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Don't point fingers says Myanmar at migrant summit

ImageDelegates from 17 governments along with international organizations have met in Thailand to address the refugee crisis in Southeast Asia. Myanmar has taken exception to being blamed for the problem.


Nusra Front takes control of Syria's northwestern Idlib province

Al Qaeda affiliate, the Nusra Front has taken over all of the Idlib province. The area lies on Syria's border with Turkey and is adjacent to the regime-controlled Latakia region.

United Kingdom

Cameron seeks support for EU reforms on Europe-wide tour

David Cameron has begun a whirlwind tour of European capitals to drum up support for EU reforms. The outcome of a referendum on whether the UK should remain in the bloc may hinge on what he secures.


German court says ex-SS officer unfit for trial

Prosecutors in the northern German city of Hamburg have dropped their probe into a 93-year-old former Nazi SS officer. Gerhard Sommer, who suffers from dimensia, allegedly took part in a World War II massacre in Italy.

Court Cases

Trial ends in the 'Bettencourt Affair,' a scandal celebre

Eight defendants have received prison or fines for fleecing L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt. A renowned photographer must repay the frail billionaire 158 million euros, but an ally of Nicolas Sarkozy will walk.


Volcano erupts on remote southern Japanese island

Police have ordered a small island in southern Japan evacuated after a volcano erupted on Friday. The volcano blasted a huge column of ash high into the sky, but officials said there is no threat to human life.


Nemtsova: 'I am fighting against dictatorship in Russia'

The accusation weighs heavily: Russian President Vladimir Putin has political responsibility for the murder of Kremlin critic Boris Nemtsov. Nemtsov's daughter spoke to DW about the situation in Russia.

Court Cases

Egyptian court clears security officer of torturing detainee to death

A former State Security major has been acquitted of torturing a suspect to death in the months leading to the ousting of Hosni Mubarak. The accusations of brutality fueled anger among regime opponents.


Google challenges Apple with Android Pay

Google has unveiled a new pay-with-a-phone system for Android devices in an attempt to boost mobile payments. The new application may also allow the company to better compete with rival Apple.


EU suspends mission to Burundi elections over violence

The Catholic Church in Burundi has criticized upcoming elections, while the European Union's election observers are downing tools until the situation improves. Fair elections are "impossible," the opposition claims.

Court Cases

Suspended sentence for woman who laced supermarket meat with needles

A German animal rights activist who hid sewing needles inside sausages at supermarkets has been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm. The 60-year-old said she only wanted to stop people eating factory-farmed meat.


Pataki becomes latest Republican to give 2016 race a go

A former New York governor is joining the melee for the Republican presidential nomination. George Pataki has positioned himself as a Washington outsider and moderate who won three terms in a heavily Democratic state.


South Africa police: President Zuma 'not liable'

Jacob Zuma has been cleared in a corruption scandal. South African police had looked into publicly-funded renovations worth $23 million at the president's rural homestead in the eastern province of KwaZulu-Natal.


Greece anxious about tourism this year

Greece was hoping to set a record in tourist numbers this summer, but the turbulent debt crisis has clouded the forecast. Recent disputes over billions in loans for the country are having a negative impact on tourism.

European Union

Cameron love-bombs the EU

After five years of British ambivalence to the EU, 27 European capitals are now preparing to get love-bombed by David Cameron. Mark Leonard asks whether the British leader will get his way on a European reform package.


FIFA allegations unlikely to resonate in South Africa

As South Africa becomes the latest nation to face corruption allegations can FIFA President Sepp Blatter count on the Confederation of African Football (CAF) to save him for his reelection? Sertan Sanderson reports.

Cyber Warfare

Global cyber-strategy needed to confront 'IS' and other terror groups

"Islamic State" is not only a threat on the battlefield, but also on the Internet, writes Kyle Matthews from the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies.


Feldheim: Germany's renewable village

Some experts believe Germany could get 100 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2050. That might seem like a distant goal - but it's one that's already been achieved in a tiny village in Brandenburg.

European Union

Germany wants to build bridges with Britain before Cameron's EU talks with Merkel

British Prime Minister Cameron wants to promote EU reforms when he meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin this Friday. Where do mutual interests lie? What are the differences between the two nations?


Bundesliga: Hamburg and Karlsruhe tied after play-off first leg

With everything at stake in the relegation play-off, Bundesliga dinosaurs Hamburg and second-tier Karlsruhe will battle it out in the second leg after a 1-1 draw in Hamburg.