The Chancellor has told a Berlin audience that she wants a "decision of conscience" on the issue of same-sex marriage. Merkel presented herself from a more personal side in the interview - three months before elections.
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The international community has little trust in US President Donald Trump's foreign affairs expertise, a survey shows. The Pew Research Center study is the latest of several to issue similar findings.
The White House has claimed that it has identified plans for another chemical weapons attack in Syria. It warned of drastic action should Assad use chemical weapons.
Colombia's leftist FARC rebels have handed over all registered individual arms in line with last year's peace deal, the UN says. The deal ends a more than 50-year-long conflict in which hundreds of thousands died.
Colombia is set to succeed in its fight against drug trafficking, following the FARC peace deal. But coca-growing farmers worry they will be left without any means of support. Mira Galanova reports.
Brazilian President Michel Temer has been charged with corruption in the latest graft scandal to hit the country. He is the country's first president to face criminal charges while in office.
Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with cancer. DW spoke with his lawyer Mo Shaoping about Liu's condition and whether his family could visit him.
A powerful US senator has said he would block arms sales to Gulf states until there is a resolution to the Qatar crisis. Senator Bob Corker's threat adds pressure on Saudi Arabia and Gulf states to compromise with Qatar.
Trade and defense topped the agenda as US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi met for the first time. The two leaders appeared to have a good working relationship.
Donald Trump has welcomed a court decision to partially reinstate his signature travel ban pending an appeal case. The court narrowed the focus of rulings that blocked the ban on people from six mostly Muslim countries.
Last year's Brexit vote threw the futures of 3 million EU nationals living in the UK into doubt. A year on, May has promised that they will keep their rights, but only if they apply for new immigration status.
New Zealand have reclaimed the America's Cup by almost white-washing the US holders 7-1 in a first-to-seven final. New Zealand's win means Peter Burling has become the youngest ever helmsman to secure the prize.
Al Jazeera is Qatar's patron and instrument of power. Now the news broadcaster finds itself in the middle of the conflict brewing with Gulf neighbors; for rulers in Riyadh, it has long been a thorn in the side.
Andre Poggenburg, the leader of Alternative for Germany in Saxony-Anhalt, has received an official warning from his party leadership. He was caught using far-right slogans in an AfD WhatsApp Chat leaked last week.
Romania's ex-economy minister has 10 days to win a vote of confidence for his policy program. Tudose's predecessor, Sorin Grindeanu, was ousted by his own Social Democrat Party after an internal power row.
Sweden's Foreign Ministry has confirmed that Johan Gustafsson, who was held hostage by al Qaeda in Mali since 2011, has been released. Gustafsson was abducted in Timbuktu, along with a South African and Dutch national.
Theresa May's deal with the DUP puts peace in Northern Ireland in jeopardy and limits her room to negotiate on Brexit.
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Hundreds of Bosnians fought for IS in Syria. Their return is now a source of concern.
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