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Deutsche Welle: International German public radio and television channel
Deutsche Welle or DW is a German state-owned public international broadcaster. The service is available in 30 languages. DW's satellite television service consists of channels in English, German, Spanish, and Arabic. While funded by the German government, the work of DW is regulated by the Deutsche Welle Act, meaning that content is intended to be independent of government influence. DW is a member of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU).


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Lebanon's new PM aims to form government within six weeks - Deutsche Welle interview

Lebanon's new prime minister designate Hassan Diab said in an interview with Deutsche Welle he will work on forming a government within six weeks to help pull the country out of a deepening economic..
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Russia's foreign ministry opposes call to ban Deutsche Welle: Ifax

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday he did not support banning foreign media outlets including Germany's Deutsche Welle from working in Russia, something that had been proposed by..
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Asked about Trump mediation with Kurds, Turkey says won't talk to terrorists: Deutsche Welle

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu dismissed on Saturday an offer by U.S. President Donald Trump to mediate between Ankara and Kurdish YPG forces to halt Turkey's incursion in Syria, according..
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Russia's parliament accuses Deutsche Welle of political bias

Russia's parliament will ask its foreign ministry to consider revoking broadcaster Deutsche Welle's right to work in the country for allegedly breaking laws on political impartiality, a senior lawmaker..
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Russia's parliament finds broadcaster Deutsche Welle broke law: agencies

Russia's parliament will ask the foreign ministry to consider revoking German broadcaster Deutsche Welle's right to work in the country for breaking Russian laws, Russian news agencies cited a senior..
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Russia accuses Deutsche Welle of urging Russians to take part in protests

Russia on Thursday accused German media outlet Deutsche Welle of calling on Russians to take part in recent anti-government protests, and it said Moscow would take action against the outlet under..
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East German Refugee Ruled Eligible For Benefits For Trauma Suffered During Berlin Wall Escape

east german refugee ruled eligible for benefits for trauma suffered during berlin wall escape
A man who fled East Germany to the West in 1988 will be eligible to receive compensation for trauma he experienced as a result of the escape, Germany's highest civil court ruled on Monday, Deutsche..
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Moscow Residents Protest Highway Project They Say Could Trigger 'Second Chernobyl'

moscow residents protest highway project they say could trigger 'second chernobyl'
Several hundred protesters gathered Monday in the south of Moscow outside residential housing blocks that overlook a nuclear waste site, Deutsche Welle reports. Their signs read "We want to live!" and..
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German Consumer Group Warns Those Bamboo Coffee Cups Aren't As Green As You'd Think

german consumer group warns those bamboo coffee cups aren't as green as you'd think
Even though reusable bamboo containers for your morning coffee may seem like you're helping the environment, a new report by German researchers said even though they are replacement for the traditional..
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Milky Way Grew By A Quarter In Cosmic Collision 10 Billion Years Ago, Astronomers Say

milky way grew by a quarter in cosmic collision 10 billion years ago, astronomers say
Around 10 billion years ago, the Milky Way merged with a galaxy one quarter of its mass in a major cosmic crash, according to new research published in the journal Nature Astronomy on Monday, Deutsche..
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Taiwan Government Says It Could Offer Asylum To Hong Kong Protesters

taiwan government says it could offer asylum to hong kong protesters
While visiting the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said her government would consider granting asylum to the Hong Kong protesters based on humanitarian grounds on..
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Greek Police Arrest Suspected Migrant Smugglers On 2 Aegean Islands

greek police arrest suspected migrant smugglers on 2 aegean islands
Greek state officials said Thursday they had detained 15 people allegedly forming part of two migrant smuggling groups on the islands of Samos and Kos, Deutsche Welle. Six individuals, who are reported..
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Two New Zealand Penguins Break Into Sushi Shop To Create Nest

