The UN's chief negotiator has warned warring parties that the conflict does not have a "military solution." Talks in Geneva are to focus on the political dimensions of the conflict as a nationwide ceasefire holds.
Turkish consulates in Germany may have urged teachers and parents to inform on instruction critical of the government. The state of NRW is looking into the allegations.
Several Carnival celebrations have been canceled or cut short due to extreme weather. Thousands of revelers still braved gale-force winds to party on the streets, others took cover in bars.
A charity ball in Raindorf has launched a debate in Germany over its use of a derogatory term for black people. The locals have defended the name as "a normal term" in Bavaria's dialect, while critics say it's offensive.
Highly mobile gangs blew open hundreds of automatic cash dispensers in Germany last year. Police suspect groups from eastern and southern Europe as well the Netherlands, operating at night.
Only a few dozen people remain at the anti-pipeline camp. After Donald Trump approved the Dakota Access Pipeline last month, activists are now pinning their last hopes to halt the project on a lawsuit.
Starting in June, European budget carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA will begin flying single-aisle planes nonstop from the US to Europe, with fares costing less than $100, ramping up pressure on its bigger rivals.
The right-wing politician has indefinitely stopped public activities, citing safety concerns. The Netherlands' police chief confirmed that an agent assigned to Wilders' security leaked information to a criminal group.
The young man was detained in the small town of Northeim in Lower Saxony. The arrest came just one day after German intelligence revealed a sharp uptick in radical Islamism throughout the nation.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's most outspoken political opponent could soon find herself behind bars. A Manila court issued a warrant for her arrest as part of Duterte's so-called war on drugs.
The 3-year-old arrived in her new home after a 17-hour flight from Washington. She is part of rigorous Chinese conservation efforts that have seen pandas successfully removed from the endangered species list.
An explosion at a shopping area in Lahore has killed at least eight and wounded dozens in the country's latest surge of violence. The blast came a day after the military announced the start of an anti-terror operation.
The growing number of asylum requests in Germany has led to longer waits for applicants. A spokesperson for the Left party called the waiting periods "unacceptable" and "a great burden on integration."
Government troops and local fighters took control of the city's airport as they fought to push "Islamic State" out of their last stronghold in the city. Losing Mosul could spell the end of IS' power in the country.
The UN-brokered Syria peace talks are set to resume in Geneva on Thursday. But with a fragmented opposition, Staffan de Mistura questioned how much progress could be made in the initial talks.
A black man was violently arrested and severely injured in early February, which led to the protests.
Around 5 million people are in urgent need of food - almost half of South Sudan's population. For DW Editor Isaac Mugabi #DWMypic of the week is a stark reminder that each year millions of children die of malnourishment.
When the clocks reached 11:11 on Thursday, Germany's Carnival entered top gear.
US-led coalition forces cooperated in the offensive. Mosul is considered the last stronghold of IS in Iraq.
The bathroom a transgender person can use speaks to unsettled legal and cultural questions as old as America itself.
Former President Barack Obama sent the directive to public schools in May 2016, threatening to withhold federal funding if they forced transgender people to use bathrooms of a certain gender against their will.
Mexican leaders expressed outrage at US President Donald Trump's trade and immigration policies.
German charities and refugee advocacy groups condemned the German cabinet's draft legislation on deportation.
A World War II veteran had one wish from his war days - he wanted to party with 100 women on his 100th birthday.
Fatal end to an escape: 74 bodies of refugees washed ashore on a beach in Libya. More than 5,000 refugees died last year in the Mediterranean Sea.
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Mexico's human rights chief said the plan to deport non-Mexicans to Mexico was "hostile" and "unacceptable." Top White House representatives are in Mexico to walk the country through new laws.
The US president has removed federal guidelines on the use of restrooms for transgender students. Critics have lashed out at the White House's move, saying it puts children at risk of harassment and abuse.
Nissan Motors' CEO Carlos Ghosn is calling it quits. Carlos Ghosn brought the then ailing car maker back from the brink of financial ruin 17 years ago and turned it into a global powerhouse.
North Korea has blamed Malaysia for the death of "one of its citizens" there last week. The accusation came amid ongoing probes into the murder in Malaysia of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.
The White House has delayed releasing a new executive order to replace an initial ban on travel to the US by citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries. Some expect the new order to be similar to the last.
The Soviet leader was often seen in the Bavarian town of Rottach-Egern - just one of many well-heeled Russians in the area. Poor health means he no longer visits.
David Bowie has posthumously been awarded the Brit award for British male solo artist. The Brits also remembered George Michael, who died on Christmas Day last year aged 53, and Leonard Cohen.
Russia's youth military movement should have something tangible to practice raiding, the country's defense minister says. So he chose Germany's iconic federal parliament building, captured by the Red Army in 1945.
Refugee supporters have protested at Munich's airport over Germany's third recent group deportation of rejected asylum seekers to Kabul. Two courts blocked individual expulsions, to Afghanistan, and to Macedonia.
In an interview, former Chancellor Kohl's son said Angela Merkel's political actions played a role in his mother's suicide. He said his mother felt "betrayed" over Merkel's behavior during a Helmut Kohl scandal.
The head of the IMF has shifted her position on debt relief for the Mediterranean nation. Germany's finance minister had led the eurozone movement rejecting debt forgiveness for Athens.
Sydney's sweltering recent record high of 47 degrees Celsius has brought the reality of climate change into sharp focus for many Australians. Skepticism in the country is waning - quickly enough?
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