The EU has adopted stringent economic sanctions against key Russian industries. The curbs will affect the country's energy, defense and finance sectors, as well as some technology exports. Go to article
The Palestinian Liberation Organization has claimed that Gaza is ready to observe a 24-hour "humanitarian ceasefire." But, Hamas, the group that runs Gaza, has denied this. Israel continues to pound the enclave. Go to article
Fighting in east Ukraine has again prevented an international investigation team from reaching the crash site of flight MH17. The Netherlands prime minister has called on Ukraine to halt its offensive in the area. Go to article
The Ebola outbreak in western Africa has prompted airport controls of passengers following the death of a Liberian in Nigeria last week. More than 670 people have died in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia since March. Go to article
Libya says seven fire-fighting planes are being sent by Italy and the Italian energy giant ENI to douse the inferno at a Tripoli oil depot. Fighting between militias nearby has prompted more residents to flee. Go to article
French authorities have handed over to Belgium the man suspected of carrying out the May 24 fatal shooting at Brussels’ Jewish Museum. He was arrested in Marseilles roughly a week after the deadly incident. Go to article
Dozens of people have been killed and more injured in fatal clashes between police and an armed mob in China's Xinjiang region. Local police said the attack was premeditated. Go to article
Ratings agency Moody's has slashed the credit rating of Germany's biggest lender. It said it wasn't convinced Deutsche Bank would return to higher profits, as expressed in the bank's latest earnings report. 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
In Europe, criticism of Israel's actions in Gaza is slowly picking up steam. In the US, however, public opinion is still very much pro-Israel. DW talked to former Ambassador Stuart Eizenstat about the sentiment there.
No-one is talking about potential ceasefires any more - despite mounting civilian casualties.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been living in Russia for nearly one year. Now German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has suggested he go back to the US, sparking outrage among left-wing politicians.
A giant fuel depot is burning in Tripoli. Western countries have evacuated their embassies and are getting their citizens out of the country. The international community seems helpless in the face of a looming civil 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.
Fighting keeps international investigators from reaching the plane wreck. More and more Ukrainians are fleeing the area around Donetsk.
The EU's Special Investigative Task Force said it has evidence to file an indictment against former senior officials of the so-called Kosovo Liberation Army. They are accused of violating international humanitarian law.
When the oil began to gush, Ghana was determined to avoid the 'resource curse.' But the prosperity many had hoped for in the coastal city of Sekondi-Takoradi has so far trickled down to just a tiny minority.
The UN is warning of a famine in war-torn South Sudan where more than a million people have been displaced. Many can no longer work in the fields in a country where 95 percent of the population depends on farming.
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.
Peace between Israel and Hamas requires an end to the Gaza blockade, writes DW's Loay Mudhoon.
Celebrating a new treatment for malaria is one thing. Celebrating a new way to infect people with the parasite is another. But researchers say injecting volunteers with malaria yields better results.
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.
City tour or beach vacation? In many European metropolises, you don't have to choose. From sandy strips to medieval architecture, there's something for everyone. Here are our favorite destinations.
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.
Robert Lewandowski has been in fantastic form for Bayern Munich, and the season hasn't even started. Jonathan Harding looks at why.
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