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Transatlantic relations

German economy minister stands up to US on stimulus

ImageOn his first visit to the United States, Sigmar Gabriel has rejected a suggestion that Germany shoulder the weight of a European growth spurt. Soon, the vice chancellor will also have talks on an EU-US trade agreement.


Mexican prosecutor issues warrant for Iguala mayor and wife

ImageMexican officials have ordered the arrest of a town mayor, his wife and a local police chief. The prosecutor claims the three were the masterminds behind an attack that left six students dead - with dozens more missing.

Ebola Virus

US tightens Ebola check rules for travelers from West Africa

ImageThe United States has stepped up its monitoring of travelers entering the country from West Africa in a bid to stem the spread of Ebola. But the rules stop short of imposing a ban on all visitors from the region.

Bilateral relations

Merkel, Kerry reaffirm proximity on bilateral relations

Meeting in Berlin, Chancellor Merkel and John Kerry lauded the US-German alliance. But, 25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, they also acknowledged the threat to peace posed by the ongoing Ukraine crisis.


Doubts arise over HRW cluster bomb report in Ukraine

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has accused the Ukrainian military of using cluster bombs in the Donbass region. Kyiv denies the allegations and international observers question the report.


Leaving the West behind: Why women are being enticed by jihadist life

An increasing number of young western women are joining the "Islamic State." According to analysts, girls are being drawn in by a mix of political idealism, desire for adventure, and a need for protest.

Ebola Virus

Beijing develops ebola drug

The first effective Ebola medication could come from China. It is meant to heal, but it may also take the wind out of the sails of the African critics of China's foreign policy, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.



23.10.1956: National Uprising Erupts in Hungary


1805: Adalbert Stifter

Days to remember

1958: Pasternak Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature