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Obama makes historic visit to Hiroshima
President Obama has laid a wreath at a memorial in Hiroshima, paying tribute to the victims of the world's first nuclear attack. He has also called for fewer nuclear weapons, but did not apologize for the bombing.

Germany considers relaxing sanctions against Russia
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has advocated lifting economic sanctions on Russia, under certain conditions. Western countries needed to keep up the pressure on Moscow by enforcing "intelligent" bans, he said.

Putin arrives in Greece with trade and energy deals on table
Russian President Vladimir Putin is again being courted by Greece as the debt-hit country seeks growth opportunities. Talks with Greek leaders are expected to focus on energy and trade.

Dozens injured at fight at Calais 'Jungle' migrant camp
A massive brawl in France's "Jungle" migrant camp has left at least 40 people with injuries. One person was seriously hurt after a fight broke out between migrants from Afghanistan and Sudan.

IOC reports 23 positive doping re-tests from 2012 London Games
The IOC said the 23 positive re-tests were on athletes from six countries competing in five sports. This comes a week after it announced that 31 new cases had been found in the Beijing Olympics.

G7 summit wraps up by highlighting economic woes, migration crisis
The so-called Group of Seven richest countries have said pumping up the world economy was an "urgent priority" following two-day summit in Japan. The migration crisis and a possible 'Brexit' also featured on the agenda.

Hollande to 'stand firm' despite union unrest
French police removed union-made blockades from 15 fuel depots, easing the fuel crisis amid ongoing strikes, officials have said. President Francois Hollande warned protesters he would not let them choke the economy.

US economy slows to weakest pace in a year
The US Commerce Department has revised up first-quarter GDP growth for the world's largest economy. But despite the improvement on the first estimate last month, output slowed in the January-March period.

Nadia Savchenko: The thorn in President Poroshenko's side?
The Ukrainian pilot has returned to Kyiv after being released in a prisoner swap with Russia. President Poroshenko fought to bring her back but, as DW's Emma Burrows writes, her return could prove bittersweet for him.

Former Auschwitz guard accused of lack of remorse in trial's closing arguments
The prosecution has charged 94-year-old Reinhold Hanning with not accepting responsibility for his actions. The former Auschwitz guard is being tried on 100,000 counts of accessory to murder.

Islam classes will make protect children from fundamentalists, bishop says
State-sponsored lessons in Islam could protect young Muslims from radical ideologies, the Evangelical Church's head bishop has said. The pontiff has called for all schools in Germany to teach the religion.

German government ministries score poorly on diversity
The German government has given itself poor marks for diversity in its ministries and civil service. But it still has no intention of introducing quotas.

Chinese in east Germany don't see bias in Dessau murder
The murder of a Chinese university student has shocked locals in the eastern German town of Dessau. Amid reports of growing xenophobia, DW's Kate Brady headed east to talk to the region's Chinese population.

Munich tops German economic future study, eastern cities improving
Munich has topped a list of German regions ranked according to economic prospects and quality of life. New research shows that historically lagging cities in the east are catching up, while the west is sliding backwards.

Lucky escape for 91-year-old run over by train in northern Germany
A 91-year-old woman has miraculously survived an encounter with a train traveling at 160 kilometers per hour in the northern town of Langwedel. Police said she lay between the tracks and escaped with only minor injuries.

Court hands life sentences to Uganda World Cup bombers
Five of seven men found guilty of carrying out deadly bombings in Kampala in 2010 have been given life sentences. They avoided the death penalty for the attacks that targeted fans who gathered to watch the World Cup.

Mass gang rape of teen in Brazil uploaded by perpetrators to social media
The brutal gang rape of a teenager by over 30 men has shocked Brazil, where violence against women is endemic and often goes unreported. Some of the suspects broadcast their act on Twitter.

EU slaps North Korea with new sanctions
Europe has decided to follow the lead of the UN, which recently hit Pyongyang with its toughest restrictions yet. The reclusive nation refuses to adhere to a Security Council ban on its missile program.

Israeli environment minister resigns in protest of 'extremist government'
Center-right politician Avi Gabbay has stepped down as environment minister, saying the government has swung too far to the right. His resignation comes shortly after Prime Minister Netanyahu reshuffled his cabinet.

Australia asks to be removed from UN climate report
Australia's Department of Environment has come under criticism for omitting the Great Barrier Reef from a UNESCO climate change report. Climate scientists say officials have censored details about environmental threats.

French Open: Nadal pulls out with injury, Murray cruises
Nine-time champion Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the French Open with an injury to his left wrist. He said he had been playing with painkilling injections in the early rounds. Among the women, Annika Beck bowed out.

Racist laundry detergent ad in China sparks outrage on social media
A Chinese commercial for laundry detergent has gone viral. Outrage across social media says the ad, which shows how to get the "black" out of dirty laundry, is blatantly racist.


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