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FBI prepares charges against North Korea over Bangladesh heist

US media has reported that the FBI suspects North Korea plundered $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank's account at the New York Federal Reserve. Chinese middlemen are also implicated in the case.

US agencies may have spied on Trump communications, Republican lawmaker says

A leading Republican lawmaker has claimed the communications of Donald Trump's transition team - and maybe even the US president himself - were possibly captured in incidental surveillance against foreign targets.

London attack: five dead after rampage outside UK parliament

The number of deaths following Wednesday's terror attack in London has risen to five. Some 40 other people are wounded, many seriously. Police are treating the attack as "Islamist-related terrorism."

Constant information drip deepens Donald Trump's Russian woes

The steady trickle of new revelations about the Trump team's real and potential Russian connections are increasing pressure on the White House. And what's more, the issue is unlikely to go away anytime soon.

Assange: 'only 1 percent' of the CIA material has been published

WikiLeaks has sparked a discussion about cybersecurity by publishing secret CIA documents. In a DW interview, its founder Julian Assange said he will publish more information - and was also critical of US tech companies.

After London attack, eyewitnesses reflect on grisly scenes

UK officials are investigating a deadly attack near the Houses of Parliament. Some of those who witnessed the events spoke with DW's Abigail Frymann Rouch in London.

Retiring Podolski's thunderbolt sinks England in Dortmund friendly

Lukas Podolski marked his 130th and final appearance for Germany with a stunning strike that secured a 1-0 friendly win over England. It was a fitting finale for one of the most popular players of his generation.

After London attack, eyewitnesses reflect on grisly scenes

UK officials are investigating a deadly attack near the Houses of Parliament. Eyewitnesses spoke with DW's Abigail Frymann Rouch in London.

Hamburg coach Markus Gisdol extends contract by 2 years

Bundesliga side Hamburg SV have extended coach Markus Gisdol's contract by two years to 2019. The relegation-threatened club say his new deal is valid for both the top divisions.

EU fleshes out conditions for Brexit deal

The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, has warned of "serious consequences" if Britain would leave the EU without an agreement, as he spelled out the 28-nation bloc's conditions for talks.

Opinion: The day of the democrats

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier delivers plain text after being sworn in. He demands restraint from Turkey, defies populists and calls for "more courage to stand up for Europe." Marcel Fürstenau says: hats off!

How much iron do we really need?

Many doctors are quick to prescribe iron supplements when they suspect a patient is iron deficient. But is taking an iron supplement a good idea? British researchers recently issued a warning about possible side effects.

Mafia boss connected to Duisburg murders captured

Italian police have captured a man who is believed to be connected to the Mafia feud that left six people in Duisburg, Germany, dead. Santo Vottari had been in hiding for 10 years.

+++ Death toll rises after terror incident outside of UK Parliament - live updates +++

An alleged assailant has been shot after stabbing a policeman outside the British parliament. There were also reports of a car plowing into several people on Westminster Bridge.

Protesters call for Zimbabwe Election Commission to be disbanded

Opposition leaders and activists marched in Harare to demand UN assistance for the 2018 election, accusing officials of collusion with President Robert Mugabe.

Le Pen visit to Chad causes outcry

The French far-right presidential candidate has positioned herself as a champion of African sovereignty. But her visit to the French military base in N'Djamena was condemned by some local politicians.

Brazil's meat exports drop sharply amid food scare

Brazil used to sell more than $60 million worth of chicken and beef a day. But a scandal over rotten produce and faked inspections has prompted import bans, virtually wiping out the country's meat exports.

UEFA considers squad limits, transfer market changes

UEFA will consider introducing squad limits and changes to the transfer system to prevent European teams hoarding players and narrow the gap between rich and poor clubs. That's according to president Aleksander Ceferin.

Anglophone versus Francophone tension continues in Cameroon

English-speaking Cameroon remains in upheaval as regional leaders are set to go on trial on Thursday accused of calling for secession. But why is President Paul Biya so afraid of granting more autonomy to Anglophones?

Is Europe a has-been, 60 years after the Treaty of Rome?

Brexit, a diplomatic row with Turkey, growing nationalism: the EU faces unprecedented challenges. Is it about to fall apart, 60 years after the signing of the Treaty of Rome? Michel Friedman meets Margrethe Vestager.

Major refugee abuse case to go to trial in Germany

Some 38 people are being charged with abusing refugees in a shelter in the town of Burbach. The investigation has taken over two years after photos were leaked showing abuse that recalled the Abu Ghraib scandal.

Commentary: Podolski, much more than a mere mascot

After 13 years, Lukas Podolski, the last representative of the 2006 'Summer Fairytale' generation, is retiring from the German national team. It's the end of an era, writes DW Sports Correspondent Olivia Gerstenberger.

A world without water

We can survive for weeks without food - but without water? That's a different story. Yet all over the world, people and wildlife alike are having to cope without it. We take a look at the devastating impact of drought.

'You could send congress to space,' says Ted Cruz but, alas, Donald Trump declines

Some scientists' wishes are coming true, but not all of them. US President Trump is backing NASA on deep space missions to Mars. But he says he's not up for it himself. In any case, life on Mars is so far off.

Killing Me Softly - Ep 06: Who should I Turn to?

Dr Dundu suggests a promising therapy for Imbachi's lead poisoning. Will he treat him even though Aida isn't able to pay for it?

