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

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

Decade after neo-Nazi killings, Hungary hostile for Roma | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Tatarszentgyorgy is a village about 60 kilometers (35 miles) southeast of Budapest. It was here, on the night of February 23, 2009, that right-wing terrorists carried out one of the most brutal attacks in a crime spree that would later … Continue reading Decade after neo-Nazi killings, Hungary hostile for Roma | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Sex abuse survivor calls for ′zero tolerance′ policy as bishops discuss child protection | News | DW

Five victims of sexual abuse shared their experiences with 190 bishops and senior religious figures from around the globe, as they attend a four-day summit called by Pope Francis in response to widespread sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Juan … Continue reading Sex abuse survivor calls for ′zero tolerance′ policy as bishops discuss child protection | News | DW

A choice between EU and Russia in bad-movie Moldova vote | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

The final days of Moldova’s current election campaign seem like a bad movie. On Thursday, Maia Sandu and Andrei Nastase, leaders of the pro-EU opposition alliance, ACUM (NOW), said they were poisoned. On Friday, media outlets with ties to President … Continue reading A choice between EU and Russia in bad-movie Moldova vote | Europe| News and current affairs from around the continent | DW

Austrian police arrest man for sexual abuse of under-age daughters, grand-daughters | News | DW

The State Office of Criminal Investigation for Lower Austria announced they had arrested the man earlier this month in the Mistelbach district on suspicion of sexual abuse of his two daughters. They were then under 14, the age of consent, … Continue reading Austrian police arrest man for sexual abuse of under-age daughters, grand-daughters | News | DW

Germany rebuffs UK call to lift ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia | News | DW

Germany will maintain its ban on weapons exports to Saudi Arabia, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said after meeting his British counterpart, Jeremy Hunt, in Berlin on Wednesday. A decision on lifting the ban would “depend on developments in the Yemen conflict” … Continue reading Germany rebuffs UK call to lift ban on arms exports to Saudi Arabia | News | DW