Israel has bombarded the Gaza Strip in a wave of deadly strikes and targeted the house of Hamas' deputy chief. The fresh bloodshed comes as the UN secretary general demands the violence stop "in the name of humanity." Go to article
The US and EU appear set to impose new sanctions targeting Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors in response to the unrest in Ukraine. Negotiations will continue in Brussels on Tuesday. Go to article
A second fuel depot has caught fire amid militia battles near Tripoli. Libyan officials say the blaze is nearing a natural gas reservoir. Germany, Austria and the Philippines are the latest to evacuate their nationals. Go to article
The United Nations has imposed sanctions on a North Korean ship operator after its vessel was seized by Panama last year. The ship was allegedly smuggling military equipment from Cuba. Go to article
Swiss banking giant UBS has agreed to pay Germany a hefty fine for its involvement in helping German clients hide money from tax authorities. It's the biggest fine ever paid to the country by a Swiss lender. Go to article
Deutsche Bank has been able to stop a slide in pre-tax earnings in the second quarter. But the German lender could not boost its net profit amid uncertainties over just how big further litigation costs might be. Go to article
A Los Angeles judge has tentatively approved the most expensive sale of an NBA basketball team in history. Co-owner Donald Sterling, at the helm for 33 years, had opposed the sale brokered by his estranged wife. Go to article
NASA's Opportunity rover has driven 25 miles on the surface of Mars. In doing so, it has traveled farther on the surface of another planet than any man-made vehicle before it. Go to article
Despite the international community's appeals for a long-term ceasefire in Gaza, Israel and Hamas continue to fight. The radical forces on both sides are showing little interest in ending the war.
A new UN report accuses pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine of possible war crimes. The authors also accuse the Ukrainian army of having done wrong there.
Heavy fighting is preventing Dutch and Australian teams from reaching the crash site. Meanwhile Moscow and Kyiv are trading accusations over who is responsible for the downing of the plane.
Cameroon has deployed huge numbers of its military to the northern part of the country following attacks by the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram, who have taken several high profile hostages in the country.
Around the world, Muslims are observing the most important holiday of their religious calendar, Eid al-Fitr. But the celebration to end Ramadan fasting comes amid violence.
With a worldwide population of 40 million, the Kurds are the world’s largest ethnic group without a homeland. The current crisis in Iraq has brought the dream of an independent Kurdish state a little closer.
ISIS now controls wide swaths of Iraq and Syria. Its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, seems out to establish an Islamic empire. Are the borders in the Middle East about to be redrawn?
The top one percent of households in China control more than a third of the country's wealth, a study found. As analyst James Rickards tells DW, inequality is becoming so extreme it threatens to cause social disorder.
US State Secretary John Kerry is visiting India in a bid to revive the historically icy bilateral ties. The trip is also set to pave the way for the upcoming US visit of PM Narendra Modi, analyst Milan Vaishnav tells DW.
Five years ago, Nusrat lost her face, her courage and her old life when her husband spilled acid over her. All that remains is endless pain. But the incident has also led to a newly found freedom.
The German government wants to increase its anti-spying protection. 3,000 crypto-phones have been distributed to the administration so far. The Chancellery and the White House are negotiating "principles among friends."
Germany's weapons exports, though controversial, generate employment. German's post-communist Left Party wants to ban arms sales - but when it comes to losing votes, even Left politicians waver.
Peace between Israel and Hamas requires an end to the Gaza blockade, writes DW's Loay Mudhoon.
World-renowned German artist Gregor Schneider has covered a synagogue near Cologne with the façade of a drab suburban house. But by hiding it, he challenges visitors to look more closely at history and memory.
Giant panda bears are iconic for conservation efforts, but only 1,600 of them are left in the wild. Still, according to a new study, breeding programs in China have been mostly successful.
Once again, Argentina is facing default. But instead of negotiating with its creditors, the government portrays itself as a victim, which makes the country's precarious economic situation even worse.
On the 70th anniversary of the Bretton Woods system, the US should take a close look at the history of global finance. Washington can learn a lot about the looming relegation of the dollar, writes DW's Frank Sieren.
Antivirus and mobile security firm Avast! says it's unveiled major holes in Google's Android operating system after extracting masses of personal data from phones that had been factory restored.
Across Africa there are unique historic monuments and places of great natural beauty that are listed on UNESCO's list of World Heritage sites. Here is a small selection.
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