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Trump is GOP's presumptive nominee after last rival abandons race
Republican John Kasich, the last rival for front-runner Donald Trump, has announced the end of his presidential bid. His departure effectively clears the way for Trump's path to the GOP nomination.

State of emergency declared as Alberta wildfires continue to rage
A state of emergency has been declared in the Canadian province of Alberta as firefighters continue to battle raging wildfires. Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from the northern city of Fort McMurray.

Syrian ceasefire extended to embattled city of Aleppo
US officials have announced the extension of a truce to Syria's war-torn northern city. Officials at the United Nations, meanwhile, have accused the Assad regime of war crimes.

London's mayoral election highlights dirty politics
Londoners go to the polls on Thursday to pick a successor to Boris Johnson, the current mayor. As Julia Macfarlane reports from London, the leading candidates don't inspire much confidence among voters.

Australia says top 'IS' recruiter killed in US airstrike in Iraq
An Australian believed to be a top "Islamic State" recruiter has been killled in a US airstrike in Mosul, Iraq. Melbourne-born Neil Prakash left for Syria in 2013, a year after converting from Buddhism.

Majority of Germans oppose TTIP, survey shows
A new survey shows that most Germans are concerned about the trade deal between the European Union and the US. As anger over the agreement rises, police have ordered a TTIP reading space in Berlin to be shut down.

Study shows dips for SPD, Merkel's bloc, more gains for AfD
Support for Germany's populist right-wing AfD has climbed to 15 percent, a new Deutschlandtrend survey shows. Merkel's conservative bloc has dipped to 33 percent and her SPD partners to 20 percent.

Clinton braces for fight with Trump as Republicans come to terms with new reality
Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has issued sharp words for likely rival Donald Trump. Republican voters are still coming to terms with their likely candidate.

NATO, Russia to escalate troop deployment amid rising tensions
NATO plans to increase its troop deployment along its eastern flank in response to Russian military aggression in Ukraine. Moscow has said it will respond in kind, with deployments that could outnumber NATO 10-1.

Midwives: baby experts and substitute moms
May 5 is International Day of the Midwife. With rising costs for the professionals who help women before, during and after childbirth, the job is becoming more and more difficult. But midwives are desperately needed.

End of the line for Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu?
Turkey's ruling party is set to hold an extraordinary congress to decide the fate of Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The past few weeks have seen increasing speculation and tension between Davutoglu and the president.

EU Commission hands major domestic victory to Turkish government
Following a European Commission recommendation, Turkish citizens are one step closer to easier EU travel. Ankara sees the decision as a victory, despite the major hurdles that remain. Tom Stevenson reports fom Istanbul.

Egyptian journalists call for removal of interior minister, vow to ban minister's name
Thousands of journalists in Egypt have demanded the removal of the country's interior minister and have vowed to ban printing his name, amid growing anger over the arrest of a pair of opposition journalists.

Merkel, Abe at odds on how to fix global economy
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe have disagreed on how to kick-start the global economy ahead of a meeting of G7 member nations. Abe hopes the Japan summit will send out a united message on the issue.

Anti-IS coalition is half-hearted, says Mideast expert Udo Steinbach
US Defense Secretary Ash Carter and colleagues from 10 other countries have met in Stuttgart to discuss the fight against "Islamic State." In an interview with DW, Middle East expert Udo Steinbach evaluates their work.

Israelis, Palestinians trade fire across Gaza border, threatening ceasefire
Israeli forces and Palestinian militants have exchanged fire, and Israel has launched air raids on the Gaza Strip. There were no reports of injuries during the exchange, which threatens a two-year-old ceasefire.

EU Commission: Accept asylum-seekers or pay up
EU nations that reject asylum seekers from overburdened frontline states will face a 250,000 euro charge per refugee under a plan unveiled by the European Commission. It's drawn rapid rebuffs from Slovakia and Poland.

Ivory Coast sweetens up with first locally made chocolate
Ivory Coast is the world’s biggest cocoa producer but for a long time it couldn’t process the cocoa beans into chocolate. That is about to change now with the introduction of chocolate "Made in Ivory Coast."

Champions League: Real Madrid set up all-Madrid final
The Champions league final will be an all-Spanish affair and a repeat of the 2014 title match. That's after Real Madrid disposed of Manchester City in a semifinal that set an unofficial record for footballing tedium.


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