The Palestinian Liberation Organization has claimed that Gaza is ready to observe a 24-hour "humanitarian ceasefire." But, Hamas, the group that runs Gaza, has denied this. Israel continues to pound the enclave. Go to article
Fighting in east Ukraine has again prevented an international investigation team from reaching the crash site of flight MH17. The Netherlands prime minister has called on Ukraine to halt its offensive in the area. Go to article
The US and EU appear set to impose new sanctions targeting Russia's financial, defense and energy sectors in response to the unrest in Ukraine. Negotiations will continue in Brussels on Tuesday. Go to article
Libya says seven fire-fighting planes are being sent by Italy and the Italian energy giant ENI to douse the inferno at a Tripoli oil depot. Fighting between militias nearby has prompted more residents to flee. Go to article
French authorities have handed over to Belgium the man suspected of carrying out the May 24 fatal shooting at Brussels’ Jewish Museum. He was arrested in Marseilles roughly a week after the deadly incident. Go to article
Former CIA employee Edward Snowden has been living in Russia for nearly one year. German justice minister Heiko Maas has suggested he go back to the USA. Go to article
China’s ruling Communist Party has begun investigating former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang on corruption charges. Zhou’s case may prove to be the biggest graft scandal in China. Go to article
Ratings agency Moody's has lowered the credit rating of Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank. The agency isn't convinced by the bank's claim of a return to higher profits expressed in its latest earnings report. Go to article
A Los Angeles judge has tentatively approved the most expensive sale of an NBA basketball team in history. Co-owner Donald Sterling, at the helm for 33 years, had opposed the sale brokered by his estranged wife. Go to article
NASA's Opportunity rover has driven 25 miles on the surface of Mars. In doing so, it has traveled farther on the surface of another planet than any man-made vehicle before it. Go to article
Despite the international community's appeals for a long-term ceasefire in Gaza, Israel and Hamas continue to fight. The radical forces on both sides are showing little interest in ending the war.
A giant fuel depot is burning in Tripoli. Western countries have evacuated their embassies and are getting their citizens out of the country. The international community seems helpless in the face of a looming civil war.
A new UN report accuses pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine of possible war crimes. The authors also accuse the Ukrainian army of having done wrong there.
Fighting keeps international investigators from reaching the plane wreck. More and more Ukrainians are fleeing the area around Donetsk.
Cameroon has deployed huge numbers of its military to the northern part of the country following attacks by the Nigerian Islamist sect Boko Haram, who have taken several high profile hostages in the country.
Around the world, Muslims are observing the most important holiday of their religious calendar, Eid al-Fitr. But the celebration to end Ramadan fasting comes amid violence.
With a worldwide population of 40 million, the Kurds are the world’s largest ethnic group without a homeland. The current crisis in Iraq has brought the dream of an independent Kurdish state a little closer.
The EU's Special Investigative Task Force said it has evidence to file an indictment against former senior officials of the Kosovo Liberation Army. Some officials are accused of violating international humanitarian law.
US State Secretary John Kerry is visiting India in a bid to revive the historically icy bilateral ties. The trip is also set to pave the way for the upcoming US visit of PM Narendra Modi, analyst Milan Vaishnav tells DW.
Five years ago, Nusrat lost her face, her courage and her old life when her husband spilled acid over her. All that remains is endless pain. But the incident has also led to a newly found freedom.
The German government wants to increase its anti-spying protection. 3,000 crypto-phones have been distributed to the administration so far. The Chancellery and the White House are negotiating "principles among friends."
Germany's weapons exports, though controversial, generate employment. German's post-communist Left Party wants to ban arms sales - but when it comes to losing votes, even Left politicians waver.
Peace between Israel and Hamas requires an end to the Gaza blockade, writes DW's Loay Mudhoon.
Celebrating a new treatment for malaria is one thing. Celebrating a new way to infect people with the parasite is another. But researchers say injecting volunteers with malaria yields better results.
World-renowned German artist Gregor Schneider has covered a synagogue near Cologne with the façade of a drab suburban house. But by hiding it, he challenges visitors to look more closely at history and memory.
City tour or beach vacation? In many European metropolises, you don't have to choose. From sandy strips to medieval architecture, there's something for everyone. Here are our favorite destinations.
Once again, Argentina is facing default. But instead of negotiating with its creditors, the government portrays itself as a victim, which makes the country's precarious economic situation even worse.
On the 70th anniversary of the Bretton Woods system, the US should take a close look at the history of global finance. Washington can learn a lot about the looming relegation of the dollar, writes DW's Frank Sieren.
Robert Lewandowski has been in fantastic form for Bayern Munich, and the season hasn't even started. Jonathan Harding looks at why.
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