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In his first UN address, US President Donald Trump has mocked North Korea's leader and threatened to "totally destroy" his country. He also took aim at Iran, but left one key question open. Michael Knigge reports.
Spanish police have conducted raids on Catalan regional government offices and arrested at least 12 people. Madrid is cracking down on unauthorized Catalan plans to hold an independence referendum on October 1.
Speaking at the UN, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned Iraqi Kurds to call off an independence referendum. Nearly all countries including the US and Iran oppose the vote — though Israel supports the idea.
Hurricane Maria, the second megastorm to hit the Caribbean this month, has struck the US Virgin Islands and is barreling toward Puerto Rico. The Category 5 storm has knocked out all communication with Dominica.
A Neo-Nazi who then became a radical Islamist faces trial in Germany over alleged plans to bomb police and soldiers. Three other defendants stand accused of aiding and abetting the plans.
German industry giant ThyssenKrupp and Indian behemoth Tata have signed a memorandum of understanding on the merger of their European steel operations. The move is to address overcapacities in the market.
UK police have arrested two further suspects in relation to the London subway attack in Newport, Wales. This takes the total number of arrests to five, including one suspect collared a day ago.
Donald Trump's ex-campaign head has called for an investigation into leaks after a CNN report that he was the target of an FBI wiretapping probe. Paul Manafort resigned from Trump's campaign amid reports of Moscow ties.
James Rodriguez marked his full Bundesliga debut with a goal and an assist as Bayern cruised past Schalke. Elsewhere, RB Leipzig fell to a surprise loss at Augsburg while Wolfsburg's new era didn't start as planned.
US First Lady Melania Trump has threatened to sue a language school in Croatia after it used her image in their marketing. The billboards poked fun at Trump, a native of Slovenia, and her heavily accented English.
New Zealand's National Party government has set up a commission to oversee the response to the country's current fuel shortage crisis that has impacted air travel. The move came ahead of a national election.
A refugee family living in a shelter has given Berlin police a bag containing 14,000 euros found on the U-Bahn. The elderly owner had forgotten the cash-filled bag.
In its German election campaign, the far-right Alternative for Germany plays on fears of Muslim criminality. Will that lead to a backlash at the polls? DW looks at the tricky political situation of German Muslims.
Is ostracizing the Alternative for Germany really the best strategy? It is time for the country's establishment parties to reflect on why the right-wing populists have risen so rapidly, writes DW's Kay-Alexander Scholz.
Just ahead of the German election, CDU MP Karin Strenz has been accused of doing paid lobbying work for the Azerbaijani dictatorship. Chancellor Angela Merkel was due to support Strenz on the campaign trail this week.
Almost one-third of all refugees in Germany are women. However, they receive little attention in the debate on integration, which makes settling into the country all the more difficult.
Russia's military has dismissed claims that a helicopter fired on civilians at the Zapad drills taking place near St. Petersburg, agency reports say. Video footage appeared to show the chopper shooting at bystanders.
Norway's state-owned investment fund has reached the value of $1 trillion for the first time since its establishment in the 1990s, meaning that each citizen of the oil-rich country owns more than $200,000.
Rights activists have expressed their disappointment over Aung San Suu Kyi's speech on the Rohingya crisis. DW looks at why the democracy icon has struggled with discussing rights abuses in Rakhine.
Nigeria's new ambassador to Germany, Yusuf Tuggar, discusses taking up the post in Berlin, which has been vacant for three years, and how the growing relationship between the two countries can be strengthened further.
How is the German election viewed from 2,500 miles away? In a world plagued with instability, acclaimed Indian writer Kiran Nagarkar wishes Angela Merkel could be elected global chancellor.
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Chancellor Angela Merkel will speak with DW TV on Wednesday, ahead of Germany's elections. Stay tuned for more info throughout the day, the first full broadcast in English will be aired at 02:30 UTC, September 21.
As the German election approaches, how are film and TV portraying the political times? Unlike the US, where the political series "House of Cards" is a household name, Germany is slow to dramatize political life.
German political parties each have their stronghold. Germany's Left party dominates the Berlin district of Lichtenberg. 27 years after reunification, how much does the party rely on its East German past?
It hasn't been easy for Bayern Munich of late, but the performance of new signing James Rodriguez against Schalke was extremely promising for both club and head coach - writes DW's Jonathan Harding.
A colossal show of contemporary German art is on show at eight different venues in Beijing, featuring big names like Richter and Baselitz. The exhibition is a response to an eight-site show of Chinese art in Germany.
Authorities in Flanders called it the "best preserved" find from the era. The bodies of all 23 crew members were found aboard the vessel, in a watery grave on the floor of the North Sea.
Turkey is experiencing rapid change as its government become increasingly authoritarian. DW's Fanny Facsar headed to Turkey to find out how nationalism plays into this trend under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Two major cinema actors are set to take the political stage in India's southern state of Tamil Nadu. What drives Indian actors into politics and why do they succeed? Murali Krishnan reports.
Despite his arrest in Russia, the star director is still expected to complete his work for the Stuttgart Opera. A special event is to be held instead of his finished staging, planned to premiere on October 22.
Sri Lanka's highlands and the harbor of Colombo are connected by the "Main Line."
Last stop Turkey – the refugee deal prevents millions of Syrians from continuing on to Europe.
Challenger Martin Schulz seeks to persuade undecided voters in Germany.
French firms pin hopes on President Macron’s reforms. They want to challenge German economic power.
Growing numbers of illegal migrants are acquiring forged German passports. The police are alarmed.
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