At least one person has died and another is missing after a 4.0 magnitude earthquake hit the island of Ischia off the coast of Naples. Rescue services have been pulling people out of the rubble.
A total solar eclipse has completed its path from coast-to-coast across the United States. Millions of people observed the rare celestial event.
The US is increasingly moving away from its anti-Assad course. The Syrian president appears increasingly confident, announcing that conditions will apply to countries wanting to rejig their relationship with Syria.
The controversial arrest of German author Dogan Akhanli by Spanish authorities on an Interpol warrant issued by Turkey has triggered questions about the international policing agency's modus operandi.
Rescue crews are searching for at least missing 10 sailors after the USS John S. McCain was damaged in a large-scale collision off Singapore. The Pentagon announced an intense probe into the US warships around the world.
The suspected driver in the Barcelona attack has been shot and killed by police in a vineyard. Meanwhile, crowds continued to lay flowers and candles on Las Ramblas where 13 pedestrians were killed and 120 injured.
Venezuela's former top prosecutor Luisa Ortega arrived in Colombia after fleeing her home country. One of the highest profile critics of the President Maduro's leadership, she has been charged with corruption.
The former German chancellor has come under fire from his successor for taking a top job with Russian oil giant Rosneft. The firm is a target of US and EU sanctions that were imposed after Russia's annexation of Crimea.
The Alternative for Germany wants to scrap the right to asylum and make development aid conditional upon stopping emigration. The party says its suggestions are "humane," but in practice they would be anything but that.
Danish police say an inventor dumped Swedish journalist Kim Wall's body into the ocean after she died in an accident on his DIY submarine. Hopes of finding Wall alive had diminished since her disappearance on August 10.
Breitbart London has issued an apology after posting a picture of German footballer Lukas Podolski on an article about human trafficking gangs. The jet-ski photo was actually snapped during the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
President Michelle Bachelet and women's rights groups hailed the top court's decision. Abortions will be allowed in cases of rape, risk to a mother's life and signs of fetal birth defect.
The US embassy said it had no alternative but to cut visa services given the sharp reduction in embassy staff ordered by the Kremlin. Moscow accuses the US of trying to provoke Russians against their own government.
Anatoly Antonov will become Russian ambassador to the US at a time when bilateral relations are at a post-Cold War low. He also takes the job at a time when the role of Russian ambassador is under scrutiny in Washington.
The Dutch city of Utrecht is struggling to provide parking spaces for thousands of bicycle riders visiting the city's train station. The authorities have opened a new garage, projected to become the biggest in the world.
Sanctions are taking their toll on the North Korean regime, which has allegedly resumed the production of narcotics to earn the hard currency required to advance its nuclear and missile programs. Julian Ryall reports.
The new restrictions on US visas for Russian citizens are short-sighted and counterproductive, says DW's Miodrag Soric.
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Switzerland has signed up for an Emissions Trading System with the EU. A small start but China is to start a similar scheme later in the year.
France elected a political maverick as president and granted him a huge parliamentary majority. A Franco-German studies expert talks to DW about what Macron has done so far, and what his fading poll numbers really mean.
Following her trip to the US, DW's Fanny Facsar headed to India to find out what's driving nationalism in one of Asia's most populous countries. She discovered that religion there can run deeper than democratic values.
The German artist was banned from painting by the Nazis but became an influential painter after World War II. Despite going blind towards the end of life, K.O. Götz remained active until his death, at the age of 103.
Southern Europe and British Columbia have been devastated by wildfires this summer. And they're not the only ones - it seems like much of the world is ablaze right now, and this could be the new normal.
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Bayern Munich present a new youth facility as the club attempts to revitalize their academy system. Club president Uli Hoeness believes the facility could combat the escalating prices in the transfer market.
Two Deutsche Welle journalists crossed Germany to chart the mood ahead of the general election.
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