John Kerry has put forward the case for why he believes the US must fight the "Islamic State." Earlier, President Barack Obama told soldiers that he would not send them into ground combat against the group. Go to article
At a meeting in Germany, Qatar's emir has told Chancellor Angela Merkel his country does not provide financial support to Islamist militants. The leaders also discussed the Gulf state's human rights record.
Klaas-Jan Huntelaar returned to the Schalke team to fire an injury-hit Royal Blues to a well-earned draw against Chelsea. Bayern, meanwhile, took all three points against Manchester City with an injury-time winner.
Up to nine Germans have carried out suicide bombings for the "Islamic State" terror group this year, a German research team reports. Berlin is weighing its response amid fears that the number could continue to grow.
Russia has praised Ukraine's law on self-rule for the east and expressed hope that it will be thoroughly implemented. As the measure was announced, at least two people were killed and three injured in Donetsk.
Germany has said it will provide logistical help to tackle the West African Ebola crisis in the worst-hit country, Liberia. The World Bank has warned that the disease could have a "catastrophic" economic impact.
Fresh fighting around Tripoli and Benghazi have led to worries that the crisis in Libya could devolve into another civil war like in Syria. An international conference in Madrid is calling for immediate action.
Prominent Egyptian blogger Alaa Abdel-Fattah has been released on bail. Is it a sign of increased freedom of expression from Cairo? Egyptian filmmaker and activist Omar Hamilton says it's not.
Ilham Tohti, a well-known Uighur and a moderate critic of Beijing's policy towards the country's Muslim minority, is on trial in China on charges of "separatism." DW takes a look at the scholar's life.
Passions are running high as Scots prepare to decide whether to remain a part of the UK. With polls too close to call ahead of the referendum, each side says it's confident undecided voters will rally to their cause.
There are more billionaires in Europe than in North America and their collective wealth exceeds that of their counterparts across the pond, a new study has shown. Asia's super-rich saw their riches rise the fastest.
Measured action is needed to counter Germans joining IS as suicide bombers, says DW's Kersten Knipp.
The time has come for Bavaria's Oktoberfest. Whether you're going to Oktoberfest this year or not, here are 8 apps to guide you virtually through the beer tents.
John F. Kennedy called himself one, but what really makes a Berliner? DW's Stuart Braun drifts into a protest march in his adopted city and discovers that, here, outsiders can be insiders.
Wang Qishan is China's top official when it comes to fighting corruption. But as successful as he's been so far, he'll have to keep his eye on the ball in the future, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
An increasing number of jihadists are leaving Germany for Syria and Iraq, where some are killing innocent civilians. There are interesting parallels between them and neo-Nazis, says DW's Kersten Knipp.
On Wednesday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomes the emir of Qatar in Berlin. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is one of the Middle East's most influential leaders - but his politics are controversial.
Anti-Semitism is on the rise in Europe, Jewish representatives gathered in Berlin have warned. In Germany alone there have been more than 100 attacks in recent months, including some in the capital.
The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement challenges Russia. Brussels and Kyiv must now summon a great deal of sensitivity, says DW's Christoph Hasselbach.
The parliament in Kyiv has adopted legislation giving the Donbass region in eastern Ukraine limited self-rule. DW asked political analyst Arkady Moshes to explain.
On Thursday around four million Scots will be voting on the future of their country's independence. The cultural and political otherness of the Scots justifies the experiment, says DW's Daniel Scheschkewitz.
Ahead of an emergency session of the UN Security Council, US senators have been briefed on the impact of Ebola in West Africa. They were asked not to forget that Liberia is not the only country affected.
West Africa's deadly Ebola epidemic could cost the hardest-hit countries billions of dollars, the World Bank has warned. But the losses stem from fear of contagion, rather than treating the disease.
As Ebola infections reach a new high, the World Health Organization warns urgent action must be taken.
Ilham Tohti, a well-known Uighur and a moderate critic of Beijing's policy towards the country's Muslim minority, is on trial in China on charges of "separatism." DW has a look at the scholar's life.
Devastating floods and weeks of political turmoil have dealt a heavy blow to Pakistan's already struggling economy, with damages potentially adding up to tens of billions of dollars, as analyst Athar Hussain tells DW.
Despite a drop in the number of hungry people, Asia is home to 526 million people without enough to eat, a new report finds. This is why ending hunger must be at the center of the political agenda, Zoie Jones tells DW.
Indian Premier Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are seeking to increase bilateral economic cooperation. But the border dispute between the two powerful Asian nations might get in the way.
The US Federal Reserve is in no rush to tighten its monetary policy. It has renewed a pledge to keep interest rates low while the economy solidifies its recovery.
Shoemaker's CEO and COO leave no tracks as they abscond with the kitty. They are not the first; short sellers have discovered that corruption theft and fraud in Chinese companies offer a perfect path to profits.
US researchers have developed a magnetic device that fishes bacteria, viruses and toxins out of the blood. It could help treat life-threatening diseases like sepsis and even Ebola.
Ebola is an episodic disease. But that doesn't mean we can't learn from seasonal viruses like influenza on how to deal with Ebola. Infectious diseases expert Dr. Abdullah Brooks shares how this might be possible.
We learn how to learn from influenza in the fight against Ebola and other infectious diseases, and we find out why Italians want more open data. And touchy, touchy: we also do device art at Ars Electronica.
Two special guests join Pulse this week in the studio: The producers of the up and coming electronic performance group "Schattenspiel." They explain how they combine their own electronic dance music with live acoustic instruments and a complex visual performance on stage to take their audience on a special journey.
German electronic band Hundreds just published their second album. They talk to Pulse about creating a movie-like experience at gigs, how they come up with their dreamy lyrics and and why they decided to sing in English rather than German.
Dan Cole decided he had to do something when he learned about the fate of children in Syria. So he co-founded the Berlin-based initiative "It's Bigger Than" which raises funds for victims of global crises. How? By putting on techno parties with some of the best DJs Berlin has to offer.
Ahead of their first Champions League group stage match against Chelsea, Schalke is struggling with a long list of injured players. Bayern will also be missing one of its stars on Wednesday against Manchester City.
Borussia Dortmund have won their opening Champions League encounter, defeating Premier League side Arsenal. Bundesliga league leaders Leverkusen struggled to score all night in Monaco, losing their game 1-0.
Josef Zinnbauer has been appointed as the new head coach at Bundesliga side Hamburg. The decision by one of Germany's biggest and oldest clubs to opt for the Bundesliga debutant comes as somewhat of a surprise.
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