Middle Eastern leaders have proposed and discussed regional security initiatives at the Munich Security Conference. DW's Lewis Sanders says a deal based on guiding principles could help lower tensions in the region.
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Panel discussions at the Munich Security Conference unanimously agreed that the terror group "Islamic State" remains a threat, even though it may have lost its "territory."
Almost 200 UK actresses have signed an open letter demanding an end to the culture of sexual abuse exposed by the Harvey Weinstein scandal. The plea came ahead of the BAFTA British film awards in London.
After 17 of their classmates and coaches were killed, the teens at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School are making their voices heard. They want politicians to finally start taking action.
A German schoolgirl who ran away to join the "Islamic State" terror group has been handed a six-year jail sentence in Iraq, according to media reports. Linda W. was arrested by Iraqi troops during the battle for Mosul.
Peter Tauber, the secretary general of Angela Merkel's conservative CDU, plans to resign from his post following a serious illness, according to party sources. A replacement is expected to be chosen in late February.
The Austrian government had scrapped a ban on smoking that was meant to come into force in May but will now have to discuss it. Austria is one of the few Western countries which allows smoking in bars and restaurants.
Senior officials at Israeli media conglomerate Bezeq have been detained as part of a new joint investigation. Media reports suggest the case centers on concessions in return for positive coverage for the prime minister.
The French jazz violinist reportedly died of a heart attack after a concert. In a 40-year career he set new standards for the violin across musical genres and set up a school to teach improvisation in music.
Iran's state media reported the Aseman Airlines passenger plane crashed in the country's south in a foggy, mountainous region, killing all 66 people on board. The crash happened near the flight's destination.
A father and his daughter were killed when an avalanche swept them away while they were skiing in the French Alps. Two other skiers have been rescued in the Swiss Alps near the French boarder after a different avalanche.
The freed suspects will undergo rehabilitation before reuniting with their families. The trials are part of Nigeria's biggest legal probe into the militant Islamist insurgency that has plagued its northeastern region.
The more than 1,300-year-old monastery is one of the most sacred locations in Tibetan Buddhism. The cause and the extent of the damage remain unclear.
State television showed Ilmars Rimsevics arriving at the anti-corruption agency where he was questioned for more than seven hours. The prime minister said there was no danger for the financial system.
Five months after leaving Marine Le Pen's far-right National Front, Florian Philippot held the first congress of his Patriotes movement. He made his opening speech to a few hundred of the 6,500 members he claims.
Cem Özdemir, a vocal critic of the Turkish government, was given a police bodyguard after meeting Ankara's delegation to the MSC, a media report says. He said the delegates showed that "they were not pleased" to see him.
Real solutions at the conference were a scarce commodity, says Matthias von Hein.
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There was a photo finish in the Biathlon, while Norway won the Men's Cross-Country Relay and Slopestyle to overtake Germany at the top of the medal table.
Many people have an idea what Berlin looks like. But how does it sound? DW columnist Gero Schliess had a listen.
Is German politics in crisis? Or is it just the parties? Stammtisch dons the Lederhosen and heads to Munich to find out.
The Vatican has been negotiating with Beijing for years and now seems prepared to make huge concessions. If the Catholic Church wants to grow, it cannot survive without China, says DW's Frank Sieren.
Because of warming climates, green sea turtles at the Great Barrier Reef are having female babies almost exclusively. This could lead to the end of the entire species.
Marco Reus scored his first goal in nine months and Mario Gomez scored the winner as Stuttgart picked up a big win at Augsburg. On Saturday, Robert Lewandowski came off the bench to score a last-gasp penalty for Bayern.
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