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New Zealand: Divers search for last missing bodies after volcano eruption

6 hours 16 min ago
Rescuers believe they know the location of one of the bodies, while the other is still missing. The White Island volcano is still hazardous, with a 35% to 50% chance of a new eruption.

Germany's Mesut Özil condemns Muslim silence over Uighurs

6 hours 47 min ago
Germany former-international Mesut Özil has criticized Muslim countries for not speaking up for minorities subjected to abuse in northern China.

UN: Chilean police abused human rights during protests

8 hours 2 min ago
Investigators found that authorities have used unnecessary levels of aggression against protesters resulting in serious injuries and even deaths. The anti-government unrest has been ongoing for almost two months.

UN climate conference talks deadlocked in Madrid

9 hours 20 min ago
World nations split between rich and poor over climate change funding and rules for international cooperation. The US, India, China and Brazil were criticized for "lacking ambition" in fighting climate change.

UNESCO removes Belgian carnival from heritage list due to anti-Semitic float

9 hours 48 min ago
The UN's cultural agency has removed a much-criticized carnival celebration in Belgium's Aalst from a world heritage list. The party featured a float with caricatures of Orthodox Jews with hooked noses on bags of money.

John Lennon's sunglasses sell at auction for almost $200,000

11 hours 21 min ago
London auctioneers Sotheby's described the spectacles as "the most iconic in rock and roll history." Other Beatles-related items have also been sold, including a hippy necklace with cowbells worn by George Harrison.

Bundesliga: Augsburg's steady run worth recognition

12 hours 4 min ago
The Bundesliga has so often been about Bayern Munich or Borussia Dortmund, or clubs with special fans or star players, but from time to time there are ordinary clubs who do extraordinary things. Step forward, Augsburg.

Opinion: Germany's climate policy doesn't suit the EU

12 hours 9 min ago
They all agree, but they won't all agree to participate. The hypocritical deal on climate neutrality by 2050 reached at the EU summit demonstrates how isolated Germany is on this issue, says DW's Christoph Hasselbach.

Anti-Boris Johnson protesters clash with police

12 hours 23 min ago
Several hundred people protesting against the UK election result have marched through central London. The crowd scuffled with police and chanted for UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson to quit.

German Jewish leader says judges indulge anti-Semitism

12 hours 37 min ago
The head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany accused the judiciary of making allowances for anti-Semitic crimes. He also said he would be hard-pressed to find a European nation where Jews are safer than Germany.

Donald Trump announces 'Phase One' of US-China trade deal

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 23:46
The US president has described the first part of a bilateral trade agreement as an "amazing deal." But Chinese officials were cautious, saying they hope "both sides will abide by the agreement."

Armed group kills 4 hostages in Nigeria: French NGO

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 22:38
A French aid group said four hostages were executed by an armed group in northeast Nigeria, while one aid worker remains in captivity. Jihadist militant groups have dominated the region over the past decade.

Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon presses for independence vote

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 21:01
Scottish National Party leader Nicola Sturgeon has promised to put wheels into motion for a fresh referendum on independence from the UK. Her call for a transfer of powers was swiftly dismissed by Downing Street.

Merkel voices caution and optimism on Boris and Brexit at EU leaders' summit

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 19:48
Germany's chancellor congratulated Boris Johnson on his victory, but then warned EU leaders of a possible "economic competitor on our door" as Brexit materializes. She also defended Poland's exemption from new CO2 goals.

US lawmakers approve charges against Donald Trump

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 18:41
The House of Representatives is now set to vote to impeach US President Donald Trump next week, albeit without any Republican support. The White House has called the impeachment process a "desperate charade."

Russia: Six Jehovah's Witnesses given prison sentences

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 18:21
One man became the second Jehovah's Witness to receive a six year prison sentence in Russia in the last two months. Moscow has outlawed the fringe Christian group, saying they are dangerous extremists.

Russia: 6 Jehovah's Witnesses given prison sentences

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 18:21
One man became the second Jehovah's Witness to receive a six year prison sentence in Russia in the last two months. Moscow has outlawed the fringe Christian group, saying they are dangerous extremists.

My Europe: For nationalists, NGOs have become the new enemy

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 17:48
Across Eastern Europe, NGOs are accused of undermining national unity for international interests. It seems that some politicians don't want citizens to get organized, the cultural anthropologist Ivaylo Ditchev writes.

ESA CHEOPS mission: Exoplanets in focus

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 17:46
The European Space Agency's CHEOPS mission plans to investigate known exoplanets in more detail. This way we can learn more about their mass, density and perhaps even their atmosphere.

Clint Eastwood slammed over 'sex for stories' portrayal

Fri, 12/13/2019 - 17:29
"Richard Jewell" tells the story of the man wrongly accused of planting a bomb at the 1996 Olympic Games. Eastwood claims it's about the media and the truth — but now he's criticized for his depiction of the events.

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