A driver has been arrested after ramming his car into groups of people in the eastern French city of Dijon while shouting "Allahu Akbar" or "God is greatest." 11 were injured in the incident. Go to article
President Barack Obama has said the US is reviewing N. Korea's status following an alleged cyber-attack by the communist nation on Sony Pictures. Obama has pledged a "proportional and appropriate" response to the attack.
Soldiers of the Kurdish peshmerga army have pushed back IS militants in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. The pershmerga offensive has triggered heavy clashes in the town.
Jürgen Todenhöfer has returned to Germany from "Islamic State" territories. In an interview with German website TZ, he says IS is "much stronger and much more dangerous" than the West realizes.
Exit polls from Tunisia's presidential runoff show veteran politician Beji Caid Essebsi as the winner. The poll is seen as a last step to democracy after the ouster of dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
Klaus Iohannis has been sworn in as Romania's new president. The new head of state pledged to use his time in office to fight corruption and strengthen the country's institutions.
Israeli police have arrested several members of the extreme-right group Lehava. This was the second such swoop targeting the group within the past week.
Jordan says it has hanged several people following a ban on the death penalty being lifted. Capital punishment has been reinstated in the country in response to an increase in crime.
A half-built mosque in the northwestern German town of Dormagen has been spray painted with swastikas and racist slogans. The act of vandalism comes as anti-Islamic demonstrations continue to grow across Germany.
EU investigators are reported to have uncovered major deficits in security checks at Frankfurt Airport. Officials say the concerns have been addressed, however, aviation experts point out the need for more measures.
The German government has compensated hundreds of victims of extremist violence since 2007, Focus magazine has reported. More than one million euros went to people who suffered attacks by the neo-Nazi group NSU.
Renewed relations might not help both countries equally, says exiled writer Amir Valle.
The Austrian singer-songwriter Udo Jürgens, whose songs enjoy immense popularity in the German-speaking world and beyond, has died aged 80. His career spanned more than fifty years.
Udo Jürgens just recently released a new album, "Mitten im Leben," or "Right in the Middle of Life." It turned out to be his last, as the 80-year-old entertainer has now died. DW looks back on his life and career.
British pop superstar Elton John has wed his partner of 21 years, David Furnish, after England legalized same-sex marriage early this year. The high-profile event was attended by dozens of celebrities and friends.
2014 was a good one for German sports. Alpine ski racer Maria Höfl-Riesch, discus thrower Robert Harting and the World Cup-winning football team have been named this year's German Sports Personalities of the year.
In 2012, Islamists captured Timbuktu and citizens risked their lives to protect their heritage.
In 2012, islamic militants captured Timbuktu in Mali. The militants quickly started destroying many cultural treasures which documented the city's rich history. But the loss could have been much greater, if Mali's citizens hadn't risked their lives to protect their cultural heritage.
DW's feature film on the value of the book in the digital age.
European Union investigators are reported to have uncovered major deficits in security checks at Germany's biggest airport. The European Commission has so far declined to comment on the report.
Bloggers are suggesting de-friending right-wing PEGIDA supporters on social media platforms such as Facebook. While it might seem like the right thing to do, this will not combat xenophobia, writes DW's Michael Münz.
As the anti-Islamization PEGIDA movement gains momentum, Saxony's political establishment is on the defensive. The interior ministry has turned to Twitter to boost support for asylum-seekers in the eastern German state.
Children of foreign parents living in Germany no longer have to choose a citizenship before they turn 23. But remaining a dual citizen is not automatic, as new legislation sets conditions that must be fulfilled.
Russia is "home" to half a million Moldovans. Their families - and the Moldovan economy - are dependent on the cash remittances. By denying Moldovans re-entry, Moscow is upping the pressure on the tiny republic.
EU leaders at their summit in Brussels are defending tough economic sanctions against Russia, but pressure to ease their stance is growing. Christoph Hasselbach reports from Brussels.
All year around on the Mediterranean island of Corsica, centuries-old polyphonic music is closely tied to a proud national identity. Not so long ago, polyphonic chants seemed headed toward extinction. Today they're enjoying a comeback. Men have traditionally dominated the chanting, but Lisa Bryant reports from the northwestern village of Pigna where women are gaining a bigger voice.
