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Economy

Analyst: India's reform process so far 'underwhelming'

ImageIn a bid to revive India's economy, PM Narendra Modi has unveiled a set of reforms. While they are steps in the right direction, less red tape and a further opening of key sectors are needed, says economist Shilan Shah.

Turkey

Erdogan says 200 Iraqi Kurd fighters to enter Kobani through Turkey

The Turkish president says an agreement has been reached on sending 200 Kurdish fighters from Iraq to the embattled Syrian town of Kobani through Turkey. It is the first involvement of Iraqi Kurds in Syria's conflict.

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.

Ukraine

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.

Minorities

Did you know? Introducing the Roma people

The Roma people are one of the world’s best-known ethnic minorities and one of the most discriminated against. But aside from the stereotypes, many people don’t actually know that much about them. Who are the Roma?

Ebola Virus

EU Commission to provide 24.4 million euros to boost Ebola research

More than 24 million euros has been granted by the European Union in a bid to drive up Ebola research effort. Outgoing president of the EU Commission José Manuel Barroso has called for a "long term response."

Unemployment

Spain's unemployment drops as economy continues to rally

The unemployment rate in Spain dropped more than a percentage point in the third quarter amid a recovering economy. The government is expecting the positive trend to continue.

Industry

Manufacturers move back to US from China

Rising labor costs in China and easier access to skilled labor in the US are causing many American manufacturers to reshore production stateside, a new global management survey has found.

Conflict

Ateny Wek Ateny: 'It is the people of South Sudan who decide'

The leaders of three East African nations have been visiting South Sudan to discuss the peace process in the war-torn nation.

China

UN Human Rights panel chides China over Hong Kong

The UN committee that vets nations on human rights has called on China to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong. The panel has left unchanged its rating for the zone, where student-led protests continue.