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Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Europe

Spain's ruling PP ex-treasurer, Luis Barcenas among 29 sentenced for corruption
The National Court in Madrid sentenced 29 of 37 people accused in a scheme benefiting Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP) to a combined 351 years in jail. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy claimed they were "isolated cases."
05/24/2018 03:14 PM
Ireland split on 'once-in-a-generation' abortion vote
On Friday Irish voters go to the polls to decide whether to maintain one of Europe’s most restrictive abortion regimes. Currently the country honors a near-total ban on the procedure. Gavan Reilly reports from Dublin.
05/24/2018 02:20 PM
What is GDPR, the EU's data protection law?
Have you received dozens of emails about updates to your favorite online services' privacy policy? The reason is the EU's data protection law, and it has global implications. DW examines how it might affect you.
05/24/2018 10:43 AM
Ukrainian fan culture in exile
The conflict in eastern Ukraine hasn't been widely reported on in the media recently. However, the fact that the Champions League final in Kyiv focuses attention back on the conflict, and how football fans are coping.
05/24/2018 09:55 AM
MH17 was downed by Russian military missile: international investigators
International investigators have said detailed analysis of video images showed the missile used to down the Malaysian flight came from a Russian military unit. Russia has always denied involvement in the incident.
05/24/2018 09:38 AM
Bathing bans in Mallorca lifted again
In Mallorca, the bathing bans imposed after the sighting of highly toxic jellyfish have been lifted. On Thursday no more red flags were hoisted, it was said from the island capital Palma.
05/24/2018 08:54 AM
FBI thwarts potential cyberattack on Ukraine
US investigators and cybersecurity experts have disrupted a potential cyberattack focused on Ukraine before it could happen, according to court documents. But users are still not safe from VPNFiter's effects quite yet.
05/24/2018 06:48 AM
Ireland's abortion referendum: What you need to know
Ireland is set to hold an abortion referendum on May 25. The devoutly Catholic country has some of the EU's strictest laws on the procedure. How is abortion currently regulated in Ireland?
05/24/2018 06:11 AM
Laptops of slain Maltese reporter handed to German police
The family of slain Maltese reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia has handed over two of her laptops to German authorities. The family fears confidential sources could be compromised if Maltese officials get hold of the data.
05/24/2018 12:04 AM
Yulia Skripal: Daughter of Russian ex-spy speaks for first time since nerve agent attack
Yulia Skripal has spoken for the first time since she and her father were poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury in March. Skripal said her recovery had been "slow and painful" and she one day hoped to return to Russia.
05/23/2018 10:03 PM
Sweden says rape is rape, regardless of force or threats
The Swedish parliament has passed a bill that sex without consent constitutes rape, even when there are no threats or force involved. The move was welcomed by rights groups including Amnesty International.
05/23/2018 08:55 PM
Flood of sanctions worldwide increases uncertainty for small businesses
Every day new sanctions are announced, imposed or lifted. Small to medium-sized businesses can easily lose track of the situation, but some start-ups are turning the knowledge gap into a business opportunity.
05/23/2018 08:13 PM
Russia's retaliatory US sanctions bill 'purely symbolic'
The Russian parliament's new sanctions bill against the US is significantly watered-down from the tough legislation initially introduced. Analysts say the Kremlin fears public backlash and scaring off foreign investors.
05/23/2018 07:58 PM
Populist academic Giuseppe Conte given mandate to form Italian government
Italian law professor Giuseppe Conte from the populist 5-Star movement has been tasked with forming a new government in Rome. Conte pledged to be "defense lawyer of the Italian people."
05/23/2018 06:25 PM
Macedonia's ex-PM Nikola Gruevski sentenced to two years for abuse of power
A court in Macedonia has found former prime minister Nikola Gruevski guilty of abusing his post over the purchase of a luxury bulletproof Mercedes. Macedonian media have dubbed the scandal "the Tank affair."
05/23/2018 05:40 PM
Car salesmen caught secretly trash-talking electric cars
During visits to more than 80 auto dealers in five Nordic countries, researchers were, more often than not, told not to buy electric vehicles. Their study calls for clearer government policies on newer car technologies.
05/23/2018 03:18 PM
Brexit causes record number of Britons to be granted German citizenship
Britons are rushing to become German citizens before their country leaves the European Union. More than 10 times as many Britons became German citizens in 2017 than in 2015.
05/23/2018 01:40 PM
Paris migrant camp to be evicted on French government orders
France's interior minister has ordered Paris forcibly evacuate migrant camps that have sprung up along its canals. The move is emblematic of France's tough new approach to migrants.
05/23/2018 11:07 AM
Major grocery supplier to Germany accused of environmental crimes in Spain, report says
One of Aldi's fruit and vegetable suppliers has been accused of helping ruin an important lagoon, a media report has said. Germany's demand for cheap vegetables has been blamed for encouraging farmers to cut corners.
05/23/2018 08:16 AM
Federal judge sides with transgender student over school bathroom dispute
A federal judge has sided with a transgender Virginia student, who claimed that a school board violated his rights. The school was found to have stigmatized Gavin Grimm by banning him from using the boy's bathroom.
05/23/2018 06:31 AM