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Cyprus president to meet with Turkish Cypriot leader ahead of reunification talks

ImageCyprus President Nicos Anastasiades is set to meet newly elected Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci. The meeting comes ahead of a new round of UN-brokered talks aimed at reuniting the long-divided island.

Economic data

Pre-election blow to Cameron's Conservatives as UK growth slows sharply

First-quarter GDP in Britain slowed more than expected, dealing a blow to the government ahead of next week's elections. Growth was lackluster across the board, including in the country's dominant service sector.


Ukraine: ask too much or ask too little ?

Ukrainian expectations of a speedy convergence with the European Union are high, perhaps too high. However, Brussels must be careful not to alienate Ukraine. Christoph Hasselbach believes it's about finding a balance.


Gunman carries out 'terrorist' attack on Bosnian police station

In northern Bosnia, a gunman stormed a police station, killing one officer before dying in the crossfire. Authorities have now launched an investigation into what they are calling a "terrorist" attack.


Memorial service held in Barcelona for Germanwings victims

A memorial service has been held in Barcelona for the victims of the Germanwings plane that crashed in the Alps last month, killing all 150 on board. Many of the passengers who died were Spanish nationals.


Tsipras ready for reforms, to replace Varoufakis in bailout talks

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras may be ready to compromise with the EU and introduce reforms. Finance Minister Varoufakis could be removed from the chief negotiator's position, reports say.


Live blog: Refugees' hopes - Europe's challenge

The refugees come by the hundreds, carrying little more than hope and a handful belongings. But they have a story to tell: from departure, journey and arrival. DW is collecting their stories and comments in this blog.