Britain, France and Germany are reported to be discussing a possible UN resolution calling for a long-term truce between Israel and the militant group Hamas. An international monitoring mission is part of the proposal.
The first remains of Malaysian victims of flight MH17 have arrived home. The Malaysia Airlines flight crashed in war-torn eastern Ukraine last month, killing all 298 people on board.
The UN's human rights chief has slammed the Security Council for failing to take effective action to end or even prevent conflicts. Navi Pillay accused it of putting national interests ahead of international concerns.
From Kosovo to Afghanistan, German military deployments overseas have been the subject of much discussion. German soldiers and weapons on foreign soil were an unthinkable concept after the Second World War.
Borussia Mönchengladbach have put themselves in the driver's seat in their bid to reach the group stage of the Europa League. The Bundesliga side got a crucial away win in the first leg of their entry-playoff tie.
A power vacuum is left behind from wherever America retreats, leaving opportunities for plenty to seize upon. Yet this will strengthen the position of the US in the end, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
In a press conference after the killing of US journalist James Foley, Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said IS terrorism posed an 'imminent threat' to US interests.
Authorities in Iceland warn the eruption of Bardarbunga volcano, the country's second-highest peak, could cause a closure of airspace after seismic activity kicks up. Up to 500 people have been evacuated from the area.
Tens of thousands of Shiite rebel supporters are in the capital Sanaa in a bid to topple the government. Thousands of armed rebels strengthened their position on Wednesday as they pressed on with their campaign.
Turkey's governing party has selected Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to be its new leader and the country's prime minister, to replace Recep Tayyip Erdogan when he becomes president next week.
Two American aid workers have been sent home to their families after being successfully treated for the Ebola virus. The UN warns the ongoing epidemic could pose a threat to stability in West Africa.
Bank of America has agreed to pay a record fine to settle investigations linked to the 2008 financial crisis in the US. The US lender was accused of having misled investors on the risks of mortgage-backed securities.
The Indonesian Constitutional Court has upheld results from last month's election. An appeal had been placed by defeated candidate ex-General Prabowo Subianto.
German film director Wim Wenders will receive an honorary Golden Bear for his lifetime achievement at next year's Berlin Film Festival. Berlinale organizers called Wenders "one of cinema's great innovators."
Business activity in the eurozone grew at a slower pace than expected this month, a key economic survey has shown. But data did indicate a faint recovery in the bloc, where growth stalled in the second quarter.
The first trucks of a Russian aid convoy have cleared through a customs checkpoint at the border with Ukraine. More than 260 trucks had spent days at the frontier awaiting clearance from Ukrainian officials.
An American doctor who contracted the deadly disease Ebola in Liberia is to leave hospital after his recovery. A UN official has meanwhile warned that the outbreak poses a threat to Liberia's stability.
The first trucks from a Russian aid convoy have passed through a customs checkpoint at the border with Ukraine. More than 250 trucks had spent days held up at the frontier awaiting inspections from customs officials.
A leading German business organization has said companies across Europe's powerhouse are getting increasingly worried about a lack of apprentices on the market. It argued suitable candidates were hard to find.
Police have fired into crowds of protestors in the northeastern Indian state of Assam. The latest wave of violence follows decades of friction over local borders.
A state parliamentary committee examining the police investigation of the German far-right terror group NSU has labeled it a 'fiasco' in a final report. The group has been blamed for the murder of at least 10 people.
Former Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds has died at the age of 81, following a long illness. In his three years as head of government, he played a central role in advancing the Northern Ireland peace process.
Germany's second-largest carrier, Air Berlin, has logged moderate profits in the second quarter, but structural problems remain a headache. The airline announced plans to further reduce its route network and fleet.
Iraqi Kurds have hailed a decision by Germany's cabinet to supply them with arms to help in their fight against jihadist militants. But some German politicians are calling for a parliamentary debate on the matter.
Three senior Hamas military leaders have been killed in a pre-dawn airstrike carried out by the Israeli military. Fighting has resumed after a six-day ceasefire.
A Russian consumer safety watchdog has said it's widening its current probe into McDonald's restaurants across the country. It spoke about concerns that the US company might have violated sanitary requirements.
The Thai military general who led a bloodless coup in May has been voted the country’s new prime minister. Thai General Prayuth Chan-ocha’s nomination now awaits approval by the Thai king.
The United Nations Security Council has said it deplores the resumption of fighting in the Gaza Strip, and urged both sides to resume talks. Israel has said its military operation will go on.
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.
Officials in Washington have admitted that they attempted, but failed, to rescue several US hostages earlier this summer. Among the captives that special forces had hoped to find was slain journalist James Foley.
Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for up to five millennia, according to new research. Refined carbon dating methods indicate that the modern man did not simply replace his hominid cousin.
Porto and Zenit St. Petersburg took a small step closer to the Champions League group stage, with 1-0 away wins respectively at Lille and Standard Liege. Indeed, none of the five hosts in qualifying action managed a win.
The parents of the journalist James Foley, murdered in Syria by the "Islamic State," have paid public tribute to their son. President Obama says the US will be relentless in pursuing justice for those who harm Americans.
Israel's assault on Gaza will continue until militants stop firing rockets, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says. Renewed airstrikes have killed at least 20, including several children, and injured 120.
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