Two days before the new Bundestag convenes, protesters called on the German government not to tolerate right-wing hatred. The message was clearly directed at the far-right Alternative for Germany party.
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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is released, claiming to be much better read after 20 days in detention.
Opposition politician Alexei Navalny won't be allowed to stand in Russia's 2018 presidential election. Will he give up?
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has secured a commanding victory in early parliamentary elections held on Sunday. Abe called for the early vote to reinforce his mandate amid a growing security crisis with North Korea.
A nearly four-fold increase in terrorism-related cases is stretching the manpower of federal prosecutors. So far this year nearly 900 terrorism cases have been opened.
The World Health Organization walked back on its move to make Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador." He has been condemned for rights violations and allowing the health care system to deteriorate.
Barack Obama, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush have delivered a message of unity. The former presidents have called on their fellow citizens to help the victims of a series of hurricanes.
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has asked the Senate for the power to sack the Catalan government. Thousands protested in response and Catalan leader Puigedemont compared the move to the Franco dictatorship.
Carles Puigdemont is the figurehead of Catalonia's independence movement – hated by some, lionized by others. Nicolas Martin visited the Catalan president's birthplace, Amer, to learn more about him.
Two decades after Yugoslavia broke apart, Slovenia has largely avoided the woes afflicting many parts of the Western Balkans. The small EU member bucks the trend, and its photogenic president is set for re-election.
The Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto are holding referendums on Sunday in a bid for more autonomy from Rome. But has the crisis in Catalonia put a damper on their aspirations?
General Gatot Nurmantyo had been invited to Washington to attend a conference on countering violent extremism. That invitation came from one of the most powerful military officials in the US - General Joseph Dunford.
Polls are open in Argentina. The parliamentary elections are a gauge of public sentiment toward President Mauricio Macri.
A former doctor has revealed the massive extent of doping of Chinese Olympic athletes during the 1980s and 1990s. The whistleblower has claimed more than 10,000 athletes were doped in the state-backed program.
Munich police have sent a man suspected of wounding eight people in a knife attack to a nearby hospital for a mental evaluation. The 33-year-old German national was caught following a three-hour manhunt.
Andrej Babis and his ANO party came away with the lion's share of the votes, outpacing their nearest rivals by nearly 3-1. Still, it was a banner day for insurgent parties, two of whom had especially strong showings.
Police arrested 15 members of Lehava, a far-right extremist group opposed to inter-marriage between Israelis and Arabs. The arrests came after an undercover investigation by police.
A letter written by a passenger a day before Titanic sank was sold at an auction for $166,000. The handwritten note on embossed Titanic stationery is one of the last known to have been written on board the doomed liner.
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.
The long-sealed files on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy are set to be released next week. There are said to be upward of 3,000 documents never seen by the public in the top-secret folder.
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The Berlin tourism booms. But not everybody likes it. Too many parties, too much waste, the Berlin people groan. Nobody is shouting for a cutoff yet, but DW columnist Gero Schliess recommends prompt action.
As the Spanish central government prepares to effectively take back control of Catalonia, schools and pupils have been bearing the brunt of the confrontation. Anna Gumbau reports from Barcelona.
After cellphone networks were knocked out by two hurricanes, residents can now access the web from the stratosphere. The service is powered by two helium balloons hovering 18 kilometers (11 miles) above land.
Austria's new ban on covering the face was meant to target the burqa. But the law has had police responding to a Lego Ninja, a man dressed as a shark and even the parliamentary mascot.
The great ape teeth found in Eppelsheim last year could topple the understanding of our earliest history. Herbert Lutz, head of the excavation team, tells DW what the find means to him - and how it almost didn’t happen.
Bayern Munich defeated 10-man Hamburg to remain perfect under their recently reappointed coach, Jupp Heynckes. They are now tied on points with Borussia Dortmund, who let a two-goal lead slip in Frankfurt.
Julian Nagelsmann's Hoffenheim side are looking for a win that would keep them in touch with the top three.
The University of Hamburg has become Germany's first institute of higher education to set forth guidelines for religious practice on campus. A 10-member interdisciplinary commission drafted the guidelines.
Hamilton is 59 points ahead of Sebastian Vettel in the standings. If the race goes well for him, the Briton could clinch his fourth Formula One title on Sunday.
Ongoing government pressure is chilling Turkey’s art scene.
The northern Syrian city of Raqqa, one of the last IS strongholds, is falling to allied forces.
No one's too old to learn to read and write. Elderly women in an Indian village are proving it.
El Hierro, in the Canary Islands aims to produce all its electricity from renewables.
Oysters are a cheap and delicious snack in a Mexican village.
Digital nomads are bringing their e-work to vacation spots, like the idyllic island of Bali.
Some refugees can now find asylum in Italy via a safe and legal humanitarian corridor.
Suriname’s virgin rainforest is shrinking by the day, and that’s affecting the country’s wildlife.
Sweden is known for its traditional herring usually served with mashed potatoes and pickled cabbage
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