Brazil's Socialist Party has chosen environmentalist Marina Silva as its new presidential candidate. Silva, whose predecessor died in an air crash last week, could prove a tricky challenger for incumbent Dilma Rousseff.
The top US law enforcement offical has arrived in Missouri after police arrested 47 protesters in Ferguson on Wednesday. This is the 11th night of demonstrations over the killing of a black teenager by a white officer.
Police have commended the residents of Ferguson and thanked them for going home early to avoid 'criminals and troublemakers' as the 11th consecutive day of protests over Michael Brown's shooting came to a close.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange created some confusion when he announced that he wanted to leave the Ecuadorian Embassy in London after two years. His statement has revealed Quito's tense relationship with free speech.
To criticize Barack Obama for not having done enough for African-Americans during his term in office is simple, but not wrong. But it ignores the historical dimension of his election, says DW's Michael Knigge.
Texas Governor Rick Perry has turned himself in to answer to two felony counts of abuse of power. The one-time Republican presidential contender claims the charges are politically motivated and vowed he would fight.
Police near the town of Ferguson - where a black teenager was killed last week - have shot dead a second man, who they claim was armed and dangerous. Protests over the intial death have entered their second week.
Whistleblower William Binney recently made headlines when he told the German parliament that the NSA, his former employer, had become "totalitarian." DW spoke to him about NSA overrreach and the agency's power.
The deployment of National Guard troops and a night-time curfew do not seem to have calmed the uneasy situation in Ferguson in the US state of Missouri. On the contrary, the mood in the town has deteriorated.
Police and protestors have clashed again in Ferguson, where a white police officer shot and killed a black teenager. Meanwhile, two German journalists were arrested and detained for three hours.
The governor of the US state of Missouri has lifted a curfew in a St. Louis suburb after a week of unrest over the police shooting of a black teenager. President Barack Obama has appealed for restraint from both sides.
A lawyer for the family of Michael Brown says the unarmed black teenager was shot six times by the white police officer who killed him. The shooting has set off over a week of protests in Ferguson, Missouri.
Authorities in Missouri have re-imposed a curfew amid unrest over the police shooting of teenager Michael Brown. State Governor Jay Nixon has condemned the release of footage indicating Brown took part in a robbery.
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