Both the Israeli government and Hamas have accused each other of breaking an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire. An Israeli airstrike in response to militant-launched rockets killed the family of a Hamas leader. Go to article
The White House has said it is assessing the validity of a video purporting to show the murder of a US journalist by "Islamic State" militants. The group says it has beheaded the missing freelance reporter James Foley. Go to article
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says German officials will decide this week whether to arm Kurds battling the "Islamic State" in Iraq. Germany has already sent humanitarian aid to the region. Go to article
Police near the town of Ferguson - where a black teenager was killed last week - have shot dead a second man, who they claim was armed and dangerous. Protests over the intial death have entered their second week. Go to article
Ukrainian troops are besieging the strategic strongholds of separatists in the east. The situation is deteriorating rapidly for civilians. Go to article
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaaf has ordered a nighttime curfew in an attempt to curtail the spread of the Ebola virus. The move comes in addition to the earlier imposition of a state of emergency. Go to article
Texas Governor Rick Perry has turned himself in to answer to two felony counts of abuse of power. The one-time Republican presidential contender claims the charges are politically motivated and vowed he would fight. Go to article
Bayer Leverksuen have beaten FC Copenhagen 3-2 in Denmark, claiming a commanding position to qualify for the Champions League proper. All five goals fell in the first half, Son Heung-min's neat finish proved the winner. Go to article
Unrest continues in the US town of Ferguson. Reporters are complaining that police seem to be targeting them, as well as protesters, with arrests and by keeping them from certain areas - supposedly for safety reasons.
Whistleblower William Binney recently made headlines when he told the German parliament that the NSA, his former employer, had become "totalitarian." DW spoke to him about NSA overrreach and the agency's power.
Iraqi and Kurdish gains have relied heavily on US airstrikes, help which Obama has said will continue.
The British government has been accused of conveying mixed messages about its Iraq strategy.
German tanks and weapons are in high demand, but the defense industry is worried about its future.
Anti-government protesters are set to march into the heavily guarded government zone in Islamabad to oust PM Nawaz Sharif. Possible clashes between security forces and marchers could prompt the military to intervene.
Western sanctions imposed on Russia are beginning to have negative effects. Agricultural export figures have fallen, along with prices.
African governments are sealing their ports and airports in an attempt to halt the spread of Ebola. But will fever checks and entry bans really make any difference?
The tussle between Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund is sure to determine the winner this season in the Bundesliga. Ahead of the first round this weekend, we run our eye over both teams' ranks and tip a title favorite.
It's easy, and disingenuous, to criticize Obama for failing African-Americans, says Michael Knigge.
In 1989, Hungarians and Austrians met for a picnic and opened the way for the fall of the wall.
Walburga Habsburg Douglas remembers how 600 East Germans used a picnic to flee West.
Germany's traditional state churches see that they need to make changes if they want to stop shrinking. Some are looking to the non-state churches for inspiration with practices like small group Bible studies.
Germany is one of the most popular countries for foreign students - it is the top destination among non-English speaking countries. Here are the most popular universities for foreign students.
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