An airstrike from the US military's new campaign to combat "Islamic State" has struck near Baghdad. Meanwhile, the US Congress is looking to approve a measure to arm moderate Syrian rebels before midterm elections. Go to article
The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a deadly suicide attack on ISAF forces near the US embassy in Kabul. Insurgents have been taking advantage of instability to carry out attacks throughout Afghanistan.
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.
Ukraine's deputy foreign minister has resigned in protest after the delay of a key part of the upcoming EU-Ukraine Association Agreement, due to be ratified on Tuesday. So why is the deal so controversial?
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.
The UN World Food Program estimates that nearly 4 million South Sudanese face food shortages in 2014. DW spoke to WFP spokesperson, George Fominyen, to find out what they are doing to fight the food crisis.
Germany has charged a 93-year-old man with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder. The man worked as a prison guard for the Auschwitz death camp in 1944.
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.
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.
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 anti-terror coalition is in place. Enough talk - it's time for action, says DW's Bernd Riegert.
With Alibaba poised to set a new record for the world's biggest IPO in New York, other Chinese Internet companies are also eyeing Western markets, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has selected two potential sites for the Rosetta lander, Philae, to make contact with a comet in November. If it succeeds, it will be a first of galactic proportions.
After years of government wrangling, five types of sharks have gained protected status under an international treaty. Although shark advocates welcome the decision, enforcement of the protections could be tricky.
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.
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?
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.
Philippine President Benigno Aquino is embarking on his first European tour in a bid to boost economic ties and seek support for his country's position in a maritime dispute with China, as analyst Ernest Bower tells DW.
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.
As EU finance ministers convened in Milan, the European Central Bank's latest decision stoked controversy. In an exclusive DW interview, German Bundesbank President Jens Weidmann assessed the bank's contentious move.
Lufthansa has narrowly avoided a strike set for Tuesday after a pilots union announced it would continue negotiating with Germany's flagship carrier.
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.
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.
He's famous for being the first person to climb the world's 14 highest peaks without oxygen: Mountaineering legend Reinhold Messner is turning 70. He spoke with DW's climbing expert ahead of his birthday.
It took five minutes for Mike Krzyzewski's Dream Team to find their rhythm in the final of the World Basketball championship against Serbia. After that, there was no looking back as the USA defended their world title.
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