Robert Mugabe has resigned as president of Zimbabwe, ending almost four decades of rule. The announcement came as parliament began an impeachment process to remove the 93-year-old from power.
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The German chancellor may now need Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the holder of a largely ceremonial office of the presidency, to retain power. So who is Steinmeier and what will his role be in the tense weeks to come?
The chairman of the Free Democrats is determined his party won't repeat old mistakes, but is Christian Linder making a new one? Meet the man who torpedoed the Jamaica coalition and threw Germany's future wide open.
Exploratory talks between Germany's conservatives, Greens and Free Democrats have failed after the latter's withdrawal. The collapse of this coalition option was a necessity, political scientist Christian Hacke tells DW.
RB Leipzig have got off to an absolute flyer in their quest to keep their Champions League hopes alive, with two goals in the opening ten minutes. For Borussia Dortmund, the task looks much trickier against Spurs.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held talks with his Syrian counterpart Bashar Assad, the Kremlin has revealed. Assad thanked Russia for its support in "fighting terrorism in Syria."
Russian lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov, dubbed the "secret oligarch," has been taken into police custody in southern France. Russia's embassy has extended "all possible assistance" to the billionaire senator.
Under Emmanuel Macron, France has sought to regain power and influence in the region. Amid escalating tensions, Iran's president suggested France play a key role by taking a "realistic" approach to emerging crises.
The source of the radioactive cloud that hovered over Europe in early October is being narrowed down to the Urals. The Russian nuclear agency insists there has been no accident. Is it a cover-up?
Since 2012, Russian NGOs with international funding have had to register as "foreign agents." Despite this stigmatization, many of them soldier on. Five years on, DW takes stock.
The UN Security Council's compensation agency has announced Baghdad's desire to settle war reparations by 2021. Iraq had suspended compensation payments following the rise of the "Islamic State" militant group.
Kenya's top court has cleared the way for President Kenyatta to serve a second term. But low voter turnout and threats against the judges have left critics doubtful that his claim to the presidency is legitimate.
Germany's most populous state, North Rhine-Westphalia, is mulling the introduction of university tuition fees for non-EU students. Critics are aghast, fearing a slump in international enrollment.
An increasing number of Pakistanis are learning Chinese language, hoping to land a job in one of the multibillion-dollar CPEC projects. Some experts also see the trend as China's cultural onslaught on Pakistani society.
A German court has charged a lawyer over €200,000 in expenses after it emerged that his client, a victim of the NSU terror trio, never existed. But the lawyer claims he himself was duped. How could he not know?
Some banks are supposedly "too big to fail". The G20-affiliated Financial Stability Board (FSB) publishes a list annually whichs aims to identify these banks. This year's list puts several American banks at the top.
The Department of Homeland Security argued that Haiti is now a safe country. However, as one Republican lawmaker noted, "Haiti remains in total disarray" after a horrific earthquake in 2010 and political turmoil.
Rights advocate Amnesty International accuses the Myanmar government of imposing an apartheid regime. Since violence broke out in August, over 600,000 Rohingya have so far fled the country's western Rakhine state.
The recent dissolution of Cambodia’s main opposition party has cast a dark shadow over the country’s political future, with critics saying it dealt a death blow to democracy there. Ate Hoekstra reports from Phnom Penh.
The disgraced producer's brother and longtime collaborator allegedly paid hundreds of thousands to sexual assault victims. Bob Weinstein has said that Harvey misled him, but former executives dispute this.
The Mugabe era is over, and his successor should use the momentum of the new start, says Claus Stäcker.
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Pole dancing is often stigmatized in mainstream Egyptian society. But the acrobatic exercise is increasingly in demand among women in a country not famous for championing women's rights.
Missing for over ten years, over 100 items believed to have belonged to the late musician were recovered in Berlin; a suspect has been charged in their theft.
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Rising CO2 levels threaten the entire ocean ecosystems. What can be done?
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The island nation of Kiribati in the South Pacific is at risk of disappearing into the sea.
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