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Opinion: It is time for Hamburg to accept their fate - 24 Feb 2018 at 4:25pm - After 11 league games without a win, Hamburg are staring relegation in the face. Based on recent performances, the second tier is where they belong ? and there are no bonuses for being the only Bundesliga ever-present.

Chinese carmaker Geely bosses to hold Berlin talks after taking Daimler stake - 24 Feb 2018 at 3:50pm - Having taken almost 10 percent stake in Daimler, Geely directors plan to hold talks with German officials, sources say. The purchase is the latest in a long line of investments by Chinese firms in European companies.

Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU conservatives debate a rightward shift - 24 Feb 2018 at 3:26pm - Chancellor Angela Merkel's upcoming cabinet picks will signal whether the CDU remains in the political center. She faces calls from senior party members to move right in an effort to regain voters the party lost in 2017.

Remembering George Harrison on his 75th birthday - 24 Feb 2018 at 3:24pm - The "quiet Beatle" George Harrison would have turned 75 on February 25. A look back at the life of the boy from Liverpool who became the Fab Four's lead guitarist.

Winter Olympics: 'Leberkase and weisswurst' will have to do for one last game - 24 Feb 2018 at 3:08pm - Germany's run to the gold medal game may have some clamoring for the IIHF to get the NHL players back for 2022. Nobody in Germany is complaining about that, as the national team aims to seize a unique opportunity.

UN Security Council votes for 30-day ceasefire in Syria without delay - 24 Feb 2018 at 2:51pm - The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to approve a 30-day humanitarian ceasefire in Syria. Reports suggest that shortly after the vote, warplanes once again struck the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta.

Turkish attack on Afrin: 'The Kurds put their trust in the US and the West' - 24 Feb 2018 at 2:06pm - The Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria is under attack by Turkey. According to a Kurdish affairs expert, because Kurds can't rely on foreign powers, they have allied with the Assad regime purely out of self-defense.

Controversial film 'Touch Me Not' wins Berlinale's Golden Bear award - 24 Feb 2018 at 2:04pm - A confrontational film on intimacy and sex, "Touch Me Not" by Adina Pintilie won the most prestigious award of the Berlin International Film Festival. Silver Bears were also awarded in different categories.

Suicide bombings in Yemen's Aden leave dozens dead or wounded - 24 Feb 2018 at 1:51pm - Twin car bombs have killed at least six people at a security camp in Yemen's southern city of Aden. The "Islamic State" (IS) group has claimed responsibility.

China tells US to stop unilateral North Korea actions - 24 Feb 2018 at 1:33pm - The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said the US risks jeopardizing co-operation over North Korea. A terse response was issued after Washington imposed sanctions against a range of targets, including Chinese firms.

Italy election: Rival protests spark tensions ahead of vote - 24 Feb 2018 at 1:29pm - Scuffles break out as far-right and anti-fascist groups stage rallies a week before Italy's election.

Venezuela: electoral authority rejects President Maduro's mega-elections - 24 Feb 2018 at 12:54pm - In a setback to President Nicolas Maduro, the CNE announced it would not be able to organize all the elections on one day. The OAS and the US have criticized the vote, set to take place in April.

Miss Germany: A century of beautiful women - 24 Feb 2018 at 12:49pm - When 21 women from across Germany went head to head February 24 to take home the coveted Miss Germany crown, they followed in the high-heeled footsteps of decades of ladies before them.

Rwanda: UN demands investigation into deadly clashes between police and refugees - 24 Feb 2018 at 12:42pm - Five people were killed and many more injured in protests that broke out in a Rwandan refugee camp earlier this week. The refugees were protesting a cut in food rations brought about by a funding gap.

Russia and US haggle over alleged hacker Yevgeni Nikulin held in Czech Republic - 24 Feb 2018 at 12:12pm - Czech President President Milos Zeman has pressed for alleged hacker Yevgeni Nikulin to be sent to his homeland, Russia. Nikulin has been in a Czech jail since 2016.

