Israel has called up more reservists as it presses on with its offensive in the Gaza Strip. This comes as the Palestinian death toll topped 1,300 in the Israeli operation aimed at destroying Islamist militants' tunnels. Go to article
Settlement talks in New York with a small group of creditors, seeking to avoid Argentina defaulting on its debt, have failed. But Argentina disputes whether it is in default, despite ratings agency S&P's downgrade. Go to article
Russia has criticized sanctions imposed by the EU and US this week, saying they will lead to higher energy prices in Europe. In eastern Ukraine, meanwhile, fresh peace talks appear possible - with an unusual host. Go to article
Liberia's president has ordered all schools to close and has put non-essential government workers on compulsory leave, the latest measures seeking to contain an Ebola outbreak in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone. Go to article
Rescue workers have continued to search through the debris following a mudslide in western India that killed more than 20 people. The search is being hampered by the sort of torrential rain that set off the mudslide. Go to article
The Republican-controlled lower house of Congress in the US has narrowly voted to launch a lawsuit against President Barack Obama. The suit accuses Obama of overstepping his authority in implementing healthcare reform. Go to article
The US Federal Reserve has said it is in no rush to raise interest rates, even while issuing positive predictions on inflation and economic growth. The central bank continued scaling back its stimulus spending. Go to article
The German athletics federation has excluded the Paralympic champion Markus Rehm from its team for the upcoming European Championships. Rehm says he may contest the decision. Go to article
Israel's ground offensive against Gaza is excessive, Israeli writer Amos Oz tells DW. But he also criticizes Hamas' strategy, in which both Israeli and Palestinian victims boost the organization's standing in Gaza.
One of the main goals of Israel's ground offensive in Gaza is destroying the tunnels through which Hamas fighters make it to Israel. But the subterranean corridors have other purposes as well.
The Gaza conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has led to a heated debate in Germany. After anti-Israel demonstrations, Jewish organizations are speaking out, saying "the old hatred of Jews" was back in Germany.
Russians appear to be calling the shots among the separatists in Eastern Ukraine. Men from Moscow occupy many of the key positions in the People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.
There has been a swift and sharp response from Russia to EU and US sanctions over Ukraine.
Negotiations between the Argentine government and hedge fund creditors in New York have failed.
Religion is playing a huge role in the election campaign of the first direct ballot for the Turkish president. Both main parties are campaigning by using their Islamic devoutness to gain votes.
What will happen to Edward Snowden after a year of asylum in Russia? He is apparently negotiating his return. But the Ukraine crisis is decreasing Obama's room to maneuver while US media interest is waning.
A day after dozens of people were killed in clashes in China's restive Xinjiang region, the Uighur World Congress' Alim Seytoff tells DW Beijing's account of events intends to depict peaceful protesters as "terrorists."
An economic slowdown, rampant corruption and declining foreign investment are just some of the issues plaguing Indonesia's economy. DW takes a look at the challenges incoming president Joko Widodo has to tackle.
The low level conflict between Mozambique's former civil war foes escalated recently, but now there is fresh hope of peace in the East African country. However, a deal has been postponed.
In Liberia, local media were reporting that bodies were floating in rivers and lying abandoned in houses as the authorities struggled to cope with an Ebola outbreak that has killed hundreds across West Africa.
The wider Israel/Palestinian conflict needs the full attention of Europe, writes Mattia Toaldo.
Scientists often think the health benefits of vaccines are obvious. But they are not. Disease prevention advocate, Mitchell Warren, says social media will help - if we can harness it.
Not only the Nazis, but also socialist East Germany systematically seized artwork from individuals to sell for valuable Western currency. A recent restitution case gives hopes to the heirs of the dispossessed collectors.
Summer, sun - thunderstorms: Extreme heat is often followed by a storm, as we can see in Germany at the moment. We take a look at the phenomena of thunder and lightning.
Amid growing concerns over rising sea levels, this year's Pacific Islands Forum summit has started. Its Secretary General Tuiloma Slade reiterates that climate change threatens the viability of the forum's member states.
The country’s Federal Environmental Agency says the risk associated with fracking is too big. Ministries involved are pushing for an initial ban on the practice until 2021.
The presidents of Germany and Poland have opened an acclaimed exhibition in Berlin commemorating the 1944 Warsaw Uprising and the city's subsequent destruction, an important chapter in the two countries' history.
Pia in Argentina has helped create an open-source tool that allows people to debate political issues on their mobile phones. It could revolutionize the way people engage with politics - and cast their vote.
Germany’s decision to phase-out nuclear power leaves the country isolated worldwide. China has taken over as the global trendsetter regarding atomic energy, says DW’s columnist Frank Sieren.
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