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Obama's signal to Russia and Ukraine
EU Parliament may reject privacy package
The European Parliament will vote on an action plan on the future of data protection in the EU on Wednesday. Despite allegations of mass surveillance, the package may be rejected.
Spain marks 10th anniversary of bombings
In 2004, bombs planted on trains in Madrid killed 191 people and injured nearly 2,000. A decade on, Spain is better prepared for jihadist terrorism - but the country remains divided by the attack’s fallout.
De Kerchove: 'Terror threat still present in Europe'
Ten years after the Al-Qaeda-organized terrorist attacks in Madrid, EU counter-terrorism coordinator Gilles De Kerchove tells Deutsche Welle that the terrorist threat for Europe is still there - but has changed.
Bound by treaty: Russia, Ukraine and Crimea
The EU and the US have accused Russia of violating international law by intervening in Crimea. DW examines the agreements that are supposed to govern relations between Moscow and Kyiv.
The Crimean referendum - FAQ
The Crimean peninsula is officially part of Ukraine, although its inhabitants are predominantly Russian. On March 16, they are set to vote on their future. DW looks at the referendum's key problems and consequences.
The Russian who would defend Ukraine
In Crimea, Russian-speaking Ukrainians seem prepared to be annexed by Russia. Not all Russian speakers share that opinion, though. Meet Fyodor and Halyna, who might lack power but can certainly shake their fists.
'You live as if Putin doesn’t exist'
Russian-born Wladimir Kaminer is a best-selling German author living in Berlin. In an interview with DW, he criticizes Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis and reflects on political disillusionment in his homeland.
Caucasus history almost repeats itself in Crimea
Crimea has drawn frequent comparison with South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Even though the parallels between the two are far from simple, decision-makers could still learn from looking at Russia's behavior in Georgia.
The hotel in the heart of the revolution
The Hotel Ukraine has seen a lot of action lately. It has been a press center, a hospital and a mortuary during protests on Kyiv's Maidan Square. Memories of the dramatic events bring tears to the eyes of hotel staff.
Crimeans bet on Russian rubles
In Simferopol, few seem to doubt how the upcoming referendum on joining Russia will turn out. There's a widespread sense that Putin has already decided the outcome, and the focus is turning to practical matters.
Tatars fear ethnic conflict in Crimea
As pro-Russia soldiers occupy towns across Crimea, leaders of the region's Tatar minority are mobilizing unarmed field patrols. Though they lack official authority, they hope to prevent inter-ethnic conflict.
Erdogan's fear of YouTube and Facebook
The Turkish premier's phone calls keep appearing on the Internet. Now Erdogan has announced that he intends to block the Internet platforms YouTube and Facebook. A restriction of free speech - but an ineffective one.
Puppets enchant in historical opera
A traditional Italian puppet company and a German historical instrumental ensemble have collaborated to stage Handel's Rinaldo. Though the production revives Baroque traditions, it is wowing today's audiences.
'Slavery - and its consequences - should end'
How can the wrongs of slavery be put right? Fourteen Caribbean states are considering legal action against their former European colonizers. Jamaican Verene Shepherd is fighting with them for reparations.
Rights groups call for transparency in TTIP talks
The EU Commission has sought help from an expert advisory panel in talks on an EU-US free trade deal. Observers argue the group is just a fig leaf, and that the negotiations will still largely take place in secret.