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Estonian foreign minister: 'Permanent presence of NATO allies'

ImageAhead of a meeting with President Obama in Talinn, Estonia’s top diplomat Urmas Paet tells DW what his country expects from the US and the NATO summit. He also cautions against taking Moscow’s statements at face value.


Yemen president dismisses government

ImageYemeni President Hadi has dismissed the government amid mass protests. Shiite rebels have mobilized tens of thousands of people in recent days in a bid for new political leadership and a reversal of austerity measures.

Ebola Virus

MSF: World is 'losing the battle' to contain Ebola

ImageInternational medical agency Medecins sans Frontieres has warned that the world is "losing the battle" to contain Ebola. The United Nations has also warned of severe food shortages in the hardest-hit countries.


Is the US airstrike in Somalia the final attack on al-Shabab?

US armed forces have launched an air strike against the Islamist militant group al-Shabab in Somalia. The attack targeted the head of the group, Ahmed Abdi Godane, but it's not yet clear if he was hit.

World War II

Nazi 'euthanasia' of the disabled 'can never be forgotten'

Berlin has unveiled a memorial for victims of what the Nazis called "euthanasia," a program exterminating people deemed "unworthy of life." DW discussed the memorial with disabled politician Andreas Jürgens.

National Team

Bastian Schweinsteiger, Mr. Never Say Die

No other player in the German national team personifies a "never give up" attitude more than Bastian Schweinsteiger. The decision to make him captain seems obvious and appropriate.

United Kingdom

Arrest warrant dropped against British parents of boy with tumor

British prosecutors have said they are withdrawing an arrest warrant against a UK couple who took their son out of the country in hopes of getting a new radiation therapy to treat his brain tumor.



2.9.1900: Sex education a school subject in Prussia


1894: Joseph Roth

Days to remember

1666: London’s burning!