Reelected FIFA president Sepp Blatter has said he is shocked at remarks made about football's world body by the US Attorney General. He also suggested a political motive behind a US corruption probe.
Many countries have abolished the draft and rely instead on professional, volunteer armies. But how can western, more rational armies fare against "Islamic State's" approach of using ideology to attract fighters?
A German newspaper has reported that the European Commission will take legal action against Germany over its planned road toll. The report says the toll is considered to discriminate against foreigners.
A former State Security major has been acquitted of torturing a suspect to death in the months leading to the ousting of Hosni Mubarak. The accusations of brutality fueled anger among regime opponents.
We went out on the streets of Berlin to ask young people if they would be willing to die for their country. And if not - is there another reason for which they'd be willing to take that risk?
The Italian coastguard says more than 4,000 migrants crossing from Africa to Europe were rescued in the Mediterranean on Friday. But 17 corpses were also found.
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.
Russia has published a blacklist of 89 European Union politicians and military leaders banned from the country. The move is said to be in response to EU sanctions placed on Moscow over Crimea and Ukraine.
The US man convicted of being the mastermind behind the drug-selling website Silk Road has been sentenced to life in prison. Six people were said to have died from drugs bought on the site.
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Fighting is again raging in South Sudan’s oil fields. Jan-Philipp Scholz and Adrian Kriesch are in the country for the third time since the outbreak of conflict. They see little prospect of peace in the near future.