German archaeologists help uncover ancient cemetery near Egyptian city of Minya - 24 Feb 2018 at 12:10pm - Experts from Egypt and Germany have found an ancient necropolis, containing more than 1,000 statues and eight tombs. It's the fourth major discovery in a year, and could eventually prove a much-needed boon to tourism.

Bangkok backs Myanmar military as Rohingya clashes intensify - 24 Feb 2018 at 12:04pm - Thailand will continue to back neighbor Myanmar even as the latter clamps down on an uprising in its Rohingya province. Thailand's ambassador to Myanmar spoke with DW about Bangkok?s role in the ongoing conflict.

Bundesliga: Hertha halt Bayern's winning run, Bremen triumph in Nordderby - 24 Feb 2018 at 11:57am - Bayern failed to win in the Bundesliga for the first time since November as Hertha held them to a draw. Elsewhere, Stuttgart won again, Christoph Kramer scored a screamer and a late winner settled the Nordderby.

Johnny Hallyday estate: Bardot wades into France family row - 24 Feb 2018 at 11:56am - The film legend urges Johnny Hallyday's widow to give some of his money to his older children.

WTO chief Roberto Azevedo warns of increased risk of 'trade wars' - 24 Feb 2018 at 10:53am - Amid mounting tensions between the US and China over tariffs, the WTO has warned that trade wars can happen "at any time." WTO chief Roberto Azevedo praised globalization, calling its detractors "misguided."

Somalia: Death toll mounts after Mogadishu palace attack - 24 Feb 2018 at 8:46am - Dozens of people were killed in twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in what appears to have been a foiled attack on the presidential palace. Islamist militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.

The BBC's John Simpson: How I became a Czech honeytrap target - 24 Feb 2018 at 8:40am - The BBC's World Affairs editor says he "was getting in a bit deep" so he told the BBC, who brought in MI5.

Czech Ledecka wins historic second gold - 24 Feb 2018 at 8:02am - Ester Ledecka becomes the fifth athlete to claim gold in two sports at a Winter Games with a win in the women's snowboarding parallel giant slalom.

Pakistan avoids global terror watchlist ? for now - 24 Feb 2018 at 7:36am - A global money-laundering watchdog has given Pakistan a three-month reprieve to avoid its terror financing watchlist, which could pose serious economic challenges to the country. But can Islamabad avoid it permanently?

Russian ceremony hopes hit by second ban - 24 Feb 2018 at 7:23am - A second Russian athlete competing at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang is punished after testing positive for a banned substance.

Eastern Ghouta: Deaths mount as UN vote on Syria delayed - 24 Feb 2018 at 6:50am - Syrian forces have launched a series of rocket attacks and airstrikes on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, where 500 civilians have been killed in the past week. A UN vote on a ceasefire has been delayed.

Red Cross reveals 21 staff paid for sexual services - 24 Feb 2018 at 6:07am - The humanitarian aid agency reveals 21 staff have left for sexual misconduct since 2015.

Multiple attacks in Afghanistan leave many dead - 24 Feb 2018 at 4:26am - Taliban militants have killed at least 18 Afghan soldiers in an attack on an army post in western Farah province. An "Islamic State" suicide bomber killed two in Kabul as violence continues to spike in Afghanistan.

Explosions hit Myanmar's troubled Rakhine state - 24 Feb 2018 at 2:17am - Three early morning blasts have rocked the capital city of Myanmar's restive northwestern Rakhine state, which has been at the center of a protracted conflict between the Buddhist majority and Rohingya Muslims.

Estonia reaches out to its very own Russians at long last - 24 Feb 2018 at 12:50am - Estonia's large Russian-speaking minority has long felt marginalized by Tallinn politicians, but as the country celebrates its centenary, change appears to be afoot. Isabelle de Pommereau reports from Narva.