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Protesters try to mob North Korea delegation as it arrives for Olympics closing ceremony

Protesters have tried to block a motorcade carrying North Korean dignitaries to the Olympic Games closing ceremony. The delegation is led by an ex-general thought to be behind a deadly attack on a

EU eyes enlargement as Jean-Claude Juncker tours Balkans

Jean-Claude Juncker is set to visit six western Balkans states hoping to join the EU. With a possible accession date named, the trip is aimed at encouraging progress towards Brussels' mandated

Opinion: Western Balkans joining EU would be wrong move for wrong reasons

The European Commission president should be cautious on his western Balkans tour to discuss the prospects of six states joining the EU. Expanding the bloc too quickly would be a mistake, says DW's

IOC upholds Russian suspension from Olympics over doping

The IOC has upheld Russia's suspension from the Olympics due to doping. Russian athletes are competing at the games as neutral athletes and will participate in the closing ceremony under an Olympic

Bollywood's legendary leading lady Sridevi Kapoor dies of heart attack at age of 54

Sridevi Kapoor, one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema, has died after suffering a heart attack at the age 54. She was widely regarded as the first female superstar in India's male-dominated movie

Winter Olympics: Ice hockey gold-medal game live

Germany are back on top of the medal table after a dramatic 1-2 in the four-man bobsleigh. Now all eyes turn to the main event of the final day, the ice hockey final between Germany and the Olympic

Student Anahita Rehbein named Miss Germany 2018

Anahita Rehbein, a 23-year-old student, has been crowned Miss Germany. "I could hug the whole world," she said after coming out ahead of the other 21 competitors.

US Democrats defend Trump-Russia probe in rebuttal to Devin Nunes memo

US Democrats have refuted an earlier Republican memo alleging bias in the FBI's Russia investigation. The text defends the FBI's surveillance of Carter Page, a Trump advisor and assumed Russian

Winter Olympics: Day 16 Live

There's plenty yet to be decided on the final day of Pyeongchang 2018. Germany will fancy their chances of topping the medal table, with three bobsleigh crews in action before the men's ice hockey

Rival rallies held across Italy ahead of election

Rival far-right and anti-fascist demonstrations have been held across Italy. Tensions are high ahead of next weekend's election, which may result in a hung parliament.

Opinion: Berlinale jury was bold to pick 'Touch Me Not'

The Berlin Film Festival jury surprisingly selected a confrontational work on sex and intimacy as the Golden Bear winner. It's more than a politically correct choice in the #MeToo era, says DW's

Germany’s AfD takes ex-party chief Frauke Petry to court over trademark dispute

The right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has sued former party chief Frauke Petry for trademark infringement. Petry left the AfD to form The Blue Party after accusing her old party of

Opinion: It is time for Hamburg to accept their fate

After 11 league games without a win, Hamburg are staring relegation in the face. Based on recent performances, the second tier is where they belong — and there are no bonuses for being the only

Chinese carmaker Geely bosses to hold Berlin talks after taking Daimler stake

Having taken almost 10 percent stake in Daimler, Geely directors plan to hold talks with German officials, sources say. The purchase is the latest in a long line of investments by Chinese firms in

Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU conservatives debate a rightward shift

Chancellor Angela Merkel's upcoming cabinet picks will signal whether the CDU remains in the political center. She faces calls from senior party members to move right in an effort to regain voters the

Remembering George Harrison on his 75th birthday

The "quiet Beatle" George Harrison would have turned 75 on February 25. A look back at the life of the boy from Liverpool who became the Fab Four's lead guitarist.

Winter Olympics: 'Leberkase and weisswurst' will have to do for one last game

Germany's run to the gold medal game may have some clamoring for the IIHF to get the NHL players back for 2022. Nobody in Germany is complaining about that, as the national team aims to seize a unique

Bundesliga: Hertha halt Bayern's winning run, Bremen triumph in Nordderby

Bayern failed to win in the Bundesliga for the first time since November as Hertha held them to a draw. Elsewhere, Stuttgart won again, Christoph Kramer scored a screamer and a late winner settled the

UN Security Council votes for 30-day ceasefire in Syria without delay

The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to approve a 30-day humanitarian ceasefire in Syria. Reports suggest that shortly after the vote, warplanes once again struck the rebel-held enclave of

Turkish attack on Afrin: 'The Kurds put their trust in the US and the West'

The Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria is under attack by Turkey. According to a Kurdish affairs expert, because Kurds can't rely on foreign powers, they have allied with the Assad regime purely out of