Thousands of people have been evacuated in the German capital Berlin to allow authorities to defuse a World War II bomb. With Berlin's main station in the evacuation area, there will be major disruptions to traffic.
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Around 1,000 far-right extremists are expected to descend on a small town in eastern Germany this weekend. But they face a defiant reception as Ostritz strives to make it clear that it "is no Nazi town."
For the first time in history the two Koreas have opened a direct hotline between their leaders. South Korea's Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are due to meet next week.
The death toll in recent protests has risen to at least 35 after a Gaza man was killed. Protestors say they want to return to their former lands, but Israel has accused Hamas of orchestrating violence.
The Open Society Foundations, backed by US-Hungarian billionaire George Soros, is to close its Budapest branch and open a new one in Berlin, according to Austrian outlet Die Presse. Soros has faced pressure in Hungary.
For three years Ajoy Roy has been waiting for answers in the murder case of his son Avijit. Well-known blogger Avijit Roy was hacked to death by radical Islamists in Dhaka in 2015. To date, no lawsuit has been concluded.
The meeting between Modi and Merkel is expected to focus on ways to boost economic cooperation between the two countries. Post Brexit, India's reliance on Germany and France has been increasing, say experts.
Chancellor Merkel welcomes her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to Berlin Friday. Although diplomatic relations between Germany and independent India were established in 1951, links can be traced back centuries
The man's family recognized him in a Youtube video that showed him singing a popular Bollywood song for money on a Mumbai street. The 66-year-old man, a former soldier, went missing in 1978.
Romania could be the first European country to shift their embassy to Jerusalem after a contentious decision by the US. Israel has reportedly offered preferential treatment to the first 10 countries to make the move.
Police say the attacker in the video, which has created a global uproar, is a 19-year-old from Syria. But experts warn about premature conclusions about "imported anti-Semitism" in the German capital.
Rudy Giuliani, a former New York mayor, is one of three new attorneys joining US President Donald Trump's legal team. The move sees Trump gain not only a media-savvy defender, but also an outspoken supporter.
The memos reveal conversations between Trump and Comey on the Russia probe, prostitutes and jailing journalists. The papers are expected to play a key role in an investigation into Russian influence in the 2016 election.
MPs from Britain, France and Germany have warned the US Congress of damage to transatlantic credibility and conflict in the Middle East if Washington pulls out of the Iran nuclear deal. The US may withdraw next month.
An 83-year-old inmate has been executed in Alabama. The convicted serial mail bomber was the oldest person executed since the reintroduction of the death penalty in the 1970s.
The king of the tiny African nation of Swaziland announced the kingdom's new name would be eSwatini. Unlike some other countries, Swaziland maintained its colonial name after independence.
Austria's far-right FPÖ is still adjusting to its new role in government, moderating its language but not its positions. The party's anti-immigrant stance still seems to resonate with many people in the country.
The longtime manager of English Premier League club Arsenal has announced that he is to step down at the end of this season. Arsene Wenger has been with the Gunners for more than two decades.
A new study explains how nomadic Bajau people manage to free dive to great depths in search of food. It offers fresh evidence that groups can adapt genetically to deep diving.
Airlines are notorious for evading their obligation to compensate delayed passengers, and this time they're blaming a spider. A German court is ruling on whether the hairy arachnid can be blamed for a flight delay.
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For the first time since the 1959 revolution, Cuba's new head of state will not answer to the name Castro. Miguel Diaz-Canel takes on a country facing many challenges. Andreas Knobloch reports from Havana.
Independence Day celebrations kicked off on Thursday, with festivities set to last for the next couple of days. But as Dana Regev reports from Jerusalem, a joyful day for some could mean something different for others.
A new generation of Israelis and Germans is showing that reconciliation really is possible, even though – more than 70 years after the Holocaust – Germany still contends with anti-Semitism and anti-Jewish attacks.
After 20 years of the Good Friday deal, peace in Northern Ireland remains fragile. Former Irish prime minister Bertie Ahern says cool heads are needed - but walked out over questions on the scandal that ended his tenure.
Criticizing Berlin's Berghain club as a place that enables sex, drugs and sleep-deprived partying, an AfD councilwoman proposed closing it. Following a backlash, the party distanced itself and said it stopped the plan.
When humans get loud, the impacts are far-reaching for fish, mammals, birds, insects and even plants. The effects are similar, and similarly bad.
Climate change is a global threat. So where to get the best perspective on the problem? Space! Scientists are monitoring Earth with satellites and running experiments in zero gravity to help save our fragile planet.
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