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.
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French President Emmanuel Macron has called on Israel's prime minister to make "brave gestures" toward the Palestinian people. The two leaders fundamentally disagreed over the US decision on Jerusalem.
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.
German politicians have condemned the burning of Israeli symbols during protests against the US decision on Jerusalem. Police in Berlin have so far detained at least 20 people during protests.
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.
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.
Police in Berlin have said that two bags of bullets found near a Christmas market in western Berlin had no link to terrorist activities. The munitions were uncovered in an underground car park.
A high-speed train running the Berlin-Munich route had some technical problems on its first regular day of service. The €10 billion line is intended to cut travel time between the two cities from six to four hours.
Nationalists on the French Mediterranean island of Corsica have made gains in a regional vote and strengthened their calls for greater autonomy. The results present a challenge for French President Emmanuel Macron.
President Nicolas Maduro said three parties which boycotted mayoral elections should be ineligible for future votes. He said the ruling party won at least 90 percent of the 335 mayorships.
Honduras' electoral tribunal has given incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez the lead in a partial recount. The opposition has claimed the vote was "rigged" and wants the results annulled.
An alliance of communists and Maoists are set to win Nepal's first parliamentary election since 1999. The ruling center-left party suffered significant losses in the vote.
The fundamentalist Salafist ideology continues to draw adherents in Germany, the country's intelligence chief says. The movement is seen by authorities as a potential breeding ground for Islamic terrorism.
Germans are abandoning small villages for larger cities — and nowhere more so than in the former Communist east. Politicians say that they'll help, but property in rural eastern areas is going for a song.
Solving the conflict between Serbia and Kosovo requires frank talks, says Austrian Balkans expert Wolfgang Petritsch. He believes Brussels must prioritize the relations of the western Balkan states with the EU.
China's spy agency created fake LinkedIn profiles to infiltrate political and business circles, a German intelligence service has said. Fake profiles of policy experts and academics were used to court decision-makers.
Salvador Sobral, the winner of the 2017 Eurovision song contest, is doing well after a heart transplant, doctors say. Sobral, who suffered from a longstanding heart condition, is Portugal's first Eurovision winner.
Borussia Dortmund have fired Peter Bosz after 167 days in charge at Signal Iduna Park. The club have swiftly replaced Bosz with Peter Stöger, who was fired as Cologne coach last week.
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A new survey published by German public broadcaster ARD shows Germans trust Russia more than the US. America's brand appears to have suffered considerably since the election of Donald Trump as US president last year.
The photographer said his team members were "pushing through their tears" to film a polar bear that could barely walk.
Every year, thousands of people dressed as Santa Claus take part in a race to raise money for charity in Madrid.
Swedish satire "The Square" has scooped the award for best film — and five other prizes — at the European Film Awards.
Wall inscriptions suggest the tombs belong to two notable figures from Egypt's 18th dynasty pharaohs.
The village, formerly home to a fuel briquette factory, started decaying after the collapse of communist East Germany.
Seventy years and young: With the successful musical "Anatevka" the Komische Oper celebrates its anniversary.
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