South Korea has voiced concern after North Korea's announcement that it had executed the uncle of its leader, Kim Jong Un. Jang Song Thaek had been considered the second-most powerful person in the country. Go to article
The three main opposition leaders in Ukraine have agreed to attend talks with President Yanukovych aimed at resolving the political crisis. This came as pro-EU protesters expanded their tent camp in central Kyiv. Go to article
Human rights group Amnesty International has slammed the EU for what it calls a 'pitiful' response to the Syrian refugee crisis. It called on the bloc to greatly increase its intake of people fleeing the civil war. Go to article
Nuclear talks between Iran and six major powers have been halted while the participants hold further consultations at home. This comes as a European Parliament delegation visits Iran in a sign of a thawing of ties. Go to article
Violence has broken out in Bangladesh after an Islamist leader was hanged for war crimes. While his supporters protested, others in the country celebrated his execution. Go to article
Germany’s Social Democrat party has begun counting votes after it held a referendum asking its members whether to join Chancellor Angela Merkel’s new grand coalition. The final count is expected late Saturday. Go to article
UN experts have said chemical weapons were likely used in four other attacks besides an incident already confirmed in Damascus from August. There was no mention in the final report of who carried out the attacks. Go to article
The EU General Court has banned a genetically modified potato developed by German chemicals firm BASF. The decision by the EU's second-highest court annulled an EU Commission decision authorizing the spud, named Amflora. Go to article
The German Shipowners' Association has taken stock of six years of crisis for the domestic merchant fleet. It said difficulties were still ongoing, but large-scale insolvencies had been successfully headed off. Go to article
Freiburg have become the second Bundesliga side eliminated from European competition, losing out on the last night of Europa League group phase action. Frankfurt, already through to the last 32, won again at home. Go to article
Surrounded by riot police, although more for their protection, supporters of Ukraine's President Viktor Yanukovych are also demonstrating in Kyiv. They say they also want Europe, but not just now.
Protests continue in Kyiv as the country becomes a center of geopolitical jockeying between the European Union and Russia.
Ukrainian protesters continue demonstrating and have reinforced their barricades.
Russian media reports present a distorted picture of ongoing events in the Ukrainian capital.
After a year of US-Russian disputes, turmoil in Ukraine could test their ties again.
The execution of Jang Song-Thaek - the uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un and considered to have been the second-most-powerful man in the country - has sent shockwaves around the world.
If Germany's future federal government is made up of the country's two largest political groups, it won't receive much support from younger party members. They oppose the grand coalition alliance for several reasons.
Young members of Germany's center-left SPD vote against a grand coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives.
Belgium is already known for its very liberal approach to euthanasia in Europe, but the approval of its expansion to include children has been fiercely debated. DW looks at the arguments for and against the law.
As people in Britain throng the high streets hunting for Christmas presents, critics of the government’s claims of a solid recovery warn the economic upswing is not as solid as the Chancellor claims.
A year after the fatal gang rape in New Delhi, much still needs to be done to make women feel safe.
The execution of former Islamist Jamaat-e-Islami leader is not justice, writes DW's Grahame Lucas.
Although disarmament in the Central African Republic has begun, people are afraid to return to their homes. Given the size of the country, more troops are needed for this to succeed, says AI adviser Joanne Marina.
The US budget conflict has taken a surprising turn with Democrats and Republicans quietly agreeing to plan. But the real problems are just being postponed, financial expert Stan Collender told DW.
Anti-government rebels have been targeting Syrian Christians as 'infidels' seeking protection from Assad's regime. After a mortar attack left four children dead, one bishop laments, 'We are suffering a new genocide.'
DW's Bernd Johann does not exclude more violence in Ukraine.
The Volcker rule, approved by US regulators this week, aims to rein in risky trading practices at US banks. Some consider it the biggest milestone in financial regulation since 1933, some say it's worse than nothing.
Small loans to start-up businesses have helped many people in developing countries to grow out of poverty. As microcredit financing becomes popular in advanced economies, its downsides raise some questions.
As telemedicine revolutionizes medical care around the world, Germans are happier paying a visit to the doctor. And those who could benefit from the technology will have to wait.
The birth of every third child under the age of five has never been officially registered, a new UNICEF report says. These minors often have no access to education or health care, and are easy prey for human traffickers.
As the southern hemisphere enters summer, Japan's whaling ships again set sail for the Antarctic.
For Genda, music is a means to convey peace. He chats in the Pulse studio about being inspired by a woman carrying a bucket in Sierra Leone and the danger of turning people like Nelson Mandela into commodities.
Call it Central European soul food. As the mercury falls, Berliners seek out restaurants serving traditional food to pack on a few pounds for the winter. Old-school cuisine has the stuff to become a big new trend.
The official Society for the German Language in Wiesbaden has decided. The German Word of the Year - drum roll, please - is GroKo. How telling that it's not exactly a word, but an abbreviation with a hashtag.
Learn a new, funny or quirky German word each week.
Skills young people need to succeed in today's Africa. DW's multimedia program has answers.
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