When Syria's foreign minister travels to Russia on Wednesday, he'll be looking for two things: money and weapons. The government in Damascus wants more of both. Russia's help so far has been rather symbolic.
Representatives in the European Parliament received a harsh critique of the state of Europe from Pope Francis. Nevertheless, his speech in Strasbourg was a glowing appeal that awakened hope, says DW's Christoph Strack.
Government airstrikes have killed dozens in the "Islamic State" stronghold of Raqqa, a monitor reports. The airstrikes were the deadliest by Syria's military against the city since IS seized control of it last year.
The bubonic plague: it still gives us the creeps, centuries after it wiped out swathes of Europe. The disease still exists, with Peru, China and the US regularly reporting cases. But one island is particularly hard hit.
While Islamist terror group Boko Haram uses automatic weapons and tanks against the population of Nigeria, civil defense groups armed with simple weapons are determined to defend their country.
The grand jury has decided, and Ferguson is in flames. Was a reaction of this degree not expected? Ultimately, Ferguson's local authorities are hopelessly outmatched on every level, writes DW's Miodrag Soric.
EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker is to present a new plan to the European Parliament that is aimed at reviving the EU economy. Instead of creating new debt, he wants to reallocate funds and lure private investors.
A draft law taken to parliament in Turkey has proposed greater powers for police on matters including detention, weapons and wiretapping. This comes as Kurds protest over the situation in neighboring Iraq and Syria.
Unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, is continuing for a second night, with protesters torching a police car. Meanwhile, the officer cleared of wrongdoing in the death of Michael Brown says his conscience is clear.
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A Congolese doctor who specializes in the treatment of rape victims is to receive the Sakharov Prize for his work. The award is one of Europe's most prestigious human rights accolades.
Authorities in Hong Kong have arrested over 100 protesters, including two of the protest movement's student leaders. Police have also dismantled much of the Mong Kok demonstration site.
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