German anti-terror police in Berlin have arrested a man they believe had recently completed training at an "Islamic State" camp in Syria. He had reportedly also fought alongside IS militants. Go to article
The number of Syrian Kurds fleeing to Turkey ahead of advancing "Islamic State" (IS) militants continues to swell. Officials fear that hundreds of thousands may end up seeking refuge across the border.
Ukrainian officials say government troops are preparing to pull out artillery and heavy armored vehicles from an agreed buffer zone. This comes as a fragile truce imposed on September 5 appears to be holding.
President-elect Ashraf Ghani has lauded Afghanistan's unity deal after months of disputed election results. He said the goal of the new government, rejected by the Taliban as a "sham," would be peace.
European officials are meeting in Milan to assess their resources to fight Ebola. They hope to plan a coordinated response to the most widespread outbreak of the virus in known history.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has praised France's "ambitious" reforms program following talks with French Prime Minister Manuel Valls. Merkel said adherence to the European stability and growth packet remained key.
Braving stifling heat, thousands of students took to the streets of Hong Kong to push for democratic reforms in a move which analyst Joseph Cheng views as reflecting the sentiment of many of the city's residents.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has reiterated that Germany will not get involved in US and French airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) jihadists in Iraq and Syria. He also ruled out ground deployments.
A NASA spacecraft has entered into orbit around Mars after months of travel. The probe is to carry out a one-year mission to investigate how Mars lost its former atmosphere.
The Afghan leaders' deal jeopardizes Afghan's nascent democracy, writes DW's Florian Weigand.
The UN General Assembly is holding its first World Conference on Indigenous Peoples. Yvonne Bangert from the Society for Threatened Peoples is convinced that Germany needs to do more in this area.
The eurozone is issuing a new 10-euro bill on September 23. While the official design is set, a group of artists have presented their vision for the currency, rethinking the way we view money.
Normale Leute: a Berlin-based group wants to fight data protection protest prejudices - and government spying - by demonstrating in suits. "Akkurater Widerstand" reject anonymous masks to appear "normal."
Can't get to the Wies'n this year? Here's everything you need to know about Oktoberfest in Munich - one of the world's largest beer celebrations.
Despite bad weather, some one million people have visited the Oktoberfest, the world's largest festival, on its first weekend.
Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki has taken over the Cologne archdiocese, one of the richest in the world. He is determined to spread Pope Francis' message of charity and the importance of sharing.
The international campaign against "Islamic State" has widened to include multinational air campaigns and talks of boots on the ground. The message from Washington? Germany needs to do more.
German aid organizations are trying to get medical equipment to Ebola-infected regions of Africa. They face enormous challenges, and it's becoming more expensive.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls' visit to Germany isn't an easy one given that Franco-German relations are strained to say the least. Ulrike Guerot calls for more understanding from Berlin.
For the first time in six months, opposition activists in Russia have called on people to join peace marches against Moscow's Ukraine policies and its propaganda machine. But there is little appetite for protest.
Sighs of relief all round in Brussels after Scotland's independence vote - but why, you may ask? Scotland has shown how independence movements can pay off for regions seeking more autonomy, writes DW's Max Hofmann.
After a close 'No' vote for Scottish independence, many governments in Europe breathe a sigh of relief. But other regions are now calling for a referendum.
Authorities in Sierra Leone say 130 new Ebola cases have been reported as part of a three-day lockdown, which ended on Monday. Officials hailed the unprecedented containment strategy as a success. As the death toll in West Africa approaches 3000, the World Health Organization reported that the deadly outbreak that's ravaged the region has now been mostly contained in Senegal and Nigeria.
Researchers are running human trials on a candidate Ebola vaccine, which, if successful, they hope to roll out by the end of this year in West Africa. Professor Adrian Hill, who heads the Jenner Institute and these trials, tells us more.
Sierra Leone's health ministry says it has ended a 3-day lockdown aimed at stemming the Ebola epidemic. It says teams briefed more than one million households and buried scores of bodies to slow further contagion.
As Indian-controlled Kashmir reels from ravaging floods, India's disaster management authorities have come under fire yet again. Experts say that more efforts are required to minimize the impact of the future calamities.
Rap artist Kang Chun-hyok speaks up. When the Seoul-based refugee from North Korea enters the stage to perform, he provokes with his political lyrics. In a DW interview, he talks about his life story and his motives.
Ashraf Ghani was named Afghanistan's new president shortly after signing a power-sharing deal with Abdullah Abdullah. But many fear the new government may be paralyzed by internal power struggles, Andrew Wilder tells DW.
A number of philanthropic organizations, including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, are set to pull billions out of fossil fuels and invest in clean energy systems instead. It's part of a growing trend.
German pharmaceutical firm Merck has announced a deal to buy US specialty chemicals maker Sigma-Aldrich in a bid to expand its life science business. The acquisition is Merck's biggest ever.
A Chinese CEO who disappeared last week with most of his company's cash reserves has curiously announced his return. Shares in the shoemaker Ultrasonic doubled on the news.
Chinese online giant Alibaba has gotten off to a sensational start on Wall Street. That's good for the stock exchange and global shares trading. But now, the retailer has to prove its mettle in its everyday operations.
Jenner Institute director Adrian Hill tells us about a novel Ebola vaccine human trial. Also: can consumer technology make us better people? And does protesting in a suit (on data protection) help win the argument?
You may be obsessing over the advent of the Apple Watch (slated for next year). Perhaps you even believe it'll make you a better person. But some say such wearable tech will lead to more obsessive behavior than is not good.
The search for renewable energy to sustain our way of life has made use of the sun and the sea…and now also urine. Researchers have used urine to create small charges of electricity. So perhaps your toilet could soon power your home.
For the third consecutive year, DW and the Beethovenfest Bonn are hosting a Turkish youth orchestra in Germany. A chamber ensemble gave a sneak peek at the orchestra's talents ahead of next week's Beethovenfest concert.
Our reporter Annabelle Steffes is on location in Munich – follow her experiences at the Wiesn in our live blog.
Don't fall into the tourist traps: Follow these tips for a faux-pas-free visit to a German restaurant. Keep in mind that these only apply to average eateries - five-star joints follow international rules of their own.
Sunday's matches were two very different animals: DW's Jefferson Chase looks at the question of rotation, the excellence of Wolfsburg's peerless left-back Ricardo Rodriguez and Cologne's destructive attitude.
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton led the Singapore Grand Prix nearly from start to finish. The win means that he now tops the drivers' standings ahead of teammate Nico Rosberg, who was forced to retire.
Borussia Mönchengladbach will take on Cologne this Sunday in the Rhine region's most celebrated Bundesliga derby. For both sets of supporters, it's arguably the most important game of the year.
Wolfsburg made little doubt of their clash with Leverkusen, as Roger Schmidt's side passed up the chance to go top. In the Rhine derby, meanwhile, neither side came close to taking the full three points.
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