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Court Cases

Italian court acquits Amanda Knox of Meredith Kercher murder

ImageItaly's top court has overturned the convictions of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito for murder. The two former lovers have now been acquitted twice of the 2007 murder of British student Meredith Kercher.


Reassessing Europe's air safety regulations

In the wake of the Germanwings crash, the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) is recommending a 'two-person rule' for cockpits. Who actually makes the rules regarding flight safety in Europe?

Armed Conflict

Saudis evacuate diplomats from Yemen as Houthis gain ground

Saudi Arabia's military has begun evacuating diplomats from Yemen's southern port of Aden. The move comes as Houthi rebels continued to advance on the city despite Saudi-led airstrikes.

Arab World

Opinion: The 'Islamic State' genie is out of the bottle

The Arab League will discuss a unified force to intervene against Islamic State. But that alone would not be enough to contain the spread of the terrorist militia, which DW’s Kersten Knipp says is a homemade problem.


Sieren's China: Cine-mania comes to China

For the first time ever, Chinese cinemas have taken more at the box office than American cinemas, - a development that has significant percussions for the international film industry, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.


Ukrainian oligarchs' private armies flex their muscles

The drama began with a seemingly bland piece of legislation on corporate law, then Ukraine's parliament passed a law to strip a prominent billionaire of control of a state company. Then armed men arrived.


Argentina President Kirchner cleared of Iran cover-up

An appeals court has upheld a former ruling dismissing a case against President Cristina Kirchner and her aides. They have now been cleared of covering up Iran's alleged involvement in a 1994 terrorist attack.


Nigerian voters determined, anxious, ahead of poll

Nigeria, Africa's most populous nation and its biggest economy, goes to the polls on Saturday to elect a new president and parliament. DW spoke to Nigerian voters about their hopes, fears and political loyalties.