Chancellor Angela Merkel is to address parliament to explain a decision to supply German weapons to Kurdish forces fighting "IS" militants in Iraq. The decision marks a major policy shift and is not universally popular. Go to article
Ceremonies are being held to mark the 75th anniversary of the outbreak of World War II. This comes at a time of heightened concerns about security among the European Union's eastern states in particular.
Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives have won the election in the eastern state of Saxony, but they will need a new coalition partner to govern.The anti-euro AfD is set to enter a state assembly for the first time.
The Iraqi military says its forces have broken a siege by jihadist militants surrounding the town of Amerli. It is the biggest military success for Baghdad since a jihadist-led offensive began in June.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has appealed for immediate "substantive talks" on the future status of eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, separatists in the country's east are preparing an offensive on a major port city.
Leaders of the tiny African nation of Lesotho were reported to be gathering in neighboring South Africa to talk through a political standoff. The country's prime minister has accused his deputy of planning a coup.
Hong Kong's pro-democracy movement has suffered a major setback following Beijing's decision to rule out open nominations for the city's 2017 elections. Activists now pledge to "launch a wave of protest actions."
In Syria and Iraq, young men from Germany are fighting for the terror group 'Islamic State.' Porous borders allow them to cross in and out of the countries; policies for dealing with those who return are still lacking.
Fans of goals in the Bundesliga will have to wait until round 3. In Sunday's late match Freiburg squandered a penalty and had to split the points with Gladbach. Earlier neither Mainz nor Hanover could find the mark.
Militant group al-Shabab has bombed Somalia's intelligence headquarters in the capital, Mogadishu. The rebels were trying to reach a high-security prison within the facility.
Thailand's coup leader and newly appointed premier Prayuth Chan-ocha has received royal endorsement for his cabinet. The junta chief has awarded top posts to senior military officials.
DW's Felix Steiner says the choice of dates to discuss arming the Kurds is tasteless.
In this edition: Film producer Marina Cicogna, kiiking in Estonia and heavy-metal pianist Vika.
The brutal campaign by the Islamic State militants is crippling economic life in Iraq. We report.
Photographer Alexander James creates dark and complex pictures that are rooted in his unusual use of water.
DW takes a look back at Bundesliga's Round 2 matches, including Schalke versus Bayern, Cologne versus Stuttgart and Dortmund versus Augsburg.
More and more people are finding creative ways to find rural calm in urban life.
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On September 1, 1939, the Wehrmacht invaded neighboring Poland without warning. Hitler had been planning the Blitzkrieg since 1933. DW takes a look at the events leading up to WWII.
The German government has announced it will supply 70 million euros worth of high-end military equipment to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq. The move is a major shift in Germany's post-WWII ethos.
The German parliament is set to debate Merkel's decision to arm Kurds in Iraq - on the 75th anniversary of Germany's invasion of Poland. DW's Felix Steiner says the choice of date is tasteless.
Stanislaw Tillich has secured another election victory in Saxony. The fact that he is Sorbian, an eastern European ethnic minority group, matters little to Saxony's residents.
A man has killed at least three people after stabbing eight children and one teacher at a primary school in eastern China. The man is said to have jumped to his death from a fourth-floor window after the attack.
Consumers will no longer be able to buy high-powered vacuum cleaners in September. EU policymakers estimate the measures will save families not only energy, but also billions of euros, while keeping their houses clean.
A small town in southeastern Bavaria lends its name to the only national park in the German Alps. Berchtesgaden is delightfully picturesque but has a dark past, which is explained in a documentation center.
The Ebola epidemic has a tight grip on West Africa. Now the virus has spread to Senegal, the fifth country in Africa to be affected. As drugs companies scramble to find a cure, the region's economy is feeling the pinch.
Senegal has recorded its first case of Ebola in an outbreak that continues to spread through West Africa, Dakar's health ministry said on Friday. The disease has now killed more than 1,500 people this year.
Are we ready for Ebola? It's a question the German media have been asking for weeks. Frankfurt Airport has come under particular scrutiny due to its size. But could Frankfurt really be an entry point for the disease?
Russia's import ban on fruits and vegetables from the west is hitting food producers hard. German apple growers are looking towards Asia to sell this year's bumper crop.
Rabbis from across Asia commemorated the re-opening of a Jewish center in Mumbai, which was attacked in 2008 by Pakistan-based terrorists. For the Indian Jewish community, it was an overwhelmingly emotional moment.
Indian PM Narendra Modi will be heading to Japan on his first bilateral visit outside South Asia. Topping his agenda is the modernization of India's infrastructure and military, analyst Rajiv Biswas tells DW.
A new report by the Asian Development Bank finds that 1.25 USD a day isn't enough to maintain minimum welfare in many parts of Asia. Economist Guanghua Wan tells DW what should be included when measuring extreme poverty.
Latin America's largest economy, Brazil, has recorded negative growth for the second quarter in a row. But the government downplayed what's a technical recession by definition, saying other indicators were much better.
The EU Commission has given its final clearance for telecoms giant Telefonica Deutschland to buy rival E-Plus in an 8.6 billion-euro deal that will see the creation of Germany's largest mobile service provider.
Ebola has lurked around African tropical rainforests for decades and can have a fatality rate up to 90 percent. But despite Ebola's deadly record, it remains a disease without a proven drug for economic reasons.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is turning 50. Click on for a look at some of its biggest hits - and some of its most embarrassing misses.
Nuclear bomb tests contaminate soils, while nuclear accidents and X-rays are a direct threat to our health. At a world summit this week, doctors called for more protection and awareness.
Measles - a highly contagious disease - can cause permanent disability and death. But despite there being a vaccine, Germany, and other European countries, will fail to eradicate measles by 2015.
Kenyan blogger and activist Ory Okolloh, the face of Africa's flourishing open data movement, tells DW why she wants greater cooperation between techies, business, government and social actors.
In this week's show: A sampling of the sounds from Richard Strauss' operas, performed in the city in which many of them had their premieres by the Dresden Staatskapelle under Christian Thielemann.
Electro wizard Apparat is a fixture of the Berlin club scene, but his solo work has increasingly departed from techno. In this edition of the podcast: Moody but moving excerpts from a 2013 concert centering on Tolstoy.
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How many different metro systems have you ridden on across the globe? See if you can recognize these subway announcements from all over the world, take the quiz for a chance to win a prize.
For 20 minutes on Saturday, Bayern showed Schalke who was boss. Then they started passing the ball around aimlessly, Pep Guardiola has work to do to restore Munich's former ruthlessness.
At the end of the first week of the US Open, the top men's seed were all standing going into their third-round matches. No German women went beyond the third round.
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.
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