The move comes after an expert UN panel said the WikiLeaks founder had been arbitrarily detained. Sweden's chief prosecutor said she would file a new request to interview Assange after Ecuador rejected a previous one.
A demonstration having to do with a street market in a working-class district of Hong Kong has turned violent. The clashes are the worst of their kind since pro-democracy protests swept the city last year.
Zdravko Tolimir, the 'eyes and ears' of Bosnian Serb general Ratko Mladic has died in the Netherlands at the age of 67. He had been given a life sentence by the UN war crimes court for genocide.
At least eight people have been killed in a car bomb at a police officer's club in the Syrian capital Damascus. The attack came one day after the release of a scathing report on human rights abuses in the country.
In the US primaries, many Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders supporters agree on one thing. They think that only a political outsider can rescue the country's corrupt political system. Ines Pohl reports from New Hampshire.
Prosecutors in Taiwan have arrested the developers of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed after a strong earthquake. Thirty-nine people were killed in the quake, most of them within the block of flats.
Investor sentiment in Asia has taken a battering over increased fears of a global economic slowdown. Tokyo stocks experienced another hefty slump, with financial shares leading the steep plunge.
Pope Francis said he received an angry 2014 phone call from Christian Democrat Merkel after comparing Europe to a "barren woman." Germany has one of the world's lowest birth rates, as fertility rates decline in Europe.
An Indian soldier has survived six days under deep snow in what rescuers called a "miracle." India and Pakistan both station thousands in the unforgiving Himalayas, dubbed "the world's highest battlefield."
Sushil Koirala, who ran the country for barely 18 months from 2014, passed away after suffering from pneumonia. He spent his life in politics fighting for democracy in Nepal.
The DFB has demanded that a former senior official pay it millions of euros. The move is designed to prevent a statute of limitations from coming into play in an ongoing corruption scandal.
A container ship, which had run aground in the Elbe River, has been freed after two previous attempts had failed. The boat is expected to continue on its intended course later this week.
Prisoners in Syrian jails are being tortured and killed with "total impunity," UN investigators said while presenting a new report. The UN commission called for targeted sanctions against high-ranking regime officials.
After ending Canada's bombing raids against "Islamic State" in Syria, Prime Minister Trudeau has changed tack to military training, counterintelligence, humanitarian aid and local development. Philip Fine reports.
In the aftermath of North Korea's missile launch and with growing concern over yet another nuclear test, is northeast Asia on the brink of an arms race? Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
The lower house has passed the first article of a sweeping plan giving authorities greater powers to combat terrorism. But human rights groups say the proposed changes to the constitution will undermine citizens' rights.
Cracked pressure vessels haven't kept Belgium from restarting two nuclear reactors that many experts consider unsafe. Now, a lawsuit contesting that decision is underway.
Emotions take over in the primaries, and that makes everything so unpredictable, DW's Ines Pohl writes in New Hampshire.
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