Lars Bevanger has heard the call of his native arctic north and has moved back to Norway in time for Christmas. After eight years of what he considers dubious English Yuletide traditions, he's looking forward to getting back to a place where people take Christmas very seriously indeed as he explains in this report from Oslo.
UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said the mission to fight Ebola should be wound down quickly once the virus is under control in West Africa. He also called for an end to discrimination against people working with Ebola.
A German company has pioneered a highly portable and robust medical device to diagnose dieases like HIV and Ebola. The shoe-box-sized device can be carried into the most remote villages in Africa.
Top UN official Ban Ki-moon is in West Africa to show solidarity with countries battling Ebola, which has so far killed nearly 7,000 people. The epidemic is also interrupting food supplies.
DW takes a look at terrorism in Mali, Nigeria and Somalia.
Pakistan has carried out the first executions since the government ended a six-year moratorium on the death penalty this week. They come as the country steps up efforts to combat an Islamist insurgency.
Notwithstanding a stream of negative news in recent times such as a shrinking output and falling business confidence, Japan's central bank has struck a more positive tone about the country's economic outlook.
India's ''Look East policy" has long shaped the nation's ties with the Asia-Pacific. But PM Modi now pursues a more ambitious agenda based on stronger ties to Japan, Vietnam, Australia and ASEAN, says Danielle Rajendram.
A Pakistani prosecutor has said he will challenge a court decision to grant bail to the main suspect in the Mumbai terror attacks. More than 160 people were killed in 2008 when militants targeted the Indian city.
The Order of Friars Minor (OFM), the Catholic Church's most prominent brotherhood of Franciscan friars, has said dubious dealings have led the OFM into serious financial trouble. An investigation is underway.
Shareholders have given the green light for the sale of Alstom's energy assets to US giant General Electric. Alstom's management said the move was the best solution for the future of the French company.
German consumers may be spending more this month, but they are less likely to order from Amazon. That's because about a fifth of Germans disagree with the company's labor policies, according to a new survey.
The research made headlines and national stars of its two lead scientists. Stem cells, they said, can be created from blood cells. No sooner had the papers been published than doubts began to emerge.
Three years and 700 test runs later, scientists in Germany have developed an app they hope will help blind and visually handicapped people navigate a busy world.
The main attraction of a rare exhibition is Leonardo da Vinci's famous self-portrait. It's seldom displayed because it's such a risky and costly business. We found out how it is kept. Dany Mitzman, Turin.
British scientists have isolated antibodies that are able to attack all four variants of the dengue virus. Not long ago, the achievement seemed insurmountable. Can it be taken to the vaccine stage, though?
We may know him best as the devilishly handsome provocateur of films such as "Ocean's Eleven" but Brad Pitt may be about to receive a somewhat more salubrious title - the "Keeper of the German Language" for 2014.
Three acts of "Tannhäuser," three Concert Hours; we'll wrap up our Bayeuth trilogy this hour.
A painting by British statesman Winston Churchill has fetched $2.8 million at auction - a record for his work. The painting was sold amongst other personal artifacts from the celebrated wartime leader.
When it comes to nativity scenes, creativity has no limits. From mini to larger-than-life, they come in all shapes and sizes.
The Bundesliga has come to a close until the end of January. Bayern Munich are runaway leaders, while there's intrigue elsewhere. We're asking DW readers: What are your top moments so far? Get in touch!
A disastrous first half of the season came to an end with a defeat at Werder Bremen. Now Jürgen Klopp has time to assess where Dortmund went wrong and how they can avoid the very real threat of relegation.
Having claimed her 61st World Cup win in Saturday's downhill at Val d'Isere, US skier Lindsey Vonn missed out on the chance to equal the record on Sunday after crashing in the super-G.
Bundesliga action in 2014 came to a close on Sunday as Hoffenheim handed hosts Hertha a hammering in the German capital. Joselu scored his fifth in five games to save Hannover a point in the last Bundesliga game of 2014.
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