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Bundesliga live blog: Hoffenheim vs Bayern Munich

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:45
Bayern will be hoping it's a case of third time's a charm when they travel to Hoffenheim in the matchday 18 curtain-raiser. They have lost on their last two visits. Follow all the pre-match build-up in DW's live blog.

DR Congo: Constitutional Court to rule on electoral challenge

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 19:25
Congo has rebuffed African Union calls for the Constitutional Court to delay announcing the final result of DRC's December election. The AU cited 'serious doubts on the conformity of provisional results with votes cast."

Opinion: The AU should challenge election bodies over questionable results

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 18:53
It is unusual for the AU to speak out against official election results in member states but it has now cast doubt on the preliminary results announced in DR Congo. It is high time for this, says DW's Mohammed Khelef.

Tesla announces it will lay off 7 percent of its workforce

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 18:44
CEO Elon Musk said that the electric car maker plans to cut roughly 3,000 jobs, prompting another sharp dip in share prices. Tesla is struggling in the US as the government rolls back a tax credit for buyers.

UN Special Advisor on Genocide: 'Military intervention should be an exception'

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 18:24
Ethnic violence in crisis-torn nations like South Sudan is often in the news. But how serious is the situation in the whole of Africa? DW put that question to the UN's Special Advisor on Genocide, Adama Dieng.

Marie Juchacz: A life for justice and equality

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:22
She was a divorced single parent, politically active and a tireless advocate for women, children and workers. In January 1919, German women could vote for the first time — and they sent Marie Juchacz to parliament.

'The End of Truth': Politics, mercenaries and conspiracies

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:16
At the world premiere of his new political thriller "The End of Truth," DW spoke with director Philipp Leinemann about mercenaries, foreign intervention and secret CIA operations in Germany.

Foreign Minister Qureshi: Pakistan, US on 'same page' over Afghanistan

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:15
In an exclusive interview with DW, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Islamabad is cooperating with Washington to find a political solution to the protracted conflict in Afghanistan.

Belgium can't keep 'Islamic State' fighters' families out

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:08
Families of former "Islamic State" (IS) militants are stranded in Syrian detention camps. The Belgian government wants to keep them there, but as Teri Schultz reports, a Belgian court has ruled that's not acceptable.

German police detain patient who took hostage at hospital

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 17:01
Police and special forces swarmed a hospital in Bavaria after a male patient took a woman hostage. The man also threatened several other people with knives, but police did not comment on a possible motive.

South Sudanese refugees face uncertain future in Ethiopia

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 16:07
Ethiopia has been praised for its open door policy to refugees feeling war-torn South Sudan. But with no signs of the conflict ending, concerns are growing over how they can integrate into Ethiopian society.

Russia's Lavrov, Germany's Maas talk gas pipeline, Ukraine, arms control in Moscow

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:26
Washington has told Moscow its decision to leave the INF is "final," Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said while meeting Heiko Maas. Germany's top diplomat urged a new, international system for arms control.

Grassroots set to drive 2019 climate action as climate change deniers take center stage

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:10
The environment needs help. When politicians out themselves as climate change deniers, grassroots and civil society groups get louder. But how much can they achieve?

Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig: The Bundesliga's ideological battleground

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:00
Bundesliga leaders Borussia Dortmund travel east to face RB Leipzig on Saturday. It will be just the sixth clash between the clubs but already a strong antipathy has developed. DW takes a look at the how, when and why.

World in Progress: Stories that matter from around the world

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 14:51
World in Progress is a 30-minute radio show that connects the dots in a globalized era.

Total lunar eclipse: looking forward to Mo(o)nday!

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 14:17
The coming week begins with a total lunar eclipse. We explain where the rare phenomenon can be seen, when, and why the Earth satellite becomes a blood moon.

Sweden's PM Stefan Lofven makes new alliance for minority government

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:52
The vote bringing Prime Minister Stefan Lofven to a second term comes from a new, minority, center-left alliance. But without a parliamentary majority, it faces ongoing challenges from the far-right.

Vietnam artists seek 'liberation' from cybersecurity law

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:35
Vietnamese authorities have recently passed a law requiring social media censorship of "anti-state" content. Dissident artists and activists fear that their space for expression and protest will soon vanish.

Hamburg: Police hunt for clues in activist ax murder

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:22
Mohamed J. was a longtime resident of Germany who was active in social projects both in Hamburg and his native Syria. Police are searching for a suspect and a motive for the slaying of the 48-year-old pharmacist.

Amid protests Zimbabwe orders second internet shutdown

Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:08
The latest increase has made gasoline in Zimbabwe the most expensive in the world. Protests have been met with hundreds of arrests and a second shutdown of the internet.

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