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Daily Bulletin 18.05.2017 | 18:30 UTC
News
Speeding vehicle crashes into pedestrians in New York's Times Square
A vehicle has jumped the curb in New York City's famed Times Square, killing at least one person. Several others were injured, and police have closed off the area.
German government demands action on Amri cover-up
State police in Berlin have been accused of trying to hide mistakes made in their investigation of Berlin Christmas market attacker Anis Amri. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere called the allegations "unheard of."
Turkey calls for removal of US anti-IS coalition chief
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has called for the removal of Brett McGurk, the senior US envoy to the coalition against so-called "Islamic State." He said McGurk has indirectly supported Kurdish militants. 
'Islamic State' launches deadly attack in central Syria
"Islamic State" militia have killed dozens of people, including civilians, in an offensive on two government-controlled villages in Syria. Many of the victims were reportedly beheaded and mutilated.
German authorities charge two suspected far-right terrorists
German prosecutors have filed charges against two men accused of right-wing terrorism. The suspects are allegedly tied to an anti-migrant group that had been planning attacks on refugee accomodation.
World
United States
What you need to know about special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into the Trump campaign
Ex-FBI director Robert Mueller has been appointed as special counsel to probe possible ties between President Donald Trump's campaign and the Russian government. DW takes a look at the appointment and the investigation.
Turkey will 'not beg' for German troops to stay at Incirlik base
Germany flies support missions from a Turkish air base, but Ankara's latest snub may end the Bundeswehr deployment. Germany is considering new options in the region after its lawmakers were again denied access.
Germany
Study links far-right extremism and eastern German mentality
Government-commissioned researchers have found that cultural holdovers from communism, and not just economic factors, encourage right-wing radicalism. But they also identified a pernicious western German influence.
Sports
Bundesliga: What to watch out for on the final day of the season
All eyes will be on Hamburg as the battle to avoid the dreaded relegation play-off goes down to the wire. At the top, Dortmund and Hoffenheim fight for third, while Cologne could return to Europe after 25 years.
"I'll always remember my first game" - Philipp Lahm prepares to say farewell
After a glittering career spanning fifteen years in which Philipp Lahm won all there is to win, the Bayern Munich and former Germany captain will finally bow out against Freiburg this weekend.
Swedish first-division match called off over match-fixing attempt
The Swedish football association has postponed a first division game after a player revealed that he had been asked to take part in an attempt at match-fixing. The match has not yet been rescheduled.
Environment
Living Planet: Creating change - and a Tinder profile
Uproar over new Polish law following tree "massacre," calls for fossil fuel lobbyists to be excluded from UN climate talks, and the last remaining male northern white rhino joins Tinder in a bid to find a suitable mate.

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