Turkey has warned of "serious consequences" for any group trying to reinforce Kurds in Afrin, after a pro-Assad militia sent troops to the region. Ankara also slammed the bombing in Ghouta as a "crime against humanity."
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You would be forgiven for thinking that the state of world affairs is even more dire than usual. In an interview with DW, former US ambassador Victoria Nuland says the US and Russia need to get their act together.
John Ausonius has received a second life sentence, this time for the murder of a Jewish woman in Frankfurt. Ausonius has been serving another life sentence in Sweden for the murder and attempted murder of 10 immigrants.
Some 50 pupils are missing and may have been abducted after a militant attack on a girls' school. Some in Nigeria are worried that ransoms for kidnapped girls could turn into a lucrative business for terrorists.
Despite protests, 14 Afghans deemed dangerous or with criminal status were flown back to Kabul from Bavaria. The send-off marks the 10th round of deportations in Germany since 2016.
The new legislation would criminalize illegal border crossings but aims to cut the waiting time on asylum applications. Migrant rights groups have called for the bill to be withdrawn, labeling it "too repressive."
Social Democrats are angry at a report about a dog joining the party and getting a ballot on the grand coalition. Untrue, they say — but does this case highlight a flaw in asking party members to approve the deal?
The former police officer met the 59-year-old victim on a cannibalism fetish website and agreed to kill and eat him. The victim had dreamed of being "slaughtered" since childhood.
The shared use of cars, music, accommodation, files and more looks set to increase in Germany, a new survey shows. Germany's share economy market is worth more than €20 billion, according to the survey.
Norway's domination at the Pyeongchang Games has continued, with more medals on Day 12. The Germans, meanwhile, upset world champions Sweden to advance to the semifinals of the men's ice hockey tournament.
Authorities in Germany are searching for 14-year-old Cäciele Schöning, who went missing from a group foster home, as well as her 24-year-old guardian. Police said recent leads put at least one of them in Hamburg.
German jails are struggling to cope with scores of radical Islamist extremists. Their number is expected to grow following the opening of a slew of terror-related probes in recent months.
The Baptist preacher who counseled presidents and spoke about the Bible to hundreds of millions has passed away in his native North Carolina. Conservative politicians paid tribute to Graham online.
Israeli media have alleged that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's confidant, Shlomo Filber, will testify against him. The Israeli leader rejected the allegations, saying he was targeted by a "campaign of persecution."
Two new studies have revealed how small groups of far-right activists spread hate speech before Germany's election last year. Their highly organized approach and hierarchical structure reportedly amplified the effect.
Turkey's justice minister has said authorities want to "reduce or eliminate" the sex drives of convicted child abusers. The idea was immediately rounded upon by rights groups as draconian.
The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in the Pacific region has now been released. Experts said the revamped document may prompt the United States to rejoin the 11-nation pact.
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Originally designed to show resistance against the nuclear threat in the late 1950s, the peace sign quickly became the common symbol against violence, hatred and oppression.
For a country of just 5.2 million, Norway has consistently punched above its weight at the Winter Games.
Russia is hoping to boost voter turnout in its upcoming presidential election through a series of humorous videos. The campaign appears to be an attempt to counter opposition leader Alexei Navalny's calls for a boycott.
A weekly magazine in Austria has said it found an anti-Semitic fraternity songbook similar to the one found in January. The fraternity's chairman is reportedly an aide of the country's far-right transport minister.
Midway through the Berlin International Film Festival, here are the works that have been most praised by the critics.
From a comic book villain to Jesus, Willem Dafoe has portrayed every possible role during his career. With 100 movies in his filmography and counting, the Berlinale awards the American actor an honorary prize.
Bayern Munich can already start thinking about the quarterfinals after they dismantled 10-man Besiktas at the Allianz Arena. Thomas Müller and Robert Lewandowski were the stars of the show, each bagging a brace.
Barcelona will fancy their chances of progressing to the Champions League quarterfinals after Lionel Messi ended his drought against the English champions. The Argentine's strike canceled out Willian's opener.
Europe's highest court looks set to rule against what environmentalists see as an attack by Poland's nationalist government on the continent's oldest forest.
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