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Daily Bulletin 19.04.2017 | 18:30 UTC
News
UK parliament votes 522 to 13 to back June 8 general election
The British Prime Minister Theresa May has won the vote in parliament to back her call for an early general election. She said the result will help unify parliament behind her Brexit plan and prevent instability.
Turkey election board rejects referendum annulment appeals
Turkey's top election authority has voted against annulling the referendum to further empower President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Main opposition parties had challenged the results following complaints of vote-rigging.
The case that felled President Park
Danish court backs extradition of woman linked to South Korean scandal
A court in Denmark has upheld an extradition order for a South Korean woman wanted for questioning in a corruption scandal in South Korea. The woman is the daughter of a confidante of South Korea's ousted president.
Former UK finance minister Osborne quits parliament, for now
George Osborne's announcement came via the Russian-owned "Evening Standard" newspaper where he has been appointed editor. A leading EU remain campaigner, he was fired as finance minister when May took over.
Mali too hot for half of Bundeswehr MINUSMA vehicles
Bundeswehr service vehicles can't take Mali's heat, a German newspaper reported. According to the daily, only about half of German military vehicles sent to a UN base in the West African desert are still running.
World
May buys Brexit time with early UK election
As British Prime Minister Theresa May secures a clear mandate from MPs to hold an early election, many are asking why she is holding one at all. Samira Shackle reports from London.
World in Progress: Pushing to end neglected tropical diseases
Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a challenge the world over. They are curable, but it's been difficult to reach patients in developing regions. There's an international summit in Geneva this week to help step up efforts. We'll hear from a medical doctor how to fight NTDs and check in around the world to see how far we've come in eradicating them.
Germany
AfD's Frauke Petry will not stand as lead candidate in 2017 German elections
For many Germans, Frauke Petry is the face of right-wing populism in the country. But she announced on Wednesday that she's not interested in being her party's nominal chancellor candidate in September's election.
Business
Germany gains popularity among foreign investors
Germany is becoming increasingly attractive to foreign investors, a fresh study by a leading business consultancy has shown. The authors say the country stands to profit from the UK's exit from the European Union.
Daimler backs VfB Stuttgart's plans for structural reforms
The three-time German champions are hoping to rubber-stamp changes in June, which should attract further investment. Daimler are one of the companies keen to back the historic club, if they are promoted this season.
Sports
Europa League: Schalke's Goretzka believes home support can inspire comeback at Ajax
Schalke dug themselves in a pretty big hole last Thursday when they lost to Ajax in Amsterdam. But young midfielder Leon Goretzka is hoping the home crowd can give them a boost in the second leg of their quarterfinal.
Ex-NFL star Hernandez kills himself in prison
The former New England Patriots tight end, serving a life sentence for murder, has been found hanged in his cell. Last week the Super Bowl player was acquitted of a separate double killing.
Champions League
Ancelotti right to moan but Bayern lack striking options
Bayern Munich were dumped out of the Champions League after poor decisions from officials. But poor decisions from Bayern as a club mean they lack the back-up striker they really need, writes DW's Mark Meadows.

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