The German Justice Ministry is determined correct the definition of murder in the Criminal Code, because it was drawn up by one of the Third Reich's most notorious judges. But conservative parties don't see the point.
Police in Germany have reported finding hundreds of kilograms of cocaine hidden inside shipments of bananas sent to supermarket chains in the north and west of the country. The drugs' street value is in the millions.
Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei will get a full six-month visa for Britain. The UK embassy in Beijing justified issuing a shorter visa earlier, saying Ai had failed to declare a criminal conviction in his application.
Germany's top prosecutor has halted proceedings against two German bloggers who run the digital-rights blog "Netzpolitik." They were accused of treason for reporting on government plans to spy on social media.
Malaysian authorities have confirmed plane parts that washed up on an island in the Indian Ocean are from a Boeing 777. Officials are confident the wreckage is from missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370.
New leaks allegedly show that US spies snooped on the Japanese government and major corporations. The revelation that the NSA spied on another ally comes as high-profile trade talks take place between the US and Japan.
An experimental Ebola vaccine tested on thousands of people during a medical trial in Guinea shows it to be 100 percent effective. The results have been described as "remarkable" by health care professionals.
Israelis and Palestinians have been quick to condemn a West Bank house fire that claimed the life of a toddler. The incident is likely to increase tensions between the two groups in Israel.
The Swiss National Bank has reported a record half-year loss. The lender said the sharp drop was mainly attributable to its strong national currency after a move to scrap the franc's cap against the euro.
Zimbabwe has called for the United States to extradite the Minnesota dentist who beheaded a beloved lion. US officials are investigating whether Walter Palmer violated national law by killing Cecil.
An alleged attack by Kurdish rebels in southern Turkey have left two police officers dead. Violence has increased in Turkey as the military steps up airstrikes against PKK militants in northern Iraq.
The host of the 2022 Winter Olympics has been decided and it is China's capital that has ended up winners, beating Almaty, Kazakhstan to host the Games.
Facebook said they are ready to begin the pilot program of a high-altitude drone that will beam Internet to remote parts of the world. The solar-powered drone will be able to fly without landing for three months.
Markus Beckedahl has called a treason investigation into him and a fellow journalist "absurd." Authorities are looking into whether he and Andre Meister committed a crime by publishing state secrets.
Negotiations on compensating Russia for the non-delivery of two French Mistral warships have come to an end, Russian media have said. They claimed the two sides had agreed on how much money would change hands.
As stocks in China continue slipping, the Asian country's securities watchdog has started looking into the impact of computerized trading on the share market. It hopes to stop the current volatility of stock prices.
A Shell Oil icebreaking vessel is on its way to the Arctic after Greenpeace activists spent two days dangling on ropes from a bridge trying to prevent it from leaving. US judge levied heavy fines against the protestors.
To align better with partners, the US has ordered additional sanctions on accused belligerents in Ukraine's civil war. A year after the downing of MH17, Ukraine's foreign minister says he will continue to seek justice.
A South Korean-Canadian pastor has read a confession before North Korean media in response to subversion charges. The pastor has been held on the charges since February.
An 18-month-old child has been killed in a house fire believed to have been set by Jewish extremists in the West Bank. The child's parents and brother were also injured in the fire.
After a piece of an airplane wing washed up on shore on the French island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, investigators are increasingly confident the part is from the Malaysian Airlines plane that vanished last year.
British Prime Minister David Cameron is due to chair an emergency meeting on the situation in Calais, where thousands of people have tried to stowaway to the UK. Cameron has come under fire for calling them a "swarm."
US authorities launched an investigation Thursday into the killing of the beloved lion Cecil in Zimbabwe. The American dentist who hunted the big cat remains in hiding amid mounting global outrage.
Organizers of the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro say they'll have more than double the number of security personnel as London had at the previous games. Pollution in Brazil has also been under the microscope.
Greece's left wing SYRIZA party will hold an emergency congress in September. The aim is to try and settle the rift between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and the party's left wing
A US campus police officer who shot dead an unarmed black man during a traffic stop has pleaded not guilty to murder. Two officers who responded to the killing of Samuel DuBose were placed on administrative leave.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish assailant has stabbed at least six people participating in Jerusalem's gay-pride parade. The incident marks the second time in a decade that the assailant attacked bystanders at the parade.
The Federal Prosecutor General is investigating two German journalists suspected of treason for releasing confidential information online. Charges have been filed against the two reporters who run the blog, Netzpolitik.
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish assailant has stabbed at least six people participating in Jerusalem's gay-pride parade. The attack is not the first of its kind at the LGBT community's annual celebration.
The United Nations General Assembly has approved plans to combat smuggling of wild animals around the world. The resolution is not legally binding, but reflects global opposition to wildlife poaching.
Lobbyists from the farming and newspaper sectors worked hard to win exceptions to Germany's minimum wage, it has been revealed. But the employers' representatives don't think it did them much good.
The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and Russia have said sharp drops in oil prices are unlikely to continue. At a meeting in Moscow, the two sides noted they expected the market to stabilize in 2016.
Malaysia's prime minister has said on his blog that debris found on Reunion island is "very likely to be from a Boeing 777," the same model of the missing MH370. Malaysia has sent a team to France to investigate.
Artist Ai Weiwei has landed in Germany after Chinese authorities withheld his passport since his 2011 arrest. The controversial artist said he was allowed to enter on a four-year multiple re-entry visa.
The Bundeswehr is to receive millions more for its training missions. The move is targeted at NATO military exercises in eastern Europe.