As part of his plan to fight the opioid crisis in the US, President Trump wants to institute the death penalty for drug dealers. But that's unlikely to happen, the director of the Cornell Death Penalty Project tells DW.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is unlikely to be punished for his Russian dealings, as Ukraine would like. But he's still coming under fire across the political spectrum in Germany.
World leaders are weighing in with praise as well as harsh criticism for Putin's re-election victory in Russia. Officials say the president garnered almost 77 percent of the vote, with an estimated turnout of 67 percent.
The UK nerve agent attack shows Russia has no "red lines" anymore, says Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin. In an interview with DW, he contends that Moscow's aggression against Kyiv could happen anywhere now.
Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said that 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.
Chief EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has announced agreement on most of the issues that could allow the EU to offer Britain a transition deal. Some concerns about the Irish border still need to be resolved, though.
Turkish forces will target Kurdish forces in northeastern Syria and possibly Iraq, Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said. The threat comes as military and rebel allies captured the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Afrin.
Some 20,000 Syrians have left eastern Ghouta in the last week, the UN says. But hundreds of thousands still brave the bombs. Tariq is one of those resisting what he sees as forced displacement, reports DW's Anchal Vohra.
A migrant rescue ship has been seized in Italy for refusing to hand over rescued migrants to Libya. The NGO said that would have been illegal, and insisted that the rescue took place legally in international waters.
The UN peacekeeping mission in Mali is its deadliest. The Canadian deployment is expected to help relieve German helicopters scheduled to depart from Mali this summer.
The US ride-hailing company has said it is halting its pilot program for driverless cars after a vehicle equipped with the nascent technology hit and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday.
The Indian Army has put out a video warning Indians about Chinese hackers extracting personal information using the social media application. Cyber security experts say hacking WhatsApp groups is no "rocket science."
The two-day gathering in Argentina comes at a tense moment, just a few days before the US will impose higher tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and new US trade measures reportedly targeted at China.
The planned US tariffs on steel and aluminum have not gone down well with the United States' trading partners. With trade tensions intensifying, will we also see a currency war to make things even worse?
Bolivia is taking its neighbor to Chile to court over access to the sea. The landlocked country lost its sea coast in a war more than a century ago, and in recent decades has regularly asked for access to be restored.
The figurehead of the anti-Islam movement PEGIDA was detained at a London airport before being deported. He was due to speak at a far-right rally in central London's Hyde Park.
Lawmakers in the EU and the US demand answers following reports that a firm harvested data from 50 million Facebook users to influence the US election. Cambridge Analytica reportedly retained illegally obtained data.
A new exhibition at Bonn's history museum Haus der Geschichte unpacks half a century of founding myths. Some 900 objects from East and West Germany, as well as from the reunified nation, link pivotal historic moments.
Just as it did the previous year, Germany handled more asylum applications in 2017 than all fellow EU members combined. The way Germany interprets the Dublin agreement suggests the discrepancy is set to continue.
The outcome of this bogus election was preordained. DW's Ingo Mannteufel comments on the consequences for Russia.
Czesława Kwoka was 14 when she was photographed at the Nazis' Auschwitz death camp. Tens of thousands of social media users have reacted to recently restored and colorized versions of the original images.
The deportation of Jews from Thessaloniki to Auschwitz began 75 years ago. The horrific event was long shrouded in a veil of silence, due in large part to widespread anti-Semitism in Greece. DW's Florian Schmitz reports.
Israel says it has detained a French consulate official suspected of smuggling weapons from the West Bank into the Gaza Strip using a diplomatic vehicle. Intelligence officials claim the individual had a profit motive.
Portugal is exporting more and more agricultural products, such as olives, berries and citrus and tropical fruits. They are harvested by illegal workers who, increasingly, come from Africa.
Without a dildo, but with a condom: This is sex education for refugees, conducted by refugees. DW’s Astrid Prange reports from Zirndorf on how AIDS and HIV are discussed in Germany’s asylum-seeker reception facilities.
People associated with the tourism industry are miffed over President Duterte's threat to temporarily shut down Boracay Island to prevent environmental degradation. Can a compromise be reached? Ana P. Santos reports.
Water is precious in one of Morocco's driest regions. But technology helps boost the area’s water supply by using a net to harvest the fog — one of its few water assets. Its success has now brought the tech to Tanzania.
Governments should increase resilience to cope with droughts and flooding due to climate change, says World Water Council's Benedito Braga as the World Water Forum gets underway, or else face water crises in the future.
Former Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel has said that he would still be at the club had it not been for last year's bomb attack on the team bus. Several players have said that they are still affected by the attack.
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