Dijsselbloem in hot water after eurozone nations 'booze and women' charges

Eurogroup chairman Jeroen Dijsselbloem has come under increasing pressure over comments he made about debt-ridden nations playing fast and loose with their money. Italy and Portugal have called for his resignation.

From noxious sludge to clean water

Across the globe, 1.8 billion people rely on water sources contaminated with feces. To mark World Water Day we look at a solution that could improve health in Bangladesh by safely recycling waste.

Ukraine bars Russia entry from Eurovision Song Contest 2017

Ukraine has barred Russia's Eurovision contestant from entering the country because she previously performed in Crimea. Relations between the neighbors have deteriorated since Moscow's 2014 annexation of the territory.

Authors debate the suffering and dreams of animals

As meat consumption skyrockets, German writers and philosophers Peter Wohlleben and Richard David Precht insist that animals - and plants - have feelings, too.

Bayern Munich and Wolfsburg open offices in China

Two Bundesliga clubs have opened offices in China as they aim to tap into the booming football market in the world's most populous nation. Bayern Munich have opened theirs in Shanghai, while Wolfsburg opted for Beijing.

Steinmeier: Pragmatic, popular, president

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been sworn in as German president. The popular Social Democrat and former foreign minister used his maiden speech to urge Turkey's President Erdogan to ease tensions between their countries.

Late Russian whistleblower's lawyer injured after falling from window

The lawyer for the family of whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky is in hospital after a fall from his apartment. Russian media say there was no foul play, but Magnitsky's former employer said the lawyer had been "thrown."

Steinmeier: Pragmatic, popular, president

Frank-Walter Steinmeier has been sworn in as German president. The popular Social Democrat left his position as foreign minister for the largely ceremonial role as the country's head of state.

Where should London bankers and startups relocate post-Brexit?

To many it's increasingly clear that Brexit is a case of economic self-harm. Movinga, a European relocations brokerage firm, has published a study on which EU cities London bankers and startups should move to.

Leipzig Book Fair opens with prize for European understanding

The prestigious Leipzig Book Prize for European Understanding will be awarded to Mathias Énard at the opening of the Leipzig Book Fair. His winning novel is said to build bridges between Europe and the Middle East.

Jesus' tomb site reopens after restoration

What is believed to be the tomb of Jesus, at Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre Church, has been unveiled again after nine months of restoration work. Last spring, it was on the verge of collapse.

We really don't know clouds at all

Though we see them every day, clouds remain such a mystery to scientists that they are inhibiting climate change predictions. But a new atlas could be a game changer.

Germany to compensate victims of anti-gay laws

The government cabinet has approved legislation to make amends to men convicted under a law banning homosexuality after the Second World War. Germany's Justice Minister called the initiative "long overdue."

Brussels marks one-year anniversary of terror attacks

Memorials, a moment of silence, and a "minute of noise" have been held to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Brussels terror attacks. The triple bomb blasts killed 32 people and wounded more than 300 others.

Airstrike on refugee shelter kills more than 30 near Syria's Raqqa: monitor

At least 33 people have been killed in an airstrike on a school sheltering refugees near Raqqa, a monitoring group says. The US-led coalition fighting "IS" is believed to be behind the attack, according to the group.

German idioms you'll want to start using now

Do you "spider" or "talk around the hot porridge"? In German, you can. Meet the Germans host Kate Müser asks bilingual colleague Michael Knigge to explain some of the best German idioms.

Mosul's displaced: 'I'm at the end of my years and have to live in a tent'

As the fighting between Iraqi forces and the "Islamic State" in western Mosul has intensified, thousands have fled the city. In Iraq, Anna Lekas Miller met Moslawis who recently escaped after enduring years of IS rule.

South Korea testing salvage of Sewol disaster ferry

Salvage operators have begun testing whether they can raise the sunken Sewol ferry in South Korea. Raising the vessel is a key demand of families of victims who died when the ferry sank nearly three years ago.

Swiss watch industry struggling as Baselworld opens

Global exports of Swiss watches have shrunk in recent years. But exhibitors and traders at the world's largest fair of the watch-making industry, the Baselworld, are confident the hard times will be over soon.

Charity: Half a billion people have no clean drinking water

Tens of millions of people across the world, mostly in rural areas, lack clean water, the charity WaterAid says. Mainly poor countries are affected, but some major economies also have a problem.

Ukrainian lawmaker accuses former Trump aide of hiding money

Paul Manafort, former campaign chairman to US President Donald Trump, has been accused of concealing money he received from a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. Manafort's spokesman has denied the allegation.

Latest North Korean missile test fails - Seoul

South Korea has said a missile test by North Korea off its east coast did not launch as planned. Earlier this month, Pyongyang launched four ballistic missiles, three of which landed in waters off Japan.

Two German-born terror suspects to be deported from country

Two men who police believe planned an attack in the city of Göttingen have failed in their bid to avoid deportation. The Algerian and Nigerian will be repatriated to Africa despite both being born in Germany.

Tillerson offers new dates for NATO meeting

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has offered to reschedule talks with his NATO allies after snubbing April's meeting. His decision to prioritize a meeting with China was described as "unprecedented."

Washington counterterrorism gathering highlights 'IS' fight and Iran

The Trump administration's strategy to fight the so-called "Islamic State" does not differ substantially from Obama's plan. That's unlikely to change even as a high-profile summit on the issue unfolds this week.