Afghanistan finally has a new government. The question, however, remains if it can function and complete its five-year term. Experts consider the new government a short-term solution for the war-torn country.
What is in store for Afghanistan after the withdrawal of ISAF peacekeeping forces? In a DW interview, German Major General Dieter Warnecke talks about the problems and prospects facing the country.
G20 finance heads and civic leaders meeting in Australia say they have devised reforms to generate an extra 1.8 percent growth. Aims include improved infrastructure projects and added job creation.
Climate activists have rallied in Australia at the start of worldwide protest to press for overdue steps at Tuesday's UN summit in New York. In Cairns, protestors urged G20 finance ministers to switch to "renewables."
Lebanese media say a car bomb has exploded at a checkpoint in the eastern Bekaa Valley, killing three Hezbollah guards. Hezbollah's own media has denied the deaths. The attack took place close to the border with Syria.
With a win of 48 percent of the vote, New Zealand's National Party has stormed to election victory. Prime Minister John Key will begin his third term in office.
For the first time in six months, opposition activists in Russia have called on people to join peace marches against Moscow's Ukraine policies and its propaganda machine. But there is little appetite for protest.
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.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has lauded his organization as exemplary in the field of ethics, even as FIFA faces an international corruption probe. His comments quickly met with social media ridicule.
The "Islamic State" (IS) is now also threatening Lebanon with acts of violence and propaganda designed to foment discord. The terrorist group is exploiting the country's age-old religious tensions.
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Opposition leader David Cunliffe has conceded defeat in New Zealand's elections, acknowledging that current Prime Minister John Key has won a third term in office. Key's center-right National Party won by a large margin.
Sighs of relief all round in Brussels after Scotland's independence vote - but why, you may ask? Scotland has shown how independence movements can pay off for regions seeking more autonomy, writes DW's Max Hofmann.
New Zealanders have been voting in a general election, with center-right Prime Minister John Key tipped for a narrow win. Polling has shown opposition parties could unite to form a government, but it would appear tricky.
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