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Russians enter Ukraine military base on Crimea
Everything 'fine' after shooting, Pistorius told guard
Oscar Pistorius told a security guard that "everything is fine" after shooting Reeva Steenkamp, the court trying the South African athlete with murder has heard. Pistorius' trial has now entered its fifth day.
Saudi Arabia names Muslim Brotherhood as terror group
Saudi Arabia has listed the Muslim Brotherhood and a number of other groups as terrorist organizations. The Brotherhood has been the target of many Gulf nations since Egypt's Mohammed Morsi was ousted last July.
ICC tribunal finds Katanga complicit in war crimes in Congo
The International Criminal Court has found a Congolese ex-militia boss complicit in war crimes in an attack on a village in the DRC. He was acquitted, however, of charges he used child solders in the incident.
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Gauck visits site of WWII massacre in Greece on final day of trip
German President Joachim Gauck has asked the families of victims of a town wiped out by German soldiers in WWII for 'forgiveness.' Gauck visited the memorial site amid calls in Greece for more reparation payments.
Social media in Turkey under threat from Turkish PM Erdogan
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned drastic steps could be taken to censor social media websites like Facebook and YouTube. However the country's president has said such a ban is "out of the question."
Juncker wins center-right backing as candidate for top EU job
Luxembourg's former prime minister Jean-Claude Juncker has won the backing of European conservatives to be their candidate for the role of European Commission president. Elections are due in May.
Malaysia court overturns opposition leader Anwar's sodomy acquittal
Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim's acquittal for sodomy has been overturned on appeal. The ruling threatens his election hopes later this month, with rights groups calling the case politically motivated.
Female employment in Germany way above EU average
The rate of female workers in Germany has risen significantly over the past decade, the statistics office has said. Female employment is way above the EU average, but this applies above all to the low-wage sector.
2014 Winter Paralympics underway in Sochi
The 2014 Winter Paralympics have begun in Sochi, Russia. Just one Ukraine athlete participated in the opening ceremony, amid simmering tensions over Crimea.
Can Tymoshenko make a political comeback?
Yulia Tymoshenko is yet to clearly lay out her plans for the future, but there are signs she may intend to move into the Ukrainian president's office. Experts say she may just have a chance of succeeding.
Tatars fear ethnic conflict in Crimea
As pro-Russia soldiers occupy towns across Crimea, leaders of the region's Tatar minority are mobilizing unarmed field patrols. Though they lack official authority, they hope to prevent inter-ethnic conflict.
Europe has little reason to fear Russian gas cut-off
More than one third of Europe's gas needs are covered by Russian gas. The crisis in Ukraine has kindled fears that Russia could stop the flow.
Ukraine, financial crisis overshadows EPP convention
Vitaly Klitschko and Yulia Tymoshenko have addressed delegates at the European People's Party (EPP) convention in Dublin - but it appears they both expect too much from the EU.
Polish economy can fend off Russian storm
Ukrainian bankruptcy and a Russian invasion next door? Polish media report that Poles have much to fear. But a market strategist from Poland's oldest and largest bank has good news: the country's economy will be fine.
Nationalism and unchecked violence in Bulgaria
A rise in attacks against minorities has alarmed observers in Bulgaria. They say the violence is generated by nationalism, and that this aggression is rooted in the way Bulgaria reads its own history. DW takes a look.
Attacks on asylum shelters rise in Germany
There were twice as many right-wing attacks on refugee shelters in Germany in 2013 as the year before. The German government and refugee groups in the country are alarmed by the development.
Border trade between Cameroon and Nigeria at a standstill
Trade between Cameroon and Nigeria has stagnated following the closure of the border in an attempt to prevent Islamist terrorists from launching attacks from Cameroonian territory.
Opinion: Wildlife tourism, a multi-billion dollar industry at risk
Imagine Paris without the Eiffel Tower, or Cairo without the pyramids? For some countries, losing their iconic wildlife would be like losing these tourist attractions, says Bradnee Chambers in this guest commentary.
Amnesty blasts 'trigger happy' Israel
Abdullah Abu Rahmah was at a protest in 2009 against an Israeli-built concrete wall in the West Bank when his cousin, Bassem, 30, was hit in the chest with a tear gas canister allegedly fired by Israeli soldiers.
Asian filmmakers take on gender violence
India's capital New Delhi is hosting the 10th Asian Women's Film Festival. This year's event offers female filmmakers a platform to showcase their works on sexual abuse, identity and empowerment.
Thai PM losing grip on northeastern stronghold
Thai Premier Yingluck Shinawatra faces growing opposition from northern business leaders and farmers who blame the government for rampant corruption and a botched rice price scheme.
Opinion: Preventing the worst
Europe has been acting unanimously when it comes to the crisis in Crimea. But DW's Bernd Riegert wonders if that will suffice to impress Russia or if giving in is the better way to go.
Are politics overshadowing sports in Sochi?
As the International Paralympics open in Sochi, it's difficult to focus on sports with events in Ukraine drawing Russia and the West into a political standoff. What do athletes and officials think of the situation?
Young duo fights to eradicate plastic bags
After Carnival some people sacrifice something until Easter. Lisa Teuber and Lena Jahnke decided to give up up plastic bags - and to publicly promote their dangers. DW's Natalie Muller met with the pair.
Greenpeace says nuclear risks rising in the EU
In a new report, Greenpeace is demanding immediate action to protect the bloc's citizens from a rising risk of nuclear accidents. The environmental NGO has found out that many nuclear power plants in Europe are too old.
Cutbacks threaten Lesotho's HIV sufferers
An underfinanced health-care system means that Lesotho's HIV/AIDS sufferers often don't get adequate treatment. Now, a lack of international funding may signal the end of a successful 'expert patients' scheme.
French search engine Qwant launches German version
Qwant, a search engine promising users more privacy and "something different," has been launched in Germany. But whether the service will experience a high uptake among users remains to be seen.
Lonsdale shows love for the left
The fashion label has managed to rid itself of its neo-Nazi clientele and now cooperates with left-leaning soccer clubs. But the Internet won't let the company forget its old associations.