US President Barack Obama has met with Prime Minister Abe on his state visit to Japan, following a formal reception at the Imperial Palace. Tricky talks on a trade accord top the agenda, but both sides have reservations. Go to article
The Russian Foreign Ministry has insisted Kyiv withdraw all of its army units from southeastern Ukraine. Moscow's demand came hours after it said it would respond if its interests were attacked in Ukraine. Go to article
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has told the Security Council that a resolution demanding humanitarian aid access in Syria is being honored by neither the government nor rebel fighters. Go to article
Dozens of people have been killed in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) after an overloaded goods and passenger train careered off the tracks. The incident is one of several in recent years on the neglected network. Go to article
The German and French foreign ministers, Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Laurent Fabius are in Moldova to promote an EU association agreement. They will also travel to Georgia to strengthen ties. Go to article
Australian authorities have said they are sure that the debris found on the western coastline south of Perth is "not a lead in terms of the search for MH370." The Boeing 777 disappeared seven weeks ago without trace. Go to article
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has offered condolences to the grandchildren of Armenians killed during World War I. The unexpected statement was the first of its kind made by a Turkish leader. Go to article
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas that he has to choose between peace with Israel or Hamas. It comes after Hamas and Fatah agreed to a unity government. Go to article
Facebook has posted a 72-percent year-on-year rise in first-quarter revenue, driven by mobile advertising revenue. Apple's figures were less remarkable, but the company has announced some major plans for its shares. Go to article
Champions League favorites Bayern Munich were beaten 1-0 by Real Madrid in a riveting clash in the Bernabeu stadium. The result leaves next week's second leg perfectly poised. Go to article
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.
They laugh, joke and play with children: The heavily armed men in camouflage uniforms without badges are trying to come off not as bandits but as protectors in eastern Ukraine. And it appears to be working.
Moscow says it will retaliate if its 'legitimate interests' in Ukraine come under attack.
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.
Europe's sovereign debt problem masks much larger risks in the private sector.
Hungary's Prime Minister is dissatisfied but won't risk an open split with Brussels.
It's been a year since the Kurdish PKK group called for a ceasefire with Turkey. Zeki Shengali, chief executive member of the Kurdish umbrella organization KCK, tells DW that the process is on the brink.
The upcoming World Cup is turning a country marked by social contrasts into a political powder keg. Many Brazilians now recognize that more income doesn't always mean more civil rights, says DW's Astrid Prange.
Decision by court in Shanghai to impound a Japanese ship in a 78-year-old legal case has serious implications for dozens of other compensation cases aimed at Japanese companies and the government.
Abdullah Abdullah, a front-runner in the Afghan presidential elections, believes his country could have done better in the past decade. He tells DW that he would do his best to turn things around for his country.
In light of an expanding China and economic challenges, Japan and the US "intend to overcome mutual differences and together forge a sturdy economic order for Asia and the Pacific in the 21st century" with Obama's visit.
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.
Burkina Faso in western Africa suffers a heavy burden from malaria. But the country is doing its best to combat the disease - and efforts are focusing on schoolchildren.
Migrant domestic workers in Qatar are powerless in the face of widespread abuse, according to Amnesty International. The human rights group has called on the country to extend labor protections to household servants.
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.
Even 450 years after his birth, William Shakespeare's plays are celebrated around the world.
When was the last time you listened to a bedtime story? The International Day of the Book would be a good time to open your ears and listen to a gripping tale - whether read from a book or told by a storyteller.
Do you prefer traditional paper books or their digital versions?
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