EU leaders have agreed to prepare tougher sanctions that could be imposed on Russia within days. The concensus emerged after several hours of talks to decide how to respond to the deepening crisis in eastern Ukraine. Go to article
EU leaders meeting in Brussels have chosen Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk as the new European Council president. Italy’s Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini will head the bloc's diplomatic relations. Go to article
Aircraft from a number of countries have carried out an airdrop of humanitarian supplies over the besieged Iraqi town of Amerli. The town is trying to fight off jihadist fighters who have surrounded it. Go to article
Pakistani police have clashed with thousands of demonstrators marching on the official residence of the prime minister. The protesters are demanding that the premier step down over alleged voter fraud. Go to article
China has said it will not allow open nominations for candidates for the leadership of Hong Kong in landmark 2017 elections. The announcement could trigger further large-scale protests in the city. Go to article
The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says Islamic extremists from Germany who have traveled to fight with militants in Syria and Iraq may carry out terror attacks on German soil. Go to article
Germany's anti-euro party, the AfD, has a good chance of winning its first regional parliamentary seat in elections in the state of Saxony, a recent poll says. But Chancellor Merkel's CDU seems unassailably in the lead. Go to article
Authorities in Paris are investigating what caused an explosion which led to the deadly collapse of a residential building. Rescuers were continuing to search for victims possibly trapped in the rubble. Go to article
The bodies of scores of migrants have been recovered off the coast of Tunisia. They are believed to be people from Syria who drowned trying to reach Europe. Go to article
Bayern celebrated the newly signed veteran midfielder Xabi Alonso's first start. But that was all they had to cheer about in Gelsenkirchen as plucky Schalke eked out a 1-1 draw despite a red-hot start by the Bavarians. Go to article
In a guest piece for DW, Tate Nurkin of IHS Jane's Defence, says NATO face huge tasks at its Wales summit. It must energize allies and tackle the Russian push into Eastern Europe as well as take a crucial longer view.
EU members look to sanctions to stop Putin
The European Union is in desperate need of a unified foreign policy as well as a strong foreign minister, veteran EU parliamentarian and foreign committee head Elmar Brok tells DW.
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called them weapons of mass destruction - small arms are responsible for the majority of violent deaths worldwide. The German army is now trying to limit their proliferation.
Henner Fürtig, director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies explains why the Islamic State was able to overrun Iraq and why supporting the Kurds may not be enough to stop them.
With civil war raging in Syria and IS-terrorists rampaging through Iraq, Turkey is struggling with a flood of refugees. Many have been integrated, but Turkish resentment is growing and many challenges remain.
German politicians are reconsidering the banned Turkish PKK party in light of IS terror.
One conservative politician calls on private citizens to take asylum seekers into their homes.
Donald Tusk will be the new Council president, with Federica Mogherini as the EU's top diplomat.
The EU's new sanctions could do Russia long-term damage, says DW's Claire Davenport.
Stanislaw Tillich stands on the verge of another election victory in Saxony. The fact that he is Sorbian, an eastern European ethnic minority group, matters little to Saxony's residents.
Film composer Alexandre Desplat is leading the jury at this year's Venice Film Festival. It's the first time a musician has been appointed to the role. He tells DW what the job means to him.
Highlights from Finland's 2014 Air Guitar Championship
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