Reclaiming Aleppo would not conclude the war, but it would be a key move towards the end, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad told the daily "Al-Watan." He added that chances for a truce were "practically non-existent."
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The Italian Prime Minister has resigned but has been asked to serve as a caretaker until a new government is in place. The resignation follows Renzi's resounding defeat in a referendum on constitutional reforms.
Britain's parliament has backed Theresa May's motion to start Brexit proceedings by March next year. In return, May had agreed to offer more details of her Brexit strategy before formally triggering Article 50.
Pakistan International Airlines has said that a domestic flight has vanished from radar screens in the north of the country. Witnesses reported seeing the plane on fire before it hit the ground.
Germany's conservatives have approved a preliminary platform that's more restrictive on issues including migrants, dual citizenship and taxes. But suggestions of a lurch to the right are grossly exaggerated.
The junior wing of Angela Merkel's CDU has defied the German leader, forcing through a hardline push against dual nationality rules. The vote signals that the conservative base is moving further to the right.
Ghanaians turned out in large numbers on Wednesday as President John Mahama faced off opposition frontrunner Nana Akufo-Addo in general elections. DW correspondents said voting was slow but peaceful.
The EU Commission has fined banks Credit Agricole, HSBC and JPMorgan Chase for their part in a cartel to fix the price of financial benchmarks linked to the euro. Three other banks were already fined.
Donald Trump's transition team has confirmed that Iowa's Republican governor has accepted the job in Beijing. The US president-elect rattled relations with China last week by speaking with Taiwan's president.
German authorities have moved to shut down a bizarre prank played by the far-right Reichsbürger to threaten German officials. The scam involves registering a "fine" in the US and then on the EU island of Malta.
A bomb attack on a Sikh house of prayer in Germany's Ruhr District has led to a closed-door trial of three youths in Essen. The charges include attempted murder. A Sikh priest suffered burns and a fracture.
Berlin's new government of the SPD, the Left party and the Greens want to stop deportations and make the city center radically greener. The coalition is being touted as a blueprint for next year's general election.
The European Central Bank's governors are meeting Thursday to debate their future monetary policy. Recent developments in the US and Italy seem to suggest the lender may extend its already huge stimulus program.
The EU wants to help unemployed young adults into voluntary service. On Wednesday it launched the 'European Solidarity Corps.' Critics say it is a half-baked redundancy. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
Dozens of Indonesians remain missing in rubble in Aceh province after its magnitude 6.5 earthquake. So far, the death toll has reached 97. Worst-hit is Aceh's eastern Pidie Jaya area.
The son of the soon-to-be national security advisor has promoted the conspiracy theory even after it led to violence. A man tried to attack a pizzeria over a fake news story that it was tied to a child sex-ring.
President Park Geun-hye faces impeachment in a vote in parliament on Friday, but many in South Korea fear economic and security instability when she steps down. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
South Korea's corporate watchdog has hit the local unit of German car maker Volkswagen with a record fine. The East Asian country will also pursue VW executives over false advertising on vehicle emissions ads.
Manufacturers of smart toys "My Friend Cayla" and the "i-QUE" robot have come under fire for subjecting children to "ongoing surveillance." Bluetooth connections also enable strangers to contact kids through the toys.
Turkey's foreign ministry has invited the German ambassador for talks in Ankara after a lawmaker was held at Cologne's airport. German police said the woman was held for a short time due to a problem with her passport.
Justin Lynch was one of the last international journalists allowed in the conflict-ridden country. He says he was kicked out for being critical of the government in his reporting.
Prosecutors have suggested the investigation against employees at LaMia airline may lead to a "manslaughter case." Another suspect in the investigation has fled to Brazil and applied for asylum, local media reported.
The Erdogan regime is targeting its own NATO personnel, accusing high-ranking Turkish officers of being coup plotters, ordering them to return home. An exclusive report by DW's Teri Schultz.
The Christian Democratic Union is heading into a year of parliamentary election campaigning with no new momentum.
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