New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has confirmed that many people remain unaccounted for after a volcano erupted on an island off the coast. About 20 Australians were on the island at the time of the blast.
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The ban means Russia will miss next year's Olympics in Tokyo, as well as the Winter Games in Beijing in 2022. It leaves the door open to Russian athletes determined to be free of doping to compete under a neutral flag.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy is under immense pressure ahead of Monday's summit with Vladimir Putin in Paris. Zelenskiy wants peace — but any concessions could spark an outcry at home.
Top diplomats from the European Union's member states have begun discussing the bloc's foreign policy aims under its new leadership. The EU must "speak more the language of power," top EU diplomat Josep Borrell said.
With the EU on track to miss its 2030 carbon targets, will the European Green Deal be enough to convince the skeptics?
Armaments production worldwide is continuing full speed ahead. According to a new study by a Swedish think tank, the 100 biggest weapons companies have once again increased their sales, with the US leading the way.
Sanna Marin, whose party is the largest in a five-member governing coalition, is set to be the country's third female leader. Marin narrowly defeated Antti Lindtman by a 32 to 29 vote in the party council.
Berlin Zoo has ignored calls to name its panda cubs Hong and Kong in support of ongoing protests. Instead, its first panda cubs have been given more traditional names.
French President Emmanuel Macron is determined to keep his pension reforms on track despite transport havoc caused by ongoing strikes across the country. The plans are to be presented later this week.
Hundreds of women gathered in Istanbul to perform a feminist protest dance and song from Chile. The viral song defends rape victims and denounces the state for not doing enough to combat violence against women.
The FBI says it is treating a naval base shooting in Florida, in which a Saudi airman killed three people, as an act of terrorism. There are also reports that the shooter traveled to New York ahead of the attack.
Five years go, Piet Ploeg lost multiple members of his family when flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine. Like others affected by the tragedy, he hopes the upcoming trial will bring those responsible to justice.
The top candidate to replace fromer premier Saad Hariri withdrew from consideration, after failing to secure the support of Lebanon's most senior Sunni cleric. The development could signal the return of Hariri to power.
A "hungry" artist caused a stir at an art show after he ate a piece by Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan in front of an astonished crowd. The gallery, however, has said the artwork was not destroyed.
In Stockholm, the controversial Austrian author avoided provocative or important topics. But his charm didn't convince.
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Without Moscow, Brussels will not survive in the global power struggle, says DW's Frank Sieren.
The curtain has risen on Olga Neuwirth's opera Orlando at the Vienna State Opera. The avant garde composer's work examining gender fluidity was well-received, despite a few boos.
The tipsy raccoon apparently couldn't hold back from having a good time at Erfurt's Christmas market. The furry creature's daytime drinking binge ended in grisly fashion.
DW looks at how four of Africa's booming cities are adapting to the environmental problems they face from heat to waste.
Even though there are still a few weeks until Christmas, several Bundesliga teams picked up early presents on matchday 14. Bayern unraveled, Dortmund dominated and the league continues to be exciting.
Gladbach beat Bayern at home at the last, Julian Nagelsmann defeated his old club and Union Berlin continued their run.
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