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Published: 2017-08-22T04:00:55Z


Earthquake hits Italian island of Ischia, causing death and destruction


At least one person has died and another is missing after a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Ischia off the coast of Naples. Rescue services have been pulling people out of the rubble.

Utrecht opens 'world's biggest' bicycle parking lot


The Dutch city of Utrecht is struggling to provide parking spaces for thousands of bicycle riders visiting the city's train station. The authorities have opened a new garage, projected to become the biggest in the world.

#NewNationalism: 'Turn India into a Hindu state'


Following her trip to the US, DW's Fanny Facsar headed to India to find out what's driving nationalism in one of Asia's most populous countries. She discovered that religion there can run deeper than democratic values.

Kremlin hardliner to be next Russian ambassador to the US


Anatoly Antonov will become Russian ambassador to the US at a time when bilateral relations are at a post-Cold War low. He also takes the job at a time when the role of Russian ambassador is under scrutiny in Washington.

Emmanuel Macron's first 100 days filled with tests


France elected a political maverick as president and granted him a huge parliamentary majority. A Franco-German studies expert talks to DW about what Macron has done so far, and what his fading poll numbers really mean.

US cuts back on Russian visas amid diplomatic tensions


The US embassy said it had no alternative but to cut visa services given the sharp reduction in embassy staff ordered by the Kremlin. Moscow accuses the US of trying to provoke Russians against their own government.

Spanish police kill suspected Barcelona attack driver Younes Abouyaaqoub


The suspected driver in the Barcelona attack has been shot and killed by police in a vineyard. Meanwhile, crowds continued to lay flowers and candles on Las Ramblas where 13 pedestrians were killed and 120 injured.

Merkel slams Schröder for taking job with Russia's Rosneft


The former German chancellor has come under fire from his successor for taking a top job with Russian oil giant Rosneft. The firm is a target of US and EU sanctions that were imposed after Russia's annexation of Crimea.

London's Big Ben bell falls silent for four years


The Big Ben bell's final bong has rung out from the UK parliament's clock tower. The cherished symbol will be silent for most of the next four years while the tower is renovated, to the ire of some lawmakers.

Migrants in Rome evicted from office block as UN voices concern


More than 600,000 people from Africa, Asia and the Middle East have arrived in Italy over the last three years. The eviction of 800 migrants from a former office block in central Rome left some sleeping on the streets.

Austria's Kurz seeks to be youngest chancellor


At only 30 years old, Sebastian Kurz is angling not only to become chancellor of Austria, but also to give his country a more powerful stance on the world stage. To that end, he warned against any "meddling" from Turkey.

Spanish police link 120 gas canisters to suspected terrorist plot


Police suspect jihadis had planned to load three vans with gas to carry out far deadlier attacks than the ones that occurred this week. Authorities are still searching for a 22-year-old Moroccan suspect.

Spain releases Dogan Akhanli, German author detained on Turkish warrant


German-Turkish author Dogan Akhanli, who was detained in Spain after Turkey issued an Interpol arrest warrant, has been released. His detention added more strain to ties between Turkey and Germany.

Turkey hits back at Germany over election 'interference' criticism


Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Germany's foreign minister to "know your limits" amid a spat over Germany's upcoming election. Erdogan has called on ethnic Turks to vote against the CDU and SPD.

Reports: Ripoll imam radicalized Barcelona attackers


Police now suspect a missing imam of having radicalized the youths who allegedly attacked pedestrians in Barcelona, Spanish media report. However, Islamic clerics in the assailants' hometown have condemned the attacks.

Guest opinion: Humanitarian helpers in danger in Mediterranean


Civilian sea rescuers have been threatened with weapons while trying to help refugees. World Humanitarian Day is particularly difficult to mark this year, writes Volker Westerbarkey from Doctors Without Borders.

Spain detains German author Dogan Akhanli on Turkish warrant


Cologne-based author Dogan Akhanli has been detained in Spain after Turkey issued an Interpol arrest warrant. The charges remain unclear. German officials have decried the move as politically motivated.

Frontex-Director Fabrice Leggeri: 'Border control itself is not a panacea'


Rescue operations are "the obligation of all those who are at sea," says the EU's border control boss. In a DW interview, he describes the huge challenges the EU faces in a situation that means life or death every day.

Finland police investigating stabbing spree as terrorism


Police have identified the knife-wielding attacker who killed two people as an 18-year-old Moroccan. The terrorism investigation comes as Europe is on high alert following twin attacks in Spain.

Special Envoy Georg Milbradt: Ukraine has achieved major success


Decentralization in Ukraine after the 2014 revolution was the right step to take, says German Special Envoy Georg Milbradt in an interview with DW. Now, citizens have more influence on their country’s political system.