Israelis and Palestinians will be closely watching every move US Vice President Mike Pence makes during his two-day visit to Jerusalem. Will his presence stoke tensions even more? Tania Krämer reports from Jerusalem.
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Monday's simultaneous session of the French and German parliaments commemorated 55 years of the Elysee Treaty and seeks to bring closer cooperation between both nations. But as always, the devil is in the details.
At least one German was killed in Saturday's Taliban attack on a luxury hotel in Kabul, according to the German foreign ministry. The militants gunned down over twenty people, mostly foreigners, in a siege lasting hours.
Trump's first year as US president has been seen positively by Afghanistan, while Pakistan feels betrayed and angered by Washington's censure of Islamabad. It's unclear if Trump’s policies will bring lasting peace.
Both US parties have traded blame over the crisis that is directly affecting hundreds of thousands of Americans. A vote on a proposed budget deal has been pushed back as Congress remains at an impasse.
Ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has been put forward as new regional president while in exile from Spain. Earlier, a state prosecutor demanded that an EU warrant for Puigdemont's arrest be reinstated.
Germany's SPD has voted to start formal talks for a new "grand coalition" with Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU. For many, the narrow vote has demonstrated that Schulz still has to prove he's the right person to lead the party.
While party head Martin Schulz's star appears to have faded, another of the party's top leaders delivered a speech that may have cinched the "yes" vote and possibly saved the SPD establishment — for now, at least.
The nurse was already sentenced for killing six patients by injecting them with drugs and then trying to revive them. If convicted, Niels Högel will be one of the most prolific serial killers in German history.
Tinh Xuan Thanh was among 20 former oil executives on trial for corruption in the southeast Asian country. The German government had accused Vietnam of kidnapping Thanh in 2017 while he was walking in a Berlin park.
Bangladesh has said that the repatriation of Rohingya refugees will not start as planned, citing more much-needed preparation. The agreed repatriation plan covers the return of 750,000 refugees to Myanmar over two years.
The pontiff touched on "the globalization of indifference" before he left to return to Rome. The Mass marked a positive end to a six-day trip to Latin America that saw controversy over clergy abuse.
Russia is building up "aggressive" military forces and the British army would struggle to match Moscow's capabilities, according to UK army chief Nick Carter. The general is expected to call for more military spending.
Japan's capital has held its first evacuation drill in decades, as residents scrambled for cover in subway stations and underground basements. Over 20 such drills have been held nationwide amid threats from North Korea.
The spill from a sunken Iranian oil tanker off the Chinese coast is now about the size of Malta. But much of the environmental danger may be lurking underneath the water.
The Philippines' most active volcano has ejected a huge cloud of ash and smoke, prompting fears of imminent eruption. Mount Mayon has already forced some 27,000 nearby villagers to evacuate.
Tourists in the Swiss resort town of Zermatt under the Matterhorn mountain peak have been stranded for the second time in a month. Officials expected more snow overnight.
Princess Eugenie, granddaughter to Queen Elizabeth II, is engaged to marry her boyfriend Jack Brooksbank. The wedding will be celebrated a few months after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tie the knot in May.
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The trial of two Southeast Asian women accused of killing Kim Jong Nam, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, in a stunning attack using the nerve agent VX resumed today in Malaysia.
Oxfam's latest report on wealth inequality describes how a wealthy elite accumulates vast fortunes while the poorest go without. But the charity has been criticized as offering a too simplistic view of the imbalances.
As of Monday, the world's largest online retailer offers people in Seattle a special store where cash registers and checkout lines become a thing of the past. The technology behind it has been tested for one year.
The current global disunity looks set to dominate discussions at this year's gathering of politicians and executives in Davos, Switzerland. US President Donald Trump is still scheduled to top the list of speakers there.
Matchday 19 might have been the turning point for the title race, as well as a number of clubs at the opposite end of the table fighting to survive. There were some great goals too.
Applications for the 10th intake of the IMS Master's program are now being accepted. The program starts in September 2018 in Bonn.
As wolves return to Germany, the danger of attacks on humans is growing.
Increasing numbers of young Bulgarians are returning from Western Europe to start a new career.
Slovenia and Croatia's border dispute over access to the Mediterranean escalates.
A legal affairs reporter experiences first-hand the curtailing of press freedoms in Turkey.
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