Government troops and local fighters took control of the city's airport as they fought to push "Islamic State" out of their last stronghold in the city. Losing Mosul could spell the end of IS' power in the country.
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The young man was detained in the small town of Northeim in Lower Saxony. The arrest came just one day after German intelligence revealed a sharp uptick in radical Islamism throughout the nation.
Mexico's human rights chief said the plan to deport non-Mexicans to Mexico was "hostile" and "unacceptable." Top White House representatives are in Mexico to walk the country through new laws.
An explosion at a shopping area in Lahore has killed at least eight and wounded dozens in the country's latest surge of violence. The blast came a day after the military announced the start of an anti-terror operation.
The right-wing politician has indefinitely stopped public activities, citing safety concerns. The Netherlands' police chief confirmed that an agent assigned to Wilders' security leaked information to a criminal group.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's most outspoken political opponent could soon find herself behind bars. A Manila court issued a warrant for her arrest as part of Duterte's so-called war on drugs.
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The German government, regional states and communities have logged yet another annual budget surplus, the statistics office has reported. Increased revenues were based on a continuously robust labor market.
The UN-brokered Syria peace talks are set to resume in Geneva on Thursday. But with a fragmented opposition, Staffan de Mistura questioned how much progress could be made in the initial talks.
The growing number of asylum requests in Germany has led to longer waits for applicants. A spokesperson for the Left party called the waiting periods "unacceptable" and "a great burden on integration."
The White House has delayed releasing a new executive order to replace an initial ban on travel to the US by citizens of seven mostly Muslim countries. Some expect the new order to be similar to the last.
In an interview, former Chancellor Kohl's son said Angela Merkel's political actions played a role in his mother's suicide. He said his mother felt "betrayed" over Merkel's behavior during a Helmut Kohl scandal.
States are no longer bound by federal rules that require students be able to use the bathroom of their gender identity. Critics say the move puts vulnerable children in harm's way.
North Korea has blamed Malaysia for the death of "one of its citizens" there last week. The accusation came amid ongoing probes into the murder in Malaysia of Kim Jong Nam, half-brother of North Korea leader Kim Jong Un.
Astronomers have discovered seven new planets which may host liquid water. Their find shows that Earth-like planets are even more common in the universe than previously thought.
Police say gunmen have seized two Germans from a village in northern Nigeria. The two are archaeologists who have been working in the region for ten years.
Nissan Motors' CEO Carlos Ghosn is calling it quits. Carlos Ghosn brought the then ailing car maker back from the brink of financial ruin 17 years ago and turned it into a global powerhouse.
Just weeks before a series of elections, the head of Germany's populist right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, Frauke Petry, is visiting Moscow. What does the AfD want from Russia, and vice versa?
Refugee supporters have protested at Munich's airport over Germany's third recent group deportation of rejected asylum seekers to Kabul. Two courts blocked individual expulsions, to Afghanistan, and to Macedonia.
There’s still seven months to go until Germany's federal election, but Social Democrat Martin Schulz is bringing his message to the people in his own unique way. Heiner Kiesel reports from Brandenburg.
The head of the IMF has shifted her position on debt relief for the Mediterranean nation. Germany's finance minister had led the eurozone movement rejecting debt forgiveness for Athens.
Sydney's sweltering recent record high of 47 degrees Celsius has brought the reality of climate change into sharp focus for many Australians. Skepticism in the country is waning - quickly enough?
The Soviet leader was often seen in the Bavarian town of Rottach-Egern - just one of many well-heeled Russians in the area. Poor health means he no longer visits.
The 3-year-old arrived in her new home after a 17-hour flight from Washington. She is part of rigorous Chinese conservation efforts that have seen pandas sucessfully removed from the endangered species list.
Analyst James Shimanyula says that South Sudan needs to end the ethnic violence in order to fix the ongoing famine.
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Women take charge of men on the Thursday before Carnival, cut off their ties and give them a kiss. It's a tradition that hails from an era when women's rights were non-existent.
Rio de Janeiro's first feminist samba block is rallying behind a campaign for a safe Carnival. They hope to stamp out the notion the year's biggest party is no place for a decent woman, Clare Richardson reports.
As human rights organizations put Saudi Arabia under pressure once again, DW's Tim Sebastian presses Prince Turki Al-Faisal on Raif Badawi, "alternative facts" and torture cases.
Bangladeshi authorities have been accused of harassing and intimidating garment workers and their leaders following recent protests demanding a wage hike. Big fashion brands have pulled out of a major summit in protest.
German journalist Frederik Obermaier has been investigating the Ku Klux Klan and has just published his work in a book in German. DW talked to him about the danger of the KKK and why it's here in Germany to begin with.
US Secretary of State Tillerson's former role as ExxonMobil CEO has fueled speculation that US assertiveness in the South China Sea is connected with oil interests - but experts remain skeptical of these claims.
Brazil's president has suspended authorization for local processors to import coffee beans from Vietnam. It meant a sudden reversal of a decree to allow coffee imports for the first time ever after years of drought.
Fritz Koenig, the renowned sculptor known for famous memorials around the world, has died. His best-known work survived the 2001 attack on the World Trade Center in New York.
The German electricity provider RWE has booked the biggest loss in its corporate history. That's unfortunate but not surprising - because its problems are self-inflicted, says Andreas Becker.
According to a report by the marketing firm Mailman Group, the German Bundesliga is more popular online than its European counterparts in the most populous in the world.
David Bowie has posthumously been awarded the Brit award for British male solo artist. The Brits also remembered George Michael, who died on Christmas Day last year aged 53, and Leonard Cohen.
Married, but childless - there can hardly be a greater disgrace for Muslim women in Niger.
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