The European Council has adopted the decision to establish a European Union defense pact, known as PESCO. The 25 participating EU states are set to begin working on a series of joint-defense projects next year.
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A pipe bomb explosion on New York City's subway system has injured four people, including the suspected attacker. The attacker was a Bangladeshi immigrant, prompting the White House to again call for immigration reform.
Trump's pending "peace plan" and Netanyahu's visit are highlighting the EU's inertia on the Middle East. Despite being a big trade and aid partner for the region, the bloc is failing to pull its weight, observers say.
Angela Merkel has condemned the burning of Israeli symbols during protests against the US decision on Jerusalem. Germany's interior, foreign and justice ministers have also expressed criticism of the weekend's protests.
In setting symbols of Israel on fire in recent days, demonstrators raised a legal issue. The burning of national symbols is not forbidden in all cases, although incitement to violence against Jewish people is.
A neo-Nazi has been charged in connection with a bomb attack in the western German city of Düsseldorf in 2000 that injured several Jewish people. Observers are wondering why this has happened so long after the incident.
Judge Larysa Tsokol denied proescutors' request to put Saakashvili under house arrest. He is accused of trying to bring down the Ukrainian president.
The results of the first trial are "a triumph" for Huntington's patients and their families since existing medications only help to manage the symptoms of the disease, one of the researchers told DW.
Arms sales are increasing around the world. The current report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) shows that the main beneficiaries are armaments groups in the US and Western Europe.
The Uzbek national has confessed to firing indiscriminately at a crowd of revelers at a famous nightclub in Istanbul. He claimed a Russian operative of the "Islamic State" militant group ordered him to commit the attack.
Egypt and Russia have signed a contract to build Egypt's first nuclear power plant during a visit by Russian President Vladimir Putin. The Russian leader also voiced a willingness to resume direct flights to Egypt.
More than two years after joining the conflict, the Russian president has announced Moscow's partial departure. But he warned that "if terrorists again raise their head," Russia will deliver strikes "they haven't seen."
Vladimir Putin is running for a fourth term as Russian president. His policy platform is still unknown. But he is seemingly and subtly preparing his country for war. Is this a campaign ploy, or genuine cause for concern?
The bodies of Tanzanian UN peacekeepers killed last week in DRC are being returned home this week as investigations continue into the deadly attack – and who is to blame.
The US, South Korea and Japan have started joint exercises to track missiles from North Korea, Seoul's military has said. The two-day drills come just weeks after Pyongyang launched its most advanced missile to date.
Beijing's harsh words come after Australia's prime minister Malcolm Turnbull acknowledged "disturbing reports about Chinese influence." Canberra has said it may pass laws to curb future interference.
Duterte says the extension is needed to combat remaining militants who still want to establish an "Islamic State" base in the Philippines. The request is expected to be approved this week.
Dealing in Bitcoin gets more real as trading in futures contracts of the virtual currency has started on Chicago's CBOE exchange. The subsequent buying frenzy prompted skeptics to again warn of a bubble.
The government has said it will start granting cinema licenses immediately. Many Saudis could be enjoying the big screen as early as March 2018.
Often portrayed as proponents of "soft Islam," Pakistani Barelvis were believed to be providing the "counter-narrative" to hardline sects. But their last month's Islamabad siege demonstrates a worrisome metamorphosis.
Those wishing to live in Germany must accept its values, including its tough stance on anti-Semitism, says Ines Pohl.
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Karl-Otto Zentel of humanitarian agency CARE describes the human suffering in the overlooked war in Yemen.
British advocates of Brexit have slammed the UK's postal service following reports that it will not produce a stamp marking the country's exit from the EU. Some MPs said they'd push Royal Mail to reverse its decision.
When appealing for donations, aid organizations deploy the very cliches they often criticize.
Battling low public funds, Italy hopes the ancient Pantheon's millions of visitors will help with upkeep costs.
The head of Volkswagen (VW) has issued an unprecedented call to end tax breaks for diesel fuel in Germany.
France has launched its first offshore turbine to curb reliance on nuclear and reach climate goals — France could become Europe's second-largest wind energy producer after Germany. But the transition brings problems.
A deal to set up a long-sought hotline between China and Japan was welcomed as a step forward, but tensions remain.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has become an icon. Abroad, she's held in high esteem due to the length of her tenure and her conduct during Europe's refugee crisis. But back home, support for Merkel is waning.
Seventy years and young: With the successful musical "Anatevka" the Komische Oper celebrates its anniversary.
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