The ESA has narrowed down a single site for the Rosetta lander Philae to make contact with a comet in November. If the operation succeeds, it will be a first of galactic proportions. DW will be live-blogging the landing.
A US space plane with a top secret mission has touched down in California after circling Earth for nearly two years. Some speculate the mysterious plane could be used to monitor or even capture satellites.
European Union investigators are reported to have uncovered major deficits in security checks at Germany's biggest airport. The European Commission has so far declined to comment on the report.
Soldiers of the Kurdish peshmerga army have pushed back IS militants in the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar. The pershmerga offensive has triggered heavy clashes in the town.
The Austrian singer-songwriter Udo Jürgens, whose songs enjoy immense popularity in the German-speaking world and beyond, has died aged 80. His career spanned more than fifty years.
The German government has compensated hundreds of victims of extremist violence since 2007, Focus magazine has reported. More than one million euros went to people who suffered attacks by the neo-Nazi group NSU.
Klaus Iohannis has been sworn in as Romania's new president. The new head of state pledged to use his time in office to fight corruption and strengthen the country's institutions.
Russia is "home" to half a million Moldovans. Their families - and the Moldovan economy - are dependent on the cash remittances. By denying Moldovans re-entry, Moscow is upping the pressure on the tiny republic.
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