The nationalists in Scotland lost, but the country and democracy won. Europe can breathe a huge sigh of relief, writes DW's Bernd Riegert from Edinburgh.
Two days after his government narrowly survived a confidence vote, French President Hollande went on the offensive to defend his presidency. The battle is far from over.
With or without London? It's a question the Scottish people were finally able to answer after a long and emotional independence campaign. Police fear those emotions might run high as voters head to the pubs.
The government in Kyiv took a huge risk by turning its back on Moscow. Now it's time for the United States to reward the risk-takers in Ukraine, writes DW's Miodrag Soric.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden has maintained that he would prefer to find asylum in a democratic country. Could Switzerland secure his passage out of Russian exile?
The northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv prepares for a possible invasion of pro-Russian separatists despite the ceasefire in the neighboring Luhansk and Donetsk region. That includes fortifying the border with Russia.
Palwasha Tokhi, a former employee of the German armed forces in northern Afghanistan, has been stabbed to death in her home. Many others who work for Western organizations in the country also face death threats.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has launched an offensive to reclaim territory from extremist Islamist group ISIS. The terrorist organization has also been fighting elsewhere in the Middle East, including Syria.
NATO's Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells DW that growing tensions with Russia have forced the alliance into a renewed rivalry.
Torture is routinely used by Nigeria's police and soldiers, says Amnesty International in a new report that documents horrifying acts of brutality which largely go unpunished.
Bangladesh MPs passed a controversial amendment to the country's constitution that grants the parliament authority to investigate and sack judges of the nation's Supreme Court. DW examines the decision.
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While the global use of lead has decreased, paint sold across Asia still contains excessive levels of the toxic substance. Meanwhile, awareness of the risks and health consequences from lead exposure remains inadequate.
Pakistan's ongoing political crisis has emboldened the country's powerful military to impose its views on key policy areas and put PM Nawaz Sharif's rapprochement policy with India at risk, as Michael Kugelman tells DW.
Teenage activist Malala Yousafzai is an international celebrity. She delivers lectures on girls' right to education all over the world. But there is one place she can't visit: her home country, Pakistan.
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