Angela Merkel is coming under renewed fire over her refugee policies as Germany's election battleground hots up. Left-wing rival Martin Schulz has added his voice to long-term criticism from the right.
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Turkish President Erdogan has arrived in Saudi Arabia on a three-nation tour that will put his diplomatic skills to the test. He must preserve the alliance with Qatar, while not jeopardizing good relations with Riyadh.
Tensions in the West Bank have flared enormously with deaths on both sides of the conflict. Israel has now appeared to offer some concessions over contentious security precautions that led to bloody violence.
Germany's Central Council of Jews has accused the government of not doing enough to combat rising anti-Semitism. The body has renewed its call for a commissioner tasked specifically with fighting the problem.
Images from an underwater robot showed large deposits of what is thought to be melted nuclear fuel at the bottom of a damaged reactor at Japan's Fukushima nuclear plant. If confirmed, it would mark a major milestone.
Eight people have been found dead in a truck outside a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio in the US state of Texas. A number of injured were also found in the vehicle, which was apparently used for human trafficking.
Around 1,000 people have rallied in Moscow in protest of the government's harsh legislative controls of the internet. The internet is - for now - one of the few places relative freedom of speech exists in Russia.
Germany's president has spoken approvingly of government statements against Turkey. The foreign minister has assured the nearly 3 million people of Turkish heritage in Germany that the tough stance does not affect them.
Taliban militants have reportedly killed at least seven Afghan villagers after abducting 70 of them on Friday. Afghan officials say some 30 villagers in the country's south have been released while 30 are still missing.
A bill supported by the Democrats and the Republicans would give Congress the power to review any change in foreign policy towards Russia proposed by President Trump. The sanctions also target Iran and North Korea.
Sergey Kislyak is a key figure in probes into whether Russia meddled in the 2016 US presidential election. The Washington Post reported that Kislyak discussed campaign issues with Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Protesters who want critically ill British baby Charlie Gard to get experimental treatment in the US have held a vigil ahead of an expected ruling on the case. Hospital staff say they have received death threats.
The Fretilin party is currently the junior member of East Timor's governing coalition, but will likely lead the new government. The party's secretary-general says they're willing to form a new coalition with the CNRT.
There is little doubt that Rwanda's President Paul Kagame will win the elections on August 4, as his government leaves no room for opposition. But will he leave at the end of his next term of office?
Not unlike their counterparts with many "real" sports, eSports officials are involved in a growing battle against doping. However, it seems there is still a long way to go in this relatively new competitive activity.
Two Germans are believed to be behind the notorious darknet drug market Hansa. Right after the pair were arrested last month, authorites secretly took control of the site and turned it into a honeypot trap.
A rookie poker player from New Jersey is $8.1 million richer after winning this year's World Series of Poker. Scott Blumstein says he's "really happy" with how he played but is "pretty tired of poker at this point."
He fired the head of the army and has started a row with the country's mayors. He will have to grow up fast, says Barbara Wesel.
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Thousands of young travelers take to the beaches of Greece each year to find sun, fun and increasingly wreak havoc. But could the death of a US tourist mean the party is over? Anthee Carassava reports from Athens.
Two months after retirement, Philipp Lahm has picked up one of the few accolades to elude him. Lahm has been named German Footballer of the Year, while Julian Nagelsmann and Dzsenifer Marozsan also picked up honors.
In a world full of photos, it is easy to forget the work that goes in to creating the perfect photo - particularly in sport. The pressure is on, the expectation is high. What is life like as sports photographer?
Berlin is not La La Land. Thanks to local bureaucracy, engaged couples have a tough time tying the knot in Berlin.
The late David S., who killed nine people during his rampage in Munich a year ago, asked people to refer to him as the "spree killer" long before the shooting. The Iranian-German idolized mass murderer Anders Breivik.
The death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington is another so-called celebrity suicide that is putting much needed focus on the devastating consequences of mental illness.
Perplexed that no one was promoting Māori food, a New Zealand chef ventured to acquaint his people with their native flavors. Today, Charles Royal offers food tours and supplies sustainably foraged plants from the bush.
Berlin is regarded as one of the most tolerant capital cities in the world, which it likes to show off during Gay Pride.
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