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Swedish prosecutors drop rape probe against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was defiant after Swedish prosecutors dropped an investigation into an allegation of rape. The move brings to an end a 7-year legal stand-off, but UK police may still arrest him.
Merkel says Britain to get 'fair' treatment in Brexit process
Angela Merkel has promised that Britain will be "treated fairly" by the EU after it leaves the bloc while also reiterating that Brexit would come at a price. Negotiations on the UK's departure are set to begin in June.
World
Environment
NGO blames water pollution in S.Sudan on oil company
Drinking water around an oil-producing area in South Sudan is heavily polluted. A German NGO puts the blame on Malaysian oil company Petronas. It has also become a subject of embarrassment for carmaker Daimler.
Where white nationalists and Zionists meet
White nationalists blame Jews for everything from the "problem" of racial integration to swings in world economic trends. Yet in the United States, they look to Israel as a model of the ethno-state they wish to emulate.
INDABA 2017 showcases the best of African tourism
The annual tourism exhibtion plays host to more than 20 African countries seeking to endorse the natural beauty and culture they have to offer international visitors.
Sieren's China: The battle for a more secure internet
A controversial cybersecurity law comes into effect on June 1 in China. Recent global cyberattacks make it harder to criticize the measure, DW's Frank Sieren writes.
Business
Germany approves onshore wind farms expansion
German authorities have approved hundreds of megawatts in additional capacity at onshore wind farms. The price at which it awarded the projects was below expectations, pointing to stronger competition.

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