two new zealand penguins break into sushi shop to create nest
Police said two "waddling vagrants" were found at a Wellington sushi shop this week after an employee heard them cooing behind kitchen equipment, according to Deutsche Welle. The worker said he heard a..
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Initial CDC Data Says Overdose Deaths Fell In 2018 For The First Time In Two Decades

initial cdc data says overdose deaths fell in 2018 for the first time in two decades
The provisional data released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released on Wednesday revealed fatal drug overdoses fell 5.1 percent from 2017 to 2018, the first decrease since the..
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Leader Of Merkel's Political Party Tapped For German Defense Chief

leader of merkel's political party tapped for german defense chief
Officials have confirmed Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer is to be Germany's new defense minister, Deutsche Welle reports. The reports come after the current defense minister, Ursula von der Leyen, was voted..
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Merkel Blasts Social Democrats For Failing To Back Von Der Leyen For European Commission Chief

merkel blasts social democrats for failing to back von der leyen for european commission chief
German Chancellor Angela Merkel criticized the efforts by the German Social Democrats (SPD) to torpedo the nomination of Defense Minister Ursula von der leyen to lead the European Commission, Deutsche..
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Amsterdam Sex Workers Lukewarm To Plans To Reform Red Light District

amsterdam sex workers lukewarm to plans to reform red light district
Sex workers’ initial reactions to plans to reform Amsterdam's Red Light District were tepid Thursday, not surprising considering their resistance to previous attempts to change the rules that govern..
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Munich Allows Topless Bathing After Police Get Pushback For Issuing Reprimands

munich allows topless bathing after police get pushback for issuing reprimands
The city of Munich in southern Germany has started allowing women to bathe topless after police scolded female topless sunbathers for exposing their breasts along the Isar River, Deutsche Well..
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Putin Says Liberal Values Have Outlived Their Purpose

putin says liberal values have outlived their purpose
Russian President Vladimir Putin has derided Western liberal values, saying they are "obsolete" because they have been rejected by the majority of people in Western nations, Deutsche Welle reports. In..
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[UPDATE] Germany Sweats Through Hottest June Day Ever As Heat Wave Sweeps Europe

[update] germany sweats through hottest june day ever as heat wave sweeps europe
Temperatures hit 38.6 degrees Celsius (101.5 degrees Fahrenheit) on Wednesday in Coschen, Germany, near the Polish border, setting a new German high for the month of June as a searing heat wave sweeps..
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Report: German Firms Sent Weapons-Grade Chemicals To Syria Despite Sanctions

report: german firms sent weapons-grade chemicals to syria despite sanctions
A Deutsche Welle report Tuesday claims despite European Union sanctions, German companies were involved in exporting weapons-grade chemicals to Syria during the country’s civil war. A report by..
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Vandals Damage Jewish Cemetery In Estonia's Capital

vandals damage jewish cemetery in estonia's capital
A Jewish cemetery in the Estonian capital of Tallinn was vandalized over the weekend, authorities confirmed on Tuesday, Germany’s Deutsche Welle news service reported. At the same time, an area near..
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Mysterious Caravaggio Painting Found In Attic Sold Privately For Possible $100 Million

mysterious caravaggio painting found in attic sold privately for possible $100 million
The French auction magazine La Gazette Drouot wrote Tuesday a Caravaggio painting famously found in a Toulouse attic had been sold to a private buyer two days before a much-anticipated auction was due..
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Lufthansa Cabin Crew Union Threatens To Strike In July

lufthansa cabin crew union threatens to strike in july
The German cabin crew union UFO on Thursday called on flight attendants with the German carrier Lufthansa to go on strike in July, Germany’s Deutsche Welle news service reported. The union's acting..
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Mexico's President Faces First Major Crisis After U.S. Immigration Deal

mexico's president faces first major crisis after u.s. immigration deal
Criticism from within his own party’s ranks, resignations, a loss of foreign policy autonomy and domestic popularity mark the first serious crisis for Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador,..
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Polish Foreign Minister Accuses EU Of Double Standard

