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Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Top Stories

Angela Merkel buys time in government crisis over asylum
Chancellor Angela Merkel has got her Interior Minister Horst Seehofer to agree to wait for an upcoming EU summit before imposing new border controls. His asylum reform plan could threaten the EU immigration system.
06/18/2018 08:36 AM
Audi Chief Executive Rupert Stadler detained
CEO of German carmaker Audi, Rupert Stadler, was detained in connection with the Dieselgate investigation. Prosecutors are investigating Audi for selling diesel-engine cars containing cheat software in the US and Europe.
06/18/2018 08:55 AM
US lawmakers, Melania Trump call for end to migrant family separations
A White House policy that has split nearly 2,000 migrant children from their families has drawn outrage nationwide, including a rare public comment from Melania Trump. The UN called the practice "unconscionable."
06/18/2018 02:09 AM
Refugee stands trial in Germany over alleged murder of teen
Fifteen-year-old Mia was stabbed to death in the southwestern town of Kandel last December. Her ex-boyfriend, a refugee, has been charged with her murder, triggering a series of anti-migrant protests.
06/18/2018 06:57 AM
World Cup 2018 live: Sweden 0-0 South Korea
Following Germany's shock defeat to Mexico, Group F action continues with Sweden facing South Korea. Both have a chance to bolster their prospects of reaching the knockout stages. Follow all of the live action here.
06/18/2018 11:41 AM
World Cup 2018: Can Joachim Löw keep faith with old guard after Mexico loss?
Germany's loss to Mexico in their World Cup opener was no fluke. They were out-run, out-thought and out-fought by their opponents. The display poses Joachim Löw serious questions about some of his most trusted players.
06/18/2018 08:02 AM
Germany embarrassed by passionate Mexico fans on historic World Cup night
No one expected Germany to stumble at the first hurdle of their World Cup title defense, but they did — and deservedly so. And it wasn’t just Mexico's players who excelled, either.
06/18/2018 01:14 AM
Bavarian 'tough dog' tipped to lead Germany's BAMF refugee agency
A Bavarian official known as a "tough dog" for taking a harder line against asylum-seekers is reportedly set to take over at BAMF. The agency's former head was fired on Friday over an asylum application scandal.
06/17/2018 02:26 PM
Compulsive gaming recognized as disease by WHO
The World Health Organization has included addiction to video games in its list of mental health conditions. The move will help with diagnosis and treatment options for health-care professionals.
06/18/2018 12:48 PM
Spanish king's brother-in-law, Inaki Urdangarin, jailed over corruption probe
Inaki Urdangarin, husband of Spain's Princess Cristina, was handed a prison sentence for crimes including fraud and tax evasion. The princess had been acquitted of aiding Urdangarin.
06/18/2018 07:51 AM
Turkey elections: Can Erdogan really lose?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan has won every election in Turkey for the past 16 years. The current economic crisis means he is now in danger of losing his parliamentary majority — and re-election as president is far from certain.
06/18/2018 10:13 AM
As US, UK 'retail apocalypse' deepens, EU chains grow nervous
The amount of US retail space lost in 2018 is expected to beat the record set last year. But the demise of Toys R Us, and the shutdown of a third of Sears stores, is down to more than the dominance of online shopping.
06/18/2018 08:15 AM
Afghanistan peace marchers reach Kabul, 'tired of war'
Dozens of war-weary Afghans took part in the near 700-kilometer trek across the country. The peaceful protest was launched after a deadly car bombing in Helmand in March and ended amid fresh Taliban attacks.
06/18/2018 10:18 AM
Strong earthquake hits Osaka, Japan
A 6.1 magnitude quake hit the western city during the morning commute. It was the largest since records began in 1923. A number of casualties have been reported.
06/18/2018 04:32 AM
'The life I have lived has tortured me,' says male prostitute in Mombasa
Poverty and unemployment can lead to prostitution. But that can have consequences which are hard to shift, as Diana Wanyonyi found out when she met up with two young men who work as prostitutes in Mombasa, Kenya.
06/18/2018 10:11 AM
Google invests in Alibaba rival JD.com
US internet behemoth Google has announced it's investing half a billion dollars in China's second-largest e-commerce company, JD.com. The move is meant to expand its retail services around the world.
06/18/2018 09:47 AM
German agro firm boss fires broadside at Trump tariffs
American-German businessman Martin Richenhagen is far from happy about the Trump administration's aggressive trade policies. "We are surprised on a daily basis by strange initiatives," he told DW.
06/18/2018 11:27 AM
European Union extends Crimea sanctions for a year
The economic measures prevent EU citizens and companies from investing in Crimea and Sevastopol. Russia's annexation of the peninsula in 2014 prompted the sanctions.
06/18/2018 11:06 AM