President Barack Obama has arrived in Japan to begin his Asia tour. The White House has called the trip a "rebalancing" of US foreign policy in which Obama is expected reinforce his country's commitment to the region. Go to article
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has said Moscow will respond if its interests are attacked in Ukraine. He also accused the US of "running the show" in Kyiv with the pro-Western interim government. Go to article
Police and protesters have clashed in a Rio de Janeiro slum, amid public anger over the death of a young man who regularly appeared on the country's largest TV network, Globo. Protesters blame police for the death. Go to article
Amnesty International has issued a damning appraisal of working conditions for foreign nationals brought to Qatar as domestic labor. False promises on pay and conditions, physical abuse and rape were among the charges. Go to article
The MUJAO Islamist group in Mali has said that it has killed a French hostage captured in November 2012, "because France is our enemy." The French government said it could not confirm the claim, but would investigate. Go to article
In 2013, governments in Europe were able to substantially lower their budget deficits, according to the latest EU data. Nevertheless, EU countries are still laboring under huge and even burgeoning debt mountains. Go to article
Japanese carmaker Toyota has said it has sold a record number of vehicles in the year to March. The company noted the sales boost was in no small way due to last-minute buying ahead of a VAT hike in the country. Go to article
Southern eurozone member Portugal has said its return to capital markets after a three-year pause has been successful. The government's auction of a long-term bond issue was met with strong demand from investors. Go to article
World football's governing body FIFA have temporarily lifted FC Barcelona's ban on transferring players. The Catalan club will be able to make signings this summer while they appeal the sanction. Go to article
Nuremburg have fired coach Gertjan Verbeek. The 51-year-old Dutchman lasted just six months in the job, and leaves der Club facing relegation from the Bundesliga with just three matches to play. Go to article
In light of an expanding China and economic challenges, Japan and the US "intend to overcome mutual differences and together forge a sturdy economic order for Asia and the Pacific in the 21st century" with Obama's visit.
NATO is waking up to the single most important lesson of history. Use a little force early to avoid the use of greater force later. Just think if that lesson had been learned before World War II, says Henry R. Nau.
Slovyansk's residents are divided on whether to welcome the ongoing occupation by pro-Russian forces or not.
As Europe's economies recover, debt levels continue to grow. But national budgets are only a few of the trees in a highly flammable forest of private debt, and government austerity may not be able to put out the flames.
Roughly 100,000 eastern European women work in assisted care in Germany. Some live at home with the families they help. DW heads to Bremerhaven to see how the model works in practice.
It's been a year since the Kurdish PKK group called for a ceasefire with Turkey. Zeki Shengali, chief executive member of the Kurdish umbrella organization KCK, tells DW that the process is on the brink.
Seven weeks ahead of the World Cup in Brazil, no mass protests have broken out but unions are mobilizing the rank and file. But the government can't afford another police strike like the one in Salvador, Bahia.
Members of China's Uighur minority have long complained they suffer cultural marginalization. Many now also say they are the victims of worsening repression, with accusations of serious human rights abuses.
As fighting continues in three states in South Sudan, rebels are rejecting allegations by the United Nations that they killed hundreds of civilians after seizing an oil town last week.
DW takes a look back at the "War to end all Wars"
Migrant domestic workers in Qatar are powerless in the face of widespread abuse, according to Amnesty International. The human rights group has called on the country to extend labor protections to household servants.
Sent to Vietnam to fight a war he knew little about, a US marine saw the destruction caused by Agent Orange and vowed to return one day to help the Vietnamese people. Now he's back.
Homeless people are among the most marginalized in society. A Paris high school student wanted to change that, so he created a way for the less fortunate to share their stories online.
Even 450 years after his birth, William Shakespeare's plays are celebrated around the world.
When was the last time you listened to a bedtime story? The International Day of the Book would be a good time to open your ears and listen to a gripping tale - whether read from a book or told by a storyteller.
Do you prefer traditional paper books or their digital versions?
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