The German government has decided to deliver weapons and munitions worth a total of 70 million euros ($91 million) to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. DW provides an overview of the weapons systems in question. 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.
The center-right Christian Democrats have won the election in Saxony, but will need a partner to form a government. They have ruled out a coalition with the euroskeptic Alternative for Germany.
An "immediate ceasefire, without conditions" must the top priority at talks in Minsk, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has urged. He also said there would be "no military intervention" by Russia in Ukraine.
Rebels continue to clash with Syrian troops in the Golan Heights. Al Qaeda-linked fighters took a border crossing to Israel from Syrian soldiers last week and are currently holding dozens of UN peacekeepers hostage.
Protesters have relinquished control of Pakistan’s national television broadcaster. Thousands armed with rocks and sticks have marched toward the official residence of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to force him to resign.
South Africa's president will meet Lesotho's prime minister to resolve an impasse in the small mountain kingdom. Over the weekend, soldiers launched an apparent coup in Lesotho.
German state coffers are bulging with cash as councils and social security logged their biggest surpluses in more than a decade. The achievement is doubtful, however, as it came at the expense of investment and growth.
In a bid to boost its ailing economy, Mongolia is refocusing its foreign policy on its traditional partners Russia and China. But experts warn Ulan Bator runs the risk of becoming increasingly dependent.
The current transfer window slams shut on September 1 in Europe. Let DW keep you up to date with the biggest last-minute player transfers in the Bundesliga and other European leagues here, as they happen.
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.
More than half of British companies want to re-negotiate their relationship with the European Union, according to a survey by the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC). But most do not favor a withdrawal from the bloc.
On September 1, 1939, Germany started WWII - a war that would eventually leave the nation all but destroyed. Three lessons from that time period have transformed Germany, writes DW's Alexander Kudascheff.
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.
As Afghanistan and NATO prepare to sign an agreement for the pullout of the latter's troops from the country, DW's Waslat Hasrat-Nazimi takes a look at what Afghans expect of the future.
Oktoberfest in Munich and Beethovenfest in Bonn are just some of the major parties in Germany this September. There's also plenty for fans of photography, literature and theater in this list of tips compiled by DW.
The German government has decided to deliver weapons and munitions worth a total of 70 million euros ($91 million) to Kurdish forces in northern Iraq. DW provides an overview of the weapons systems in question.
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.
Factory orders and staffing levels are at a 13-month low in the eurozone, and manufacturing activity in the UK slowed markedly in August. Irish industry, meanwhile, expanded at its fastest rate since 1999.
Buying an energy efficient vacuum cleaner just got easier. As of September 1st, EU consumers will no longer be able to buy high wattage vacuum cleaners. The move is part of the bloc's energy economy drive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A sampling of the sounds from Richard Strauss' operas, performed in the city in which many of them had their premieres.
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.
One at a time, please!
Plenty of horse-trading takes place between the big football clubs in a European summer. If you have missed some of the transfers of the past few weeks, here's our look at the most newsworthy moves across the continent.
Bundesliga clubs don't spend as much money as their English or Spanish counterparts. But cheap doesn't automatically mean low quality. As the summer transfer period comes to a close, DW highlights the top transfers.
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.
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.
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