Ukraine's interior ministry has said five pro-Russian militants were killed in a raid in the eastern town of Slovyansk. Russian President Putin has said Kyiv's military operations in the east will "have consequences." Go to article
US President Barack Obama has met with Prime Minister Abe on his state visit to Japan, following a formal reception at the Imperial Palace. Tricky talks on a trade accord top the agenda, but both sides have reservations. Go to article
An Afghan security guard has opened fire at a hospital run by a US charity in Kabul, killing three American doctors, according to officials. It is the latest in a series of attacks targeting foreigners in Afghanistan. Go to article
Thousands of people have gathered at the site of the Rana Plaza factory complex outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. The demonstrations come one year after the building collapsed, killing more than one thousand people. Go to article
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told the Security Council that a resolution demanding humanitarian aid access in Syria is being honored by neither the government nor rebel fighters. Go to article
Australian authorities have said they are sure that the debris found on the western coastline south of Perth is "not a lead in terms of the search for MH370." The Boeing 777 disappeared seven weeks ago without trace. Go to article
French train maker Alstom has denied it has received an official offer for its shares from US engineering group General Electric. The denial, however, doesn’t silence takeover rumors reported earlier. Go to article
The business climate in Germany has rebounded after a drop in March caused by the Ukraine crisis. The rise in April has surprised analysts who expected another hit amid ongoing talk of sanctions against Russia. Go to article
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has gone on trial in Munich facing charges of bribery. The high-profile case threatens the Briton's longtime dominance in one of the world's most-profitable sports. Go to article
It took a tragedy for the world to take notice of a region where people work under disastrous conditions. But has anything changed?
Dhaka workers still wait for compensation and improved workplace safety standards.
Two Bangladeshi women are in Germany to get compensation for collapsed Rana Plaza victims.
Gazans had a mixed reaction to a landmark reconciliation deal signed between rival factions Fatah and Hamas, paving the way to one Palestine under the umbrella of a unity government.
Moscow says it will retaliate if its 'legitimate interests' in Ukraine come under attack.
Armed men in camouflage without badges in eastern Ukraine are trying to come across as protectors.
The scenarios for Ukraine's economy are fairly bleak, writes Elliott Morss.
Germany's domestic intelligence service has reported that Russian secret services have been stepping up spying in political and economic circles in Berlin. But though it may have caused a stir, the news is not new.
The German government has announced the lowering of retirement age to 63 in certain cases. Not everyone's happy about that. Experts are criticizing the step as irresponsible.
Europe's sovereign debt problem masks much larger risks in the private sector.
Hungary's prime minister is dissatisfied but won't risk an open split with Brussels.
The upcoming World Cup is turning a country marked by social contrasts into a political powder keg. Many Brazilians now recognize that more income doesn't always mean more civil rights, says DW's Astrid Prange.
Abdullah Abdullah, a front-runner in the Afghan presidential elections, believes his country could have done better in the past decade. He tells DW that he would do his best to turn things around for his country.
Malawians were able to size up hopefuls competing in the May 20 elections in a first ever televised presidential debate. But four candidates, including President Joyce Banda and her chief rival, failed to turn up.
DW takes a look back at the "War to end all Wars"
On April 24 last year, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 textile workers. A year later, the survivors are still struggling to come to terms with the tragedy, writes DW's Grahame Lucas.
In many African countries, insecticides don't have the deadly effects on mosquitoes they used to.
Burkina Faso in western Africa is doing its best to combat malaria - with children's help.
The UK's bee population is in rapid decline, and the consequences could be disastrous. Plans for a series of bee highways filled with grassland and wild flowers could be just what's needed to reverse that trend.
Sent to Vietnam to fight a war he knew little about, a US marine saw the destruction caused by Agent Orange and vowed to return one day to help the Vietnamese people. Now he's back.
Homeless people are among the most marginalized in society. A Paris high school student wanted to change that, so he created a way for the less fortunate to share their stories online.
A group of artists in Berlin are currently hijacking ads and turning them into urban art.
It's one of Berlin's secret gems. They've been racing horses at Hoppegarten for 150 years, so the circuit is a monument to history - as well as a fine picnic spot. DW's Jefferson Chase tried his luck at the track.
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