The new European Commission under President Jean-Claude Juncker takes office on November 1, and Europeans are hoping for something new. DW's Christoph Hasselbach hopes that Juncker has learned that change is necessary.
Romania is about to elect a new president. There are 14 candidates, and the opinion polls say it will come down to a run-off. The country is at a crossroads that may affect the rest of Europe.
Some 150 Iraqi peshmerga fighters have crossed from Turkey into the Syrian border town of Kobani to help defend it against jihadist militants. They were backed by US-led airstrikes.
Gilda would much rather be a teacher, but for now she is forced to pick coca leaves, the base ingredient of cocaine. It’s the only way she can hope to support her family. “It’s exhausting and the money is never enough.”
Emma hasn’t had a sip of alcohol for three years. But even now that she’s sober, she still struggles because Fins like to drink a lot. Despite such surroundings it’s a major stigma to be a young alcoholic in Finland.
Dominik started taking drugs as a teenager - everything from marijuana to hard chemical substances. From then on, his life went downhill. Now he’s in prison for aggravated assault. He said: “Drugs made me violent.”
Jean-Claude Juncker has officially taken office as the new president of the European Commission. He has pledged to make fixing the economy and creating jobs the top priorities of his team of commissioners.
NATO's Anders Fogh Rasmussen tells DW that growing tensions with Russia have forced the alliance into a renewed rivalry.
An EU maritime border control operation has been launched in response to the huge numbers of migrants trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean. It came as an Italian search-and-rescue operation ended.
Disappearing students, mass murder, a drug war - the stories of violence from Mexico do not seem to stop. This hasn't discouraged foreigners from traveling to Mexico for work or pleasure - but should it?
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Militant group Boko Haram is reportedly holding a German hostage who was kidnapped in July. The group's leader has also claimed that a report of a ceasefire with the Nigerian government was a "lie."
Beijing is considering reducing China's list of capital offenses. It's the first step on the road to reform but there's still a long way to go, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
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