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Ukraine

Doubts arise over HRW cluster bomb report in Ukraine

ImageHuman 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.

Syria

US-led airstrikes in Syria have killed 553, says monitoring group

Airstrikes directed at "Islamic State" militants in Syria by US-led forces have killed 553 people this month, most of them militants, a Britain-based monitoring group says. Civilians were also among the dead, it says.

Balkans

Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama: 'The past cannot hold us back'

At their most recent football match in Belgrade riots broke out between Albanians and Serbians over a propaganda banner. Albania's Prime Minister Edi Rama told DW that both countries want to look forward together.

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.

Transatlantic relations

Opinion: Transatlantic trust only goes so far

John Kerry’s visit to Berlin 25 years after the Wall fell highlighted the crucial role transatlantic ties played earlier and can still play today. But to fulfill that promise, controversial issues can't be glossed over.

Defense

Estonia queries Russia over airspace incursion

Estonia says Russia's ambassador has been summoned to the foreign ministry in Tallin to explain a brief airspace intrusion by a Russian spy plane. NATO says the plane was intercepted by alliance fighter jets.

Transatlantic relations

German economy minister stands up to US on stimulus

On 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.

Ebola Virus

US tightens Ebola check rules for travelers from West Africa

The 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.

Africa

New times for DW English radio programming for Africa

As of Sunday, October 26, Deutsche Welle English radio programming for Africa will be broadcast in the mornings. AfricaLink fans can now hear their favorite show at 4.00, 5.00 and 7.00 UTC Monday to Friday.

North Korea

US citizen returns home after detainment in North Korea

Jeffrey Fowle has arrived back home after six months of detention on North Korea. He had been arrested in the spring for allegedly leaving a copy of the Bible in a guesthouse in Chongjing.