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‘Drawing Europe Together’: Illustrators against Brexit

How do you illustrate the idea of Europe? A book project initiated by Gruffalo-creator Axel Scheffler collects 45 works of artists who feel the UK should not leave the EU.

Nigeria’s postponed vote: What happens now?

As the dust settles on Nigeria's postponed general election, Nigerians have expressed their frustration with the electoral commission. But many are still optimistic their voices will be heard.

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund slip up once again with draw to Nuremberg

Borussia Dortmund's poor recent form continued as they could only draw 0-0 with bottom-placed Nuremberg in the Bundesliga. It leaves them just three points clear of title rivals Bayern Munich and winless in five matches.

Sexy Siri, you made a fool of everyone

Smart speaker technology, by the same token, is its own version of purity, neutral to most social issues including feminism, so the technology is steeped in bias, unconscious or otherwise.

A safer internet and the stupid things we do online

You don't have to be savvy to be safe online. Just sensible. Avoid doing these 5 things, ranked by their increasing stupidity.

French tourist arrested for flying drone over Myanmar parliament

The French embassy in Myanmar said it was working with local police to provide consular services for the man, identified by police as 27-year-old Arthur Desclaux. He was still in detention in Naypyidaw and his family has been contacted.

Kim Jong, Moon Jae-In aim for end of war: Hand in hand into no man’s land

The two Korean brother states approach each other in a demonstrative and cordial manner. More important than the agreed measures, however, is that years of silence have come to an end, says DW's Alexander Freund.

Opinion: Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron embody a two-speed EU

Germany and France are the drivers of European Union integration. But Chancellor Angela Merkel could struggle if she tries keeping up with President Emmanuel Macron's breakneck reform agenda, says DW's Jens Thurau.

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg’s mea culpa is not enough

The public admission of wrongdoing by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his pledge to improve are welcome, but not sufficient. It's time to recognize that Facebook, Google and others are modern utilities — and treat them accordingly, says DW's Michael Knigge.

How Donald Trump is making America poorer again

At the core of Trump's plan is a grand contradiction to save or even create jobs in waning American manufacturing industries just as the country reaches an almost 50-year low in unemployment.

Donald Trump — an unwanted friend of free trade critics

In early March, President Trump declared that trade wars "are good, and easy to win" for a country like the US that, as he described it, loses billions of dollars on the practice with most other countries.

Dealing with Russia, Theresa May finds herself alone at home

The UK has created the basis for its current problems with Putin. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, it opened its doors to the Russian robber barons, as long as they brought enough money.

How France’s Emmanuel Macron wants to reform the EU

The French president wants to further centralize the eurozone. While Germany backs reform, Berlin is reluctant to support a "transfer union" that would see it pay more than it gets.

‘Change through rapprochement’ is possible on the Korean Peninsula

South Korean President Moon Jae-in, who firmly believes in the German "change through rapprochement" model, deserves credit for the rapid rapprochement between North and South Korea, says DW's Alexander Freund.

Italy elections: Crisis? What crisis?

Over the past decade or more, wide swaths of Italian industry have become uncompetitive on global markets, which are ever more flooded with high-quality, low-cost goods produced in Asia, the Americas, or elsewhere in Europe.

World economic boom and lurking risks

Economies are growing, wherever you look - in Germany, India and elsewhere. Naturally, everyone believes that this will continue unabated. But there are risks that should not be underestimated, DW's Henrik Böhme warns.

Trump wantonly fans the flames of Middle East conflict

With his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, US President Donald Trump risks a dangerous escalation. Both Palestinians and Israelis could suffer in equal measure, says DW's Rainer Sollich.

Germany and Europe cannot afford political gridlock

Recent talks to form a new German government have surprisingly ended in a failure. In the face of major upheavals and challenges, political parties that are not fundamentally different need to find a solution quickly, says Alexander Freund.

Can Europe be a world power?

One year after the election, Trump’s isolationism forces Europe to look to its own strength, says Barbara Wesel.

Argentinian authorities accuse Pablo Escobar’s widow, son in money laundering probe

Argentina's government says it plans to re-open an investigation into alleged money laundering involving the widow and son of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar. Officials say they were "middlemen" in an illegal scheme.

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