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A choice between EU and Russia in bad-movie Moldova vote - 23 Feb 2019 at 11:40pm - The Republic of Moldova will elect a new parliament this Sunday ? and there has been no lack of drama in the homestretch. There is much more on the ballot than meets the eye.

EU, Arab League forge connections at first desert summit - 23 Feb 2019 at 11:05pm - A dinner and two rounds of talks: The first summit between the EU and the Arab League will leave leaders plenty of time for networking. Decisions on Syria? Unlikely, reports Bernd Riegert from Sharm el-Sheikh.

'Miss Germany' goes to police officer, cyber crime investigator - 23 Feb 2019 at 9:24pm - A police officer assigned to Stuttgart's inner city and cyber-crime cases has become "Miss Germany." Nadine Berneis beat 15 other finalists for the title billed as Germany's longest-running beauty contest.

Brexit: What would it mean for UK pensioners living in Europe? - 23 Feb 2019 at 7:45pm - If you're claiming the UK state pension outside the UK how could Brexit affect your claim?

Tymoshenko v Tymoshenko: Funny business at the polls - 23 Feb 2019 at 7:21pm - Two candidates in Ukrainian presidential election have the same name. Some suspect it's a trick to confuse voters.

Greece's invisible minority - the Macedonian Slavs - 23 Feb 2019 at 7:16pm - Greece has long denied that it has a Macedonian minority. Will this now change, asks Maria Margaronis?

Dutch drugs: 'Breaking Bad' in Tilburg - 23 Feb 2019 at 6:53pm - The Tilburg region in the southern Netherlands has earned a reputation as the ecstasy capital of the world. Can the authorities find a way to curb the area's enormous production of MDMA? Rosanne Kropman reports.

Cargo plane crashes near Houston - 23 Feb 2019 at 6:37pm - A cargo plane reportedly flying for the logistics giant Amazon has crashed into waters off Houston, Texas. Authorities say three people were on board the Boeing 767 on a two-hour flight from Miami.

Deadly avalanches kill two in German, Austrian Alps - 23 Feb 2019 at 5:31pm - Avalanches in Germany and Austria have left at least two dead. Some 70 rescue workers combed the area looking for survivors until the search was called off at nightfall.

France: 15th yellow vest protests see thousands on the streets - 23 Feb 2019 at 3:58pm - The 15th consecutive yellow vest protests were relatively peaceful compared to previous weeks. Some 46,000 people nationwide joined the protests, a figure slightly higher than last weekend.

Germany's Deutsche Bahn short of hundreds of train drivers - 23 Feb 2019 at 2:58pm - National rail operator Deutsche Bahn has been targeted for its service delays, high and inflexible ticket costs, and a lack of investment. Now it is having trouble finding drivers for its trains.

Opinion: Sporting directors losing their jobs is a worrying Bundesliga trend - 23 Feb 2019 at 2:13pm - Schalke's Christian Heidel will exit the club at the end of the season, becoming the third Bundesliga sporting director to leave his position in the last two weeks. Clubs must do better, argues DW?s Felix Tamsut

Vote counting begins in Nigeria's delayed presidential election - 23 Feb 2019 at 1:23pm - Observers say Saturday's vote to re-elect Muhammadu Buhari or his main rival Atiku Abubakar is too close to call. The election was marred by technical issues that delayed the opening of polling stations in some areas.

South African opposition makes election pledge to fight corruption - 23 Feb 2019 at 12:59pm - The Democratic Alliance has launched its manifesto for the country's May elections, promising to tackle graft. The party faces a resurgent ruling ANC which has governed the country since the end of apartheid in 1994.

Namibian lawmakers seek justice from Germany on genocide - 23 Feb 2019 at 12:39pm - A delegation of Namibian lawmakers is in Berlin to vigorously push for an agreement with Germany on the genocide it committed against the Nama and Herero people of Namibia more than 100 years ago.

