Germany's defense minister has called for cutting back on troops in anti-terror operations, a paper reported. Another top politician said Chancellor Merkel should tell Germany why its soldiers should be in Afghanistan.
Merkel should explain why Germany should be in Afghanistan, Struck said
Like Struck, Defense Minister Jung thinks Germany should stay
The 2022 World Cup will stay a 32-team tournament with FIFA not making any changes to the share of regional slots among the six participating continents. Europe and South America feared cuts to their berths.
Russia has published a blacklist of 89 European Union politicians and military leaders banned from the country. The move is said to be in response to EU sanctions placed on Moscow over Crimea and Ukraine.
Protests in favor of preservation of Istanbul's Gezi Park snowballed into a movement of resistance against Prime Minister Erdogan in 2013. The "spirit of Gezi" could play a key role in Turkey's parliamentary elections.