German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble has hinted at higher defense spending from 2017 to respond to a world that's become "more unstable." He's also signaled more funds for development aid and internal security.
Estonians are going to the polls in elections dominated by economic issues. But the vote is also marked by unease over neighboring Russia's intervention in Ukraine.
Opposition leaders in Moscow have canceled the protest rally for Sunday, opting instead for a march to pay their respects to Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov was gunned down in the heart of Moscow.
Immigration officials in the US are preparing to deport at least 150 Bosnians suspected of "ethnic cleansing" during the Balkan conflict in the 1990s. The number of suspects could top 600, the New York Times reported.
Caracas has announced mandatory visas for US citizens wanting to enter Venezuela. The new system is a method to "control" US interference, the government said.
Chilean President Michelle Bachelet has met with 14-year-old Valentina Maureira who has pleaded to let doctors euthanize her. The teenager was suffering from cystic fibrosis.
UN envoy Staffan de Mistura is in Damascus to finalize a deal for a truce in Aleppo. Meanwhile, al Qaeda affiliate Nusra Front and Western-backed rebel group Hazm Movement are fighting it out near the war-ravaged city.
Fearing an Islamist attack, police in Germany's northern port city of Bremen have swooped after adopting "security measures in the public arena." Apart from detentions and an arrest, an Islamic center was searched.
Thousands of people have demonstrated in favor of refugees in the German city of Dresden. Organizers aim to make the Saxony capital, which is also the home of anti-Islamization group PEGIDA, appear more welcoming.
Robert Mugabe has been the president of Zimbabwe since its independence from Britain in 1980. His 91st birthday was feted at a lavish party near the Victoria Falls, accompanied by criticism at home and from abroad.
The jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has urged rebels in Turkey to hold a congress on disarmament. The move is aimed to end 30 years of conflict between Kurds and the Turkish state.
A Ukrainian photojournalist has been killed in shelling in the east of the country, according to his newspaper. The death comes only hours after the Ukrainian military reported a drop in rebel attacks over recent days.
The Greek prime minister has told his party he won't back down in his "battle" with the country's creditors. Greece is focusing on its next move after eurozone members approved a four month extension to its bailout.
The Baghdad museum, looted 12 years ago, reopened ahead of schedule on Saturday. The reopening was in response to the destruction of priceless antiquities by "Islamic State" jihadists in Mosul, officials said.
Hundreds have attended a rally in northeastern England under the banner of German-based "anti-Islamization" group PEGIDA. The protest was dwarfed by a counterdemonstration, with police keeping both sides apart.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has pledged to find the perpetrators behind the fatal shooting of outspoken opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. World leaders have called for a thorough and transparent investigation.
An Egyptian court has declared Palestinian movement Hamas a "terrorist" organization, according to a judicial source. The decision comes one month after Cairo added the group's military wing to its terror blacklist.
An Egyptian court has sentenced senior leaders of the banned Muslim Brotherhood to life imprisonment for inciting murder. Death sentences were upheld against four other group members.
People in Lesotho are voting in snap elections six months after an alleged coup attempt that set off a political crisis in the small southern African nation. It's hoped the vote will ease tensions between rival factions.
Police in the city of Bremen have warned of a potential Islamist terrorism threat based on information from federal authorities. The announcement is the latest in a recent series of such warnings in various cities.
World leaders have condemned the killing of Russian top opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, who was gunned down by unknown assailants in Moscow overnight. Putin says he will personally oversee a probe into the murder.
India's finance minister has unveiled the new government's first full budget. He promised increased infrastructure spending, particularly on road and rail, and universal social security.
The US Congress has passed a one-week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security. The vote came just hours before the department faced a partial shutdown.
Senators in the US avoided a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security at midnight by extending funding for a week. The department manages borders, coastlines and oversees anti-terror initiatives.
Boris Nemtsov, 55-year-old former deputy prime minister and Putin critic, was shot dead in Moscow, days before an opposition rally. DW spoke to Russia analyst Yury Barmin about Nemtsov's significance.
News of the abduction of more than 200 Syrian Christians by the "Islamic State" has spread throughout the world. This was precisely IS's intention. Its acts of terrorism are part of a cynical media strategy.
Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov has died after an assailant shot at him several times. Nemtsov was an outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin, who has condemned the killing.
The genie's out of the bottle - the rapprochement between Cuba and the United States is starting to take shape. In April the two countries will take the first step by reopening their embassies.
The Greek government says it will bring legislation before parliament next week designed to help deal with the crippling effects of years of austerity. These include widespread poverty and unemployment.
Anti-Kremlin opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was shot and killed in downtown Moscow on Friday night, Russian news agency Interfax has reported, quoting a law enforcement source.
A court has sentenced popular singer and composer Kizito Mihigo to ten years for conspiring against the government, including plans to assassinate President Paul Kagame. Mihigo has pleaded guilty to the charges.
The World Health Organization says more than 1 billion people risk permanent hearing loss by exposing themselves to loud music and other sounds. WHO recommends limiting the use of personal audio players to an hour a day.
Police arrested at least 30 people following clashes between protesters and government supporters in the Maldivian capital, Male. The small nation faces political unrest caused by the arrest of former President Nasheed.
US actor Leonard Nimoy, best known for portraying Mr Spock in the "Star Trek" franchise, has died aged 83. He had been suffering from a chronic lung condition.
Seven are dead following a Missouri mass murder, including the suspected gunman, who police say took his own life. It appeared that seven were shot in four different residences in the small Bible Belt town of Tyrone.
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