Germany is planning to send soldiers to northern Iraq as instructors. They're intended to support the Kurds in their fight against "IS." But it's just a drop in the ocean, says Naomi Conrad.
As Vladimir Putins tries to gloss over his country's economic problems, ordinary Russians are starting to feel the double whammy of falling oil prices and sanctions. But has the West bitten off more than it can chew?
Multiple high-level military leaders of the "Islamic State" militia have been killed by US airstrikes northern Iraq. The most significant figure killed was a deputy to "IS" leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott admitted on Thursday that the siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable. He called the attack, which left three people dead, "a horrific wake-up call."
President Barack Obama has made a very special declaration of love to Cuba. It's as revolutionary as the Cuban revolution, and as peaceful as the biblical Sermon on the Mount, says DW's Astrid Prange.
Talks between Islamabad and militants appear to be on hold in the wake of Tuesday's Peshawar school massacre. DW spoke to the Islamabad correspondent for The Express Tribune, Zahid Gishkori, about a nation in mourning.
The EU summit in Brussels has ended a day earlier than expected - a sign of the leadership style of new European Council President Donald Tusk. Discussions focused on boosting investment and the crisis in Ukraine.
EU leaders at their summit in Brussels are defending tough economic sanctions against Russia, but pressure to ease their stance is growing. Christoph Hasselbach reports from Brussels.
By realigning America's relations with Cuba, Obama is initiating a long-overdue change in US foreign policy. The Republicans, though, are doing what they always do and are making a historic mistake, says Michael Knigge.
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Kenya's opposition lawmakers disrupted parliament on Thursday temporarily preventing the passing of a bill on terrorism-related measures which that civil society groups say could violate civil liberties.
The United States has described a cyber attack on Sony Pictures as a matter of "national security" and vowed to respond appropriately. The attack led the company to cancel the planned release of a film.
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