US President Barack Obama says climate change is worsening. Ban Ki-moon opened Tuesday’s UN Climate Summit with a plea for world leaders to set the planet on a "new course" and do more to reduce greenhouse gases. Go to article
US President Barack Obama says the strength of the coalition of the US and five Arab states showed the "fight against 'Islamic State' is not America's alone." Obama spoke ahead of a visit to the UN later on Tuesday.
President Francois Hollande says France is acting against terrorism in the face of threats. Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France will not negotiate with a group that took a hiker hostage in Algeria on Sunday.
Bayern Munich reclaimed the top spot in the table with a big win over Paderborn. Schalke also won comfortably, while Mainz conceded late to give Frankfurt a draw, and Freiburg conceded even later to draw with Hoffenheim.
Michael Scott Moore, a German-American journalist held hostage in Somalia for 2.5 years, has been freed. He was abducted when working on a book on piracy.
At Labour's last party conference before elections next year, UK opposition leader Ed Miliband pledged higher funds for health care and vowed to improve taxation, but largely ignored economic or foreign policy issues.
People are living in fear in the areas of eastern Ukraine under pro-Russian separatist control. Human rights activists have sounded the alarm amid reports of widespread physical abuse and arbitrary punishment.
Spain's conservative government has abandoned plans for more restrictive laws on abortion. The proposal's champion, Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz-Gallardon, has resigned in protest.
Despite strikes and protests against increased job cuts in Athens, Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras seemed hopeful in a meeting with Angela Merkel that Greece would not need a third set of international loans.
Kuwait cleric Suleiman Abu Ghaith, a son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, has received a life sentence at a court in New York. He was convicted of conspiring to kill Americans and of providing material support to terrorists.
Deutsche Bank's co-chief executive, Jürgen Fitschen, again finds himself at the center of a lawsuit tied to a long-standing dispute over the collapse of a media empire.
The US' decision to target "Islamic State" marks a turning point, writes DW's Alexander Kudascheff.
European central banks have started circulating a new 10-euro banknote. The second generation of eurozone money has a number of enhanced security features, making it harder to forge.
Young British Muslims are using the hashtag #notinmyname to take a stand against extremist group "Islamic State." DW takes a look at the campaign which has received global attention.
Can't get to the Wies'n this year? Here's everything you need to know about Oktoberfest in Munich - one of the world's largest beer celebrations.
Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India shows that economic cooperation will allay political tension and competition between the two largest Asian rivals, writes DW columnist Frank Sieren.
Paul, a 25-year-old product designer, was bothered by all the returnable bottles he saw being thrown away. So he came up with a brilliant idea to help get the bottles and their cash deposits to those who need them. The idea is catching on, not only in Cologne, but across Germany.
German intelligence reports 24 minors from the country are fighting for 'Islamic State.' The youngest is said to be 13 years old. Islamic Studies scholar and activist Jochen Müller offers a glimpse into their mindset.
Despite bad weather, some one million people have visited the Oktoberfest, the world's largest festival, on its first weekend.
Cardinal Rainer Maria Woelki has taken over the Cologne archdiocese, one of the richest in the world. He is determined to spread Pope Francis' message of charity and the importance of sharing.
Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russia separatists have created a buffer zone as part of a ceasefire agreement. Expert Joerg Forbrig tells DW that Kyiv now faces an unresolved, frozen conflict in its eastern region.
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls' visit to Germany isn't an easy one given that Franco-German relations are strained to say the least. Ulrike Guerot calls for more understanding from Berlin.
For the first time in six months, opposition activists in Russia have called on people to join peace marches against Moscow's Ukraine policies and its propaganda machine. But there is little appetite for protest.
Sighs of relief all round in Brussels after Scotland's independence vote - but why, you may ask? Scotland has shown how independence movements can pay off for regions seeking more autonomy, writes DW's Max Hofmann.
Ebola infections will grow without an intensified response, the World Health Organization warns. A report by the UN health agency predicts tens of thousands of cases by the end of the year.
