# News

German Defence Minister and EU commission president candidate Ursula von der Leyen speaks to journalists during the first plenary session of the newly elected European Assembly at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, eastern France, on July 3, 2019. Photo: Frederick Florin / AFP
German Defence Minister and EU commissio […]

New EU chief must piece together diverse top team

After negotiating her own confirmation as president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen must now put together a 27-nation team to help her run the bloc
ILLUSTRATION - Ein Mauszeiger ist auf einem Computermonitor auf einem Button zu sehen, mit dem man eine gefälschte Nachricht melden kann. Beleidigungen, Beschimpfungen und «Fake News» stoßen bei nahezu allen Internetnutzern in Deutschland auf Ablehnung. Das geht aus einer repräsentativen Forsa-Studie im Auftrag der Landesmedienanstalt NRW zum bundesweiten «Safer Internet Day» an diesem Dienstag hervor. (zu dpa: «Studie: Große Ablehnung von Beleidigungen und «Fake News» im Netz»)
ILLUSTRATION - Ein Mauszeiger ist auf ei […]

How to check whether pictures and videos are real

The graphic offers some tips on how to check whether pictures and videos are authentic. For access, questions have to be added by drag and drop.
The harbour in Helsinki is to be seen alongside the cathedral. Finland replaces Romania this Monday (01.07.20199) and takes over the presidency of the EU. Photo: Bernd Thissen/dpa
The harbour in Helsinki is to be seen al […]

Finland takes over EU presidency from Romania in low-key handover

Finland takes over the rotating six-month EU presidency from Romania starting from July 1, and has adopted the motto "Sustainable Europe – Sustainable Future." Other topics such as Brexit, migration, human rights, among others, are on the agenda, as well.