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 2021-09-26 22:35 

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San Marino voters back legalizing abortion...

The tiny, predominately Catholic San Marino has voted overwhelmingly in favor of allowing abortion to be legal by a margin of almost four people in five, albeit with limited turnout....

 2021-09-26 22:00 

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The CDU: Germany's major postwar party seeking to redefine itself...

The Christian Democrats are not only Germany's leading party. The CDU is also an institution that's very much the product of history. But the poor showing in the latest general election will prompt some soul-searching....

 2021-09-26 22:00 

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Germany's kingmaker, the FDP, is set to return to government...

Germany's Free Democratic Party sees a chance to join a coalition government after this year's election. The pro-free market party advocates lower taxes, more civil liberties, and cutting back the welfare state....

 2021-09-26 21:41 

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German election: Olaf Scholz, Armin Laschet vie for Angela Merkel's office...

Social Democrat candidate Olaf Scholz has a narrow lead in early election results, but Merkel's CDU ally Armin Laschet still has every hope of beating him to the chancellery. Tortuous coalition negotiations await....

 2021-09-26 21:29 

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Germany: Berlin locals vote to expropriate real estate giants...

Berliners cast their referendum votes on whether to nationalize thousands of housing units owned by real estate giants. After counting 27% of the votes, results found that over half voted yes while just 39% voted no....

 2021-09-26 19:47 

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Fact check: Myths about ballot box 'fraud' at German election polls...

An open padlock on the ballot box as Armin Laschet voted, and claims of a broken seal at another — the German election has faced accusations of election fraud. DW looks into the claims....

 2021-09-26 19:16 

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'Farewell and a new start': Freiburg say goodbye to historic Dreisamstadion...

After 67 years, Freiburg bid farewell to their beloved stadium in style. In October, they will move into a new, modern arena, but the memories of one of Germany's most iconic football grounds will remain....

 2021-09-26 18:14 

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Opinion: Move over grand coalition — Germany wants change...

German voters have shaken up the country's political landscape. They have confined the dominance of the CDU/CSU and SPD to history — for now. It's a necessary change, says DW Editor-in-Chief Manuela Kasper-Claridge....

 2021-09-26 17:51 

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Germany's smallest state, Bremen, leads vaccination drive...

Much of Germany has seen vaccination rates slow. The state of Bremen, however, has seen an impressive vaccine uptake. A dispatch from the north of the country....

 2021-09-26 16:40 

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German election: Berlin voters face polling station chaos...

Some voters in Germany's capital faced waits of over an hour before being able to cast their ballots. Some polling stations are reporting ballot paper shortages and mix-ups....

 2021-09-26 16:00 

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Germany votes: Exit polls suggest election is too close to call...

The conservative CDU/CSU bloc is tied with the center-left Social Democrats on 25% of the vote, according to initial exit polls. In such a tight race, the possibilities for a coalition are still unclear....

 2021-09-26 14:32 

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Czech Republic: Historic military bunkers go on sale...

The Czech army has been selling thousands of military bunkers that were intended to prevent a Nazi attack in 1938. In the process, a unique defense system of almost 5,000 fortifications is in danger of being destroyed....

 2021-09-26 13:25 

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Angela Merkel honored in new mural by Syrian artist Aziz Asmar...

Idlib-based Aziz Asmar's latest mural of the German Chancellor is a token of gratitude and a farewell as she prepares to leave office following the election on Sept. 26....

 2021-09-26 13:02 

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German election: Armin Laschet commits voting gaffe...

One of the men who could end up being Germany's next chancellor folded his ballot incorrectly, accidentally revealing to the world who he had voted for. Officials have said his vote is still valid....

 2021-09-26 12:55 

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Opinion: Youth's lack of political power jeopardizes Germany...

Demographic developments are changing the rules of politics in Germany. Older voters decide policies for the future, and that's an imminent danger for Germany, writes DW's Astrid Prange....

 2021-09-26 11:34 

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Iceland election: Women lawmakers outnumber men for first time...

Iceland has become the first European country where women make up more than half of all lawmakers. The ruling coalition has also secured enough votes to stay in power....

