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Published: 2018-02-21T19:48:31Z


France presents new immigration bill


The new legislation would criminalize illegal border crossings but aims to cut the waiting time on asylum applications. Migrant rights groups have called for the bill to be withdrawn, labeling it "too repressive."

Share economy: Nearly four-in-ten Germans use online services


The shared use of cars, music, accommodation, files and more looks set to increase in Germany, a new survey shows. Germany's share economy market is worth more than €20 billion, according to the survey.

Turkey considers chemical castration for pedophile child abusers


Turkey's justice minister has said authorities want to "reduce or eliminate" the sex drives of convicted child abusers. The idea was immediately rounded upon by rights groups as draconian.

German prisons: 150 dangerous Islamists need deradicalizing, say police


German jails are struggling to cope with scores of radical Islamist extremists. Their number is expected to grow following the opening of a slew of terror-related probes in recent months.

Italy warns of 'influence campaigns' ahead of key elections


With elections around the corner, Italy's government has issued a report warning of possible election-meddling. Malicious actors could introduce "destabilizing elements" to sow division in society.

Far-right trolls active on social media before German election: research


Two new studies have revealed how small groups of far-right activists spread hate speech before Germany's election last year. Their highly organized approach and hierarchical structure reportedly amplified the effect.

Russia uses viral videos to counter election boycott campaign


Russia is hoping to boost voter turnout in its upcoming presidential election through a series of humorous videos. The campaign appears to be an attempt to counter opposition leader Alexei Navalny's calls for a boycott.

CPAC 2018: Marion Marechal-Le Pen, Marine's hardline niece, to share stage with US conservatives


Marion Marechal-Le Pen, the niece of far-right National Front leader Marine, will speak at CPAC, taking the stage after US Vice President Mike Pence. Moderate Republicans have expressed concern at the invite.

Bulgaria and Romania push to join EU's Schengen Area


They style themselves as stable and safe countries at every opportunity; nevertheless, they have yet to be admitted to the Schengen Area. Romania and Bulgaria, it seems, will remain the European Union's problem children.

Fresh Nazi songbook scandal hits Austrian far-right Freedom party


A weekly magazine in Austria has said it found an anti-Semitic fraternity songbook similar to the one found in January. The fraternity's chairman is reportedly an aide of the country's far-right transport minister.

Israeli journalist shocked by Polish PM's response to Holocaust question


The Polish prime minister's mention of "Jewish perpetrators" during the Holocaust has sparked outrage in Israel. DW spoke with Ronen Bergman, the Israeli journalist whose question prompted the controversial remark.

Stockholm truck attacker aimed to avenge 'Islamic State' dead


Stockholm attacker Rakhmat Akilov has pleaded guilty to carrying out last April's truck attack. Akilov said he wanted to pressure Sweden into ending its support for the fight against "Islamic State."

17 Turks flee to Greece seeking asylum


A group of Turkish citizens landed on a Greek island in a dinghy after reportedly fleeing Turkey for fear of political persecution. Several hundred Turks have fled to Greece as the crackdown over the 2016 coup continues.

European court opinion offers hope for Poland's primeval forest


Europe's highest court looks set to rule against what environmentalists see as an attack by Poland's nationalist government on the continent's oldest forest.

UK Brexit minister David Davis dismisses 'Mad Max' future fears


UK Brexit Minister David Davis' speech in Vienna sought to reassure EU leaders. Brexit would not lead to an Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom and Britain would not be plunged into a Mad Max-style world, he said.

Spanish national anthem words spark controversy


The anthem is one of the few in the world that normally has no lyrics. Spaniards often hum, or stand silent when it is played. A lyricized version by singer Marta Sanchez has been praised by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

Who are the Russian trolls indicted by the US?


Journalist and whistleblower Lyudmila Savchuk once worked at Russia's St. Petersburg-based troll factory, hoping to expose it. She spoke to DW about the recent indictment of Russians on charges of election interference.

Polish university offers course on PiS leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski


The University of Warsaw's most popular course is a new offering: its Institute of Sociology course analyzing the country's most powerful politician, Law and Justice (PiS) party leader Jaroslaw Kaczynski.

Barry Bennell: British pedophile football coach jailed for 31 years


Disgraced former football coach Barry Bennell has been sentenced to 31 years in prison for sexually abusing 12 young boys between 1979 and 1991. The presiding judge described the 64-year-old as "pure evil."

Measles cases soaring in Europe, WHO warns


Measles infections have skyrocketed in Europe with 15 countries reporting large outbreaks in 2017, according to the World Health Organization. The WHO is concerned by low rates of immunisation against the disease.