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Newsline 18.05.2017 | 16:15 UTC
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.
EU Parliament condemns Israeli settlements
The European Parliament has denounced Israel's latest settlement push and announced an EU peace initiative. An Israeli group says it is the first time the EU has mentioned alleged Palestinian funding of terrorism.
Opinion: Migrant money transfers or development aid?
For many countries in Africa, money transfers from citizens living abroad are an extremely important source of income - sometimes even more so than development aid. But there are drawbacks, says DW's Ludger Schadomsky.
Macedonia's president accuses German diplomats of spreading 'fake news'
President Gjorge Ivanov has caused a diplomatic storm after openly accusing the German ambassador in Macedonia of being incompetent. It is not the first time Ivanov has criticized Berlin.
AFRICOM: 'Terrorist groups' remain a challenge across Africa
The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) is maintaining a consistent presence across Africa in order to address security concerns. But terrorist groups continue to pose a threat in many countries with weak governance.
German MP Röttgen: 'There is no US-foreign policy yet'
The chair of the Bundestag's foreign affairs committee has said that a lack of direction from the White House has left the US without a foreign policy strategy. Some 200 State Department jobs still need to be filled.
Breaking 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, Reuters news agency reported. Several people were injured, according to witnesses.

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