 2021-09-26 10:53 

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German election 2021: WWII bomb stalls voting in Wuppertal...

Authorities have deactivated an unexploded bomb after evacuating several hundred locals. Voters in the neighborhood had been warned not to go out and vote during the operation....

 2021-09-26 10:36 

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Switzerland votes to approve same-sex marriage, initial results show...

Swiss same-sex couples have won the right to marry after voters overwhelmingly backed its legalization in a referendum. The vote was brought about by conservative politicians opposed to LGBTQ+ marriages....

 2021-09-26 09:21 

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Israeli forces kill 4 Palestinians in West Bank raids against Hamas...

Four Palestinian gunmen were killed in an arrest operation targeting a Hamas cell in West Bank, Israel's military said. Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said the Hamas operatives were planning an imminent attack on Israel....

 2021-09-26 06:35 

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Iceland's ruling coalition to hold majority, early results show...

Iceland's government is expected to gain more seats in the parliamentary elections, according to provisional results. But whether Prime Minister Katrin Jakobsdottir's party will still lead the coalition is in doubt....

 2021-09-26 06:01 

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German election 2021: Polls open in race to succeed Angela Merkel — live updates...

Polls have already opened in Germany as voters choose a new parliament. The outcome will determine who gets to replace Angela Merkel after almost 16 years as chancellor. Follow DW for live updates....

 2021-09-26 05:07 

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US Amtrak train derails with over 150 people on board...

Officials said at least three people were killed and several more injured in the state of Montana as seven cars of Seattle-bound train went off the rails....

 2021-09-26 03:54 

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Haiti PM vows to seek justice for president's assassination...

Ariel Henry said he would bring president Jovenel Moise's assassins to justice. The interim PM has been accused of being involved in the killing....

 2021-09-26 03:49 

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Russia roasts West over Mali, Afghanistan pullout...

At the UN General Assembly, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov hit out at France for opposing the deployment of Russian mercenaries in Mali, and slammed the US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan....

 2021-09-26 01:11 

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Football clubs banned after Suriname vice president played match...

Suriname's 60-year-old vice president, Ronnie Brunswijk, recently played a continental competitive match for the club he owns. CONCACAF has banned him, and the two teams, over "integrity issues."...

 2021-09-25 23:19 

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Global Citizen Live: 24-hour charity concert kicks off...

From the European Commission's Ursula von der Leyen to the more musical performers such as Elton John, public figures have joined the event against climate change, COVID vaccine inequality and famine around the world....

 2021-09-25 22:12 

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Catalan leader Puigdemont promises to return for extradition hearing...

Spain is still trying to extradite Carles Puigdemont over a 2017 Catalan independence vote conducted without Madrid's consent. The separatist leader said he would leave Italy but return for a hearing next month....

 2021-09-25 19:51 

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India: Why medical students are taking their own lives...

Some students who have taken the NEET medical entrance exam have killed themselves, alarming authorities in the southern state of Tamil Nadu. Entrants say the pressure is immense....

 2021-09-25 19:28 

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Berlin's Berghain to fully reopen on October 2...

It's the first time since March 2020 that partygoers will be able to dance inside world-famous techno club. And they'll have to be vaccinated or recovered from COVID to get past the club's famously strict door policy....

 2021-09-25 19:16 

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Tunisia: Opposition officials resign amid political crisis...

Over 100 members of the moderate Islamist Ennahda movement have stepped down due to frustration with their party's leader. Meanwhile, international rights groups have slammed a "power grab" by President Kais Saied....

 2021-09-25 19:14 

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Bundesliga: Midfield maestro Denis Zakaria seals unhappy Gladbach return for Marco Rose...

Borussia Dortmund coach Marco Rose received a hostile reception upon his return to his former club. Denis Zakaria almost left Gladbach, too, but after a match-winning performance, the Foals will be delighted he stayed....

 2021-09-25 19:06 

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Switzerland's same-sex marriage referendum explained...

The Swiss parliament had already passed marriage equality, but conservative politicians wanted citizens to vote on it....

 2021-09-25 18:39 

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German climate activists end hunger strike in Berlin...

