Deutsche Welle (International News)

• Merkel welcomes US offer to resume TTIP talks
US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has told a Berlin audience that the US remains open to a free trade pact with the EU. German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed the proposal, but chided the Trump administration on trade.

• US Senate delays vote on controversial health care law
Republican senators have delayed a vote on their new health care bill after dissenting party members left them short of votes. Experts predict the bill would lead millions of Americans to lose their health insurance.

• Colombia's FARC rebels seal historic disarmament
Colombia's FARC rebel group has officially declared its disarmament complete following half a century of war against the state. The ceremony marks the end of Latin America's longest contemporary conflict.

• The long path toward same-sex marriage in Germany
Angela Merkel's ruling conservatives have long denied gays and lesbians the right to marry. That has left Germany lagging behind internationally in terms of equal rights. So why the U-turn from Chancellor Merkel now?

• U21 Euros: Germany beat England on penalties to set up final with Spain
Germany have reached the Under-21 European Championship final, beating England 4-3 in a shootout after new Hamburg goalkeeper Julian Pollersbeck saved the crucial spot-kick. Germany will face Spain in Friday's final.

• What was the Srebrenica massacre?
In July 1995 Bosnian Serb troops stormed the UN safe area around Srebrenica and before the eyes of Dutch UN troops. DW's Zoran Arbutina explains what happened in Europe's worst atrocity since WWII.

• Unlikely lover of Calais migrant avoids prison sentence
An ex-supporter of France's anti-immigrant National Front (FN) has escaped punishment for helping her Iranian lover cross the channel on a rickety boat. Her unusual love story might now be turned into a movie.

• Hamburg sends home Berlin G20 police over public sex & booze parties
A group of some 220 Berlin police officers were sent home from Hamburg, accused of - amongst other things - public sex acts, property damage and mishandling service weapons. "They were bored," said a spokesman.

• Brexit Diary 2 - ambition, clarity and more patriotism
Theresa May's plan for ensuring the rights of EU citizens in the UK has been met with skepticism at a summit in Brussels. It's not the only reason why nerves are frayed in London.

• Wave of new cyberattacks spreads, hitting multinationals
Several multinational companies have been targeted in a series of cyberattacks that first struck in Russia and Ukraine. The virus unleashed demands for money from victims in exchange for a return of their data.

• NATO says more Russian buzzing of Baltic airspace a risk for deadly mistakes
Russian military planes have been flying too close for comfort in Baltic and Nordic airspace. Experts warn that the tension in the skies could lead to dangerous accidents or kick off an "escalation spiral."

• Wuppertal evacuates tower block over Grenfell-like cladding
Wuppertal said it will evacuate a high-rise block with similar cladding to that used on London's Grenfell Tower. Hundreds of buildings in the UK alone are suspected to have been fitted with the flammable material.

• 'Conceivable crises': Gray swan scenarios challenge EU crisis response
From the "IS" hijacking a cruise ship in the Mediterranean to a massive right-wing terrorist attack in western Europe, an EU agency has published a report exploring gray swan scenarios. DW spoke to one of the authors.

• Scotland delays independence vote until after Brexit talks
Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has said that the focus should be on protecting Scotland's interests in EU negotiations. She vowed to restart the independence vote after divorce talks are complete.

• FIFA releases Garcia report early after 'illegal leak'
FIFA has been forced into releasing the Garcia report early after parts of it were leaked. German newspaper Bild acquired the report of Former FIFA investigator Michael Garcia, who was investigating possible corruption.

• Opinion: Angela Merkel's calculated change of heart on gay marriage
The German chancellor has halfheartedly abandoned her opposition to same-sex marriage. The move was solely a political calculation, says DW's Gero Schliess. Nevertheless, it is good news for Germany.

• German, Iranian Foreign Ministers: Iran nuclear deal must stay
After meeting with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif, Sigmar Gabriel said Germany would resist any questioning of the deal. Zarif also commented on the US travel ban, but human rights issues went unmentioned.

• 'Suspicious' art from Nazi dealer to go on show in Germany
Five years after the spectacular discovery of Nazi-looted art known as the "Schwabinger Kunstfund," parts of the collection will be on display in Bonn's Bundeskunsthalle in the fall. A preview.

• 'I stay woke': Oxford dictionary additions in a post-truth world
The Oxford English Dictionary word of the year in 2016, "post-truth" has now made it into the official dictionary. It's one of several dictionary updates that include "woke," a term of political awareness.

• Bank of England moves to head off pre-crisis signals
The Bank of England has warned retail lenders to bulk up capital reserves by the end of 2018. As UK household indebtedness grows, the bank's governor warned lenders against "forgetting the lessons of the past."

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