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.
Germany's Bundestag approved extending the aid program for the EU's most complicated emergency case. But the Greek bailout is not just about money, says DW's Marcel Fürstenau.
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. Their acts of terrorism are part of a cynical media strategy.
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.
Weibo, China’s answer to Twitter, has seen better days. A new rule by the government requiring real name registration could be the last straw and end in death by censorship, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
Hardly any other country has been so scarred by war and crisis as Lebanon.
Opposition allegations of massive wiretapping of more than 20,000 people imply that a small group linked to Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski controls Macedonia's institutions, judiciary and media.
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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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.
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