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Champions League: RB Leipzig secure historic win in another five goal thriller

Two goals in three first half minutes proved decisive as RB Leipzig picked up their first Champions League win with a 3-2 victory over Porto. The result reinvigorates the German side's European hopes after a slow start.

George Saunders wins Man Booker Prize

George Saunders has earned one of the world's most prestigious English-language literary awards. Other famous authors who were long-listed for this year's prize included Paul Auster, Arundhati Roy and Zadie Smith.

Russia swaps out regional governors ahead of presidential election

Many regional governors in Russia have recently been fired. Is the Kremlin trying to address urgent issues around the country? Or, is this merely a strategy for the next presidential election?

European court: Russian opposition leader Alexi Navalny's conviction 'arbitrary'

Russia's leading critic of President Vladimir Putin was convicted for money laundering and fraud in 2014. The European Court of Human Rights has heavily criticized that decision in a new ruling.

Brexit Diaries 14: Boris Johnson rocks the boat

Brexit talks are deadlocked, and British diplomats are attempting to sow disunity within the EU in the hope of a better deal. Meanwhile, UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson takes to the water to woo eastern EU allies.

Strong earnings lift Dow above historic 23,000 mark

The US blue-chip stock market index has breached the 23,000-mark for the first time in history, powered by strong earnings and continuing its bull run in the wake of Donald Trump's tax cut announcements.

Champions League: As it happened

After playing each other on Saturday, Dortmund and Leipzig turn their attention to the Champions League. There's already been five goals in the RB Leipzig vs. Porto game while BVB are laboring a touch in Nicosia.

Greece passes gender identity law amid church protest

A new gender identity law will likely improve the lives of transgender people in Greece. But before it was passed, Greek Orthodox clergymen railed against the bill, even threatening to excommunicate transgender people.

Finance chief Wolfgang Schäuble set to wield authority as parliamentary president

Wolfgang Schäuble is probably the most influential German politician never to have been chancellor. Now he faces new challenges as president of a German parliament that includes the far-right AfD.

Greece passes gender identity law amid church protest

A new law on gender identity will likely improve the lives of transgender people in Greece. But before it was passed, Greek Orthodox clergymen railed against bill, even threatening to excommunicate transgender people.

Nigeria: Pro-Biafra leader Nnamdi Kanu 'missing' as trial resumes

The leader of a separatist movement in Nigeria has failed to appear in court at the start of his treason trial. He hasn't been seen in public since soldiers allegedly invaded his home in mid-September.

Iraq sweeps up more territories as Kurds quarrel amongst themselves

The Iraqi government has bloodlessly seized more territory from the Kurds after retaking Kirkuk. Baghdad's rapid advances have triggered bitter Kurdish infighting.

German finance chief Schäuble set to wield authority as parliamentary president

Wolfgang Schäuble is probably the most influential German politician never to have been chancellor. Now he faces new challenges as president of a German parliament that includes the far-right AfD.

Bayern Munich's Jupp Heynckes: Champions League a challenge that tingles

Bayern Munich haven't enjoyed the Champions League this season, but Jupp Heynckes has returned to the dugout to calm the storm. He's won the competition before, but is only looking forwards.

Malta: Europe reels from murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

Malta's most prominent investigative journalist has been killed in a car bombing, sending shockwaves across the European Union. Press groups have described the murder as a "dark day for Maltese democracy."

Donald Trump drops 92 places on Forbes' American rich list

America's richest may be getting richer but US President Donald Trump's fortune has slid, ranking him only in 248th place on Forbes magazine's list of the 400 richest Americans, down from 156th place last year.

Catalonia crisis: Protesters demand release of jailed separatist leaders

Demonstrations have erupted in Barcelona calling for two pro-independence leaders to be released from jail. A court in Madrid said they implemented a "complex strategy" to push Catalonia towards independence.

Souad Mekhennet: the journalist who speaks to jihadis

German-born Mekhennet has focused her investigative career on diving into militant Islamist networks. She spoke with DW at the Frankfurt Book Fair about her job's dangers and why it is important to speak with jihadis.

Togo: Opposition wants to end President Gnassingbe's dynasty

Togolese President Faure Gnassingbe has offered concessions on reforms. But his critics are no longer fighting to hold a referendum on presidential term limits. Instead, they seek a complete change of power.

Oyster farts help warm the world

Underwater shellfish farts produce 10 percent of greenhouse gases released in the Baltic Sea, a new study shows. This could be a concern as aquaculture - and the polluting practices that go along with it - expands.

Syrian Democratic Forces liberate Raqqa from 'Islamic State'

US-backed Syrian militias say they have taken full control of Raqqa after four months of fighting. The city had served as the self-styled capital of the "Islamic State" terror group since 2014.

Philippine President Duterte declares Marawi 'liberation' from jihadists

Philippine President Duterte has declared that Marawi city is now liberated from IS-linked jihadists. Rebuilding and rehabilitating the war-torn city will be a test case for Duterte, say analysts. Ana P. Santos reports.

How people are saying #MeToo around the world

Thousands of social media users have been breaking the silence around the culture of sexual abuse, with international versions of the #MeToo hashtag going one step further. Here are some of the celebrities who reacted.

New Australia energy policy halts renewable subsidies

Australia's government has rejected a clean energy plan that would have forced electricity companies to source a percentage of their power from renewables. Conservation groups say the decision is a huge mistake.

Afghanistan: 'Biggest terrorist attack' strikes security forces

Scores of Afghans – both civilians and security forces – have been killed in a wave of assaults across the country. The interior ministry described the Taliban-claimed violence as the "biggest terrorist attack" in 2017.

