ties, the European Court of Human Rights has ruled. Over 150 journalists are in jail in Turkey.
In an exclusive interview with DW's Zhanna Nemtsova, UK Foreign Secretary Johnson explains why London thinks Russia is responsible for the attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal, citing "bitter" experiences with the Kremlin.
A male student has died after he shot and wounded two other students at a high school in the US state of Maryland. The shooting comes just days ahead of the "March for Our Lives" protests for gun control.
The African Union wants to introduce free trade in Africa. Some countries, like economic powerhouse Nigeria, do not share the enthusiasm for what the AU believes to be the solution for the continent’s economic ills.
The possibility of a global trade war is worrying investment professionals in export-oriented Germany, causing a sentiment gauge compiled by the ZEW research group to slump to its lowest level since September 2016.
The German chancellor has reassured Ireland's prime minister that the EU will demand an open border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. The EU and the UK appeared to make some headway on the issue this week.
European affairs ministers have agreed on May 26 for the next European Parliament elections, bringing the date forward two weeks. With the exit of Britain from the bloc, the assembly is to shrink.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman says women should choose for themselves whether they want to wear black robes and face coverings. Although his remarks could signify a big step for women's rights, there was one catch.
Yemen's long-running and devastating conflict is called 'the forgotten war.' The West must put diplomatic pressure on Saudis to end the conflict, the chair of the UK's parliamentary group on Yemen tells DW.
The FBI is investigating whether the explosion near San Antonio in Texas is linked to four other bombings in Austin this month. Officials believe the first four explosive devices were the work of a serial bomber.
British MEP Nirj Deva tells DW the success of the possible Trump-Kim meeting would depend on Washington's preparation for talks. Deva has been engaged in high-level talks with North Korean officials on behalf of the EU.
The attack on Syria's capital, blamed on rebels, comes as the government presses an offensive on eastern Ghouta. Separately, the UN warned over the humanitarian situation in Afrin after Turkish forces took the enclave.
German public prosecutors have searched BMW premises at the carmaker's Munich headquarters and in Austria, investigating suspected defeat devices capable of manipulating exhaust emissions.
Not only will Chinese President Xi Jinping be able to rule indefinitely, he is more powerful than ever.
The woman, who wears a niqab, had argued a law against driving with the face covered violated her religious freedom. Germany's top court rejected her motion.
By now, many moviegoers have enjoyed futuristic visions of a high-tech African culture in the blockbuster "Black Panther." But a Dortmund exhibit shows that innovation is an everyday reality on the African continent.
The popularity of the Mexican island of Cozumel as a cruise destination is great for the economy — but not necessarily for nature. The country is now trying to protect its blue waters and fragile coral reefs.
Giants like Amazon, Otto and Zalando are setting the pace when it comes to online shopping. They are also pushing ahead with aggressive strategies and ever higher standards. How can smaller shops survive in this climate?
The German national team has assembled in Düsseldorf ahead of friendlies against Spain and Brazil. These will be the last internationals before coach Joachim Löw names his provisional squad for the World Cup in Russia.
Panic, art and virtual reality: German rocker Udo Lindenberg's life and times can now be experienced at a multimedia museum in Hamburg — with a little glass of eggnog thrown in for good measure.
At least 1,472 people — both non-Muslims and secular Muslims — have been charged under Pakistan's controversial blasphemy laws since 1987. Despite international pressure, Pakistani authorities are unwilling to amend or repeal the laws.
Pressure is building for the United Nations to recognize a clean environment as a human right, in order to give more protection to environmentalists. But changing these decades-old treaties could be an uphill struggle.
While diesel cars increasingly look to be on the way out, another big polluter is often ignored: shipping. Will electric vessels, including the first e-barges, help the industry clean up its act?
A strong GDP and great social support are said to make a country happy. But a new ranking released for International Day of Happiness shows foreign-born residents of Germany are not as happy as locals.
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