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Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Europe

German election: World reacts to Merkel victory, AfD rise
World leaders, including Emmanuel Macron of France, have congratulated Chancellor Angela Merkel on her election win. But the AfD's entry into parliament was also lauded by Europe's far-right leaders.
09/25/2017 01:40 AM
French Senate vote: Macron's En Marche! disappoints as conservatives retain majority
France's conservative Republicans have consolidated their majority and even won a few more seats in this year's Senate elections, according to preliminary results. Macron's En Marche! has reportedly only come in third.
09/24/2017 10:01 PM
German and British political parties: A comparison
Is Angela Merkel's Christian conservatism similar to Theresa May's? Why doesn't the SPD use the word "Labour"? Just how different can two "liberal" parties be? And has the AfD soaked up all the ugliest aspects of UKIP?
09/24/2017 06:55 PM
Swiss voters nix pension reform in national referendum
Voters in the alpine nation rejected a plan that would have increased taxes to fund state pension coffers. The retirement age for women would have also gone up, as the nation struggles to deal with an aging populace.
09/24/2017 03:08 PM
Uber's London license to be suspended, Uber to appeal
Transport for London (TfL) has announced it will not renew Uber's private hire operator license. TfL cites Uber's lack of corporate responsibility for the decision. Uber will appeal the decision.
09/24/2017 02:34 AM
Luigi Di Maio: The populist leader eyeing victory in Rome
A 31-year-old politician has been chosen to lead the anti-establishment Five Star Movement ahead of national elections. With M5S clearly ahead of traditional parties in the polls, he may be Italy's next prime minister.
09/23/2017 11:10 PM
Row in Spain breaks out over control of police in Barcelona
Spain's central government and Catalan regional authorities are arguing over the control of police forces ahead of the planned independence vote. Madrid considers the referendum to be illegal.
09/23/2017 08:02 PM
French far left protest President Emmanuel Macron's labor reforms in Paris
The protesters oppose sweeping changes to France's labor code, which make it easier to lay off workers. But Macron defends his reforms, saying they're needed to bring down France's stubbornly high unemployment rate.
09/23/2017 03:39 PM
EU expects concrete Brexit proposals from UK's Theresa May
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator said UK Prime Minister Theresa May's speech showed a "constructive spirit" to move forward, but demanded concrete proposals for the negotiations. DW's Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
09/22/2017 08:51 PM
Madrid cracks down on looming Catalonia independence vote
Local officials were arrested, though some have been released, and millions of referendum ballots have been seized. Despite the setbacks, separatist leaders are vowing to go ahead with the plebiscite.
09/22/2017 04:08 PM
Opinion: The world needs more Europe and less Donald Trump
Donald Trump jeopardizes world peace. He is aggravating North Korea and Iran and simultaneously widening the gulf between the US and Europe. But he could learn a thing or two from the Europeans, writes DW's Max Hofmann.
09/22/2017 03:58 PM
UK PM Theresa May proposes Brexit transition in Florence speech
Prime Minister Theresa May chose a hall in Florence to read her speech on the UK's exit from the EU. She proposed a creative and deep relationship for the future with a two-year implementation period after March 2019.
09/22/2017 02:25 PM
French labor reform decrees signed by President Emmanuel Macron
Signed by the president in a staged event in front of television cameras, the decrees are designed to give employers more flexibility to negotiate pay and conditions with their workers. Some unions have objected.
09/22/2017 01:36 PM
Teenager charged over London tube bomb attack at Parsons Green
An 18-year-old man has been charged with attempted murder over the bomb attack at London's Parsons Green train station. Three men remain in custody in connection with the attack while two others have been released.
09/22/2017 01:03 PM
Rare Malayan tapir born at Edinburgh Zoo
It's a girl! Keepers at Edinburgh Zoo in Scotland have welcomed a female Malayan tapir calf. The endangered animals' habitat is being threatened by palm oil plantations and hunters.
09/22/2017 12:34 PM
Vegan is the new black
For a long time, being a vegan was considered unusual and difficult to pull off. That's no longer true, especially in Berlin. The city is a haven for those who have sworn off animal products.
09/22/2017 09:12 AM
Welcome to eco@africa
Green architecture in South Africa, making schools better by planning trees, and Zambia's air pollution problem. Join us on eco@africa for these and many other exciting environmental stories from Africa and Europe.
09/22/2017 06:54 AM
Theresa May set to give the speech of her life on Brexit
British Prime Minister Theresa May will deliver a speech in Florence to help overcome the deadlock in Brexit talks. She is expected to propose a divorce settlement payment, but will it be enough to satisfy Brussels?
09/22/2017 12:18 AM
Two against the EU: Hungary PM Victor Orban visits Poland
Poland and Hungary are fighting against refugee redistribution, despite a clear ruling from the EU's highest court. Poland's right-wing government has copied many of its recent anti-democratic measures from Hungary.
09/21/2017 08:46 PM
Pope acknowledges Catholic church was 'bit late' in recognizing sexual abuse
Speaking before an advisory commission, Pope Francis has addressed the problem of sexual molestation by priests. He said he has learned from his own mistakes in dealing with offenders and called such abuse a "sickness."
09/21/2017 06:34 PM