Dutch drugs: ′Breaking Bad′ in Tilburg | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Gilze and Rijen are actually two towns, separated by train tracks, a highway, and an airport, but in the Netherlands they’re often mentioned in a single breath: Gilze-Rijen, a seemingly ordinary municipality that’s home to some 26,000 people in the … Continue reading Dutch drugs: ′Breaking Bad′ in Tilburg | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

France′s Marine Le Pen stokes anti-EU sentiment | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Two years ago, France’s far-right National Rally party suffered a crushing defeat when the political newbie Emmanuel Macron and his movement swept presidential and parliamentary elections. But, now, the party has bounced back, with a new name and rejuvenated image aimed … Continue reading France′s Marine Le Pen stokes anti-EU sentiment | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Catholic Cardinal Marx says files on child abusers ′destroyed′ | News | DW

Germany’s top cardinal, Reinhard Marx, slammed the Catholic Church officials for their response to the decadeslong pedophilia scandal at a conference called by Pope Francis in the Vatican on Saturday. “Sexual abuse of children and young people can be traced … Continue reading Catholic Cardinal Marx says files on child abusers ′destroyed′ | News | DW

S. African opposition party vows to create jobs, fight graft in manifesto

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s largest opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), launched its manifesto for May’s general elections on Saturday with pledges to create jobs and set up an anti-corruption unit. Leader of South African opposition party, the Democratic … Continue reading S. African opposition party vows to create jobs, fight graft in manifesto

Matteo Salvini: Sweeping to power with selfies? | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Loud pop music booms across the market square in Sassari, Sardinia’s second-largest city. Italy’s political pop star, Matteo Salvini, is standing on the brightly lit stage with his back to the audience. With his arm around a young man, he … Continue reading Matteo Salvini: Sweeping to power with selfies? | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Nigerian presidential rivals cast ballots in delayed election

ABUJA/MAIDUGURI (Reuters) – President Muhammadu Buhari and his main challenger, businessman Atiku Abubakar, cast their ballots in Nigeria’s presidential election on Saturday as voting began after a week’s delay in Africa’s biggest economic power. Main opposition presidential candidate Atiku Abubakar … Continue reading Nigerian presidential rivals cast ballots in delayed election