Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton have clashed in their first presidential debate. The heated contest covered topics ranging from trade to race relations and cyber security.
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Colombia's government and the FARC rebel group have signed a historic peace accord to end a five-decade war that has killed around 220,000 people. President Santos hailed the agreement as a 'new dawn for Colombia.'
The temporary suspension could become permanent if the peace deal between the Colombian government and the rebel group is successful. President Juan Santos and FARC leaders were to sign a historic peace accord on Monday.
Should the West take military action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime and the Russian forces supporting him? Middle East expert Udo Steinbach makes the case for just such a course of action.
The new British foreign secretary has begun a controversial state visit to Turkey. He is scheduled to meet with Turkish officials, including President Erdogan, whom he mocked in an offensive poem earlier this year.
Joseph Harmatz, a Holocaust survivor who led a plot to poison thousands of former SS officers, has died in Israel. The plot caused no known deaths, despite a high dose being administered.
NASA says its Hubble Space Telescope has spotted evidence of water plumes erupting from the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. Astronomers hope the finding will help them learn more about a massive underground ocean.
France's north-eastern port of Calais is the country's gateway to the United Kingdom. As such, it's long been a magnet for migrants, and has become a key battleground ahead of next year's presidential campaign.
Berlin CDU politician Jenna Behrends has launched a new debate about sexism after her complaints about chauvinistic behavior within her party.
Germany's conservatives and Social Democrats favor a mutual candidate for the largely ceremonial office of president. The reason is political expediency. The problem: Can they find that candidate?
In Euskirchen, western Germany, a 12-year-old has been left in intensive care following an attack which was allegedly provoked by a card game. The suspect, however, is too young to face criminal consequences.
Rodrigo Rato is accused of illegally spending huge amounts on luxury items during his time as chairman of Spain's Bankia. He's gone on trial with 64 other bank executives.
Azeris have voted in a referendum proposing several constitutional amendments. If they are adopted, the president will have his term extended and get the power to dissolve parliament.
South Sudan’s President Salva Kiir has warned his former deputy and opposition leader Riek Machar that government troops were ready in case he carries out his threat of starting a war with the government.
Award-winning HIV/AIDS campaigner in Zimbabwe, Martha Tholanah, is calling for the inclusion of minority groups in national reproductive health programs in order to fight stigma and discrimination.
The unpredictability of a Trump presidency appears to be making investors nervous and driving markets down. Debates are always important but none was more anticipated - 100 million Americans were expected to watch.
In a significant blow to Audi, the luxury car brand's head of technical development has quit after he was accused by German media of being involved in Volkswagen's diesel emissions cheating scandal.
FIFA's decision to abolish its anti-racism group after three years has met with criticism from some quarters in the football world. Some say the move is particularly worrying in view of the upcoming World Cup in Russia.
Real Madrid have been beaten on their last three visits to Dortmund. Thomas Tuchel says his side have a 'positive aura' while Real boss Zinedine Zidane is worried about his team's dip in form ahead of Tuesday's match.
The referendum in the Serbian part of Bosnia is a step back for the region.
In a DW interview, Jim Lehrer, the "Dean of Moderators", says debates are essential to as they place the candidates side by side and pit them against each other.
Mohammed al-Haj fled war-torn Syria two years ago to escape the death and destruction haunting his hometown of Aleppo. He has been living in Germany for a year. What does his
current life look like?
The warmongers in India and Pakistan thrive on the Kashmir conflict. Experts say that the business-minded premiers of the two countries, Modi and Sharif, need to take matters in their own hands and isolate the hawks.
In the Philippines, the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has pledged to reinforce its commitment to end the recruitment of children. Can President Rodrigo Duterte also help? Ana P. Santos reports from Mindanao.
Over the course of two weeks, the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) will be struggling with a big question: How can aviation's CO2 emissions be reduced - even as air travel continues to grow worldwide?
The new university year is about to begin in Germany, and with it, university towns are flooded with anxious students hunting for affordable housing. In some cities, that can be a veritable nightmare.
The founding of a tiny pro-Putin party in eastern Germany has caught a new pro-authoritarian zeitgeist in Germany. But historical and geographical factors have long made Germany's relations with Russia complex.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting Canada on their first official overseas trip as a family of four.
Apple's profits have plummeted in China, its most important market for growth. Chinese rivals are providing tough competition, says DW's Frank Sieren.
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