Germany's foreign minister believes Europeans will be willing to cooperate after all in the refugee crisis. In an interview with DW in Washington he reiterated his stance that "we need a European approach."
Before the oil field was destroyed in 2015, the militant group earned up to $5.1 million per month in oil revenues. The SDF is racing against Russian-backed forces to capture land in Syria's oil-rich Deir el-Zour.
German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has met with Pope Francis for the first time since becoming head of state. Among the issues discussed were refugees and the electoral success of the far-right AfD.
A former New York resident for 10 years, Chinese artist Ai Weiwei is back in the city to present a vast exhibition that will see 300 of his works spread across the metropolis. Refugees and borders are the key theme.
With a "hard core of foreign fighters," the notorious militant group has positioned itself for its last stand in Raqqa. The US-led coalition against "Islamic State" has rejected any negotiated withdrawal of militants.
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