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France to stop granting oil exploration licenses

The French government says it is going to stop granting new licenses for oil and gas exploration in France and its overseas territories, in a bid to fulfill one of President Emmanuel Macron's campaign pledges.

Identitarian movement - Germany's 'new right' hipsters

The so-called Identitarian Movement's popularity is growing in Germany following a series of high-profile public demonstrations. DW's Sumi Somaskanda talked with two prominent members about the group's goals.

Former Botswana President Ketumile Masire dies

Botswana's former leader Ketumile Masire has died. He played a key role in spearheading the country's economic growth and brokering a peace deal in Mozambique between the opposition party Renamo and the government.

Schulz, SPD sink as Merkel, CDU continue to dominate polls

The Social Democrats are entering their convention weekend 14 points behind their main rivals, German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats. In Dortmund on Sunday, SPD members will finalize the party's platform.

Former Khmer Rouge leader denies role in Cambodian genocide

Khieu Samphan, a former Khmer Rouge leader, denied accusations that his former government was involved in the mass genocide in Cambodia. He and another senior cadre, Noun Chea, already received life sentences.

Munich Film Festival kicks off with Juliette Binoche

The 35th edition of the Munich film festival has opened with Claire Denis's Let the Sunshine In.' An epic new Hitler documentary and Sofia Coppola's "The Beguiled" also await.

Germany to rehabilitate, compensate victims of anti-gay law

The Bundestag has voted to rescind all convictions for homosexuality from the post-war period. Germany's LGBT community has described the vote as "historic," albeit not without its shortcomings.

The world in pictures: How photography revolutionized the press

Barely a century ago, the invention of photojournalism turned the press landscape upside down. A new exhibition at Berlin's German Historical Museum reimagines a photographic revolution.

Qatar Airways seeks stake in American Airlines

The breakdown in relations in the Middle East hasn't deterred Qatar Airways, as it is looking to expand its portfolio by buying a stake in American Airlines. But the attempt drew a frosty response from the US airline.

Moon: South Korea must be able to 'dominate' Pyongyang

South Korea's president says engagement with Pyongyang is only possible if Seoul has superior firepower. The North has tested a rocket engine that could potentially be fitted to an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Former South Korean president's friend handed 3-year jail sentence

Choi Soon-sil, the friend of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, has been sentenced to three years in jail. She was accused of using her presidential ties to get her daughter into Ewha Women's University.

2 dead as tornado, storms batter northern Germany

High winds and heavy rain have hit northern parts of Germany, shutting down several train lines and killing at least two people. The adverse weather conditions followed several weeks of summery weather.

Gulf crisis: Qatar's neighbors issue ultimatum, call for Al-Jazeera shutdown

Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries that have broken off relations with Qatar have issued a list of demands to end a diplomatic crisis in the region, reports say. Their conditions include shuttering down Al-Jazeera.

Colombia's ELN rebels to release kidnapped Dutch journalists

The Marxist insurgents have claimed that the journalists "are in good health and will be released." Observers have expressed concerns that the kidnappings could undermine peace talks launched in February.

Chile police unveil declassified WWII Nazi spy documents

Chile's investigations police have declassified a trove of files shedding light on the activities of Nazi agents in the South American country during World War II. One spy ring had plotted to destroy the Panama Canal.

US calls for international action on Venezuela's 'tragic situation'

A senior US official has accused Venezuela of trampling on "democracy" as she urged further action to redress an explosive political crisis. But Caracas has said US proposals for mediation were "completely useless."

It's cool to be pro-EU with popular French President Emmanuel Macron

With the new French president polishing the EU's image, Brussels is looking brighter both to European citizens and those abroad. Will the bloc seize the "Macron momentum" and stride boldly into the future?

Report: US issues arrest warrants for former VW executives

US authorities have issued international arrest warrants for five former VW managers and developers for their role in the Dieselgate scandal. Germany has reportedly refused to hand them over to the US.

US man accused of leaking top-secret documents to China

A former US diplomatic officer has been charged with giving highly classified documents to a Chinese intelligence agent. The 60-year-old was previously caught with $16,500 of undeclared cash in his carry-on luggage.

Donald Trump: I did not record Comey chats on Russia scandal

Despite previously hinting otherwise, US President Donald Trump has said he did not record talks with his ousted FBI director. Trump is facing a worsening crisis over his campaign's possible collusion with Russia.

Germany vs. Chile: What we learned

Germany missed out on the chance to get Joachim Löw his 100th win as Germany head coach, but his young group of players perhaps got something more valuable. Jonathan Harding reviews the draw against Chile.

Crime and economic woes contributing to Mexico's refugee influx

In Latin America, the line between asylum seeker and refugee is fluid. State persecution of refugees rarely occurs, but the conflicts between rival gangs and drug cartels are growing. Pablo Kummetz reports.

Theresa May promises EU citizens can stay post-Brexit, but rejects calls for EU court oversight of rights

British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised that EU citizens living in the United Kingdom would be allowed to stay after Brexit. However, she rejected calls by Brussels for the European court to oversee their rights.