polish foreign minister accuses eu of double standard
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz accused the European Union of maintaining a double standard in its sanctioning procedures following his Law and Justice (PiS) party's restructuring of..
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Merkel's Party Calls AfD 'Complicit' In Politician's Murder

merkel's party calls afd 'complicit' in politician's murder
German conservatives harshly criticized the Alternative for Germany (AfD) on Wednesday, saying the far-right party bears some responsibility for the death of Kassel district president Walter Lübcke,..
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EU Delays Membership Talks With Albania, North Macedonia

eu delays membership talks with albania, north macedonia
The European Union on Tuesday delayed the start of formal membership talks with Albania and North Macedonia until October, Germany’s Deutsche Welle news service reported. The European Commission last..
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German President Says 'Ignoring' Anti-Semitism Not An Option

german president says 'ignoring' anti-semitism not an option
Addressing an audience in Heidelberg on Monday, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he feared anti-Semitism had become socially acceptable in mainstream German society, Germany’s Deutsche..
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Berlin Wall Remnants Divide City Council In New Zealand

berlin wall remnants divide city council in new zealand
Two Berlin Wall slabs gifted to Christchurch, New Zealand, have sparked division, Germany’s Deutsche Welle news service reports. Some city councilors don't want them sited on Victoria Square, a..
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Former Algerian Prime Minister Detained In Corruption Case

former algerian prime minister detained in corruption case
Algeria's Supreme Court has ordered the detention of former Prime Minister Ahmed Ouyahia in a corruption case, Algeria's state media reported on Wednesday, Germany’s Deutsche Welle news service..
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Trump To Send More Troops To Poland, Protect Germany With Nord Stream Sanctions

trump to send more troops to poland, protect germany with nord stream sanctions
U.S. President Donald Trump welcomed Polish President Andrzej Duda to the White House on Wednesday, Germany’s Deutsche Welle news service reported. The visit, Duda's second within a year, was..
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Lifeguards Say Pool Closures Turning Germany Into Nation Of 'Non-Swimmers'

lifeguards say pool closures turning germany into nation of 'non-swimmers'
Germany's DLRG rescue association has renewed its petition demanding a nationwide funding plan to avoid further closures of public swimming pools so children can learn to swim safely as a basic..
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BMW Opens Plant In Mexico Despite Trump Tariff Threats

bmw opens plant in mexico despite trump tariff threats
German car manufacturer BMW opened a new $1 billion (€890 million) production facility in the central Mexican city of San Luis Potosi on Thursday, the company's first in the country, Germany’s..
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Germany Warms To Eastern Europe's 'Three Seas Initiative'

germany warms to eastern europe's 'three seas initiative'
Germany is beginning to warm up to the idea of Eastern Europe’s “Three Seas Initiative,” and is sending President Frank-Walter Steinmeier to the group’s summit in Slovenia this week, the German..
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German Interior Minister Rejects Idea Of 2016 Olympic Bid

german interior minister rejects idea of 2016 olympic bid
German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer on Monday rejected suggestions of a 2036 Olympic bid as "unthinkable," coming exactly 100 years after the Berlin Games of 1936, Germany’s Deutsche Welle news..
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Global Warming Prompts Swedes To Switch From Planes To Trains

global warming prompts swedes to switch from planes to trains
An increasing number of Swedes are opting to travel by train rather than by plane out of concern for the environment, Germany’s Deutsche Welle news service reports. One flight between Sweden's two..
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Why There Is So Much Fake News From North Korea

why there is so much fake news from north korea
One week after an article from one of South Korea's largest daily publications made headlines around the world, a report by Deutsche Welle ponders why the reclusive country of North Korea is just as..
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German Government Calls For End To Sudan Violence

german government calls for end to sudan violence
The German government condemned the deadly crackdown in Sudan on Monday, after Sudan's military reportedly opened fire at a peaceful sit-in and raided protesters' Khartoum camp site, Germany’s..
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