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EU delays accession talks with N. Macedonia and Albania - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:39pm - EU ministers have decided to delay opening accession talks with Albania and North Macedonia. Germany was partly to blame for the hold up.

UK 'likely' to host critical climate conference next year - 18 Jun 2019 at 2:26pm - The UK is in pole position to host next year's key climate meeting after agreeing a partnership with main rival Italy.

Two boys guilty of murder of Irish schoolgirl - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:36pm - Fourteen-year-old Ana Kriégel was sexually assaulted and killed in an abandoned Dublin house in May 2018.

German bureaucracy keeps refugees out of job market, report finds - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:35pm - A new study has found that although many refugees find work, most are in temporary positions. Researchers say that bureaucratic hurdles are just as much a hindrance as personal shortcomings.

Michel Platini questioned over awarding of World Cup to Qatar - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:19pm - Former Uefa president Michel Platini is being questioned by French anti-corruption investigators over the awarding of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.

EU Commission finds national climate plans insufficient - 18 Jun 2019 at 1:10pm - The EU executive has said national plans for renewables and energy efficiency fell short of the bloc's goals. The deficiency may undermine its ability to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 40% compared to 1990 levels.

Roma flee Russian village after mass brawl - 18 Jun 2019 at 12:52pm - Reports say dozens of ethnic Roma and Russians clashed in a village south of Moscow - and one died.

Greenland?s ?unusual? melting sea ice captured in stunning image - 18 Jun 2019 at 12:14pm - A climate scientist has captured the reality of sea ice loss in Greenland in a viral picture.

ECB hints at more stimulus as global economy outlook dims - 18 Jun 2019 at 11:48am - If eurozone inflation stays low, the European Central Bank (ECB) could cut interest rates even further and take other steps to boost it, ECB chief Mario Draghi said. The remark prompted accusations from Donald Trump.

Myopic stock markets deter green investments - 18 Jun 2019 at 11:08am - Companies remain torn between making socially responsible investments and meeting the short-term expectations of the stock market. But it's not all gloom and doom for green investors, especially in Europe.

Russian YouTuber explores the horrors of Stalin's gulags - 18 Jun 2019 at 11:06am - A strong majority of Russians approve of Stalin's rule, and young adults have never heard of his Great Terror campaign. Now YouTube star Yury Dud's film about the legacy of Stalinist repressions is shaking the country.

Blogger Bilal Khan's murder spotlights fragile free speech in Pakistan - 18 Jun 2019 at 10:35am - The recent killing of a young Pakistani blogger, known for criticizing the nation's powerful military, has once again reignited the debate about the deteriorating freedom of expression in the country.

Germany's Angela Merkel 'fine' after seen shaking in heatwave - 18 Jun 2019 at 10:32am - Germany's 64-year-old chancellor shook uncontrollably for more than a minute during an event in Berlin.

Ebola: 'WHO between a rock and a hard place' - 18 Jun 2019 at 10:00am - Declaring a global health emergency could galvanize aid to fight the Ebola epidemic in the DR Congo. It could also make the job of containing the virus much more difficult. The WHO's decision proved controversial.

Merkel backs Ukraine's Zelenskiy in Russia dispute - 18 Jun 2019 at 9:52am - The Ukrainian president has vowed to push his country towards EU and NATO accession. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed his calls for maintaining sanctions against Russia.

Berlin to freeze rents for five years - 18 Jun 2019 at 9:47am - Renters are increasingly unable to afford housing in Berlin. An influential property-owners' association has called for landlords to raise rents before the bill can go into effect.

Japan ends tsunami alert after earthquake - 18 Jun 2019 at 9:43am - Japan officials lifted a tsunami warning for the country's northwest coast, following a strong earthquake in the area. Only a small wave ended up reaching the shore.

Italian climbers rescued from Pakistan mountain - 18 Jun 2019 at 9:32am - Four Italian and two Pakistani mountaineers are airlifted to safety after being hit by an avalanche.

Germany says there is 'strong evidence' Iran behind tanker attacks - 18 Jun 2019 at 9:30am - Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "strong evidence" Iran carried out attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. She also warned Iran of consequences if it violated the 2015 international nuclear deal.

Berlin backs five-year rent freeze amid housing pressure - 18 Jun 2019 at 9:03am - Rents have soared in the German capital - and now politicians are moving to keep flats affordable.

Germany probes 'right-wing extremist' murder of politician - 18 Jun 2019 at 7:44am - A politician has been murdered in an apparent execution-style assassination. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has described the attack as "right-wing extremist" in nature, saying it was "directed against us all."

German road toll discriminates against foreigners - ECJ - 18 Jun 2019 at 7:11am - A planned German fee is unfair because it relies on drivers from other states, says the top EU court.

Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado wins German book trade Peace Prize - 18 Jun 2019 at 7:11am - The prestigious Peace Prize of the German Book Trade has been awarded to 75-year-old Brazilian photographer Sebastiao Salgado for raising awareness about environmental destruction and the climate crisis.

Facebook's cryptocurrency plan is taking shape - 18 Jun 2019 at 6:47am - The world's biggest social network has indicated that it wants to move into the payments industry by launching its own cryptocurrency next year. DW looks at what's behind Facebook's not-so-cryptic plan.

US and Russia clash over power grid 'hack attacks' - 18 Jun 2019 at 6:20am - Russia has countered attempts to hack into its infrastructure, says Kremlin spokesman.

Joshua Wong: Carrie Lam 'incapable' of leading Hong Kong - 18 Jun 2019 at 6:18am - Speaking to DW, activist Joshua Wong said the city's Chief Executive Lam must step down following orders to shoot at people protesting the extradition law. Lam's attitude is also symptomatic of China's interference.

Hong Kong leader refuses to step down after mass protests - 18 Jun 2019 at 5:44am - Carrie Lam, the city's chief executive, has said she wants time to "continue to work hard" for the people of Hong Kong. But activists have promised to not back down, with Joshua Wong telling DW: "Now is the time."

Germany?s imam quandary: Educate, don?t import - 18 Jun 2019 at 5:41am - Ending foreign influence on Muslim religious leaders' education is a long-term goal for the German government. A new study might lead the way for training local imams, if all parties involved are willing to participate.

French student misses bus, crashes car, dropped off to exam by police - 18 Jun 2019 at 5:36am - An 18-year-old crashes his father's car while rushing to sit a test - then gets delivered by police.

German philosopher Jürgen Habermas at 90 - 18 Jun 2019 at 5:32am - Renowned for his analysis of democracy and rule of law, he is one of the most influential thinkers alive. As he turns 90, Jürgen Habermas is not about to stop getting involved in the big questions of our time.