Father Gregor Schmidt is a German Catholic priest and missionary. He has been working in South Sudan since 2011, when it became an independent state after years of civil war.
Poland this Friday is commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, which pitted Polish citizens and the resistance against the Nazis. The rebellion is deeply embedded in Polish memory.
India's refusal to ratify a key WTO deal due to disagreements over New Delhi's food subsidies represents a major setback for the international trade body as a negotiating forum, economist Gary Hufbauer tells DW.
Frustration and disappointment have set in hours after a slated major global WTO trade reform pact collapsed. India stuck to its demands for concessions that were not accepted by other member states of the world body.
Drug-resistant malaria parasites are spreading across Southeast Asia, a new study found. Oxford University's Elizabeth Ashley, who led the study, tells DW the mutation poses a major threat to advances in malaria control.
Paul Singer has been called many things, from "vulture capitalist" to generous philanthropist and progressive father. The hedge fund manager's latest power play could push Argentina over the brink of bankruptcy.
Lured by the growing number of online shoppers in the world's second most populous country, US e-commerce giant Amazon has decided to massively expand its activities in India, despite significant challenges.
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.
Robert Mugabe was re-elected as president of Zimbabwe one year ago. Since then, he has done very little: his party is dominated by a power struggle over who will succeed him.
'Ebola is real. Ebola is contagious. And Ebola kills,' said Liberian President Johnson Sirleaf. As West Africa grapples with the virus, global health officials call for a measured response.
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In the era of Mao Zedong, the cult of personality reached its peak, only to become history during China's decades of reforms. However, analysts now see a possible comeback of the "great leader worship" under Xi Jinping.
Russians appear to be calling the shots among the separatists in Eastern Ukraine. Men from Moscow occupy many of the key positions in the People's Republics of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Germany’s decision to phase-out nuclear power leaves the country isolated worldwide. China has taken over as the global trendsetter regarding atomic energy, says DW’s columnist Frank Sieren.
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