North Korean armored train enters China while Vietnam awaits Kim Jong Un - 23 Feb 2019 at 12:19pm - A train carrying North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has crossed the bridge connecting North Korea and China at Dandong under heavy security. Kim is set to meet US President Donald Trump at a Hanoi summit.

Bundesliga: Javi Martinez seals Bayern Munich win but Kingsley Coman injured - 23 Feb 2019 at 11:41am - A second half Javi Martinez header was enough for Bayern Munich to see off a stubborn Hertha Berlin side. Despite a second straight clean sheet, an injury to Kingsley Coman takes some of the gloss off Bayern's win.

Berlin opera conductor Daniel Barenboim dismisses bullying claims - 23 Feb 2019 at 11:37am - Berlin's state opera says it will stand by the world-renowned conductor despite criticism of his "temperamental" style. Several musicians have accused the 76-year-old of making them afraid to go to work.

Opinion: Help, the helpers are coming! - 23 Feb 2019 at 11:19am - What's happening on the borders of Venezuela is anything but a humanitarian aid operation, according to DW's Astrid Prange. She says using aid for political purposes is abhorrent and dangerous.

Germany boosts support for tackling DR Congo Ebola outbreak - 23 Feb 2019 at 11:09am - Germany is one of the largest government donors to the fight against the deadly Ebola virus in Africa. An outbreak in DR Congo has led to the deaths of nearly 500 people since last August.

Delay Brexit, three UK ministers urge - 23 Feb 2019 at 10:38am - Greg Clark, Amber Rudd and David Gauke say extending Article 50 is better than "crashing out" of the EU.

Matteo Salvini: Sweeping to power with selfies? - 23 Feb 2019 at 9:44am - Italy's right-wing populists are likely to win Sunday's regional elections in Sardinia. The poll is seen as a test run for a new coalition in Rome. Italy is moving to the right. Bernd Riegert reports from Sardinia.

Venezuela's border aid blockade turns deadly - 23 Feb 2019 at 9:27am - Two people have been killed in clashes between soldiers and opposition supporters after Maduro closed the Brazilian and Colombian borders. Several trucks carrying food and medicine tried force their way into the country.

French boy suspected of reintroducing measles to Costa Rica - 23 Feb 2019 at 8:43am - A 5-year-old boy who had not received measles vaccine went on holiday to Costa Rica with his parents. The country had been measles-free for five years before his arrival.

Vatican abuse summit: Cardinal says files were destroyed - 23 Feb 2019 at 8:37am - Speaking called for more transparency, saying victims' rights were "effectively trampled underfoot".

Scores dead in India after consuming toxic liquor in Assam - 23 Feb 2019 at 8:35am - The victims, who included many women, worked at local tea estates in the northeastern state of Assam. Deaths from toxic alcohol are quite common in India, with many poor people drinking cheap, bad-quality liquor.

Eintracht Frankfurt?s Europa League success marred by ?disproportionate? poli... - 23 Feb 2019 at 8:32am - A dispute between a local politician and Frankfurt supporters has escalated after a controversial police operation left several fans injured. The incident comes amid increasing tension between authorities and fans.

Catholic Cardinal Marx says files on child abusers 'destroyed' - 23 Feb 2019 at 7:55am - Vatican officials worked to silence the victims, senior German Cardinal Reinhard Marx has told the summit on tackling pedophilia within the church. He said files on the abusers were often destroyed.

Germany: Left Party calls for EU 'reboot' at party convention - 23 Feb 2019 at 7:05am - Germany's socialist party has presented a fundamental EU reform agenda at their convention in the western city of Bonn. Members decided against calling for the creation of a "European Republic" in the manifesto.

Sex abuse survivor calls for 'zero tolerance' policy as bishops discuss child... - 22 Feb 2019 at 5:53pm - Bishops at a summit on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church have heard of the abuse suffered by just some of the victims. One victim was Juan Carlos Cruz, who told DW the Catholic Church needs a "zero tolerance" policy.