Five years after a NATO-led intervention toppled then-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, the military alliance and the European Union are ramping up efforts to rebuild and reform the country.
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The United States and France insist that the Syrian government or Russia was behind an airstrike that hit a school in Syria killing more than 20 children. Moscow denies any involvement in the deadly attack.
Belgians have reached a consensus over a contested EU-Canada free trade deal, announced Belgium's Prime Minister. Thursday's planned summit to sign the deal with Canada, however, had already been canceled.
A pair of Yazidi women's advocates have been awarded the European Parliament's Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. The 50,000-euro prize for human rights has been handed out since 1988.
Dozens of migrants, including many children, have remained at the makeshift "Jungle" migrant camp, a day after authorities declared it empty. Bulldozers also began tearing down the last remaining camp shelters.
Since July's failed coup, Turkey has cracked down on thousands of people and organizations, arresting dozens of journalists. EU lawmakers have criticized Turkey for its actions, saying media freedom is under threat.
Germany has confirmed it is sending Leopard 2 tanks to Lithuania as part of NATO plans to reinforce the Baltic states. But the presence is largely symbolic, since Russia is still militarily superior in the region.
Turkey's president has said the US must not involve Kurdish fighters in a plan to retake "Islamic State's" de facto capital. But Washington regards the Kurds as the most effective ground force against the jihadis.
A 24-hour strike has grounded flights across Germany, leaving thousands of passengers stranded, severely delayed or rerouted. At Cologne Bonn Airport, most folks seemed disappointed but resigned.
Italy's reconstruction commissioner said all of the buildings destroyed in this week's earthquakes will be rebuilt. The government has extended a state of emergency after the latest strong jolts.
A man has been shot dead by police outside the US Embassy in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Officials said police acted in self-defense after the assailant stabbed an officer.
A key decision emerging from the International Whaling Commission could curtail Japan's exploitation of an exception to a ban on commercial whaling, which it claims is for "scientific research."
The European Court of Human Rights has dismissed the claims of the National Democratic Party of Germany. The right-wing extremist party had claimed to be the victim of discrimination in Germany.
Media reports have called into question Uwe Böhnhardt's involvement in the murder of 9-year-old Peggy K. The late alleged neo-Nazi was linked to the girl's unsolved murder after his DNA was recovered near her remains.
A man who tried to sell his infant daughter on eBay can meet his child only in the presence of a third person, a court in Duisburg has ruled. The father had put up the child for sale on the online portal a few weeks ago.
Eastern Europe's defense industry prospects have rarely looked better, as NATO puts its military money where its mouth was. But could upping the alliance's presence in the region set off a new arms race with Russia?
President Nicolas Maduro has promised workers a 40 percent minimum wage hike a day after opposition leaders organized a nationwide protest strike. The opposition has demanded a political trial to remove Maduro.
Britain's economic growth has slowed only moderately after the nation's referendum in favor of leaving the EU. Government representatives viewed this as a sign that the challenges ahead were manageable.
A regional summit on peace and security in the DRC has just ended without major progress towards peace in eastern Congo. Congo expert Phil Clarke fears that more violence may follow.
The Chinese Communist Party has declared President Xi Jinping the party's "core," a title that was bestowed on ex-presidents Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin. The nomenclature suggests Xi has further consolidated power.
On his visit to Tokyo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte emphasized the importance of Japan for the economic development of his country, while reiterating his anti-US stance. Martin Fritz reports.
German car group Volkswagen has raised its guidance for profit and revenue after posting higher-than-expected quarterly earnings despite huge legal costs resulting from its core brand's emissions-cheating scandal.
The semiconductor industry's second- and seventh-largest companies have agreed to merge. US-based Qualcomm said it would take over NXP from the Netherlands in what was billed as the industry's largest tie-up so far.
Angelique Kerber has beaten Madison Keys to maintain her perfect record at this year's WTA Finals in Singapore. The German now moves on to the semifinals of the season-ending tournament for the first time in her career.
Dortmund and Schalke meet in the Ruhr derby with their form heading in opposite directions, Hertha face a stern test and Anthony Modeste tries to keep his scoring run going. Here's what you need to know about Matchday 9.
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7,000 people lived in tents and huts in Calais in Northern France. Police have now closed the camp, refugees are on the road again. For Robert Mudge, this picture symbolizes Europe's failure to address the refugee crisis.
A museum in the German capital has unveiled a copy of the bunker where Adolf Hitler spent his final days. Critics have accused the project's curator of sensationalizing history.
A Russian cultural center has been evicted by the local council in Lviv. The building is now to be handed over to groups involved in the Ukrainian army's operation in eastern Ukraine against pro-Russian separatists.
Bosnia-Herzegovina is trekking the long road toward joining the EU. Along for the ride are an uncounted number of LGBT individuals still living in a patriarchal and homophobic culture. Maya Shwayder reports.
Books in Iran, in general, are subjected to a strenuous approval process. But, the glorification of violence, even in children's books, does not appear to be a problem.
Accelerating desertions and diminishing morale among Afghan government troops add to security woes as the Taliban gain ground across the country. Observers censure the government for the poor state of affairs.
Violence has plagued southern Thailand for decades, with Muslim separatist groups demanding independence for the ethnic Malay people. Activists say the humanitarian aspect of the conflict has largely been overlooked.
African Twitter users are imagining how people would be discussing the US elections if they were taking place in Africa.
Spain is the EU's biggest GM corn producer. There genetically modified corn has been found in the fields of organic corn farmers. Their livelihoods are threatened as GM corn can spread unchecked via cross-pollination.
With international condemnation for Russia's bombing campaign in Syria and alleged human rights violations in Crimea, Conflict Zone talked to Russia's ambassador to NATO, Alexander Grushko, who rejected the criticism.
With war raging in the Middle East, the arms industry is booming. Robot soldiers and nuclear weapons are on the agenda.
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