Spanish F-18 jet crashes outside Madrid

A pilot died when his F-18 fighter plane crashed during takeoff from the Torrejon military base outside Madrid, Spanish defense officials have said. Spain has faced two deadly fighter jet incidents in less than a week.

Actor Tom Hanks publishes book of short stories

The award-winning actor flaunts his love of typewriters in the book "Uncommon Type: Some Stories." He's joining the ranks of many in Hollywood who have become authors.

Coordinated attacks, car bomb blasts rock Afghanistan

Hundreds of Taliban fighters stormed a police HQ in Afghanistan after driving an explosive-laden Humvee into the center of the Andar district. Elsewhere, a reinforcement convoy and a police training center were also hit.

UK aims to tighten takeover rules

The British government has unveiled proposals that would allow it to have a greater say in future mergers and acquisitions which spark security concerns. But London pledged the UK would remain committed to free trade.

5 unusual character names from the Asterix comics series

Asterix and Obelix are well known names, but sometimes the main characters of the best-selling comic series were creatively renamed in translation. Who are Yali, Witblix and co? Find out here.

EU car sales down on sharp drop in Britain

New registrations of cars in the European Union have gone down markedly in recent weeks. Fresh figures show that particularly the UK auto market is going through a rough patch amid Brexit-related uncertainties.

Dear Germany: Journalism became my love story

How do refugee journalists view their new lives in Germany?  In the video series "Dear Germany" Shakila Ebrahimkhil talks about how she started afresh in a small city. Her kids have plans, but what about her?

Japan PM Shinzo Abe sends offering to Yasukuni war shrine

Japan's premier, Shinzo Abe, has sent a ritual offering to a controversial Tokyo shrine for war dead. Such gestures are a source of tension in the region, where the site is seen as a symbol of Japan's wartime aggression.

South Sudan: Starvation and violence

Half of all South Sudanese depend on food aid. This is not only because of droughts, but also bloody power struggles. The main victims in this cycle of violence and hunger are women and children.

North Korean envoy says nuclear war could break out at 'any moment'

Pyongyang wants a nuclear-free world, but a nuclear war might still start due to "extreme and direct" US threat, North Korean deputy UN envoy Kim In Ryong said. Separately, the US hinted at direct talks with North Korea.

Is China looking to buy a stake in Aramco directly?

China is offering to buy a stake in Saudi national oil conglomerate Aramco directly, the Reuters news agency has reported. But whether the kingdom will play along is not clear at all as it weighs several options.

Over 60 percent of Afghan girls not in school - report

Around two-thirds of girls in Afghanistan are not in school, according to a Human Rights Watch report. Despite improved access to education, security concerns and social stigma keep most girls out of the classroom.

'Dozens of IS fighters killed' in Yemen strikes

US forces said they had killed dozens of so-called "Islamic State" members in a strike on training camps in Yemen's al Bayda governorate. The US has upped its number of strikes in Yemen as the civil war drags on.

Airbus takes majority stake in Bombardier airliner program

Airbus will acquire a majority stake in Canadian firm Bombardier's C Series airliner program. The deal follows the US administration slapping massive duties on Bombardier CS100 and CS300 aircraft imported into the US.

US says Venezuela vote 'neither free nor fair'

The Venezuelan opposition had expected to win Sunday's regional elections. But after the ruling Socialists Party's shock victory, the US has denounced the vote as illegitimate.

Masoud's list revisited — 'IS' victim turns terrorist hunter in Germany

German intelligence agencies use refugee tip-offs in the fight against the so-called "Islamic State." Masoud Aqil from Syria handed the police a list of IS supporters – but some doubt the value of such information.

Airbus takes majority stake in Bombardier airliner program

Airbus will acquire a majority stake in Canadian firm Bombardier's C-Series airliner program. The deal follows the US administration slapping massive duties on Bombardier CS100 and CS300 aircraft imported into the US.

Daimler recalls over 1 million cars worldwide over airbags

German carmaker Daimler, which makes Mercedes-Benz cars, has announced a recall of over 1 million vehicles worldwide due to faulty wiring. The problem was discovered after airbags began randomly deploying in some cars.

Wi-Fi security flaw leaves passwords exposed, say experts

Researchers have uncovered a weakness in the system used to secure Wi-Fi networks that could allow hackers to access data including passwords and emails. Experts have warned the flaw could leave millions vulnerable.

US says Venezuela vote 'neither free nor fair'

The Venezuelan opposition had expected a to win Sunday's regional elections. But after the ruling Socialists Party's shock victory, the US has denounced the vote as illegitimate.

DR Congo controversially elected to UN Human Rights Council

Congo's election to the UN's Human Rights Council has been criticized because of the country's human rights record. "This is like making a pyromaniac the town fire chief," head of the NGO UN Watch, Hillel Neuer, said.

Spanish judge jails two Catalan independence leaders

The Catalan pro-independence leaders have been accused of sedition in the run-up of a referendum. The Spanish judge said they used social media as part of a "complex strategy" to push Catalonia towards independence.

Opinion: EU should learn from the Catalan crisis

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has the upper hand so far in Catalonia's bid for independence. But Europe should learn a lesson from the crisis and try to avoid such local blazes in the future, says Barbara Wesel.

Malta blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia killed in car bomb attack

Caruana Galizia, an investigative journalist who linked Maltese Prime Minister Muscat to the Panama Papers scandal, has died after a bomb destroyed her car. The PM has pledged to find those behind the killing.

Sexual harassment: France plans on-the-spot fines

France is to introduce a law against harassment of women in the street. It comes as millions of women share their experiences of harassment in an online campaign that arose from the scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein.