Bangladesh has transferred hundreds of Rohingya refugees to Bhashan Char, a low-lying island prone to cyclones and floods. The move comes amid criticism from international aid groups, who say they weren't involved.
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Berlin hopes that the bid to halt US troop withdrawals will buy time for talks with Washington — or lead to the plans being scrapped altogether. President Donald Trump's plans would see 12,000 troops pulled from Germany.
The partial withdrawal of US troops from Germany, announced with so much bluster by President Donald Trump, is now in doubt. But Germany still needs to think seriously about its own security, says Jens Thurau.
US President-elect Joe Biden has expressed interest in returning to the Iran nuclear deal. Israeli Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff told DW that preventing Iran from getting a nuclear weapon is the "bottom line."
The Hungarian government insists linking the rule of law and access to EU cash is unacceptable. The European Commission has said Budapest falls short on rule of law commitments, and warned it won't "surrender" to a veto.
The measures are included in the final draft of the 2021 defense policy bill. Work on the €9.5 billion pipeline, which has been halted for a year because of the threat of sanctions, is scheduled to restart on Saturday.
Lockdowns are making it hard for the Saxon makers of wooden decorations to do brisk business, as Hardy Graupner reports.
Pfizer blamed supply chain problems, as the firm will deliver only 50 million vaccine doses this year. Germany's health minister has called for tougher measures in high-infection areas. Follow DW for the latest.
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German divers have presented a World War II Enigma encryption machine that they found in the Baltic Sea to a museum. The underwater team initially thought the cypher device was an old typewriter.
Voting 228 to 164, the US House of Representatives has voted to decriminalize marijuana on the federal level. The Democrat-led move is unlikely to get backing in the currently Republican-controlled upper Senate.
Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the archbishop of Munich, has announced plans to set up a foundation for victims of child abuse. The German cleric will contribute half a million euros of his own money in funds.
What began as a fight over broadcasting fees has escalated into a crisis that could end Saxony-Anhalt's government. The state's interior minister was fired over an interview that undermined bids to salvage the coalition.
Gulf foreign ministers have expressed optimism about efforts to resolve a regional dispute that saw Saudi Arabia and its allies boycott Qatar in 2017. Doha also praised efforts by White House adviser Jared Kushner.
The director of the Auschwitz memorial expressed solidarity with a Nigerian teenager sentenced to prison for blasphemy.
Helga Schmid has a record of negotiating behind the scenes, and is known for her perseverance and sharp instincts.
Montenegro's new prime minister could usher in a new political era — but he faces an uphill battle.
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The Japanese space probe Hayabusa2 is scheduled to deliver samples of asteroid Ryugu to Earth this weekend.
Diverse secessionist movements are back in the spotlight in Africa, with Ethiopia's Tigray region only one such example.
A Black Forest ensemble shows that having Down syndrome or being in a wheelchair are no obstacles to the art of dance.
As Senegal bans some single-use plastic items many are thanking Modou Fall, a tireless anti-plastic campaigner.
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