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Marie Antoinette jewels fetch millions at 'record' auction

6 hours 34 min ago
A treasure trove of jewelry from the Bourbon-Parma royal family — including pieces once owned Marie Antoinette — blew past pre-auction estimates. The French Queen's pearl and diamond pendant sold for $36 million alone.

The draft Brexit deal: What you need to know

8 hours 28 min ago
The EU and UK have drafted a Brexit deal, which includes a financial settlement and a customs union backstop to prevent a hard border between Ireland and Northern Ireland. DW breaks down the agreement.

Migrant arrivals in EU set to reach 5-year low

10 hours 19 min ago
Illegal border crossings have continued to drop, putting this year on track to be the lowest rate since 2013, Frontex has said. Despite the trend, an EU dispute over the arrivals continues to feed anti-migrant sentiment.

Migrants refuse to disembark in Libya after being rescued at sea

10 hours 25 min ago
The 94 passengers were rescued by a passing container ship last week as they were en route to Italy. After being returned to Libya they have refused to get off the ship.

Can Donald Trump use force against the 'migrant caravan'?

10 hours 47 min ago
Just ahead of the midterms, the US president deployed thousands of soldiers to the southern border, curtailed asylum law, and threatened the use of military force against an approaching "migrant caravan." Is that legal?

Alexei Navalny's European court date puts pressure on Kremlin

11 hours 40 min ago
The Russian dissident politician has been repeatedly arrested and tried for his protests. Each time, he has called on Europe's human rights court for help. But will that path remain open after Thursday's decision?

Why are Germany fans staying away?

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 23:19
After a disastrous World Cup campaign, the relationship between the German national team and its fans is at a low ebb. On Thursday, Joachim Löw's team could be set to play in a half-empty stadium in Leipzig.

Knee injury sidelines James Rodriguez until 2019

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:28
Bayern Munich midfielder James Rodriguez has been ruled out until at least the end of the year with knee ligament damage. The Colombian suffered the injury in training and joins Bayern's growing injury list.

VW to make electric cars at two German plants

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:19
Volkswagen reportedly wants to start producing some 200,000 electric vehicles at the two sites beginning in 2022. The move is part of the automaker's broader strategy to move to produce cleaner cars.

Macedonian ex-PM escapes jail term, flees to Hungary

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 22:15
Hungarian strongman Viktor Orban and embattled former Macedonian PM Nikola Gruevski have long been allies. Facing extensive corruption allegations at home, Gruevski now appears set to request asylum in Budapest.

Brexit: Theresa May secures Cabinet support for draft deal

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 21:49
British Prime Minister May said her Cabinet ministers agreed to a draft deal on the UK's exit from the European Union. But she could face the ultimate test as junior coalition partners hint at fresh elections.

Dutch court blocks bid to ban blackface Black Pete character

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 21:37
Activists wanted the court to block broadcasters from showing the character's "racist characteristics." One broadcaster justified airing images of Black Pete because he goes "down the chimney a lot."

Massive Italian anti-mafia operation results in scores of arrests

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 21:18
Italy's anti-mafia police have struck a major blow to the Italian mob in an international sting. Rival groups were said to have worked together to make billions through online gambling.

Marco Reus to miss Russia game as Löw continues Germany's slow evolution

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 20:45
Germany face Russia in a friendly on Thursday, but will be without Dortmund forward Marco Reus. Joachim Löw is expected to field some younger players but has warned that the evolution of the team will be a slow process.

Opinion: Africa doesn't need lessons in democracy

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:09
If what's happening in Florida's mid-term elections had happened in Africa, the condemnation would have been swift. It's time to reverse this, says Chrispin Mwakideu.

South Africa's state capture scandal – one more cabinet minister down

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:07
A ruling party kingpin, grave allegations of corruption and a leaked sex tape: South Africa's state corruption scandal has claimed yet another casualty – home affairs minister and one-time ANC youth leader Malusi Gigaba.

German CDU youth wing filmed singing Nazi-era military song

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 19:04
Young members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party sang a Nazi-era song in a bar on November 9. A Jewish artist filmed the incident hours after she marked 80 years since the Kristallnacht pogrom.

US shale oil forecasts too optimistic, even IEA agrees

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 18:53
The fracking of hard-to-reach oil reserves has helped the US regain its crown as the world's top crude oil producer. But even the International Energy Agency (IEA) is now worried that the shale boom has been overhyped.

EU to Cambodia: Fix human rights or face economic hardship

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 18:17
Both Cambodia and Myanmar heavily depend on the European Union's duty and quota free trade agreement. But the European bloc believes it is time that these countries address human rights abuses. Ate Hoekstra reports.

German prosecutors to investigate far-right AfD's Alice Weidel over donations

Wed, 11/14/2018 - 18:13
Prosecutors have begun an inquiry into Alternative for Germany leader Alice Weidel over the alleged use of foreign donations to pay for internet campaigning. A request to lift her parliamentary immunity has been made.

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