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Klaus Scharioth, Berlin’s former ambassador to the US, tells DW why Germany’s expulsion of the top CIA official was right and why the current crisis is the biggest challenge yet for transatlantic ties.
The rebuilding of trust between Europe and the US after the NSA revelations did not happen in Munich. Europeans should now take a different path to push Washington into reforming the NSA, says DW's Michael Knigge.
The German media has voiced outrage at the NSA's alleged spying on Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone. But editorials also criticized her for previously having played down the broader eavesdropping scandal.
He has been described as a right-wing stalwart, but also as a defender of democratic values. Reuven Rivlin has been appointed as Israel's president, succeeding Shimon Peres.
There was a time when peace in the Middle East seemed to be within reach, and Israeli President Shimon Peres was an icon of that era. As he leaves office, we are left with hatred and hardliners, says DW's Peter Hille.
This year's UN Human Development Report highlights the importance of social protection to reduce people’s vulnerability. Khalid Malik, Director of the UN Development Program (UNDP), talked to DW about the report.
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Shelling by the Israel Defense Forces has killed several people seeking refuge at a compound housing a UN school in Gaza. World leaders have pressed for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.
Poland enabled human rights violations by allowing the CIA to run a secret prison on its territory, according to a European court ruling. Warsaw has been ordered to pay two suspected former al Qaeda operatives damages.
Security officials in Iraq have said that an attack on a convoy transferring prisoners north of Baghdad killed 52 prisoners and eight soldiers. The attack coincided with Fouad Masoum's confirmation as new president.
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