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Greek unions strike over curbs planned in austerity bill

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:44
Greek public transport workers have withdrawn their labor to press parliament not to proceed with an austerity bill that would limit trade unions' right to strike. Airlines also warn of cancellations and delays.

Germany expands anti-terror squad GSG 9

Mon, 01/15/2018 - 02:11
The German federal police are expanding their anti-terrorism unit GSG 9 and installing a special squad in Berlin. The move is a reaction to ongoing terrorist threats in the capital.

Twin blasts kill dozens in Baghdad

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 23:57
A double suicide bombing has killed some 30 people in central Baghdad where day laborers usually gather to seek work. Iraq is readying for elections in May with voters alarmed over security.

Indonesia Stock Exchange reopens after structural collapse

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 23:54
Indonesia's Stock Exchange says there will be "no changes to the trading schedule," after a mezzanine floor in the building collapsed, injuring at least 75 people.

Australian Open underway with exits for Venus Williams, Sloane Stephens

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 21:26
US champions Venus Williams and Sloane Stephens both left the Australian Open after their first round matches. Julia Görges took her winning streak to 15 matches to go into the second round.

US President Donald Trump claims he's 'not a racist' after controversial remark

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 20:20
The US president has claimed he is "the least racist person" after reportedly using an expletive to describe African countries and Haiti. Trump issued a vague defense, but has stopped short of denying the remark.

French film star Catherine Deneuve apologizes to sex assault victims

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 19:10
Veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve has issued her own open letter on the #MeToo movement against sexual assault. She directed an apology to victims, while defending her own claims to being a feminist.

Israel vows to destroy all Gaza attack tunnels by year end

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 18:10
Israel's defense minister has made the destruction of tunnels an "essential component" of Israel's security policy. Often used to smuggle goods into the Gaza Strip, the tunnels have at times been used for attacks.

VW reports record sales in 2017, boosted by China

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 17:12
German carmaker Volkswagen has reported record global sales in 2017 after being dogged by the costly emissions cheating scandal. VW made the announcement as it unveiled an updated Jetta model at the Detroit Auto Show.

Turkey threatens attack 'at any moment' on Kurdish-held Afrin in Syria

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:35
The Turkish president has threatened to "clear Turkey's southern borders of terror" by targeting a Kurdish-held enclave in Syria. Turkish artillery has been shelling the area.

Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatens attack on Kurdish-held city in Syria

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:35
The Turkish president has threatened to clean Turkey's "southern borders of terror" by targeting a Kurdish-held city in Syria. He warned the US against supporting the Kurdish-led YPG, calling it a "terror organization."

Chile, Peru await tricky Pope Francis visit

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 15:01
Pope Francis is set to visit Chile and Peru on his sixth trip to Latin America. In both countries, the Catholic Church is mired in scandals, and the political situation isn't much better. Dario Menor reports from Rome.

Is Germany's political left coming apart at the seams?

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 13:50
The Social Democrats are fighting about their future, while others want a new party to unite the left. The disunity has been long in the making and uncomfortably recalls Germany's past, says DW's Jefferson Chase.

Mahmoud Abbas dismisses Donald Trump's peace efforts as 'slap of the century' to Palestinians

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 12:54
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has said Trump should be ashamed of his Middle East peace efforts. Abbas also called into the question the Oslo Accords, which stipulate Palestinians' recognition of Israel.

C&A mulls sale to Chinese investors: report

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 11:14
The family behind European clothing retailer C&A is planning to sell the company to Chinese investors, according to Der Spiegel. The fashion chain was founded more than 150 years ago in the Netherlands.

Qatari royal says he's being held against his will in UAE

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 10:57
Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali Al-Thani has released a video claiming he is being detained in the United Arab Emirates. Sheikh Abdullah had acted as a mediator with other Gulf nations since they cut ties with Qatar.

Angela Merkel's conservatives rule out amendments to preliminary coalition deal

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 09:03
Angela Merkel's conservatives have insisted they won't make any more concessions to the Social Democrats before formal coalition negotiations begin. SPD delegates are set to vote next week on the preliminary agreement.

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe commemorates 'Japan's Schindler' in Lithuania

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:43
Diplomat Chiune Sugihara gave visas to thousands of Jewish refugees after Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union invaded Poland in 1939. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was "really very proud of him."

Liberia: Johnson Sirleaf expelled from ruling party

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:30
Liberia’s ruling party has expelled Nobel Peace laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. The party has claimed that she meddled in the 2017 elections and failed to support vice president Boakai in his presidential bid.

Pope warns against sin of hostility to migrants

Sun, 01/14/2018 - 08:01
Pope Francis has called hostility aimed at migrants and refugees a sin, urging communities not to yield to fear of the other. The pontiff delivered his message at a special Mass for asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.