Nigerian gunmen have freed a German citizen whom they kidnapped almost a week ago, according to the construction company the man works for. Another German employee was killed in last week's raid.
A German long-haul trucker has been sentenced to ten-and-a-half years in prison for a series of shooting attacks on vehicles using the motorway. One driver was badly wounded by a ricocheting bullet.
Following days of street clashes, protesters in Burkina Faso have forced the police to withdraw from the parliament building in Ouagadougou. The state television has also been attacked and has stopped broadcasting.
A German advance mission has been dispatched to Iraq to scope out the potential for Germany to expand training of peshmerga forces. Germany has already sent weapons to aid the Kurds in the battle against "IS" militants.
The number of jobless Germans dropped further than expected in October, reaching its lowest level since November 2011. The robust German labor market appears to defy mounting worries about the health of the economy.
Sweden has announced that it will officially recognize the state of Palestine on Thursday. It will become the first EU member to western Europe to do so, in a move strongly condemned by Israel.
Europe's biggest carmaker, Volkswagen, has reported a strong rise in quarterly profits, buoyed by record sales of Audi and Porsche cars. Its core brand, however, continues to struggle.
Europe's biggest airline, Lufthansa, has lowered its 2015 profit outlook, blaming a cooling in the global economy and tough competition. For this year, the German flag carrier has kept its guidance.
EU-hosted talks to resolve a gas dispute between Russia and Ukraine were broken off after Kyiv failed to prove it can pay for vital winter supplies. Moscow has now urged Brussels to provide necessary guarantees.
Warring armed groups in Libya are committing "widespread abuse," according to Amnesty International. The organization has warned that militia leaders could face trial by the International Criminal Court.
Israeli police have killed a Palestinian man suspected of having tried to kill a far-right Jewish activist in Jerusalem. The attack has fueled fears of further violence amid heightened Jewish-Arab tensions in the city.
Samsung has seen its third-quarter net profit drop by almost half as its key smartphone business faltered. Apple's new iPhone6 and mounting competition from Chinese handset makers are blamed for the squeeze.
Hundreds of rescue workers have been searching for victims of a landslide in central Sri Lanka that is thought to have claimed more than 100 lives. More than 150 houses were washed away in the disaster.
Barack Obama has hailed health workers battling Ebola. The US president is seeking to reassure the public amid controversy over quarantine measures imposed by some authorities.
The Giants have won a Fall Classic that left few nails unbitten. The 3-2 away win allowed San Francisco to end its rollercoaster ride on a high note.
Nida Tunis has won Tunisia's elections. Before the release of the official results, the Islamist Ennahda party had already conceded defeat.
A right-wing activist has been shot in Jerusalem. Rabbi Yehuda Glick was leaving a conference to promote Jewish prayer at a flashpoint Old City compound holy to Muslims.
Syria's army has barrel-bombed a displaced persons camp in the north, according to residents, with video footage appearing to show charred and dismembered bodies. Regime forces have repeatedly hit the Idlib province.
While Leverkusen flirted with disaster, and Hamburg and Eintracht Frankfurt were eliminated at the hands of fellow Bundesliga sides, there were no true upsets in the second day of the German Cup's second round.
The World Health Organization has announced the Ebola death toll is unchanged. The UN health agency said the figures reflect discarded "suspect and probable" cases of the virus.
Russia has conducted "significant military maneuvers" in European airspace, NATO has said, possibly endangering civil air travel. Meanwhile, Russia has announced a date to receive its first of two French warships.
American underwear label Victoria's Secret has come under fire over its latest poster campaign, advertising "The Perfect 'Body.'" A petition calling for an apology from the firm has drawn in over 4,100 signatures.
Emergency workers are trying to save 18 miners trapped in a Turkish coal mine after their shaft was engulfed by water. Turkish officials say their chances of survival are slim.
Water cannons, 49 police injured and almost 60 arrests: That was the result of recent hooligan rallies against Salifists. Arguing politicians and experts are now at loggerheads over the use of the right to demonstrate.
A military spokesman says pro-government troops have entered central Benghazi after nearly 10 days of fierce fighting. The battle for Benghazi started in the summer when Islamic militants seized the city.
The US military has carried out several further airstrikes targeting the "Islamic State" (IS) group, including near Kobani. Kurdish fighters on the ground also received reinforcements via Turkey.
Officials around the world are closing in on tax evaders with a cross-border data-sharing agreement aimed at reining in the amount of money people can hide in illegal offshore accounts.
The World Health Organization says there could be a decline in the rate of Ebola cases in Liberia. The UN health agency made the announcement during a press conference in Geneva.
In an effort to compromise with German state governments, the Cabinet has drafted a bill that would eliminate some of the restrictions for asylum seekers. The law seeks to ease residency and employment requirements.
More than 100 people are believed to have been killed in a landslide in Sri Lanka, according to the government. The disaster struck the country's southern region after days of rain.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced plans to make its renowned Ferrari sports car brand into a standalone company. Word of the spinoff came as FCA said it had also returned to growth in the third quarter.
Guy Scott has been named interim president of Zambia, after former head of state Michael Sata passed away in London. Scott is the first white politician to lead an African nation since the end of apartheid.
Emergency workers are rushing to try and save workers trapped in a Turkish coal mine. The disaster prompted Turkey's president to cancel a planned lavish evening reception at his new palace.
Air France-KLM has said long strike action by its pilots in September has seen the group's earnings nosedive in the third quarter. The airline feared the walkouts might also impact profits for the rest of the year.
Germany's cabinet has approved a package of expanded social and financial benefits for soldiers. Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen hopes the benefits will make military service more attractive to young people.
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