EU leaders are set to meet to try to agree on who should fill some of the bloc's top jobs. However, recent developments in eastern Ukraine promise to have EU leaders discussing possible tougher sanctions against Russia. Go to article
The US Secretary of State has called for a global coalition to fight the threat posed by "Islamic State" militants. The plea follows a decision by Britain to increase the perceived threat of a jihadist attack in the UK. Go to article
Philippine soldiers serving as part of a UN peacekeeping force in Syria have clashed with rebels in the Golan Heights. The UN is working to secure the release of 43 Fijian peacekeepers who are being held by the rebels. Go to article
Soldiers in the southern African kingdom of Lesotho have seized police headquarters and surrounded government buildings, officials say. The unrest comes after police banned a planned anti-government protest. Go to article
Rescuers in Nicaragua have reportedly brought to safety several of the some two dozen freelance miners trapped in a gold and silver mine. The whereabouts of up to five miners remains unknown. Go to article
The executive board of the International Monetary Fund has expressed its support for Managing Director Christine Lagarde. This came after a French court placed Lagarde under formal investigation in a corruption case. Go to article
Latin America's largest economy, Brazil, has recorded negative growth for the second quarter in a row. But the government downplayed what's a technical recession by definition, saying other indicators were much better. Go to article
The Japanese air-guitar virtuoso Nanami Nagura has won this year's world championships in Finland. She took the trophy in a third round "air-off" after a tight competition. Go to article
A comfortable Borussia Dortmund lead almost evaporated at the death in Augsburg, but Jürgen Klopp's side managed to score their first points of the Bundesliga season. Prior to the late implosion, several BVB stars shone. Go to article
A Russian parliamentarian and human rights observers are demanding Russia finally admit its own soldiers are fighting in Ukraine. The soldiers are risking their lives, they say, in an undeclared war.
In a guest piece for DW, Tate Nurkin of IHS Jane's Defence, says NATO face huge tasks at its Wales summit. It must energize allies and tackle the Russian push into Eastern Europe as well as take a crucial longer view.
EU states struggle to list new sanctions that hurt Russia without torpedoing their own economies.
The European Union is in desperate need of a unified foreign policy as well as a strong foreign minister, veteran EU parliamentarian and foreign committee head Elmar Brok tells DW.
Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called them weapons of mass destruction - small arms are responsible for the majority of violent deaths worldwide. The German army is now trying to limit their proliferation.
Many local governments in Germany are struggling to house the growing numbers of refugees. One conservative politician is now calling on private homeowners to take in asylum seekers.
Are we ready for Ebola? It's a question the German media have been asking for weeks. Frankfurt Airport has come under particular scrutiny due to its size. But could Frankfurt really be an entry point for the disease?
The city of Kano in northern Nigeria is widely regarded as backward and underdeveloped. A group of young people are actively working to change this, despite terror attacks by Boko Haram and political violence.
With civil war raging in Syria and IS-terrorists rampaging through Iraq, Turkey is struggling with a flood of refugees. Many have been integrated, but Turkish resentment is growing and many challenges remain.
DW's Alexander Kudascheff sees few good options for the West in Ukraine.
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.
Film composer Alexandre Desplat is leading the jury at this year's Venice Film Festival. It's the first time a musician has been appointed to the role. He tells DW what the job means to him.
Traveling to Germany? Then you really must visit a historical beer garden. Here are our favorites.
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