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Daily Bulletin 20.03.2017 | 19:30 UTC
Breaking News
FBI confirms it's investigating links between Russia, Trump campaign
The director of the FBI has confirmed for the first time that the bureau is investigating Russian efforts to interfere in last year's US election. He also shot down President Donald Trump's wiretapping allegations.
News
EU states, Libya vow action on people smuggling
Top diplomats from the EU and North Africa have called for a joint effort to rein in the migrant influx to Europe. The Libyan government reportedly asked for helicopters and boats to patrol its coastline.
Norway named the world's happiest country in 2017
Norway has claimed the top spot as the happiest country on Earth, unseating Scandinavian neighbor Denmark, the World Happiness Report found. The report also noted that Germans are happier but Americans are feeling blue.
Google apologizes for ads alongside extremist content
A top Google executive has said the company is sorry to the UK government and retailers. Marks and Spencer and McDonalds are just a few of the organizations to pull their advertisements from YouTube.
Roger Federer beats Wawrinka for fifth Indian Wells tennis title
Federer beat his Swiss compatriot to become the oldest winner of the BNP Paribas Open title in California. His ranking goes up to number six in the world as a result.
Germany
German government stays cool in Erdogan 'Nazi' row
Politicians in Germany are trying to avoid escalation after the Turkish president compared Chancellor Angela Merkel with the Nazis. But can they keep taking the high ground when the rhetoric has become so incendiary?
How does Germany contribute to NATO?
From Berlin to Washington, Germany's role in the trans-Atlantic alliance has taken center stage. But what does Germany actually do for NATO? DW examines its strategic role amid a spat prompted by US President Trump.
German right-wing Identitarians 'becoming radicalized'
The right-wing "Identitarian Movement" is becoming more active and more radical, according to the head of German domestic intelligence. The Identitarians themselves don't even call themselves far-right, just "patriotic."
German anti-populist network Schmalbart says: 'We will continue'
Is society helpless against the current wave of populism? The members of the German Schmalbart network say: no. But they face many challenges in their fight against the likes of Breitbart.
Sports
Could RB Leipzig be banned from competing in the Champions League?
Currently second in the Bundesliga, RasenBallsport Leipzig are on course to qualify for next season's Champions League. However, some experts say the Red Bull-backed club could be in breach of UEFA regulations.
Neuer pulls out of Germany squad, Trapp called up
Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has pulled out of Germany's matches against England and Azerbaijan due to injury. Paris Saint-Germain keeper Kevin Trapp has been called up to fill the gap left by Germany's No. 1.
Germany's Angelique Kerber back to No. 1
German tennis star Angelique Kerber has returned to the top of the women's singles rankings. This comes despite her early exit at the tournament at Indian Wells in California.

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