People have begun arriving at the FNB Stadium in Soweto township to commemorate the legacy of Nelson Mandela, who passed away on Thursday, aged 95. Almost 100 world leaders will also be in attendance. Go to article
Thailand’s prime minister has said she intends to remain in office on a caretaker basis until snap elections early next year. The opposition is demanding an unelected "people’s council" be appointed to curb corruption. Go to article
Ukrainian security forces have moved in on pro-EU demonstrators. Reports have emerged that police have encircled protest camps, dispersed demonstrators and stormed the main opposition party's headquarters. Go to article
The US will help fly African Union peacekeeping troops to the Central African Republic as part of a French-led intervention. President Obama has urged calm in the country that has been in turmoil since a March coup. Go to article
According to newspaper reports, US and UK intelligence agencies have spied on gamers, monitoring online fantasies such as "World of Warcraft." Major US tech companies have called for limits to surveillance on citizens. Go to article
Israel, Jordan and the Palestinians have signed a historic deal to make more water available while combating the shrinkage of the Dead Sea. The pact is part of a yearslong effort to address water issues in the region. Go to article
As the trial of the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood got under way in Cairo, students continued protests for a second day. Police fired tear gas on demonstrators as the defendant denounced the trial. Go to article
American Airlines and US Airways have merged, creating the world's largest carrier and overcoming concerns the deal would hurt consumers. An antitrust lawsuit had stalled the merger in August. Go to article
Germany's express delivery and mail company Deutsche Post DHL is testing a drone that could be used to deliver urgently needed goods to hard-to-reach places. The aircraft can carry up to 3 kilograms (6.6 pounds). Go to article
The top three finalists for FIFA's player of the year award have been announced. It will come down to a decision among Lionel Messi, Franck Ribery, and Cristiano Ronaldo for football's best player. Go to article
Ukraine may become a bone of contention between Berlin and Moscow. Russia criticized a visit to Kyiv by German Foreign Minister Westerwelle, and now Chancellor Merkel plans to support opposition leader Vitali Klitschko.
Manfred Nowak, expert for international law, says that the OSCE has lost its importance.
If not for disagreements over protests in Ukraine, NATO and Moscow could get along quite well.
Riot police in Ukraine have moved in on protest camps in the heart of the capital, Kiev. They have been pulling down barricades in a bid to dislodge protestors who have been blocking official buildings, demanding the government resign. At the same time, President Viktor Yanukovich has backed calls for dialogue with the opposition.
The death of Nelson Mandela affected many people around the world and Africans in Germany were also deeply moved by the news.
For a long time, Nelson Mandela was a controversial figure among German politicians.
German politicians reacted with shock and dismay to the death of Nelson Mandela.
Nelson Mandela - A life for freedom
Germany's business-oriented Free Democratic Party (FDP) is technically still in government, but to all intents and purposes the party is dead. The question now is whether its new leader, Christian Lindner, can revive it.
There are more and more asylum seekers in Germany and the immigration office can barely keep up with the applications. Now, soldiers are being called in to speed up the process - though not without controversy.
Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra has dissolved the nation's parliament and called for early elections. However, opponents have vowed to continue their protests demanding a new political order.
New housing structures, enlarged production facilities and tighter controls: Based on the analysis of satellite imagery, rights group Amnesty International claims North Korea is expanding its gulags.
A new anti-corruption party has shocked the ruling Indian Congress in Delhi's state elections.
Not much is known about the US government's policy and ability to shut down wireless communications in case of national emergencies, such as terrorist attacks. That could change come January.
The conflict in Syria is opening new trade routes across the Middle East. More goods are now being transported through northern Israel to Jordan, and from there throughout the Arab world.
Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is facing a wave of court cases amid worries over violence.
Female circumcision or FGM is slowly on the decline in Iraqi Kurdistan.
DW showcases people and projects helping to combat climate change.
The fight against the Muslim Brotherhood puts Egypt's future at stake, says DW's Loay Mudhoon.
Since the French economy is in crisis, small companies are trying to boost their exports to Germany. But it takes time and patience to sell goods to Germans.
The European Central Bank (ECB) is in search of some 1,000 people to fill positions in a new banking supervision unit. Observers are calling it a vanguard in financial controlling: It's certainly a first for Europe.
Paraplegics at a clinic in Bochum to Germany are learning to move again at a rate doctors consider remarkable. The catalyst? A robotic exoskeleton with a futuristic form of steering.
In Spain's capital, bikes are saving money and the environment.
Hannah Cleaver helps Berliners learn how to grow their own food, one terrace and rooftop at a time.
Few legal options exist for those who sue companies over human rights abuses.
And the winner is... Italy! "The Great Beauty" was nominated best film at the 2013 European Film Awards in Berlin. But Germany didn't go away empty-handed: the movie "Oh Boy" won in the category for best debut.
Starting in 1938, Jews in Nazi Germany were officially persecuted and dispossessed. Many artworks vanished and are still reappearing. An exhibition in Munich now looks at the impact of the Nazis' cultural policies.
This year's Champions League campaign hasn't gone completely to plan for all the Bundesliga participants. Yet Bayern are through, and the other teams have a decent chance to move on to the next round of the competition.
Germany face a mouthwatering clash with their former coach Jürgen Klinsmann in Group G of the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. As well as Klinsmann's USA, they face Portugal and Ghana.
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