Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe, ending almost four decades of rule. The announcement came as parliament began an impeachment process to remove the 93-year-old from power.
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The German chancellor may now need Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the holder of a largely ceremonial office of the presidency, to retain power. So who is Steinmeier and what will his role be in the tense weeks to come?
As Germany grapples with an unprecedented political scenario, Germany's oldest party, the Social Democrats, finds itself at the center of attention. Could it, indeed, would it, come to the country's rescue?
Lebanon's Saad Hariri has landed in Beirut after quitting his post as prime minister from Saudi Arabia and spending weeks outside the country. The resignation set off rumors that the Saudis were keeping Hariri captive.
Uber has admitted that hackers stole personal data from more than 57 million customers around the world. The ride-hailing service initially tried to cover up the 2016 incident.
Russian lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov, dubbed the "secret oligarch," has been taken into police custody in southern France. Russia's embassy has extended "all possible assistance" to the billionaire senator.
A Russian student's speech before the German parliament has triggered a heated debate in Russia. The teenager was blasted for expressing compassion for German prisoners in World War II.
In a DW interview, Qatar's foreign minister has slammed Saudi Arabia for "destabilizing the region." The minister said Riyadh is using what it calls security concerns as a "smoke screen" to harm Qatar's economy.
Under Emmanuel Macron, France has sought to regain power and influence in the region. Amid escalating tensions, Iran's president suggested France play a key role by taking a "realistic" approach to emerging crises.
The source of the radioactive cloud that hovered over Europe in early October is being narrowed down to the Urals. The Russian nuclear agency insists there has been no accident. Is it a cover-up?
Since 2012, Russian NGOs with international funding have had to register as "foreign agents." Despite this stigmatization, many of them soldier on. Five years on, DW takes stock.
Germany's most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, is mulling over the introduction of university tuition fees for non-EU students. Critics are aghast, fearing a slump in international enrollment.
A German court has charged a lawyer over €200,000 in expenses after it emerged that his client, a victim of the NSU terror trio, never existed. But the lawyer claims he himself was duped. How could he not know?
The UN Security Council's compensation agency has announced Baghdad's desire to settle war reparations by 2021. Iraq had suspended compensation payments following the rise of the "Islamic State" militant group.
The recent dissolution of Cambodia’s main opposition party has cast a dark shadow over the country’s political future, with critics saying it dealt a death blow to democracy there. Ate Hoekstra reports from Phnom Penh.
The US's telecom regulator has announced plans to scrap "net neutrality" rules that bar internet service providers from influencing the content viewed by their customers. Critics warn the move will stifle competition.
Some banks are supposedly "too big to fail". The G20-affiliated Financial Stability Board (FSB) publishes a list annually which aims to identify these banks. This year's list puts several American banks at the top.
The disgraced producer's brother and longtime collaborator allegedly paid hundreds of thousands to sexual assault victims. Bob Weinstein has said that Harvey misled him, but former executives dispute this.
An impressive 4-1 win over Monaco means Leipzig's hopes of extending their maiden Champions League campaign beyond the group stages remain alive. Timo Werner and Naby Keita were among those who did the damage.
The Mugabe era is over, and his successor should use the momentum of the new start, says Claus Stäcker.
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The four-by-four meter concrete 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.
Pole dancing is often stigmatized in mainstream Egyptian society. But the acrobatic exercise is increasingly in demand among women in a country not famous for championing women's rights.
Many Pakistanis are learning the Chinese language, hoping to land a job in multi-billion-dollar projects.
People who suffered under Ratko Mladic are awaiting the verdict from his trial at the Hague Tribunal with bated breath.
Rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere are about to make the oceans uninhabitable for many sea creatures. What can be done?
There promises to be more controversy when China's U20 football team play their second match as part of a German tour.
The island nation of Kiribati in the South Pacific is at risk of disappearing into the sea.
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