Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad, the Kremlin has revealed. Assad thanked Russia for its support in "fighting terrorism in Syria."
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Six suspected IS members have been detained by German authorities in anti-terror raids across the country. Refugees reportedly tipped off investigators about the men, who are suspected of planning to carry out an attack.
The chairman of the Free Democrats is determined his party won't repeat old mistakes, but is Christian Linder making a new one? Meet the man who torpedoed the Jamaica coalition and threw Germany's future wide open.
Preliminary coalition talks collapsed between Chancellor Merkel and potential partners over the weekend. After speaking with President Steinmeier, Merkel said she was ready to lead her party to fresh elections.
Exploratory talks between Germany's conservatives, Greens and Free Democrats have failed after the latter's withdrawal. The collapse of this coalition option was a necessity, political scientist Christian Hacke tells DW.
A suicide bomber has killed at least 50 people in the Nigerian town of Mubi, with the death toll expected to rise further. Officials believe jihadi group Boko Haram is responsible.
Zimbabwe's ousted vice president has urged Robert Mugabe to step down, adding that he would return to the country if his security was guaranteed. The country's parliament is set to begin impeachment proceedings.
Trump says the US will redesignate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism, calling it "a long overdue step."
Why is Pyongyang lavishing millions on "nuclear missile-capable submarines"? Julian Ryall reports.
Rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong has been handed a two-year jail term on the charge of "inciting subversion of state power." The verdict is the latest in a crackdown on activism that international critics fear is worsening.
Britain has pulled its candidate for a seat on the International Court of Justice, allowing a judge from India to fill the final place. Some analysts say the decision is proof of the UK's waning international influence.
Strong vehicle sales in the word's most important car market have been essential in enabling German carmakers to end their third quarters on a positive note. Their dependence on China is expected to increase further.
Three US networks have suspended Charlie Rose and his interview show after eight women accused the prominent journalist of sexual harassment. Rose has apologized, though insisted not all the allegations are accurate.
The White House has asked the US Supreme Court to allow Donald Trump's latest travel ban to take full effect. Earlier, Washington said it was ending a temporary residency permit program for nearly 60,000 Haitians.
Rights advocate Amnesty International accuses the Myanmar government of imposing an apartheid regime. Since violence broke out in August, over 600,000 Rohingya have so far fled the country's western Rakhine state.
The United States Department of Justice has filed an antitrust lawsuit to prevent AT&T and Time Warner from completing an $85 billion merger. Some fear the move may be politically motivated.
Nebraska regulators have approved an alternative route for the disputed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. Opponents are likely to challenge the decision and take the case to the state's Supreme Court.
Argentina's navy says a second set of undersea noises, detected by sonar, did not come from a missing submarine. The vessel, with 44 crew members on board, reported a breakdown last week and then disappeared.
Lawmakers have drafted a new law to punish "political commentators and intellectuals" for defaming historical symbols. Egypt has witnessed a widening crackdown on free expression with fresh arrests and raids.
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Construction workers in the German city of Hamburg have unearthed a four-by-four meter swastika buried beneath a sports field. The swastika is believed to have once been the foundation of a Nazi-era monument.
Brexit hasn't even happened and already Brussels is dividing up the post-divorce spoils. Meanwhile, hypocrisy remains rampant in British politics and Russia sends its love to Theresa May.
About one in three backpackers in Australia are paid around half the minimum wage they should expect to receive.
Youth unemployment remains a major modern-day concern, say ILO officials.
The Indian government has introduced an unprecedented online condom distribution service to improve their utility.
People who suffered under Ratko Mladic are awaiting the verdict from his trial at the Hague Tribunal with bated breath.
Some of the squishy creatures can live for hundreds of years — if we let them.
Kevin Stotz tells DW about the challenges of working in China and the country's chances of becoming a footballing power.
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