Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra has proposed new elections for early February, hours after dissolving parliament. Meanwhile, tens of thousands of people are taking part in fresh anti-government protests. Go to article
Eight leading technologies companies, including Apple, Facebook and Google, have called on the United States to limit surveillance on citizens. It comes in the wake of the National Security Agency (NSA) spy revelations. Go to article
Authorities have deployed riot police outside of Kyiv's city hall as protesters refuse to step down. Meanwhile, President Yanukovych has said he will pursue a "national roundtable" to end anti-government rallies. Go to article
North Korea has confirmed the dismissal of Jang Song-Thaek, uncle to Kim Jong-Un, for "criminal acts." It has published an image of Jang, once seen as the country's No. 2, being escorted from a ruling party meeting. Go to article
South African lawmakers have begun 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
The trial of Muslim Brotherhood chief Mohammed Badie and other Islamists has begun. The case is seen as part of a major clampdown on the group following President Mohammed Morsi's ouster. Go to article
President Nicolas Maduro's government has won the majority of votes in Venezuela's local election, according to early results. The ballot was seen an important test for his embattled Socialist coalition. Go to article
German publishing house Axel Springer has announced it’ll take over German television news channel N24. Springer aims to hook up N24 with its newspaper group Die Welt to form Germany’s leading multimedia news provider. Go to article
European aerospace company EADS is planning major structural changes in an effort to downsize its defense and space businesses. They will reportedly result in the loss of several thousand jobs, possibly in Germany. Go to article
It was David versus Goliath in the early Sunday match - only this time Goliath proved quicker of foot and of wit, as wealthy Wolfsburg handed tiny Freiburg another defeat. The final score: 3-0. Hertha Berlin also won. Go to article
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.
Protests in Egypt have engulfed Cairo's universities for the past several weeks.
Resistance is building to the Egyptian army's attempt to rewrite the history of the revolution.
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.
At a conference in Bali, the World Trade Organization has agreed on a package to liberalize global trade. Experts see this as a chance to boost growth but caution that further steps are needed in the future.
Critics describe the Bali WTO agreement as a defeat in the global fight against hunger. But it was about much more than just Indian wheat or rice. And in the end it is still a success, says DW's Rolf Wenkel.
Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators filled Kiev, where boxing champion and opposition leader Vitali Klitschko gave an interview to DW.
An OSCE meeting took place in Kyiv as Ukrainians held pro-European protests. But, the group has lost its importance, says international law expert Manfred Nowak because the West and Russia are drifting apart.
If not for disagreements over protests in Ukraine, NATO and Moscow could get along quite well.
DW's Ingo Mannteufel says the Petersburg Dialog showed a dichotomy in Russo-German ties.
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 UN Security Council has approved increased military action by French and African troops in a bid to try to end the violence and chaos in the Central African Republic.
Pakistani activists from Balochistan have demanded Islamabad return hundreds of 'missing persons' allegedly abducted by security agents. The authorities are reluctant to bring these people to court.
A new anti-corruption party has shocked the ruling Indian Congress in Delhi's state elections.
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 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.
Which cities are the most successful? Mostly those that are home to carmakers, a study shows.
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.
Community gardens are springing up across Berlin, where city dwellers are hungry for home-grown food. Hannah Cleaver helps Berliners learn how to grow their own, one terrace and rooftop at a time.
Human rights sometimes suffer when companies extract oil, mine the earth or produce cheap clothing. When those affected take the matter to court, they often have little hope of compensation or support.
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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