Ukrainian security forces have moved in on pro-EU demonstrators. By Monday evening, reports emerged that police had encircled protest camps, dispersed demonstrators and stormed the main opposition party's headquarters. Go to article
As the trial of the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood got under way in Cairo, students continued protests for a second day. Police fired tear gas on demonstrators as the defendant denounced the trial. Go to article
According to newspaper reports, US and UK intelligence agencies have spied on gamers, monitoring online fantasies such as "World of Warcraft." Major US tech companies have called for limits to surveillance on citizens. Go to article
South African lawmakers have held a joint sitting of parliament in honor of Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday, aged 95. The memorial comes as part of a week of mourning for the anti-apartheid icon. Go to article
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians have signed a historic deal to make more water available while combating the shrinkage of the Dead Sea. The pact is part of a yearslong effort to address water issues in the region. Go to article
At a special meeting of party leaders in Berlin, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have approved a coalition deal with the Social Democrats and their sister party, the CSU. The SPD votes later this week. Go to article
The European aerospace company EADS is planning major structural changes in an effort to downsize its defense and space businesses. They have confirmed nearly 6,000 jobs by the end of 2016. Go to article
American Airlines and US Airways have merged, creating the world's largest carrier and overcoming concerns the deal would hurt consumers. An antitrust lawsuit had stalled the merger in August. Go to article
Germany's express delivery and mail company Deutsche Post DHL is testing a drone that could be used to deliver urgently needed goods to hard-to-reach places. The aircraft can carry up to 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds). Go to article
The top three finalists for FIFA's player of the year award have been announced. It will come down to a decision among Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery, and Cristiano Ronaldo for football's best player. Go to article
Ukraine may become a bone of contention between Berlin and Moscow. Russia criticized a visit to Kyiv by German Foreign Minister Westerwelle, and now Chancellor Merkel plans to support opposition leader Vitali Klitschko.
Manfred Nowak, expert for international law, says that the OSCE has lost its importance.
If not for disagreements over protests in Ukraine, NATO and Moscow could get along quite well.
Riot police in Ukraine have moved in on protest camps in the heart of the capital, pulling down barricades in a bid to dislodge protestors.
Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved the nation's parliament and called for early elections. However, opponents have vowed to continue their protests demanding a new political order.
The jailing of a Thai journalist shows that the monarchy is a threat to democracy.
Thailand's opposition calls for the resignation of the elected government.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has called new elections as protests against her government continue. The move is not expected to satisfy opponents, who want Yingluck, the sister of the exiled former leader Thaksin Shinawatra, to be replaced first.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is facing a wave of trials. Although courts have dismissed charges against many protesters, the country fears yet more violence when the main trials against the Islamists begin on Monday.
Since President Morsi was ousted in July his supporters and his opponents have become irreconcilable. Mass demonstrations are taking place all over the country, with hundreds killed and frequent outbreaks of violence.
Germany's business-oriented Free Democratic Party (FDP) is technically still in government, but to all intents and purposes the party is dead. The question now is whether its new leader, Christian Lindner, can revive it.
There are more and more asylum seekers in Germany and the immigration office can barely keep up with the applications. Now, soldiers are being called in to speed up the process - though not without controversy.
Nelson Mandela - A life for freedom
The death of Nelson Mandela affected many people around the world and Africans in Germany were also deeply moved by the news.
New housing structures, enlarged production facilities and tighter controls: Based on the analysis of satellite imagery, rights group Amnesty International claims North Korea is expanding its gulags.
A new anti-corruption party has shocked the ruling Indian Congress in Delhi's state elections.
Not much is known about the US government's policy and ability to shut down wireless communications in case of national emergencies, such as terrorist attacks. That could change come January.
Female circumcision is slowly declining in Iraqi Kurdistan. Years of campaigning and a law against the practise have borne fruit. Some villages went from 100 percent of all young girls being circumcised to none.
The fight against the Muslim Brotherhood puts Egypt's future at stake, says DW's Loay Mudhoon.
Politicians and business leaders around the globe are celebrating a breakthrough for a world trade deal hammered out at the WTO conference in Bali. Despite all the plaudits, however, non-goverment groups are skeptical.
Deutsche Post DHL is testing a drone that could be used to deliver goods in hard-to-reach places. This follows an announcement by the Amazon CEO that his company is working on making drone delivery a reality.
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.
Paraplegics at a clinic in Bochum to Germany are learning to move again at a rate doctors consider remarkable. The catalyst? A robotic exoskeleton with a futuristic form of steering.
In Spain's capital, bikes are saving money and the environment.
Hannah Cleaver helps Berliners learn how to grow their own food, one terrace and rooftop at a time.
Few legal options exist for those who sue companies over human rights abuses.
And the winner is... Italy! "The Great Beauty" was nominated best film at the 2013 European Film Awards in Berlin. But Germany didn't go away empty-handed: the movie "Oh Boy" won in the category for best debut.
Starting in 1938, Jews in Nazi Germany were officially persecuted and dispossessed. Many artworks vanished and are still reappearing. An exhibition in Munich now looks at the impact of the Nazis' cultural policies.
Born 200 years ago, Adolph Kolping was a German priest who created a support network for young tradesmen. His legacy lives on today, in the form of a successful international organization.
Germany face a mouthwatering clash with their former coach Jürgen Klinsmann in Group G of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. As well as Klinsmann's USA, they face Portugal and Ghana.
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