Slavyansk protesters negotiate swap of their allies for detained observers

The supporters of federalisation in the eastern Ukrainian city of Slavyansk are negotiating a possible exchange of their allies arrested by the Kiev authorities for the European military observers detained by the local militia,...

Israel evacuates Palestinian protest camp in West Bank

 The Israeli military has forcefully evacuated a protest camp set up by Palestinian and foreign activists at a site designated for new illegal settlement units. Israeli forces early Sunday clashed with some 200 activists who...

Taiwan plane crash lands in river, more than 10 hurt

  TAIPEI (Reuters) - A TransAsia Airways plane crash landed in a Taipei river, injuring more than 10 people, television reported on Wednesday. No other details were immediately available. (Reporting by Michael Gold; Editing by Clarence Fernandez)  

Death toll in Afghanistan-Pakistan quake rises to 300

Rescue efforts are being stepped up to help those affected by the magnitude-7.5 earthquake which hit remote areas of Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday, the BBC reports. At least 300 people are known to have died, and...

Twitter kicks out far-right radicals: What you need to know

In an effort to combat right-wing hate speech, Twitter has now introduced a range of new guidelines for its social network. DW provides you with an overview of what you need to know. Why the...

More Killed by Guns in US Since 1989 Than in All Wars in US...

The number of gun deaths in the United States since 1989 is greater than the number of American combat fatalities in wars and military conflicts throughout all of US history, a new report shows. According...

Key facts as Nemtsov murder goes to trial in Moscow

Five men are accused of killing Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov. The outspoken critic of President Vladimir Putin was silenced under mysterious circumstances in February 2015. Five men stand accused of involvement in the killing...

De Margerie Moscow Death Shows CEOs’ Hyperscheduled Pace

In his final hours, Christophe de Margerie was doing what was expected of any modern chief executive officer: representing his company in the globe’s farthest-flung destinations. The CEO of French energy giant Total SA (FP) died two...

Turkey stresses economic gains, dismisses human rights concerns in bid for Euro 2024

Turkey deserves to host the 2024 European Championship because it represents a “new frontier” that will bring great economic gains, the vice president of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF) has said, brushing aside concerns...

ISIS Leader Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi’s Hiding Place Found in Northern Mosul

The chief of staff to Iraqi Kurdistan’s President said that leader of ISIS (ISIL, IS, Daesh) terror group Abu Bakr Baghdadi is still hiding in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, Sputnik reports. Leader of...

Donetsk, Lugansk siege by Kiev troops to destroy peace process in Ukraine’s southeast –...

The siege of Donetsk and Lugansk declared by the Ukrainian army as its next objective will drastically complicate the peace process in southeastern Ukraine, Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) First Deputy Prime Minister Andrei Purgin...

ISIL militants post photos of mass killing in Iraq

The Islamic militants who overran cities and towns in Iraq last week posted graphic photos that appeared to show their gunmen massacring scores of captured Iraqi soldiers. The pictures on a militant website appear to...

UN Unveils New Peace Plan for Libya to Clear Path to Elections

By  Ghaith Shennib and Lin Noueihed The United Nations said its road map for peace in Libya wasn’t working in its current form and unveiled plans to revamp the agreement to unify the North African...

A Death on Capitol Hill

A chaotic week in Washington took a turn for the violent Thursday afternoon, as police shot and killed a driver near the Capitol in a strange and unexplained incident. Police said the woman's black sedan tried to...

IS bomb suspect planned to target Berlin airport: official

German police have detained a Syrian who allegedly planned a terror strike on one of the Berlin airports. The authorities had launched a two-day manhunt after finding explosives in his apartment in Chemnitz. The 22-year...

US government issues global travel warning in wake of terror attacks

Washington has warned US citizens traveling abroad of 'increased terrorist threats' in a sweeping advisory encompassing the entire globe. The statement follows the increase in militant attacks in Europe and Africa. The United States issued...

U.N. Security Council Says Presidential Elections Local Lebanese Affair

The United Nations Security Council held a meeting to discuss the implementation of resolution 1701 that ended the 2006 war between Israel and Hizbullah and the upcoming presidential elections in Lebanon. The meeting, which was...

Google CEO defends Europe tax practices

Google CEO Sundar Pichai hit back Sunday at accusations that the global internet giant failed to pay enough taxes in Europe, and warned of the potential fallout from Britain leaving the EU. As Google faces...

Russia presents proof of Turkey’s role in ISIS oil trade

The Russian Defense Ministry has released evidence which it says unmasks vast illegal oil trade by Islamic State and points to Turkey as the main destination for the smuggled petrol, implicating its leadership in...

CHP ‘against all decisions to plunge Turkey into war’

The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) “is against all decisions to plunge Turkey into war,” its leader has said. “ Ahmet Davutoğlu said ‘the CHP should choose its side.’ As was the case in...