EU leaders were focussing on reforms at their final summit of the year -- like boosting economic competitiveness. But so far they've only agreed on a time frame.
Ankara's incursion into northern Syria to seize the border town of Jarabulus from Islamic State is being held up by Turkish officials, but critics question the government's motives. Tom Stevenson reports from Istanbul.
The European Commission says it's adopted its highest ever humanitarian aid budget to date, totalling 1.1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) for 2016. Conflict and the related refugee crises have prompted the increase.
The leaders have vowed that the decision made by the UK to leave the EU won't spell doom for the bloc. However, Chancellor Angela Merkel and her colleagues said the EU still faced many security-related questions.
On August 20, 2012, President Obama called the use of chemical weapons by Syria's Assad regime a "red line." Four years on with the Syrian war still raging, DW asked three scholars to assess Washington's Syria policy.
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