EU leaders are meeting in Brussels to try and agree on who should fill the bloc's top posts. Berlin and Paris are at odds over who is best equipped to take the reins amid challenges such as Brexit and climate change.
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Iran's Revolutionary Guards have shot down a US drone, the elite force's news website claimed Thursday. However, the US military denied flying over Iranian airspace.
Chinese President Xi Jinping became the first leader of his country to travel to Pyongyang in 14 years. The trip comes as he and Kim Jong Un seek to improve bilateral relations.
Chinese state media report that the former head of Interpol has admitted to accepting over $2 million in bribes. The verdict in his trial will be announced at a "later date."
Four years ago, the bodies of 71 migrants were found inside an abandoned truck in Austria. The main suspects had already been sentenced, but now an appeals court in Hungary has delivered the final ruling on the case.
Cologne's mayor and other politicians have received death threats in letters likely sent by right-wing extremists.
Conservatives criticized the rhetoric of the AfD, saying it is partly to blame for the killing of a German politician.
Pro-choice activists are bracing for a future in which women may have to take abortion into their own hands.
The trial of 224 suspects, which include many former military generals, started almost a year after the July 2016 botched coup against President Erdogan. Ankara has incarcerated thousands of dissidents since then.
The government hopes the gun buyback scheme will rid society of the rapid-fire type used in the white supremacist attack on two Christchurch mosques. A firearms spokeswoman says owners feel "ripped off."
Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz came to Berlin to defend the Law and Justice government's restructuring of the judiciary. He accused Germany of having "politicized" state prosecutors.
Using old spy images, scientists have revealed that glaciers are melting at an alarming rate. The only way to avert a huge natural disaster, they warn, would be to cool the earth's temperatures.
US activists are claiming a rare environmental victory after the US Bureau of Prisons canceled plans for new prison.
Former President Christian Wulff has warned Germans from entertaining far-right causes. He said the arrival of refugees at the height of the migration crisis could eventually be as momentous as reunification.
A lake in southern Germany has been closed to swimmers and walkers after a possible crocodile sighting. The closure comes as swimmers may be tempted to cool off during soaring temperatures next week.
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Only 1% of refugees worldwide can access higher education; Germany's Heiko Maas calls the figure "frighteningly low."
This year's German Protestant Church Assembly will highlight the importance of trust in polarized times.
Some criticized the sale of the gun, saying that it is a "commercialization" of Van Gogh's death.
The critically endangered orangutans were rescued after being kept as pets on the island of Sumatra.
Construction has begun of a mega dam to improve power supply throughout the country. There are fears this could herald the end of the Selous Game Reserve.
Gerald Asamoah spoke to DW about the Africa Cup of Nations and why African players are in such high demand.
Several changes and alterations mean that this year's Africa Cup of Nations has several surprises in store.
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