South Korea's constitutional court has ordered that a leftist political party be dissolved amid claims it has "pro-North Korea" views. A court petition was raised last year to disband the Unified Progressive Party.
Germany is planning to send soldiers to northern Iraq as instructors. They're intended to support the Kurds in their fight against "IS." But it's just a drop in the ocean, says Naomi Conrad.
It has been deemed 'the most successful' offensive to date against the "Islamic State." Kurdish forces announced Thursday they have broken the siege on Mount Sinjar and recaptured territory in a two-day assault.
As Vladimir Putins tries to gloss over his country's economic problems, ordinary Russians are starting to feel the double whammy of falling oil prices and sanctions. But has the West bitten off more than it can chew?
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott admitted on Thursday that the siege in a Sydney cafe may have been preventable. He called the attack, which left three people dead, "a horrific wake-up call."
President Barack Obama has made a very special declaration of love to Cuba. It's as revolutionary as the Cuban revolution, and as peaceful as the biblical Sermon on the Mount, says DW's Astrid Prange.
The EU summit in Brussels has ended a day earlier than expected - a sign of the leadership style of new European Council President Donald Tusk. Discussions focused on boosting investment and the crisis in Ukraine.
EU leaders at their summit in Brussels are defending tough economic sanctions against Russia, but pressure to ease their stance is growing. Christoph Hasselbach reports from Brussels.
By realigning America's relations with Cuba, Obama is initiating a long-overdue change in US foreign policy. The Republicans, though, are doing what they always do and are making a historic mistake, says Michael Knigge.
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Kenya's opposition lawmakers disrupted parliament on Thursday temporarily preventing the passing of a bill on terrorism-related measures which that civil society groups say could violate civil liberties.
Pakistan's military says it has killed dozens of militants in the tribal area of the country. Air strikes and ground operations were carried out in the aftermath of the this week's Peshawar school massacre.
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