The deployment of pro-Syrian government forces raises the prospect of clashes with Turkish forces in Afrin. Soon after the convoy arrived, Syrian state media reported that Turkey had targeted them with shellfire.
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Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan has pledged Turkey's forces would lay siege to Afrin "in the coming days."
Syrian pro-regime troops have launched a large-scale attack on the rebel-held Ghouta, with the death toll soaring.
Journalist and whistleblower Lyudmila Savchuk once worked at Russia's notorious St. Petersburg-based troll factory hoping to expose the operation. She spoke to DW about the recent indictments of Russian meddling.
Three people have been detained in connection with August's terror attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils. The arrests were made in the French regions of Gard and Tarn, following a joint French and Spanish police operation.
Stockholm attacker Rakhmat Akilov has pleaded guilty to carrying out last April's truck attack. Akilov said he wanted to pressure Sweden into ending its support for the fight against "Islamic State."
Germany's highest civil court says that an online portal for ranking doctors must remove the name of a disgruntled physician. The case could serve as a precedent for future disputes.
The German parliament's military commissioner has published a report sharply critical of Germany's combat-readiness. The problem comes amid the country's increasing involvement in military missions abroad.
More than 450,000 Social Democratic party members will decide whether to enter another grand coalition under Chancellor Angela Merkel. Past referendums have been formalities, but this time the result is far from assured.
The populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) has overtaken the Social Democrats (SPD) in a national opinion poll for the first time. The news comes as the SPD begins a crucial vote on a coalition with Angela Merkel.
The Aseman Airlines aircraft went down two days ago in the Zagros mountains. Authorities anticipate difficulties recovering bodies strewn over an area around 4,000 metres (13,000 feet) up a mountain.
A group of Turkish citizens landed on a Greek island in a dinghy after reportedly fleeing Turkey for fear of political persecution. Several hundred Turks have fled to Greece as the crackdown over the 2016 coup continues.
UK Brexit Minister David Davis' speech in Vienna sought to reassure EU leaders. Brexit would not lead to an Anglo-Saxon race to the bottom and Britain would not be plunged into a Mad Max-style world, he said.
A transport startup backed by Richard Branson has inked a deal to build a Hyperloop system between the Indian cities Mumbai and Pune. It's unclear, though, if the technology addresses India's infrastructure bottlenecks.
Europe's highest court looks set to rule against what environmentalists see as an attack by Poland's nationalist government on the continent's oldest forest.
Babies born in countries with poverty, conflict or weak institutions are dying needlessly because of a lack of basic care, a report found. As many as 80 percent of newborn deaths were said to be preventable.
The European Commission is mulling concrete counter-measures, should the United States impose high tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, newspaper reports have indicated. Brussels has no intention to just sit still.
Bruno Labbadia has been appointed as the new head coach of Wolfsburg. The Bundesliga club made the announcement less than 24 hours after Martin Schmidt threw in the towel.
For the first time, the Social Democrats are now even less popular than the anti-immigrant AfD.
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Germany has won gold, silver and bronze in the men's Nordic combined, sprinting to victory after six athletes broke away from the pack. Meanwhile, the German men have advanced to the quarterfinals in ice hockey.
Midway through the Berlin International Film Festival, here are the works that have been most praised by the critics.
From a comic book villain to Jesus, Willem Dafoe has portrayed every possible role during his career. With 100 movies in his filmography and counting, the Berlinale awards the American actor an honorary prize.
Along with sexual harassment in the film industry, there's a huge gap in female representation in the media.
Cyclone Gita tracks across unusually warm Pacific waters bringing torrential rain and strong winds to New Zealand.
The anthem is one of the few in the world that has no lyrics. Spaniards often hum, or stand silent when it is played.
A court in Munich has fined a 58-year-old man €208,000 for passing calf liver as fruit at a grocery store.
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