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Daily Bulletin 18.04.2017 | 18:30 UTC
World
British public shocked as Theresa May calls snap election
With Britain's opposition in disarray, many voters feel the election will be a second vote on Brexit. Samira Shackle reports from London.
News
Rivals slam May's plan to dodge televised debates
Downing Street has said that Prime Minister Theresa May will not be taking part in a TV debate if the election goes ahead. Opposition leaders of all stripes accused her of running scared.
'Facebook killer' commits suicide on the run
Pennsylvania State Police have announced that the suspect in the killing of a senior citizen from Cleveland has shot and killed himself. Steve Stephens had posted a video of the crime on Facebook.
What happens now following the 'yes' vote in the Turkish referendum?
The referendum to change Turkey into an "executive presidential system" has passed with the narrowest of margins. DW examines the next steps in the transition period as the constitution undergoes an overhaul.
Why many Turks in Germany voted 'yes' in Erdogan's referendum
Hundreds of thousands of expat Turkish citizens in Germany voted in favor of giving sweeping new powers to the office of the Turkish president. Many Germans, and Turks who voted "no," are taken aback.
Russia metro blast suspect admits 'involvement' in attack
Abror Azimov, the main suspect in organizing a suicide bombing on the St Petersburg metro on April 3, has confessed to having played a role in the attack. Azimov stressed, however, that he was an unwitting accomplice.
Terror attack foiled in France
French police have foiled a terror attack planned for the run-up to Sunday's presidential election. France has been on high alert for two years since terror attacks starting in January 2015 which killed over 230 people.
Germany
Germans complain about taxes as election looms
A new study shows that even average German earners give up half of their income to the state. There are calls for tax reform from socialists and taxpayers' organizations, but the German government won't budge -  yet.
Sports
Champions League Live: Real Madrid vs. Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich face a huge challenge as they try to turn around a 1-2 deficit in their Champions League quarterfinal tie with Real Madrid in Madrid. Follow all the action with DW's live blog.
German Cup final will remain in Berlin, says DFB chief
DFB President Reinhard Grindel has dismissed suggestions that the German Cup final be played abroad. The German FA boss said Berlin's Olympic Stadion is "Germany's version of Wembley."
BVB seek comeback a week on from attack: 'We are not dreamers but we have a chance'
After a 3-2 first leg loss overshadowed by an attack on their team bus, Borussia Dortmund travel to Monaco looking to turn the tie around. They face an uphill task against the free-scoring French side but hope remains.
Champions League: The big questions for the quarterfinalists
While German eyes will be on Bayern and Dortmund's comeback missions, there's plenty of intrigue surrounding the other six sides left in the Champions League ahead of the quarterfinal second legs.

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