Authorities in Sierra Leone say 130 new Ebola cases have been reported as part of a three-day lockdown, which ended on Monday. Officials hailed the unprecedented containment strategy as a success. As the death toll in West Africa approaches 3000, the World Health Organization reported that the deadly outbreak that's ravaged the region has now been mostly contained in Senegal and Nigeria.
Israel’s high court has condemned a detention facility for migrants from Africa. The country’s top judicial authority has ordered a desert camp closed within three months and banned new detentions for a year.
The people of Sierra Leone began emerging from their homes on Monday (22.09.2014) after a controversial nationwide three day lockdown aimed at stemming the deadly Ebola outbreak.
Indonesia recently became the last of the nations to ratify a pact to tackle haze pollution in Southeast Asia. But WRI's Andika Putraditama tells DW the treaty alone will not be enough to solve the problem.
Bangladesh's main opposition leader Khaleda Zia is being tried on charges of embezzling 650,000 USD. Given the stark divisions in society, a conviction may trigger a wave of violence, analyst Michael Kugelman tells DW.
Pakistan has appointed a new head of the country's powerful spy agency, the ISI, amid reports that the army generals are not on the same page over the future of PM Sharif's embattled civilian government.
A Chinese court has sentenced prominent Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti to life in prison for "separatism." Rights groups have slammed the controversial trial as a "failure" of the justice system and demanded Tohti's release.
Meeting in Berlin, Germany's Chancellor Merkel and Greek Prime Minister Samaras have said they see signs of progress resulting from structural reforms to Greece's economy. But sovereign debt is still growing.
The German government has promised free Internet access for all passengers travelling with national rail operator Deutsche Bahn. But the company is cautious about its only shareholder's ambitious plan.
US-based CF Industries and Norway's Yara International have announced they are discussing "a potential merger of equals" to create a new group. The combined company would challenge market leader Potash from Canada.
In its latest assessment of gross financial resources in private households around the globe, German insurance group Allianz has found the world is getting richer again. The rise of the middle class is pivotal.
Jenner Institute director Adrian Hill tells us about a novel Ebola vaccine human trial. Also: can consumer technology make us better people? And does protesting in a suit (on data protection) help win the argument?
Researchers are running human trials on a candidate Ebola vaccine, which, if successful, they hope to roll out by the end of this year in West Africa. Professor Adrian Hill, who heads the Jenner Institute and these trials, tells us more.
You may be obsessing over the advent of the Apple Watch (slated for next year). Perhaps you even believe it'll make you a better person. But some say such wearable tech will lead to more obsessive behavior than is not good.
The search for renewable energy to sustain our way of life has made use of the sun and the sea…and now also urine. Researchers have used urine to create small charges of electricity. So perhaps your toilet could soon power your home.
The German band The Fog Joggers became famous after one of their songs was featured in a popular beer commercial. Now they are playing booked out concerts. DW caught up with them at a show near their hometown to find out how they're building on their first big break.
Our reporter Annabelle Steffes was on location in Munich – these are her experiences from the opening weekend of the Wiesn.
Germans are known for their beer. On average, they drink more than 100 liters of it per person every year. But there are more than 5,000 different kinds of beer to choose from. So which brew do they like the best and where is the perfect spot to drink it? Pulse asked around.
Germans brew some of the best beer in the world, but it only comes in a few different varieties. That's because German beer making is still controlled by the oldest food regulation in the world - the German beer purity law, which says you can only use three ingredients when making beer: water, hops and malt. Beer sommelier Sophia Wenzel thinks the law is outdated and it’s time to spice things up.
While mid-week league games are common in England, they are a bit of a curiosity in the Bundesliga. Jürgen Klopp's Dortmund side is in the middle of a demanding string of games, and Klopp thinks it may be a little much.
Last season's entertainers are showing signs of becoming a more consistent football team this year. Although fans of the league might be surprised, Hoffenheim are vying for a top six spot.
Germany's Lisa Brennauer has claimed her second gold medal at the road cycling world championships. Her latest triumph came in the individual time-trial.
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