Subscribe to Deutsche Welle News feed Deutsche Welle News
Deutsche Welle
Updated: 2 hours 46 min ago

Italian politicians launch bid to keep new elections, Salvini at bay

3 hours 34 min ago
Worried about the possibility of far-right leader Matteo Salvini taking power, Italy's main opposition party opened the door on talks to form a new government, but it warned that "loyal membership" to the EU is a must.

Greece to deny support to Iranian oil tanker under US pressure

3 hours 42 min ago
Greece has told Tehran it will not aid the Iranian flagged vessel by allowing it to dock. The US had suggested anyone cooperating with the tanker's requests was also assisting Iranian and Syrian campaigns of terror.

Germany recognizing more foreign degrees

4 hours 39 min ago
As Germany tries to fill critical gaps in its skilled workforce, officials are recognizing more foreign professional degrees. Nurses, doctors and other health care professionals had the highest rates of approval.

Gamescom: Cloud gaming turns industry inside out

5 hours 13 min ago
Cloud gaming is one trend in the spotlight of this year's Gamescom, the world's top games trade show. Google's new platform, Stadia, could completely change the industry. Here's what cloud gaming is all about.

How the postcard became a hit 150 years ago

5 hours 21 min ago
A new exhibition at Berlin's Museum for Communication celebrates the 150-year history of postcards. Here's how Germans enthusiastically adopted the medium to share important news — and the latest gossip.

China threatens sanctions over sale of US fighter jets to Taiwan

5 hours 43 min ago
The United States has approved the sale of 66 advanced F-16 fighter jets to Taiwan. The sale adds to already tense relations between Beijing and Washington.

The seed libraries sprouting up across the US

6 hours 1 min ago
San Diego’s Ocean Beach library is one of hundreds in the US where members can take home seeds as well as books. Could the community project help protect local plant diversity?

Indonesia sends more troops to quell fresh Papua unrest

6 hours 27 min ago
Indonesia has deployed additional troops to the restive province of West Papua amid spreading violence and protests there over the past several days. A separatist movement has simmered in the region for decades.

Repatriation plans stir fear among Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

6 hours 53 min ago
Nearly 3,500 Rohingyas living in Bangladesh fear for their lives after being told they would be sent back to Myanmar. DW's Naomi Conrad and Arafatul Islam spoke to them at their shelters in Cox's Bazar.

8 vegetables Germans love that you might never have tasted

7 hours 46 min ago
German supermarkets and farmer's markets can be a challenge for newcomers to the country. If Germans are fans of black salsify or kohlrabi, foreigners might not have a clue what are — or how to prepare them.

Opinion: Salvini's lust for power puts Italy on brink

8 hours 2 min ago
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini and his League's coalition with the 5-Star movement was only ever a means to an end. His inexorable rise to the top spells more bad news for Italy and the EU, says DW's Barbara Wesel.

German city offers €1 million prize to prove conspiracy theory it doesn't exist

8 hours 10 min ago
The so-called Bielefeld conspiracy has become somewhat of a joke in popular culture. Now the city is offering €1 million to anyone can prove there is no Bielefeld.

Access to health care a distant dream for most Indian women

8 hours 18 min ago
A study conducted by experts from India and Harvard University reveals that Indian women suffer gender bias while accessing health care. Gender stereotypes also prevent women from voicing their health problems.

Germany's 16 states: Hamburg

8 hours 52 min ago
People the world over are talking about the Elbphilharmonie concert hall, Hamburg's new landmark, but there's much more to see in the northern German port city.

Germany: 20.8 million people with immigrant background

9 hours 20 min ago
While refugees catch the headlines, most migrants come from other parts of Europe. Only 15% of 20.8 million people with an immigrant background came as asylum-seekers.

British consulate staff member detained after visiting China's Shenzhen

9 hours 38 min ago
China confirmed that it detained a Hong Kong British Consulate employee who went missing on a business trip to mainland China. Britain's Foreign Office said it is "extremely concerned" about the case.

Berlin: German police carry out massive human trafficking raids

10 hours 58 min ago
Nearly 2,000 officers are searching apartments and businesses in the German capital. Berlin prosecutors say they are targeting suspected human traffickers who exploited foreign workers in the construction industry.

Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency faces EU antitrust scrutiny

11 hours 4 min ago
Facebook's Libra is reportedly being probed by the European Union's competition authorities. The cryptocurrency plan has been met with intense skepticism from both data protection activists and regulators.

Germany spends milllions of euros for US military bases

11 hours 16 min ago
The United States has put pressure on Germany to increase defense spending and threatened to pull troops out of the country.

Does Germany need a stimulus package to cope with recession?

11 hours 56 min ago
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has been mulling an economic stimulus package, should Europe's largest economy slide into a full-blown recession. It would mark a departure from a policy of balanced annual budgets.

Pages

Deutsche Welle News