The Ukrainian parliament has approved measures that will give the eastern regions of Donetsk and Luhansk limited self-rule and grant amnesty to many pro-Russian separatists. The law also calls for local elections. Go to article
The Ukrainian parliament has ratified an association agreement with the EU, creating closer ties between Ukraine and the bloc. Implementation of the new deal will likely take some time.
The murder of a British aid worker is just the latest example of the carnage committed by IS. While the situation in Iraq falls squarely under the UN’s Responsibility to Protect concept, the US is reluctant to say so.
US President Obama is to announce that the US will send troops to West Africa in an effort to fight the Ebola outbreak, according to administration officials. The troops are to build clinics and train healthcare workers.
With just a few days until the Scottish referendum, the British premier has tried to dissuade voters from leaving the UK. The decision wouldn't be a "trial separation," but a "painful divorce," he says.
A UN report has revealed great progress in the fight against world hunger, with the goal of halving the world's underfed population by 2015 within reach. Still, challenges remain, particularly in the developing world.
Internet TV streaming giant Netflix hits the Internet in Germany. 24 hour on-demand entertainment company offers competitive prices. After runanway success in the US, the Internet company is now expanding into Europe.
Tens of thousands of people living in the Philippines have begun to evacuate the area near the country's most active volcano. Government scientists have warned of an imminent eruption.
American families will be allowed to resume limited adoptions of children from Vietnam, authorities have said. The move ends a six-year ban amid allegations of baby-selling and fraud.
Myanmar's economic growth could push per capita income to nearly 5,000 USD by 2030 if more is invested in human capital and infrastructure, a new report finds. But there are major constraints, as Cyn-Young Park tells DW.
The governing National Party in New Zealand has been sued by the publishing company of rapper Eminmen for copyright infringement. The party is accused of illegally using Eminem's song "Lose Yourself" in a campaign ad.
The anti-terror coalition is in place. Enough talk - it's time for action, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
Political pundits, move over: Celebrities and cartoon figures give their views on the Scottish referendum. From Sean Connery to David Beckham, stars reveal how they stand on independence - but whom are they convincing?
The International Whaling Commission has approved a hunting quota of 207 kills per year for aboriginal Greenlanders. Meanwhile, several countries have criticized Iceland for its commercial whaling program.
Mirko Slomka has been fired as Hamburg boss only three games into the new season. DW's Jonathan Harding suggests the decision was more than rash.
Germany's former capital is celebrating its most famous son with a month of special concerts.
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.
In recent state elections, Germany's AfD party shocked the main parties by garnering around or more than 10 percent of the vote. Political analyst Jürgen Falter tells DW the euroskeptics are harmless, but here to stay.
Germany's upstart euroskeptics have claimed significant representation in two more state parliaments. The key to the AfD's success has been expanding their policies beyond euroskepticism into popular conservatism.
The socialist Left party could win its first state premiership in Germany on Sunday at the Thuringia election, in coalition with the center-left SPD. Bodo Ramelow is ready for the job.
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.
Elmar Brok, the German chairman of the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs, explains the implementation process for the association agreement between the EU and Ukraine.
Ukraine's deputy foreign minister has resigned in protest after the delay of a key part of the new EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. So why is the deal struck between the EU, Ukraine and Russia so controversial?
Nearly 700 migrants may have died after two ships carrying refugees sank in the Mediterranean last week. The International Organization for Migration holds traffickers responsible for the tragedy.
Townships in Cape Town can be dangerous places. Youngsters can easily slip into a life of crime. But there is an alternative, at least for some: playing football at the Amandla Soccer School can help them off the pitch too, in all kinds of ways.
South Africa’s prosecuting authority says it was disappointed by the verdict on Paralympics sprinter Oscar Pistorius. He’s been found guilty of culpable homicide and will be sentenced in October.
Once again, floods have ravaged parts of India and Pakistan. Those who are affected by the calamity still need relief. However, the frequency of the floods in the region tells us it can't be just a natural disaster.
China's President Xi Jinping is set to visit India as the two nations seek to sign deals in railway development, boost trade and resolve a border dispute analyst Liu Zongyi views as the biggest obstacle bilateral ties.
Military specialists have blasted holes in dikes in central Pakistan to save major cities from ongoing floods. Meanwhile, in India, receding floodwaters have increased the risk of a mass outbreak of waterborne diseases.
Russia's currency continues its slide as targetted EU/US sanctions grip tightens. Fears mount that the Russian economy is headed for recession
Chinese online retail giant Alibaba has increased the price range for its upcoming flotation on Wall Street. The revised price would value the Chinese market leader at roughly $25 billion, far more than Facebook in 2012.
The number of deaths linked to faulty ignition switches in General Motors cars has increased to 19, an outside attorney hired by the company has said. But the toll is likely to jump even higher.
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.
There are lessons to be learned from the outbreak of Ebola for the treatment of other diseases. Speaking from a European Scientific Working Group on Influenza conference in Riga, pediatrician Abdullah Brooks of Johns Hopkins in the US says how.
Since the Syrian government agreed to dispose of its chemical weapons, Syrian mustard gas has been destroyed on a US naval vessel. Now, the remains of this initial process are being destroyed at a specialized facility in the German town of Munster.
What to do when technology starts taking over your life? Turn it into art? That's exactly what a small group of technology geeks and artists began doing about ten years ago when they founded Device Art. They've just been to Ars Electronica.
Want to learn some german via social media? The internet offers plenty of Twitter-accounts and YouTube-Channels to improve your Deutsch-knowledge. We have compiled a selection of services.
Award-winning Ethiopian-American novelist Dinaw Mengestu just published his third book in Germany. He talks to DW about what’s wrong with the label "immigrant fiction" and the lessons to be learned from Ferguson.
The Bachfest in Leipzig is a mecca for devotees of Johann Sebastian Bach. In this week's show, we take you to the opening concert of the most recent edition of the festival.
When the music industry comes together, the topics of big data and digital streaming services tend to dominate the discussion. September's Berlin Music Week offered glimpses into the future of buying and selling music.
Dirk Nowitzki's participation in the 2015 European Championship is no longer in doubt. The Dallas Maverick's star has revealed he can play for Germany in Berlin.
Hamburg and coach Mirko Slomka, the duo that dodged relegation by a gnat's wing last season, have parted ways just three games into the new campaign. In those matches, HSV scored just one point and not a single goal.
The Champions League main group phase begins this week and four German clubs - Bayern, Dortmund, Leverkusen and Schalke - are ready to go. DW's Jens Krepela examines their chances in their opening games.
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