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IMF's Christine Lagarde urges more German investments

2 hours 26 min ago
While in Germany, IMF chief Christine Lagarde has argued that larger German investments could help reduce regional and global imbalances that she's concerned about. Her advice did not go down well in Frankfurt.

'Hitler bell' saga: German Jewish body blasts village mayor Georg Welker

3 hours 7 min ago
Germany's Central Council of Jews slammed Mayor Georg Welker over his remarks on the Nazi-era church bell in his village of Herxheim am Berg. Welker said the bell reminded him of German and "not just Jewish" victims.

Germany's far-right AfD targets refugees in first bill before parliament

4 hours 1 min ago
The Alternative for Germany party has introduced a bill aimed at permanently banning refugees from bringing their close relatives over from war-stricken countries. The move sparked a fiery debate in the Bundestag.

Ahead of elections, Pakistan heads toward more political chaos

4 hours 26 min ago
Pakistan's top political parties have joined hands to topple the government, holding a major demonstration in Lahore city. But apart from their opposition against ousted PM Nawaz Sharif, they have nothing in common.

Pope Francis performs marriage in-flight over Chile

4 hours 55 min ago
Pope Francis married a couple of flight attendants on the papal plane as he flew over Chile. The couple had been wed in a civil ceremony but couldn't marry in their parish chuch because of the country's 2010 earthquake.

Hawaii's Pornhub missile alert, or pleasuring yourself 'til the end of the world

6 hours 1 min ago
Statistics from the sex site purport to show that Hawaiians don't think of sex when they're under missile attack. Really. But the moment they're safe again…

Donald Trump tweets: Mexico border 'Wall is the Wall'

7 hours 12 min ago
Donald Trump is defending his pledge to build a "big, beautiful wall" on the US's border with Mexico. The president says his position on his most popular campaign promise "has never changed or evolved."

European court rules lesbian woman has no right to paternity leave

7 hours 15 min ago
The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed a case brought by a French woman in a same-sex partnership who was denied paternity leave. The court said the leave was only intended for biological fathers.

Deadly storm Friederike wreaks havoc across Western Europe

7 hours 28 min ago
Severe weather has gripped Germany and its neighbors. At least five people died as the powerful storm swept across Western Europe. Friederike severely hit public transport on its way toward the Czech Republic.

German parliament creates anti-Semitism commissioner post

8 hours 41 min ago
Lawmakers passed measures designed to tackle anti-Semitism in Germany. An anti-Semitism commissioner is a cornerstone of the proposal, but critics insist the newly created post will be ineffective.

French film legend Brigitte Bardot attacks the #MeToo movement

9 hours 11 min ago
Brigitte Bardot denounces the #MeToo movement as "hypocritical and ridiculous," following fellow French star Catherine Deneuve's controversial defense of men's right to "hit on women."

The young SPD politician who could topple Angela Merkel and Martin Schulz

9 hours 23 min ago
Meet Kevin Kühnert, the university student who could take down not only his party leader but also the German chancellor. He's the unlikely head of the opposition to the SPD pressing forward with a new grand coalition.

Emirates buys Airbus superjumbos in bid to salvage A380 program

9 hours 46 min ago
Emirates Airlines has announced a deal with Airbus to buy another 36 A380 superjumbos, just days after the European aerospace giant said it may have to halt production of the double-decker plane without new orders.

Japan, Australia eye deeper defense alliance

10 hours 15 min ago
Tokyo and Canberra are taking steps to reinforce their security arrangements, with both governments concerned about an unstable and nuclear-armed North Korea and an assertive China. Julian Ryall reports.

'Submit or suffer' - Rappler shutdown worries Philippine media

10 hours 18 min ago
The Duterte administration has shut down a news website that has long been critical of his policies. What does this mean for the future of the Philippine free press? Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.

Kazakhstan bus crash among deadliest in years

11 hours 34 min ago
Five people survived and at least 52 people were killed when a bus caught fire in Kazakhstan. The passengers were Uzbek workers on their way to Russia, according to the Kazakh Interior Ministry.

India test-fires intercontinental missile capable of reaching China

11 hours 53 min ago
India's Defense Ministry has announced that it test-launched an Agni-V missile that can carry a nuclear warhead. The ICBM's 5,000-kilometer range means it is capable of hitting Pakistan, China and parts of Europe.

One more year! Bastian Schweinsteiger signs new Chicago Fire contract

11 hours 57 min ago
A hunger for yet more trophies has seen Bastian Schweinsteiger sign up for a further year in America's Major League Soccer. The German midfielder has extended his deal with Chicago Fire ahead of the 2018 season.

Germany's SPD plans to trim fat from pizza, slash sugar in soda: report

12 hours 9 min ago
Comfort food favorites could be in for a recipe change. The SPD is pushing for reductions in sugar, fat and salt in processed foods, as well as a law to enforce the healthy eating measures.

HRW: France leads fight against populism, Germany, US, UK get mixed reviews

12 hours 15 min ago
Fighting populism and xenophobia, and championing human rights is bearing fruit, according to Human Rights Watch's World Report 2018. France leads the way, Germany is a mixed bag, the US and Britain are falling behind.