It is in the "security interests of Germany" to act in Syria, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer told DW. While she reportedly received Angela Merkel's signoff, her proposal caught other government politicians off guard.
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Russian President Vladimir Putin has welcomed his Turkish counterpart for talks on the future of the Syrian conflict. Moscow is seeking to cement its role as a power broker in the Middle East.
Three years of talks concerning Britain's exit from the EU meant Brussels was less able to focus on "improving citizens' lives," according to Jean-Claude Juncker. He added that he will "always regret" the UK's decision.
The reign of Japan's 126th emperor, Naruhito, has begun following a series of ancient ceremonies at the Imperial Palace. He succeeded his father, who became the first emperor to abdicate in over two centuries.
Tractors have descended on Germany's urban areas, bringing traffic to a standstill.
Justin Trudeau's Liberals have secured a second term, but will be forced to run a minority government. Trudeau is expected to form a coalition with a smaller left-wing party.
International observers and opposition groups have condemned Bolivian electoral authorities for 'shameful' election figures. President Evo Morales looks set to win an outright victory, avoiding a runoff election.
The Mexican government has defended releasing the son of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman after cartel gunmen launched an assault on the raid. Some worry the move will embolden cartels to more violently resist future arrests.
An eighty-two-year old and his community group protect young protestors from police violence.
The Japanese clothing brand pulled an ad over accusations that it mocks South Korean victims of forced labor during WWII. A parody featuring a 90-year-old former laborer has gone viral.
Whether a doctor believes in a cure can influence how effective it is for the patient, a new study shows. The findings could affect the way doctors and patients communicate.
The travel guide Lonely Planet has picked Germany's former capital Bonn among its top 10 cities to visit in 2020. Austria's second city Salzburg topped the list, ahead of Washington DC.
The unrest in Chile shows the country's ruling elite are woefully out of touch with ordinary people.
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The UAE's cigarette-producing business has been causing tax losses elsewhere due to increasing smuggling activities.
Moscow is sure to tout nuclear energy at the Russia-Africa Summit, selling it as a solution for the continent's power supply woes. So just how concerned should we be about its intentions and Africa's readiness?
Construction is threatening the Maldives' spectacular nature. Some locals standing against the building boom.
Income inequality was reversed among a group of Africans migrating to Europe, according to a new UN study.
The astronomical clock will move to the British Museum as part of an exhibition on recent archaeological discoveries.
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