As US, Japanese and South Korean warships carried out joint exercises, Pyongyang marked a national anniversary with an artillery drill. The saber-rattling coincided with a flurry of diplomatic activity in Tokyo.
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A donors' conference in Geneva aims to drum up billions to ease the humanitarian crisis in the war-torn Arab nation. Yemen's conflict has left 18.8 million people in need of aid, the UN says.
Sigmar Gabriel will have to choose between meeting the Israeli Prime Minister and meeting human rights groups. He is in Israel to commemorate the Holocaust but says he will push against Israeli settlements.
Centrist Emmanuel Macron has urged France to not "give into fear" after the attack. After stepping down as National Front leader, far-right Marine Le Pen has described herself as the "candidate to protect French people."
Following Francois Fillon's defeat in the first round of the French presidential race, Moscow is taking a close look at the two candidates left. Among many Kremlin politicians, Marine Le Pen is the new preferred choice.
More than half of French voters did not choose Macron or Le Pen in the first round. For some, voting in the run-off goes against their ideals, while others see the poll as a referendum on France's place in the world.
The state has executed two convicted murderers in a bid to use a lethal drug before it expires. Resisting last-second calls to stop the executions, officials said it brought "much-needed peace" to the victims' families.
DW talked to artist and filmmaker Tomáš Rafa whose video series "New Nationalism" about the rise of extremist tendencies in Europe is currently on display in New York.
Turkey's military says it has flown air strikes on Kurdish rebel sites in northern Iraq and northeastern Syria. It has sworn to continue operations against the PKK until the "last terrorist is eliminated."
A reintroduction of executions in Turkey would theoretically be a red line for the European Union. Nevertheless, serious discussions are taking place in Ankara about resuming the death penalty.
Chancellor Merkel has been awarded the Holocaust Memorial Museum's highest honor for her help preserving memories of the Holocaust. She visited Buchenwald concentration camp with the man after whom the award was named.
An independent report, supported by politicians across the spectrum, has concluded that more needs to be done to fight modern forms of anti-Semitism in Germany. But it doesn't answer the question of precisely what.
In his first major address since leaving office, Obama urged young people to help bridge political divides. He spent most of his time on stage listening to comments from students at the university where he once lectured.
The US has issued sanctions against hundreds of Syrian scientists and officials for their role in developing chemical weapons. The measures come after a poison gas attack killed over 80 people in a rebel-held province.
Around 50 failed asylum seekers have been reportedly rounded up to be flown to Kabul. Almost 150 Afghans are believed to have been deported from Germany since December.
The 18-year-old has been indicted by a Tel Aviv court for making more than 2,000 violent threats. He is accused of offering "make a threat" services on the dark web.
At least two more people reportedly have died, taking the death toll to 23 since anti-government protests erupted across Venezuela at the beginning of April. Protestors have staged sit-ins on roads and highways.
Nine Mexican states have been placed on high alert after a radioactive material used in medical equipment was stolen. Radioactive substances have been reported stolen or lost several times in Mexico since 2013.
Germany's new crime statistics have shown a rise in violent crime, but fewer thefts and break-ins. During a Berlin press conference, Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere was careful not to blame immigrants.
German media has reported that Berlin will reject an EU proposal calling for stricter controls over emissions tests. Environmental groups have accused Berlin of putting its commercial interests ahead of its citizens.
The smaller fish get to share a semifinal pond. Either Bayern Munich or Dortmund await the winner in the final in Berlin. The Foals have home advantage, but Frankfurt say they've nothing to lose.
Fear of ethnic hatred should make government and society think, DW's Christoph Strack writes.
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Nina Käsehage has conducted 175 interviews with Salafists in Europe. This has given her a deep insight into their lifestyle and way of thinking. She finds it regrettable that the whole group gets lumped together.
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This week, Turks normally mark the founding of their government, but celebrations have given way to protests after a referendum that will diminish the parliamentary system. Diego Cupolo reports from Ankara.
The disenchanted Christian Democrat and the business-savvy political novice. How Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel, respectively, became the far-right nationalist candidates in Germany's election.
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