The forward march of "Islamic State" could bring US President Obama and Israel's Netanyahu closer together again. Yet there were no such indications during the latter's visit to Washington, writes DW's Gero Schliess.
Is a "Putinization" of central and eastern Europe underway? The head of the German parliament's Europe committee, Günter Krichbaum, says no - but sees plenty of reason for concern.
The Democratic Republic of Congo wants to disarm and disband rebels on its territory. But very few are handing themselves in voluntarily. Some blame the bleak prospects awaiting them once they have taken this step.
Turkey will debate fighting against IS in Syria and Iraq - side by side with the Kurds. Ankara is paying the price for the foreign policy zigzag course it followed over the past years, DW's Baha Güngör says.
NATO's new Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg is experienced in dealing with Moscow. Some say that fact will help as the military alliance faces its toughest challenge in dealing with Russia.
FireChat, a messaging app, is helping protesters in Hong Kong communicate without an Internet connection. But there is a catch: the authorities can also use it and read the activists' messages.
As protests in Hong Kong continue, there are growing fears of a crackdown. But the use of force would not work as it would ruin people's trust in good governance, human rights lawyer Basil Fernando tells DW.
NATO's Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells DW that growing tensions with Russia have forced the alliance into a renewed rivalry.
EU peacekeepers are set to stay in the Central African Republic for an extra three months to allow more time for the transition to UN peacekeeping operation. The EU has also established a trust fund to help the CAR.
Pro-democracy protests in HK have been escalating for days, with student leaders threatening to occupy government buildings if the territory's leader doesn't resign. Tim Pringle discusses possible ways to ease tensions.
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The Indian PM's visit to the US ended with both Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama vowing to set a new agenda between the nations. Analyst Rajiv Biswas talks to DW about how the trip has boosted bilateral ties.
NATO chief Anders Fogh Rasmussen has handed the reins over to fellow Scandinavian Jens Stoltenberg. The former Norwegian premier faces a steep learning curve as the NATO alliance faces multiple armed conflicts.
Analysts say that Hong Kong's ongoing pro-democracy protests are unlikely to affect the city's economy. They admit, however, that a protracted conflict may force the companies to move their businesses out of the city.
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