A pair of climate activists had stopped drinking fluids after their hunger strike failed to achieve its initial goal. But now, chancellor candidate Olaf Scholz has promised to meet them to discuss the climate emergency....

 2021-09-25 18:24 

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Russia: Hundreds protest in Moscow over election result...

Russian President Vladimir Putin has praised the elections as "free and fair." But members of the Communist Party and others don't agree....

 2021-09-25 17:50 

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Fact check: German TV channel's election rehearsal goes awry — and is used as bait...

TV viewers in Germany watching a popular quiz show were left flummoxed when a news ticker appeared to show the projected results of the German election two days before polls opened. Far-right leaders seized the moment....

 2021-09-25 17:11 

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Afghanistan: Taliban hang bodies of 4 kidnappers in Herat...

The fundamentalist group, which now rules Afghanistan, put the bodies on display to deter others. The move comes after a Taliban founder said executions and amputations will return....

 2021-09-25 15:55 

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Huawei executive freed by Canada arrives in China...

Canadians Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have also returned home after over 1,000 days in Chinese custody as part of the US-brokered deal that saw the release of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou....

 2021-09-25 15:41 

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What do different governments think of the Taliban?...

The Taliban wish to address the UN General Assembly. But will other nations recognize, let alone engage with them?...

 2021-09-25 15:34 

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The CDU: Germany's major post-war party seeking to redefine itself...

The CDU is not only Germany's leading party. It is also an institution that's very much the product of history. But has the CDU moved so far to the center that it is no longer truly conservative?...

 2021-09-25 15:33 

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Germany's Angela Merkel: What has she achieved for women?...

The country's first female chancellor has taken on the alpha males in world politics. But as her nearly 16 years in power come to an end, Merkel has not been able to enact gender parity or equity in many realms. Why not?...

 2021-09-25 15:06 

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German election: The party programs...

When laying out their election programs, parties aim to distinguish themselves while also signaling to potential partners that they're open to working together. Here's an overview of the six main parties' platforms....

 2021-09-25 14:37 

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German climate activists enter 'dry' hunger strike...

A pair of climate activists have stopped drinking fluids after their hunger strike failed to achieve its goal. They have called on possible future German chancellor Olaf Scholz to proclaim a climate emergency....

 2021-09-25 14:35 

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North Korea willing to talk to South if respect is assured...

The comments, made by the powerful sister of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un, could see a restart of stalled peace talks between the governments on the split peninsula....

 2021-09-25 14:28 

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The SPD: Germany's oldest political party...

Germany's Social Democrats have been on the upswing in pre-election opinion polls. DW looks back at the party's over 150 years of tumultuous history....

 2021-09-25 14:03 

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La Palma volcano: Flights canceled due to ash cloud...

Commercial flights to the Canary Island have been called off due to an "accumulation of ash" in the air. A recent volcanic eruption on the island has forced the evacuation of thousands of residents....

 2021-09-25 14:02 

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Freed Canadians return home after US-brokered Huawei deal...

Michael Kovrig and Michael Spavor have arrived in Calgary after US prosecutors suspended charges against detained Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou. The two Canadians had been detained in China for over 1,000 days....

 2021-09-25 13:53 

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Germany sees rise in election-related crime — report...

The number of election-related crimes in Germany appears to have increased significantly since the last general election. Leading politicians have reported hostility and physical attacks...

 2021-09-25 13:45 

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UK: Fuel shortage drives U-turn on short-term visas...

A lack of truck drivers has led to delivery bottlenecks and fuel rationing across the UK. Industry associations estimate Britain needs 100,000 more drivers to meet demand....

 2021-09-25 12:10 

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German election: With no clear front-runner, candidates make their final pitches...

Germany's chancellor hopefuls have held their last campaign events around the country ahead of Sunday's vote. The race is close, and who will lead the country into the post-Merkel era is far from decided....

 2021-09-25 11:58 

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German election: The postal vote and fraud claims...

Germany is holding a federal election during the pandemic, and is expecting an unprecedented use of mail-in ballots. Far-right politicians have falsely promoted allegations of fraud, echoing last year's US election....

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