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Turkey draws EU ire over oil drilling off Cyprus' coast
Turkey has sent a second ship to search for oil and natural gas in maritime waters that Cyprus claims as its own. The move is set to draw a sharp EU rebuke, though Cyprus has already acted against the first vessel. [ + ]

EU leaders fail to agree on 2050 carbon neutral climate target
A proposal for the European Union to go carbon neutral by 2050 failed to garner unanimous support at a leaders summit in Brussels. The target date has been relegated to a footnote on the final summit statement. [ + ]

15 cities mark World Refugee Day with Refugee Food Festival
This month, displaced people are cooking up exotic dishes in nearly 150 restaurant kitchens across the world. The Refugee Food festival promotes positive attitudes — and helps trainee chefs launch new careers. [ + ]

UK prime minister race narrows to Boris Johnson, Jeremy Hunt
Former London Mayor Boris Johnson and Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt will face off in a Conservative Party runoff to become Britain's next prime minister. Michael Gove was eliminated by two votes. [ + ]

Tensions run high after Iran shoots down US drone
The US has confirmed that Iran's Revolutionary Guards shot down a maritime surveillance drone, but denied that it had been flying over Iranian airspace. US military officials called the incident an "unprovoked attack." [ + ]

Netherlands pushes air travel tax for Europe
The Netherlands wants the EU to place a tax on kerosene-based jet fuel to end what it calls the undertaxation of the aviation industry and to fight climate change. The lofty goal could prove a challenge to implement. [ + ]

Nigerian 'aphrodisiac' potions for a happy marriage 
Women who fear losing their husbands, want to ward off the second wife, or enrich time spent between the sheets, are secretly taking their chances with untested 'aphrodisiacs' in northern Nigeria. [ + ]

Malaysia: Dutch-led MH17 probe turns Russia into scapegoat
Malaysian PM Mahathir has said the MH-17 investigative panel has offered no proof that Russians were involved in the disaster. His comments are at odds with the Malaysian representative on the team. [ + ]

The role of the business sector in tackling the climate crisis
We can't reach the Paris Agreement climate goals without business on board. Some companies are taking action, but big polluters are lagging behind. It's a major topic at the climate talks in Bonn, Germany. [ + ]

Vladimir Putin: Sanctions hurt Europe more than Russia
President Vladimir Putin has fielded a string of complaints from Russian citizens during his annual televised call-in show. Western sanctions and falling incomes have seen the Russian leader's popularity slide. [ + ]

Pakistan struggles to save pangolins from poachers
Despite efforts of local conservationists, demand from China for scales, meat and traditional medicine has made the endangered pangolin the world's most trafficked animal. [ + ]

UK arms sales to Saudi Arabia declared unlawful by court of appeal
Prime Minister Theresa May has expressed disappointment over the court's ruling and said her government would seek permission to appeal. Campaigners say the UK-Saudi arms deal violates international humanitarian law. [ + ]

Jamal Khashoggi killing 'meets all criteria for a state crime,' says UN rapporteur
The Saudi journalist's killing was conducted by state officials, the UN's rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, Agnes Callamard, told DW. She also says Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman should be investigated. [ + ]
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