For the second time in a week, Ukrainian police have moved on a large protest camp in the center of Kyiv. The move comes despite a visit by a top EU diplomat to defuse the weeks-long upheaval. Go to article
The body of former South African President Nelson Mandela has been moved to the seat of government in the capital, Pretoria. It will lie in state there for three days ahead of the funeral and burial on Sunday. Go to article
Uruguay has passed a law allowing its citizens to grow, buy and smoke marijuana, making it the first country in the world to legalize and regulate cannabis. The law could take effect as early as mid-2014. Go to article
US congressional negotiators have reached a bipartisan budget agreement. The deal would ease the automatic across-the-board spending cuts and help avoid budget clashes for the next year or two. Go to article
India's Supreme Court has decided to uphold a colonial-era law making homosexuality illegal, overturning a 2009 ruling that decriminalized gay sex. The decision has shocked gay rights activists. Go to article
Marathon talks between European Union finance ministers have brought the creation of a central body to deal with failing banks closer to fruition. The aim is to avoid using taxpayer money to bail out or wind up lenders. Go to article
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) has accepted the Nobel Peace Prize. The chemical watchdog was awarded the prestigious accolade for its role in dismantling Syria's chemical arms stockpile. Go to article
General Motors has announced that its product development chief, Mary Barra will be the company's next CEO and the first woman to lead a major automaker. Barra will replace Dan Akerson who will step down next month. Go to article
Formula One World Champion Sebastian Vettel has slammed a rule change awarding double points in the last race of future seasons. The driver argued that the move would only punish those who work hard to build up a lead. Go to article
Bayer Leverkusen needed a result to stay alive in the Champions League, while already qualified Bayern Munich did not. In the end, the former got the win they wanted, while Bayern got a loss they hardly expected. Go to article
Most of the speakers in the European parliament's Ukraine debate called for solidarity with the pro-European demonstrators. They're hoping for a peaceful solution - and had severe criticism for Russia.
EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton visits Kyiv to find a solution to the political crisis.
The special unit was created to fight organized crime, but is now being used to oppress protests.
Riot police have moved in on protest camps in the heart of Kyiv, as President Viktor Yanukovich has backed calls for dialogue with the opposition.
John McCain is considered one of the most outspoken US senators. The former presidential candidate describes the conflict in Ukraine as "very dangerous," and tells DW about the importance of NSA oversight.
The GOP, traditionally known for hawkish foreign policy, takes a non-interventionist turn.
A US delegation heads to Europe to mend NSA-plagued trans-Atlantic relations.
German parliamentarian Hans-Peter Uhl visited Washington to talk with the US government about the NSA scandal. He tells DW that US officials are still missing the point and calls for an economic response in Germany.
German author Ingo Schulze is one of 500 writers to have joined an international petition to the United Nations, calling for democratic rights in the digital age. They are Writers Against Mass Surveillance.
Turkey expects to receive a million Syrian refugees by the end of the year. Turkish assistance is considered to be effective - but with the increasing numbers, the aid is being stretched to its limits.
In Germany, more Serbs than Syrians apply for asylum. But even Serbia grapples with refugees from Asia and Africa, amid increasing protests from the local population.
Hundreds of thousands gathered for the state memorial ceremony in Johannesburg to remember Nelson Mandela. A record number of 91 heads of state flew in for the occasion.
The presidents of Afghanistan and Iran have agreed on a long-term cooperation pact, a move which experts believe could further strain Hamid Karzai's ties with the United States.
Thao Nguyen, 29, experienced hunger first-hand, which is what gave her a unique appreciation for food. Now she's helping others in Hanoi rethink the way they eat.
The Taliban views interpreters who served the US military as traitors. Thousands of translators now fear for their lives at home in Afghanistan, while they wait in vain for residence visas promised to them by the US.
Warmer relations between the US and Iran following an agreement on Iran's atomic program could limit the influence of other states in the area. In Kuwait, the Gulf Cooperation Council is debating what this change means.
Since the French economy is in crisis, small companies are trying to boost their exports to Germany. But it takes time and patience to sell goods to Germans.
Leading companies have been using youth employment initiatives to recruit young people from southern European countries grappling with unemployment. It appears to be a win-win situation.
The European Central Bank (ECB) is in search of some 1,000 people to fill positions in a new banking supervision unit. Observers are calling it a vanguard in financial controlling: It's certainly a first for Europe.
The Nobel Prizes are awarded in Oslo and Stockholm on December 10. Here's our overview of the winners.
When explicit photos of her were posted online, Holly Jacobs was shocked to find that the authorities could not help. Now she has launched a campaign to turn so-called 'revenge porn' into an offense in her native US.
Two years after the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, measures are being taken to protect the German population from accidents. But their implementation could take years, and some critics are concerned.
What's a few million here or there? DW looks at the world's most expensive artists.
A new museum has opened in Berlin with an exhibition on everyday life in East Germany. It's not the first of its kind - and that's cause for heated discussion in the once divided capital.
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