US President Barack Obama says the strength of the coalition of the US and five Arab states showed the "fight against 'Islamic State' is not America's alone." Obama spoke ahead of a visit to the UN later on Tuesday. Go to article
The UN secretary-general has urged the international community to step up its efforts to combat climate change at a major summit in New York. Leaders from 120 countries are attending the meeting.
Prime Minister Manuel Valls has said that France's government is "doing everything" to try to free a hostage held by allies of the "Islamic State" in Algeria. But, he said, there would be "no negotiation" with the group.
Ebola infections will grow without an intensified response, the World Health Organization warns. A report by the UN health agency predicts tens of thousands of cases by the end of the year.
Pro-Russia rebels in eastern Ukraine say they have started pulling back heavy artillery from the frontline. The step aims to establish a buffer zone agreed under a new truce deal.
The Israeli army says it has shot down a Syrian warplane that crossed into Israeli-controlled airspace over the Golan Heights. Military sources say the incident is the first of its kind in three decades.
A Chinese court has sentenced prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti to life in prison for "separatism." Rights groups have slammed the controversial trial as a "failure" of the justice system and demand Tohti's release.
Young British Muslims are using the hashtag #notinmyname to take a stand against extremist group "Islamic State." DW takes a look at the campaign which has received global attention.
Deutsche Bank's co-chief executive, Jürgen Fitschen, again finds himself at the center of a lawsuit tied to a long-standing dispute over the collapse of a media empire.
Despite strikes and protests against increased job cuts in Athens, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras seemed hopeful in a meeting with Angela Merkel that Greece would not need a third set of international loans.
The US' decision to target "Islamic State" marks a turning point, writes DW's Alexander Kudascheff.
The Erasmus program has given Europe a million babies. A study of the 27-year-old student exchange showed that over a quarter of people who took part had met their current life partner during their studies abroad.
The eurozone is issuing a new 10-euro bill on September 23. While the official design is set, a group of artists have presented their vision for the currency, rethinking the way we view money.
Can't get to the Wies'n this year? Here's everything you need to know about Oktoberfest in Munich - one of the world's largest beer celebrations.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India shows that economic cooperation will allay political tension and competition between the two largest Asian rivals, writes DW columnist Frank Sieren.
Paul, a 25-year-old product designer, was bothered by all the returnable bottles he saw being thrown away. So he came up with a brilliant idea to help get the bottles and their cash deposits to those who need them. The idea is catching on, not only in Cologne, but across Germany.
German intelligence reports 24 minors from the country are fighting for 'Islamic State.' The youngest is said to be 13 years old. Islamic Studies scholar and activist Jochen Müller offers a glimpse into their mindset.
Despite bad weather, some one million people have visited the Oktoberfest, the world's largest festival, on its first weekend.
Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki has taken over the Cologne archdiocese, one of the richest in the world. He is determined to spread Pope Francis' message of charity and the importance of sharing.
Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russia separatists have created a buffer zone as part of a ceasefire agreement. Expert Joerg Forbrig tells DW that Kyiv now faces an unresolved, frozen conflict in its eastern region.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls' visit to Germany isn't an easy one given that Franco-German relations are strained to say the least. Ulrike Guerot calls for more understanding from Berlin.
For the first time in six months, opposition activists in Russia have called on people to join peace marches against Moscow's Ukraine policies and its propaganda machine. But there is little appetite for protest.
Sighs of relief all round in Brussels after Scotland's independence vote - but why, you may ask? Scotland has shown how independence movements can pay off for regions seeking more autonomy, writes DW's Max Hofmann.
Authorities in Sierra Leone say 130 new Ebola cases have been reported as part of a three-day lockdown, which ended on Monday. Officials hailed the unprecedented containment strategy as a success. As the death toll in West Africa approaches 3000, the World Health Organization reported that the deadly outbreak that's ravaged the region has now been mostly contained in Senegal and Nigeria.
Israel’s high court has condemned a detention facility for migrants from Africa. The country’s top judicial authority has ordered a desert camp closed within three months and banned new detentions for a year.
The people of Sierra Leone began emerging from their homes on Monday (22.09.2014) after a controversial nationwide three day lockdown aimed at stemming the deadly Ebola outbreak.
Indonesia recently became the last of the nations to ratify a pact to tackle haze pollution in Southeast Asia. But WRI's Andika Putraditama tells DW the treaty alone will not be enough to solve the problem.
Bangladesh's main opposition leader Khaleda Zia is being tried on charges of embezzling 650,000 USD. Given the stark divisions in society, a conviction may trigger a wave of violence, analyst Michael Kugelman tells DW.
Pakistan has appointed a new head of the country's powerful spy agency, the ISI, amid reports that the army generals are not on the same page over the future of PM Sharif's embattled civilian government.
US-based CF Industries and Norway's Yara International have announced they are discussing "a potential merger of equals" to create a new group. The combined company would challenge market leader Potash from Canada.
In its latest assessment of gross financial resources in private households around the globe, German insurance group Allianz has found the world is getting richer again. The rise of the middle class is pivotal.
Manufacturing and export orders in China have unexpectedly risen, confounding analysts' predictions. But the modest growth was not enough to dispel Beijing's fears of a weakening labor market.
Jenner Institute director Adrian Hill tells us about a novel Ebola vaccine human trial. Also: can consumer technology make us better people? And does protesting in a suit (on data protection) help win the argument?
Researchers are running human trials on a candidate Ebola vaccine, which, if successful, they hope to roll out by the end of this year in West Africa. Professor Adrian Hill, who heads the Jenner Institute and these trials, tells us more.
You may be obsessing over the advent of the Apple Watch (slated for next year). Perhaps you even believe it'll make you a better person. But some say such wearable tech will lead to more obsessive behavior than is not good.
The search for renewable energy to sustain our way of life has made use of the sun and the sea…and now also urine. Researchers have used urine to create small charges of electricity. So perhaps your toilet could soon power your home.
The German band The Fog Joggers became famous after one of their songs was featured in a popular beer commercial. Now they are playing booked out concerts. DW caught up with them at a show near their hometown to find out how they're building on their first big break.
Our reporter Annabelle Steffes was on location in Munich – these are her experiences from the opening weekend of the Wiesn.
Germans are known for their beer. On average, they drink more than 100 liters of it per person every year. But there are more than 5,000 different kinds of beer to choose from. So which brew do they like the best and where is the perfect spot to drink it? Pulse asked around.
Germans brew some of the best beer in the world, but it only comes in a few different varieties. That's because German beer making is still controlled by the oldest food regulation in the world - the German beer purity law, which says you can only use three ingredients when making beer: water, hops and malt. Beer sommelier Sophia Wenzel thinks the law is outdated and it’s time to spice things up.
Only two days after matchday four in the Bundesliga finished, the next one starts as the fixture list hots up in Germany's domestic football.
Germany's Lisa Brennauer has claimed her second gold medal at the road cycling world championships. Her latest triumph came in the individual time-trial.
The most famous team event in golf, the Ryder Cup, begins on Friday at the historic Gleneagles course in Scotland. The European team, with a cast of varied stars, are the clear favorites going into the tie.
Qatar will not host the World Cup in 2022, according to Theo Zwanziger, the German member of the FIFA Executive Committee. The former head of the German football association thinks fans and players are at risk.
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