Preemptive strike against North Korea not an option, says former Pentagon chief Perry

Missile tests, bellicose rhetoric, a US detainee's mysterious death: Could diplomacy work with Pyongyang's rogue regime? Former US defense chief and North Korean envoy William Perry offers insights in a DW interview.

Crime and economic woes contributing to Mexico's refugee influx

In Latin America, the line between asylum seeker and refugee is fluid. State persecution of refugees rarely occurs, but the conflicts between rival gangs and drug cartels are growing.

Theresa May promises EU citizens can stay post-Brexit, but rejects calls for EU court oversight of rights

British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised that EU citizens living in Britain would be allowed to stay after Brexit. However, she rejected calls by Brussels for the European court to oversee their rights.

Pussy Riot is not giving up on Russia

Maria Alyokhina from the punk group Pussy Riot was prosecuted, imprisoned and later released thanks to a government amnesty. She talks to DW about her work as an artist in the West and her problems in Russia.

Sanchez shines as Chile draw 1-1 with Germany

Chile might feel hard done by sharing the spoils against Germany, having controlled large portions of the game. Alexis Sanchez became his country's all-time lead scorer and was exceptionally lively in the first half.

One dead as tornado and storms batter northern Germany

High winds and heavy rain have hit northern parts of Germany, shutting down several train lines and killing one person. The adverse weather conditions followed several weeks of summery weather.

Confederations Cup live: Germany vs. Chile

Germany take on Chile in their second Group B game in the Confederations Cup. Can their come up with a second-straight win? All of the live action here.

Cameroon miss chance to beat Australia

The team Germany beat in the first game of 2017 Confederations Cup Group B were held by Germany's final opponent in an encounter that took a while to get going, but eventually turned into an exciting one.

Chinese team in German regional league: 'An exciting opportunity'

A Chinese under-20 XI is set to play in Germany's regional fourth tier next season, according to German football association plans. League boss Felix Wiedemann tells DW about the advantages for the clubs.

Bundestag cancels German government funding of non-democratic parties

Germany's parliament has changed the constitution so that extremist parties can no longer claim government funds. Critics call that undemocratic, but lawmakers say Germany's political system is entitled to defend itself.

One dead as storms and tornado batter northern Germany

High winds and heavy rain have hit northern parts of Germany, shutting down several train lines and killing one person. The adverse weather conditions followed after several weeks of summery weather.

Breast implant certifier 'not liable' over ruptures

A lawsuit related to a faulty breast implant by a French manufacturer has been thrown out of a German court. A Cologne-based safety firm has been told it is not liable to pay damages to one of the victims.

Germany's AfD faces intel threat after WhatsApp leaks

The nationalist AfD party in one German state could be put under surveillance after a WhatsApp leak revealed threats of armed insurrection. Members also want to "sift through" journalists if the party takes power.

Merkel: My A-Z on what it means to be German

Amid a fierce debate on the best attributes of German culture, a popular tabloid has printed Chancellor Angela Merkel's A-Z list. But she admitted that there are probably as many answers as there are residents.

New surveillance law: German police allowed to hack smartphones

Critics have slammed a proposed German surveillance law as infringing on civil liberties. The controversial legislation would empower investigators to read suspects' Whatsapp messages and other online communication.

Uganda, UN appeal for $8 billion for South Sudan refugees

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni and UN chief Antonio Guterres will on Friday host a conference to raise funds for South Sudanese refugees. Nearly one million have crossed into Uganda since conflict broke out in 2013.

Opinion: Angela Merkel, a chancellor for everyone

What does the word "German" mean to people? It's a popular debate topic in the country. Now Chancellor Angela Merkel has put forth her own answer. It's a typical, Merkel-style response, says DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl.

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Portugal breathes sigh of relief as fires brought 'under control'

Officials in Portugal have said the wildfires that had been raging in the middle of the country since the weekend are now under control. Sixty-four people have died and more than 200 have been left injured by the blaze.

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Boom time for Colombian cocaine, Afghan opioids

Some 30 million narcotics users are hooked worldwide and deliveries are "thriving", especially cocaine to Europe and North America, according to the UN'S drugs and crime agency. Opioids kill 190,000 sufferers annually.

Vietnam singer Mao Khoi adds a youthful tone to aged politics

The Vietnamese singer and activist Mao Khoi is an outspoken advocate for human rights and freedom of expression in Vietnam. After her performance at the Global Media Forum she spoke with DW about her political activism.

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The burkini debate: Is female nudity empowering?

A DW web-video about the burkini has gone viral, sparking a debate about the relationship between female nudity and politics. Here is what can be learned from social media users' hundreds of reactions.

France, Germany to divide EU regulation after UK exits: report

A magazine report claims France and Germany will share responsibility for EU regulations on banking and drugs after Britain leaves the European Union. A decision is expected in October.

'Appliancegate' on the horizon? EU household devices guzzle more energy than labeled

Domestic appliances use up to double as much energy as stated on their energy labels, according to an EU product survey. Outdated official tests are "vulnerable to misuse" by manufacturers, warn the report's authors.

German intelligence 'spied on White House'

Newly revealed documents show German intelligence spied on White House personnel for years, according to a news report. In 2015, German intelligence was found to have spied on European allies, to Berlin's embarrassment.