The president announced the meeting with the leaders of Germany's two biggest parties as the country enters a second month without a new government. The SPD has been reluctant to form another coalition with the CDU.
Ireland's opposition has called for a vote of no confidence in the deputy prime minister. The government could collapse ahead of an EU summit addressing the post-Brexit border between Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Jaroslaw Kaczynski, Poland's former prime minister and the country's most powerful politician, was spotted reading a cat book during a session of parliament. Critics have called the action as a publicity stunt.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May hopes her Brexit talks with European Council President Donald Tusk will yield something to write home about. But what impact could Germany's political vacuum have on any progress?
Former Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa has been inaugurated as Zimbabwe’s new leader, taking over from his toppled predecessor Robert Mugabe. A large crowd gathered to witness an historic transition of power.
Pakistani authorities have released Hafiz Saeed, the man believed to have planned the 2008 attacks in Mumbai. More than 170 people were killed over the three-day siege. India reacted with outrage at the decision.
South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeal has increased the Paralympian's jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp to more than 13 years. Prosecutors had argued that the original sentence was "far too lenient."
Pro-life activists have taken a doctor to court over information she provides for her patients online. The case shows how complicated Germany's laws regulating abortion are – and that the issue is highly contentious.
Cybersecurity experts and consumer advocates warn online shoppers about "Black Friday" risks. Clicking on that "too good to be true" offer could bring a virus, not a bargain.
Worker's at Amazon's main hubs in Germany and Italy have launched walkouts to hit the US e-commerce giant at a time when it hurts most — Black Friday and Cyber Monday — the busiest online shopping days of the year.
The EU has invited representatives from six post-Soviet states to take part in its fifth annual Eastern Partnership summit. On the agenda: reforms and closer economic ties. Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova can't leave her country to pick up the Right Livelihood Award she won in Stockholm. As Azerbaijan's president visits Brussels, calls to lift the ban are growing.
Claims a Beijing nursery gave injections and drugs to toddlers have prompted a media storm and protests by parents. Police are investigating, and daycare chain operator RYB says it has suspended three teachers.
Japanese police are investigating eight men who have turned up on Japan's northern coast. The men are said to be from North Korea and appear to be fishermen whose vessel ran into trouble, rather than defectors.
In Saudi Arabia's massive anti-corruption sweep, the vast majority of businessmen and officials implicated have agreed to financial settlements, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has told the New York Times.
President Juan Manuel Santos and the leaders of the FARC, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, signed a peace deal on November 24, 2016. Has the goal been achieved?
The slave auctioning of Africa migrants in Libya shows how humans are deprived of all dignity. We should renounce all forms of ideology and prejudice that reduce people to merchandise, writes DW's Fred Muvunyi.
Authorities in west and central Africa have rescued 500 victims of human trafficking in a series of raids. The operation was part of a German-funded initiative targeting organized crime.
A new Australian work and travel platform and app called Bozzii hopes to connect local and migrant jobseekers to potential employers. It promises to stand up to the widespread practice of underpaying casual workers.
German premium car manufacturer BMW has announced it will spend hundreds of millions of euros on a new battery cell competence center. The company wants to have more options should e-cars hit the mass market.
Despite the joy at a new president in Zimbabwe, DW's Ludger Schadomsky warns he's cut from the same cloth as Mugabe.
Lawyers for disgraced ex-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn have said that they will no longer communicate with the White House. The move signals that Flynn may be cooperating with special counsel Robert Mueller.
As worries linger over Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia and his commitment to partners abroad, is the US still a dependable ally? Conflict Zone meets the US Army’s top general in Europe, Ben Hodges.
CSU leader Horst Seehofer may have roared his last. Who's waiting in the wings to replace him?
The Center for Political Beauty's Holocaust memorial replica built next to AfD's Björn Höcke home maddened the far-right party — but it pleased many others, including the initiator of the original memorial in Berlin.
Germany's wolf population has been gradually increasing since the animals were reintroduced in 2000.
The last Sunday before Advent is a big one on the German calendar, one on which the closure of certain avenues of entertainment reminds people to remember their dead. At least, as Tamsin Walker found out, in theory...
The DFB has canceled a series of friendly matches between China's under-20 team and German lower league sides.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that sweatpants are comfortable — whether they should be worn outside of the gym is less clear. One Stuttgart cafe has taken a stand and banned customers wearing the stretchy pants.
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