Russia's defense minister has announced new exercises in regions bordering on Ukraine. Russian President Vladimir Putin earlier said Kyiv's military operations in the east would "have consequences." Go to article
Israel has announced that it is suspending peace talks with the Palestinians after a deal between Fatah and Hamas. The rival factions hope to form a unity Palestinian government in the coming weeks. Go to article
Former Afghan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah has retained a strong lead in the country's presidential polls, taking more than 80 percent of votes counted. However, a run-off between the top two still looks likely. Go to article
Dozens of people are reported to have been killed in airstrikes in northern Syria. The town in the north of the country is in rebel hands. Go to article
Thousands of people have gathered at the site of the Rana Plaza factory complex outside the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka. The demonstrations come one year after the building collapsed, killing more than one thousand people. Go to article
The world's biggest technology companies have agreed to lend financial support to a group meant to assist open-source software projects. Donations will also come in handy in the fight against the Heartbleed bug. Go to article
The business climate in Germany has rebounded after a drop in March caused by the Ukraine crisis. The rise in April has surprised analysts who expected another hit amid ongoing talk of sanctions against Russia. Go to article
The world's second-largest carmaker, General Motors of the US, has reported a drastic plunge in first-quarter earnings. The company said the sobering result was mainly due to high recall costs and restructuring. Go to article
Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone has denied charges of bribery in a case before a Munich court. The high-profile case threatens the Briton's longtime dominance in one of the world's most-profitable sports. Go to article
Klaus Zillikens, the head of the OSCE mission in eastern Ukraine, explains that though life appears to go on as normal in the Donetsk region, tensions there are running high - particularly in the city of Slovyansk.
The armed forces are attempting to disband pro-Russian strongholds in eastern Ukraine.
Armed men in camouflage without badges in eastern Ukraine are trying to come across as protectors.
The scenarios for Ukraine's economy are fairly bleak, writes Elliott Morss.
It took a tragedy for the world to take notice of a region where people work under disastrous conditions. But has anything changed?
Dhaka workers still wait for compensation and improved workplace safety standards.
Two Bangladeshi women are in Germany to get compensation for collapsed Rana Plaza victims.
Gazans had a mixed reaction to a landmark reconciliation deal signed between rival factions Fatah and Hamas, paving the way to one Palestine under the umbrella of a unity government.
Many citizens view EU institutions as corrupt and not transparent. Even though Brussels is fighting corruption better than many member states, it needs to do far more, accoring to a study by Transparency International.
Germany's domestic intelligence service has reported that Russian secret services have been stepping up spying in political and economic circles in Berlin. But though it may have caused a stir, the news is not new.
The German government has announced the lowering of retirement age to 63 in certain cases. Not everyone's happy about that. Experts are criticizing the step as irresponsible.
Hungary's prime minister is dissatisfied but won't risk an open split with Brussels.
A moderate left party in Portugal aims to boost southern European self-confidence.
Malawians were able to size up hopefuls competing in the May 20 elections in a first ever televised presidential debate. But four candidates, including President Joyce Banda and her chief rival, failed to turn up.
DW takes a look back at the "War to end all Wars"
On April 24 last year, a factory building in Bangladesh collapsed, killing more than 1,100 textile workers. A year later, the survivors are still struggling to come to terms with the tragedy, writes DW's Grahame Lucas.
In many African countries, insecticides don't have the deadly effects on mosquitoes they used to.
Burkina Faso in western Africa is doing its best to combat malaria - with children's help.
The UK's bee population is in rapid decline, and the consequences could be disastrous. Plans for a series of bee highways filled with grassland and wild flowers could be just what's needed to reverse that trend.
Sent to Vietnam to fight a war he knew little about, a US marine saw the destruction caused by Agent Orange and vowed to return one day to help the Vietnamese people. Now he's back.
Homeless people are among the most marginalized in society. A Paris high school student wanted to change that, so he created a way for the less fortunate to share their stories online.
A group of artists in Berlin are currently hijacking ads and turning them into urban art.
It's one of Berlin's secret gems. They've been racing horses at Hoppegarten for 150 years, so the circuit is a monument to history - as well as a fine picnic spot. DW's Jefferson Chase tried his luck at the track.
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