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US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel has told a US Senate committee that the fight against "Islamic State" won't be "an easy or brief effort." He also said planned airstrikes would target extremist sanctuaries in Syria.
Officials in Kyiv and Strasbourg cheered the ratification of a historic association agreement between Ukraine and the European Union. Russian pressure however, has forced a delay in the implementation of the deal.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has won a confidence vote on his reshuffled government. Ahead of the vote, the premier delivered an impassioned defense of his economic policy.
Boeing and tech specialists SpaceX have won NASA commissions to send astronauts into orbit, starting in 2017. NASA ditched its own shuttle program in 2011, leaving the US reliant on Russian rockets for transport.
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has proposed draft laws to stop companies from avoiding billions of dollars in taxes. All OECD members and G20 members have already expressed their support.
China is finally getting serious with pollution and banning highly polluting coal. Australia's coal exports are likely to be hit as that country's miners struggle to emerge from a difficult two years.
South African President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday that 67 South Africans died when one wing of a popular church in Lagos collapsed last Friday. Nigerian authorities put the death toll at 62 earlier on Tuesday.
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.
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.
The EU-Ukraine Association Agreement requires much sensitivity, says DW's Christoph Hasselbach.
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.
Visual communications are central to nearly every area of life and business nowadays. The rapid technology changes driving the imaging sector can be seen at the Photokina 2014 trade fair in Cologne, September 16 - 21.
A high-level panel at the United Nations has said the world can save money by investing in low-carbon energy, contradicting naysayers' claims that climate protection does not make economic sense.
Bees, beans, biodiversity - Bonn. Germany's former capital showcases its role as the UN city and environment capital of Europe this week with an international conference on biodiversity.
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.
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.
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.
In an effort to contain the Ebola outbreak, the US plans to dispatch thousands of military personnel to assist health care workers in West Africa. Governments in the region have been overwhelmed by the epidemic.
As Ebola infections reach a new high, the World Health Organization warns urgent action must be taken.
The World Health Organization has warned that the number of Ebola cases could double every three weeks, with medics stressing it could soon become too late to contain the disease.
With growing hopes for the conclusion of a disputed presidential poll, analyst William Byrd talks to DW about the economic challenges awaiting Afghanistan's future government and concerns about a looming fiscal crisis.
A new report finds that almost half of girls in South Asia marry before turning 18. But ending child marriage will not happen without addressing social norms within societies, as UNICEF's Stephen Adkisson tells DW.
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 temporary injunction against online taxi service Uber operating in Germany has been lifted by a court in Frankfurt. Taxi drivers brought legal action against the US company, saying it created unfair competition.
Think a handshake represents a friendly, professional way of greeting? Think again. Hand-shaking is a major way of spreading disease in Western cultures.
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.
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.
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.
Berlin lives and breathes electronic music, but for out-of-towners, it's hard to find the quality live DJ performances. But fear not: here come the makers of Beatguide - a multimedia event guide in an app.
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.
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.
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