Ukraine’s president says officials will prepare a "roadmap" to a ceasefire with separatists in the country’s east. Petro Poroshenko made his statement after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Belarus. Go to article
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has voiced hope that a ceasefire in Gaza will set the stage for talks on a final Israeli-Palestinian peace deal. The latest truce came into force at 7 p.m. local time. Go to article
The audit of Afghanistan's presidential election has been halted after candidate Abdullah Abdullah threatened to pull his support for the recount. Allegations of vote-rigging have overshadowed the process. Go to article
An American man suspected of fighting alongside the "Islamic State" group has been killed in Syria. Douglas McAuthur McCain’s family had been concerned with his expressions of support for IS. Go to article
Some 1,400 children were abused over the course of 16 years in the English city Rotherham, according to an inquiry. The revelation has raised controversial questions of child protection, race and political correctness. Go to article
The first British citizen to contract the deadly Ebola virus has been given the experimental drug ZMapp in London. Two US patients recovered after taking the drug, though an infected Liberian doctor died. Go to article
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has unveiled his new Cabinet a day after the government stepped down. This followed a row with the former economy minister over policy. Go to article
The geopolitical situation is starting to weigh on German consumer confidence. For the first time in one and a half years, the closely watched GfK consumer confidence index fell in August. Go to article
Berlin and Hamburg will go head to head next month as both cities present their concepts for the 2024 summer Olympic Games. The German Olympic Sports Association will also decide whether to bid for the 2028 summer Games. Go to article
Syrian President Bashir al-Assad is isolated on the world stage. But now he's offering the West military cooperation in the fight against "Islamic State," painting himself as a guarantor of stability.
Iraq's largest refinery has been contested for weeks. "Islamic State" fighters are going after police officers and soldiers near the Baiji facility. Residents who have fled describe the situation in the embattled city.
The Archbishop of Mosul Amel Nona had to flee the city when IS militants drew near. Now, he is spreading the word about the plight of Christians in the region.
Washington is displeased with the air strikes it says the United Arab Emirates and Egypt conducted on Islamist militias in Libya - especially since it appears both countries tried to keep their US allies in the dark.
In the video of James Foley being beheaded, his executioner is almost entirely masked - only his eyes can be seen. Despite this, investigators are following many leads as they hunt for his killer.
DW correspondent Tania Krämer describes celebration in Gaza and a more restrained response in Israel following a ceasefire agreement reached Tuesday.
A recent bloody prison riot in Brazil is not an isolated incident. Violent outbreaks occur regularly in Brazilian penitentiaries. Criminal gangs and the justice system are to blame.
As a result of negotiations, Mozambique has averted a resumption of civil war. This is no reason for euphoria but is at least a sign of hope that October elections will be peaceful, says DW’s Claus Stäcker.
On the sidelines of his visit to Hamburg, the Dalai Lama talked exclusively to DW about his optimism for Tibet, the situation in Iraq and Syria, and the growing number of Tibetan Buddhists in China.
Many low-caste Indians are still forced to manually remove human excrement despite laws banning caste-based discrimination. HRW's Meenakshi Ganguly tells DW why such practice persists and what can be done to stop it.
Spain versus France: DW’s Christoph Hasselbach argues Europe needs more successful reform examples.
Measles - a highly contagious disease - can cause permanent disability and death. But despite there being a vaccine, Germany, and other European countries, will fail to eradicate measles by 2015.
Kenyan blogger and activist Ory Okolloh, the face of Africa's flourishing open data movement, tells DW why she wants greater cooperation between techies, business, government and social actors.
You don’t have to go into the wild to see foxes, raccoons or wild boars in Germany. These wild animals regularly visit towns and cities. And then there is the odd elk that might just walk into the building.
Guess the results of this season's Bundesliga games to win top prizes.
A ban on khat in the United Kingdom has led to a glut of the chewable narcotic in Somalia. Somali khat chewers are thrilled about the abundance and low cost of the leaf, which induces an ampthetamine-like high.
If you're always available for calls, always on the go, multi-tasking, answering emails…always checking…you're heading for mental stress. Shift work, and the daily pressure to perform won't help either.
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