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Nuclear waste-carrying ship sets sail for first time on German river:

June 28th, 2017

Highly radioactive waste from a nuclear plant has been transported for the first time on a river in Germany. Protesters managed to temporarily halt the ship after they rappelled down from a bridge over the Neckar River.


NSA spying scandal committee presents controversial final report:

June 28th, 2017

A German investigative committee has presented its findings to the Bundestag on US spying on Germany - and Germany's spying on its allies. The report is more than 1,800 pages long but contains little consensus.


G20: Old people's home in Hamburg appeals for calm:

June 28th, 2017

The Schanzenviertel, a G20 hotspot, is one of Hamburg’s most left-wing quarters. Staff and residents at an old people's home have placed banners on their building appealing for calm. Jenny Witt took a look.


Report: German politicians under surveillance by Turkish intelligence:

June 28th, 2017

Turkey's intelligence agency has been increasingly gathering information on German politicians, according to a report. Prosecutors already launched an investigation into Turkey's alleged spying earlier this year.


The long path toward same-sex marriage in Germany:

June 27th, 2017

Angela Merkel's ruling conservatives have long denied gays and lesbians the right to marry. That has left Germany lagging behind internationally in terms of equal rights. So why the U-turn from Chancellor Merkel now?


Hamburg sends home Berlin G20 police over public sex & booze parties:

June 27th, 2017

A group of some 220 Berlin police officers were sent home from Hamburg, accused of - amongst other things - public sex acts, property damage and mishandling service weapons. "They were bored," said a spokesman.


Opinion: Angela Merkel's calculated change of heart on gay marriage:

June 27th, 2017

The German chancellor has halfheartedly abandoned her opposition to same-sex marriage. The move was solely a political calculation, says DW's Gero Schliess. Nevertheless, it is good news for Germany.


German, Iranian Foreign Ministers: Iran nuclear deal must stay:

June 27th, 2017

After meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif, Sigmar Gabriel said Germany would resist any questioning of the deal. Zarif also commented on the US travel ban, but human rights issues went unmentioned.


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June 27th, 2017

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After Merkel hints at gay marriage, rival Schulz calls for speedy vote:

June 27th, 2017

Fast-tracked legalization of same-sex marriage could become a side-effect of rather haphazard German electioneering. First Chancellor Merkel hints she's ready to cave, then her rival says "let's vote on it right now."


Germans not opposed to same sex marriage:

June 27th, 2017

A study by Germany's Anti-Discrimination Agency earlier this year showed a majority of Germans supports equality in same-sex marriages. But, prejudices remain.


Is Angela Merkel about to shift her party’s position on gay marriage?:

June 26th, 2017

Angela Merkel has said she wants same-sex marriage to become a "decision of conscience," not a party-political issue in Germany. The feature-length interview was supposed to show the chancellor's more private side.


Things to know about Germany's recent surveillance laws:

June 26th, 2017

Germany has passed an unprecedented spate of new surveillance and security laws, often with impossibly long and hard to understand names. DW guides you through the most important of them.


AfD warns state leader Poggenburg over WhatsApp chat leak:

June 26th, 2017

Andre Poggenburg, the leader of Alternative for Germany in Saxony-Anhalt, has received an official warning from his party leadership. He was caught using far-right slogans in an AfD WhatsApp Chat leaked last week.


Interview: The refugee crisis is a 'crisis of migration policy':

June 26th, 2017

The European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights was established by the EU to help it respect human rights in its policies. InfoMigrants spoke to its director, Michael O'Flaherty, about the refugee crisis in Europe.


Resistance growing to German government's surveillance measures:

June 26th, 2017

Politicians and NGOs say that a spate of security measures go too far and are beginning to impinge on personal liberty. Angela Merkel's potential next coalition partners are demanding a "general reversal" on the issue.


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