Members of the German military will soon be joining efforts to combat Islamic State. That at least is what Angela Merkel's government wants.
Refugee family reunification in Germany was a major sticking point in preliminary coalition talks. DW explains how the process works – and why critics want to lift the current ban permanently.
Elected six months ago on a platform of hope and change, French President Emmanuel Macron is taking no prisoners both at home and abroad in a bid to make his country great again. Elizabeth Bryant reports from Paris.
Syria and Nicaragua have reversed their 2015 decisions not to join the landmark climate accord. With the US saying it wants to withdraw, Washington is set to cut a lonely figure on the world stage in the next few years.
Iraqi forces have cleared out fighters from the "Islamic State" from their last stronghold in the country. IS now holds just a narrow slither in the country's west.
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