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Wife of missing ex-Interpol chief claims asylum in France - 19 Jan 2019 at 3:08am - Grace Meng's lawyer says she has formally requested refuge from French authorities as she is afraid she may be kidnapped. Her husband, Meng Hongwei, went missing in September after traveling to his native China.

Two years in, Donald Trump remains the 'unprecedented president' - 18 Jan 2019 at 11:11pm - Remember the hope that Donald Trump would be mostly tough talk, but little action? At the halfway-mark of his first term it is time to acknowledge the huge impact he's already had ? and wonder how much more could come.

Mexico: Deadly blaze erupts at illegal fuel pipeline - 18 Jan 2019 at 11:08pm - Some 200 people were at the scene of a pipeline blast that left at least 21 dead. Dozens of Mexican states have experienced fuel shortages since President Lopez Obrador shut down pipelines to curb fuel theft.

Colombia seeks arrest of ELN rebel leaders after bombing - 18 Jan 2019 at 9:25pm - Authorities said a man linked to the National Liberation Army guerrilla was the driver of the car bomb that killed 21 people in a Bogota. President Ivan Duque accused the ELN of lacking "true desire for peace."

US arrested Iranian journalist without charge - 18 Jan 2019 at 9:10pm - A US court order has confirmed that a journalist working for Iran's Press TV was arrested in connection with a probe into "violations of US criminal law." But Marzieh Hashemi has not been accused of committing any crime.

Tough times for Amsterdam sex business - 18 Jan 2019 at 7:42pm - The Dutch worry that part of central Amsterdam is now just a sleazy tourist trap.

Gdansk: A city in mourning buries its murdered mayor - 18 Jan 2019 at 6:16pm - The Polish city of Gdansk is saying farewell to its mayor, who was stabbed to death at a charity concert. The suspected attacker's mother has told police she was concerned that her son was planning political revenge.

Spain domestic violence: Trail of death shocks society - 18 Jan 2019 at 5:56pm - A man who allegedly killed his defence lawyer years after murdering his wife ends up killing himself.

Bayern Munich's Leon Goretzka enjoys and excels in 2019 Bundesliga opener - 18 Jan 2019 at 5:32pm - Bayern Munich delivered an impressive performance against Hoffenheim, both collectively and individually. One man stood out, and the midfielder hasn't always been one of the first to deliver ? until matchday 18.

Will Germany use autobahn speed limits to cut carbon emissions? - 18 Jan 2019 at 5:31pm - A national commission has laid out a number of steps to help Germany meet EU emissions targets. Though desperately needed, they will face resistance from citizens and the country's influential auto industry.

Second summit coming for North Korea's Kim Jong Un, US President Donald Trump - 18 Jan 2019 at 4:44pm - After exchanging a number of letters and announcing they "fell in love," US President Trump will attend a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Exactly where and when the pair will meet has not been determined.

Bayern Munich start 2019 with impressive victory - 18 Jan 2019 at 4:40pm - The Bundesliga has been criticized for a lack of competition at the top in recent years, but the result that restarted the 2018-19 season has opened up a potentially thrilling title race.

'Don't mess with Mac': International face-off over moose statues - 18 Jan 2019 at 3:21pm - Canada's town of Moose Jaw wants to win back the crown of having the world's tallest moose statue.

Divers spot GREAT white shark near Hawaii - 18 Jan 2019 at 3:03pm - Two researchers swam alongside the enormous shark for hours, taking breathtaking photos that went viral online. The shark is possibly one of the largest great whites ever recorded ? and she may be pregnant.

Turkish authorities want Interpol arrest warrant for NBA basketball star Enes... - 18 Jan 2019 at 2:17pm - Prosecutors in Turkey have requested an Interpol Red Notice for Enes Kanter, a basketball player for the New York Knicks, on the grounds of being involved in a terrorist organization. Kanter denies the charges.

'World still needs NATO' writes German defense minister in New York Times op-ed - 18 Jan 2019 at 2:03pm - With NATO rattled amid pressure from Donald Trump, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen made an appeal for the alliance in a New York Times op-ed. She described NATO as an "emotional bond" between the US and Europe.

Did Johnson talk Turkey during Brexit campaign? - 18 Jan 2019 at 1:49pm - The former Foreign Secretary says he didn't say anything about the country during the referendum.

Nastya Rybka: Russia seizes model who made Trump collusion claim - 18 Jan 2019 at 1:32pm - A Belarusian model deported from Thailand for soliciting is detained in transit at a Moscow airport.

'Extreme' heatwave breaks records across Australia - 18 Jan 2019 at 1:03pm - Temperatures are set to climb next week as heatwave conditions persist in parts of the country. The searing heat has had a particular impact on the Australian Open tennis tournament and a cycling event.

DR Congo: Constitutional Court to rule on electoral challenge - 18 Jan 2019 at 12:25pm - Congo has rebuffed African Union calls for the Constitutional Court to delay announcing the final result of DRC's December election. The AU cited "serious doubts on the conformity of provisional results with votes cast."

Opinion: The AU should challenge election bodies over questionable results - 18 Jan 2019 at 11:53am - It is unusual for the AU to speak out against official election results in member states but it has now cast doubt on the preliminary results announced in DR Congo. It was high time for this, says DW's Mohammed Khelef.

Tesla announces it will lay off 7 percent of its workforce - 18 Jan 2019 at 11:44am - CEO Elon Musk said that the electric car maker plans to cut roughly 3,000 jobs, prompting another sharp dip in share prices. Tesla is struggling in the US as the government rolls back a tax credit for buyers.

Abortion: Woman 'refused termination' at Dublin hospital - 18 Jan 2019 at 11:31am - Her unborn baby had a fatal foetal abnormality but a termination was refused, Irish MPs are told.

UN Special Advisor on Genocide: 'Military intervention should be an exception' - 18 Jan 2019 at 11:24am - Ethnic violence in crisis-torn nations like South Sudan is often in the news. But how serious is the situation in the whole of Africa? DW put that question to the UN's Special Advisor on Genocide, Adama Dieng.

Marie Juchacz: A life for justice and equality - 18 Jan 2019 at 10:22am - She was a divorced single parent, politically active and a tireless advocate for women, children and workers. In January 1919, German women could vote for the first time ? and they sent Marie Juchacz to parliament.

'The End of Truth': Politics, mercenaries and conspiracies - 18 Jan 2019 at 10:16am - At the world premiere of his new political thriller "The End of Truth," DW spoke with director Philipp Leinemann about mercenaries, foreign intervention and secret CIA operations in Germany.

Foreign Minister Qureshi: Pakistan, US on 'same page' over Afghanistan - 18 Jan 2019 at 10:15am - In an exclusive interview with DW, Pakistan's Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Islamabad is cooperating with Washington to find a political solution to the protracted conflict in Afghanistan.

Belgium can't keep 'Islamic State' fighters' families out - 18 Jan 2019 at 10:08am - Families of former "Islamic State" (IS) militants are stranded in Syrian detention camps. The Belgian government wants to keep them there, but as Teri Schultz reports, a Belgian court has ruled that's not acceptable.

German police detain patient who took hostage at hospital - 18 Jan 2019 at 10:01am - Police and special forces swarmed a hospital in Bavaria after a male patient took a woman hostage. The man also threatened several other people with knives, but police did not comment on a possible motive.

Former Macron bodyguard in French custody over misuse of diplomatic passports - 18 Jan 2019 at 10:00am - Alexandre Benalla, the presidential bodyguard filmed beating a May Day protester, appeared before a judge for using diplomatic passports after he was fired last July. Investigations continue after a court appearance.