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Published: 2017-11-23T00:21:22Z


Power struggle in eastern Ukraine threatens peace process


Armed men in unmarked uniforms in Luhansk: The power struggle seems to be intensifying in this separatist stronghold in eastern Ukraine. Scenes in the center of the city are reminiscent of the annexation of Crimea.

France's far-right Marine Le Pen accuses HSBC and SocGen banks of 'fatwa'


International banking giants HSBC and Societe Generale are being taken to court by France's far-right National Front (FN) leader Marine le Pen. She has accused them of discrimination after they closed her accounts.

Russia summons French envoy over arrest of oligarch Kerimov


The French deputy ambassador to Mosow has been summoned following the arrest of Suleiman Kerimov in Nice. The Russian oligarch and senator is accused of tax evasion.

Opinion: Ratko Mladic ― the exhibition of a monster


Serbian nationalists say this is not justice but revenge. DW's Dragoslav Dedovic says Ratko Mladic got what he deserved. But Serbia remains divided, so the verdict is not, unfortunately, a sign of hope.

Italy's Silvio Berlusconi appeals public office ban in Strasbourg


Lawyers representing Italy's ex-premier Berlusconi have told the European Court of Human Rights that he should be cleared to run for parliament next May. Currently, his public office ban over tax fraud runs until 2019.

Russian senators pass 'foreign agent' media law, send to Vladimir Putin to sign


Once signed by President Vladimir Putin, the law would require foreign-funded media in Russia to register as foreign agents. It comes in response to the US requiring Kremlin-backed media to register as foreign agents.

Who is Ratko Mladic, the 'Butcher of Bosnia'?


For six years the former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic stood trial at the Hague Tribunal. On Wednesday, 22 years after the war's end, he was sentenced to life in prison.

Poland says it's complying with EU warning to stop logging or face fines


Although the Polish government insists it is following a European Union court ruling that ordered a stop to logging in the Bialowieza forest, it continues to cut trees — for the purpose of "public safety."

Ratko Mladic found guilty at Bosnian war crimes trial


UN war crimes judges have found former Bosnian Serbian general Ratko Mladic guilty of crimes against humanity and genocide during Bosnia's 1992-1995 war. Mladic was removed from the courtroom after an angry outburst.

Winston Churchill's final painting smashes presale estimate at auction


The former British prime minister not only wrote Nobel Prize winning works, he also found time to paint. His last oil painting, "The Goldfish Pool at Chartwell," sold for nearly five times more than expected.

Closed borders boost people smuggling across Balkans


Refugees continue to cross the Balkan route into Europe that the EU-Turkey deal was meant to cut off. Smugglers show the way. Marianna Karakoulaki and Dimitris Tosidis report from Chios, Thessaloniki, Belgrade and Sid.

Bosnian bone-hunter: No punishment is enough for Mladic


Almost a year since the trial of Ratko Mladic was adjourned at the Hague Tribunal, a verdict is expected. Those who suffered directly or indirectly at his hands are keenly awaiting the judgment on Wednesday.

Russian student's WWII Bundestag speech ignites controversy


A Russian student's speech before the German parliament has triggered a heated debate in Russia. The teenager was blasted for expressing compassion for German prisoners in World War II.

French police detain Russia's 'secret oligarch' in Nice


Russian lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov, dubbed the "secret oligarch," has been taken into police custody in southern France. Russia's embassy has extended "all possible assistance" to the billionaire senator.

Brexit divorce bill: Britain prepares to pay more to EU as negotiations falter


British Prime Minister Theresa May could bulk up the amount that Britain pays as it leaves the EU, in a bid to move talks on to trade. But senior leave campaigners have attached a condition to the money.

NGOs in Russia: Battered, but unbowed


Since 2012, Russian NGOs with international funding have had to register as "foreign agents." Despite this stigmatization, many of them soldier on. Five years on, DW takes stock.

Andrej Babis: Czech police seek to prosecute prospective PM for alleged fraud


Police suspect the Czech Republic's billionaire prime minister in-waiting illegally tapped into €2 million in EU subsidies almost 10 years ago. Now, Andrej Babis, could see his immunity lifted by parliament.

Russian meteorological service confirms elevated radioactivity


The source of the radioactive cloud that hovered over Europe in early October is being narrowed down to the Urals. The Russian nuclear agency insists there has been no accident. Is it a cover-up?

Vladimir Putin hosts Bashar Assad to talk terrorism


Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad, the Kremlin has revealed. Assad thanked Russia for its support in "fighting terrorism in Syria."

Britain loses seat on International Court of Justice for first time ever


Britain has pulled its candidate for a seat on the International Court of Justice, allowing a judge from India to fill the final place. Some analysts say the decision is proof of the UK's waning international influence.