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Angela Merkel fails, yet still comes out on top
First, Angela Merkel's conservatives suffered their worst election results in decades. Then, just last weekend, coalition talks collapsed. And yet Merkel remains the undisputed chancellor — and she has a few new options.
11/23/2017 09:48 PM
Russia plans to reduce troops in Syria before end of year
Russia's military plans to reduce its involvement in Syria this year as it nears the completion of its goals there, chief of the General Staff Valery Gerasimov has said. Two Russian bases are to remain.
11/23/2017 08:19 PM
Berlin to bring back children of German 'Islamic State' fighters — report
The German government wants to bring back the children of German IS members who fought in Syria, according to a report. At least six children — including babies — are currently in detention centers in Iraq.
11/23/2017 01:38 PM
Europa League: Cologne shock Arsenal, Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim out
Cologne pulled off a big win over Arsenal to keep their Europa League journey alive. But it was not so positive for Hertha Berlin and Hoffenheim, whose defeats on the road proved fatal.
11/23/2017 08:19 PM
Wolfgang Schäuble's Bundestag Twitter ban met with backlash by parliamentarians
The Bundestag's new speaker, Wolfgang Schäuble, has asked lawmakers not to tweet during sessions. The call has been met with resistance and raised questions about social media's role in German politics.
11/23/2017 08:37 PM
Interpol arrests 40 in human trafficking raids in Africa
Authorities in west and central Africa have rescued 500 victims of human trafficking in a series of raids. The operation was part of a German-funded initiative targeting organized crime.
11/23/2017 11:40 PM
Waffle smoke wafts across Belgium's capital after factory fire
Residents of Brussels have been holding their noses after a dense cloud of smoke darkened the sky over the city. The fire at a waffle factory led to delays on routes into the Belgian capital, and prompted amused tweets.
11/23/2017 09:42 PM
Former Brazil star Robinho sentenced to nine years in prison for rape
Former Brazil football international Robinho faces nine years in prison after being convicted of rape in Italy. The 33-year-old, who currently plays in Brazil, denies the crime and has the right to appeal.
11/23/2017 09:05 PM
Brexit: EU cancels British bids for European Capital of Culture 2023
A looming Brexit makes Britain ineligible to host the EU's year-long cultural title, the EU has confirmed, describing it as a matter of "common sense." Some British cities had already launched selection campaigns.
11/23/2017 04:13 PM
Rohingya: Myanmar and Bangladesh sign deal to repatriate refugees
They fled burning villages, systematic rape and arbitrary killings. Now Bangladesh has signed a deal with Myanmar to return some of its hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees.
11/23/2017 10:44 AM
In Colombia, peace remains elusive one year on
President Juan Manuel Santos and the leaders of the FARC, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, signed a peace deal on November 24, 2016. Has the goal been achieved?
11/23/2017 08:29 PM
British woman detained in Iran faces new charges, set to appear in court next month
British-Iranian charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe could see her five-year sentence lengthened. The case has become politicized after UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson was accused of jeopardizing her defense.
11/23/2017 10:15 PM
Argentina submarine search: Sounds detected 'consistent with an explosion'
The Argentine navy said the missing ARA San Juan submarine may have suffered an explosion about the same time it sent its last signal. There are growing concerns for the 44 crew members.
11/23/2017 10:00 AM
North Korea terror blacklisting: The end of diplomacy?
Washington is at a turning point in its North Korea policy, with a new terror blacklisting and a more aggressive sanctions regime that is drawing the ire of China and further isolating the embattled regime in Pyongyang.
11/23/2017 12:26 PM
Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe granted immunity, won't be prosecuted
Zimbabwe's ousted leader, Robert Mugabe, and his wife, Grace, will be allowed to stay in the country as part of the deal that led to his resignation. Ex-Vice President Mnangagwa will be sworn in as president Friday.
11/23/2017 02:49 PM
Zimbabwe ex-President Robert Mugabe’s stolen fortune
During Mugabe's 37 years in office, the former president is believed to have amassed a huge fortune. The question everyone is asking is: Will impoverished Zimbabweans ever see the money again?
11/23/2017 04:20 PM
Iraqi army launches operation to clear 'Islamic State' remnants
The capture of Rawa last week signaled the fall of the final IS stronghold in Iraq, putting a decisive end to the terror group's "caliphate" aspirations. Liberation forces are now pushing into the desert.
11/23/2017 09:17 AM
Black Friday is not coming to Germany, it's already here
Searching for bargains on Black Friday and Cyber Monday is quickly spreading across the globe as retailers are using what was once a truly American tradition for their advantage.
11/23/2017 11:39 AM
Sudan's al-Bashir asks Russia for protection from US
During a visit to Russia, Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has said that his country needed protection from the US. Al-Bashir is wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide and war crimes.
11/23/2017 04:21 PM
Sieren's China: Beijing’s fight against 'separatism' in fourth-tier football
A group of activists bearing Tibet flags turned a friendly game between German and Chinese soccer players into a political event. Beijing’s reaction may have been too harsh, thinks DW’s Frank Sieren. 
11/23/2017 08:53 PM