The Green party has called for two vice chancellors as a condition for taking part in a three-way coalition government. Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU continue talks with the Greens and the Free Democrats this week.
Two days before the new Bundestag convenes, protesters called on the German government not to tolerate right-wing hatred. The message was clearly directed at the far-right Alternative for Germany party.
The German army has restarted a training mission in Iraqi Kurdistan after a week pause. But the mission's continuation is in doubt due to conflict between the autonomous Kurdish region and Iraq.
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has hailed the renewed cooperation between Riyadh and Baghdad at a Saudi-organized summit. He also called on Iran to recall paramilitaries from Iraqi territory.
Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny is released, claiming to be much better read after 20 days in detention.
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Argentinian President Mauricio Macri's center-right coalition is on track for a major victory in midterm elections. The election was viewed as a referendum on his economic reforms.
Voters in Lombardy and Veneto have overwhelmingly supported non-binding referendums seeking greater autonomy. Italy's wealthy north has long called for greater control over finances and security.
The federal parliament is expected to ratify Madrid's decision to invoke article 155 in Catalonia by the end of the week, with the consequences still unclear. Meanwhile, Catalan parties are expected to meet on Monday.
The EU Parliament's Brexit negotiator has called on the British premier to outline the trade deal she wants after the UK leaves the EU. He said many Brexiteers have refused to accept the realities of the exit.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has secured a commanding victory in early parliamentary elections held on Sunday. Abe had called for the early vote to reinforce his mandate amid a growing security crisis with North Korea.
A near-complete vote count showed Borut Pahor with 47 percent of Sunday's vote, falling short of an outright win. The result contradicted exit polls by TV Slovenia that showed Pahor winning in the first round.
In a national outpouring of grief of shock, thousands took to the streets to commemorate anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Galizia was killed in a car bombing and the perpetrators remain unknown.
Suicide bombings carried out by as many as three attackers have killed 13 people in Nigeria's northeastern city of Maiduguri. The attack follows army claims that Boko Haram insurgents are nearing defeat.
A fresh bid by the United Nations to resolve the Western Sahara dispute has taken former German President Horst Köhler to Algiers. The new UN envoy has already visited Morocco and refugee camps in southwest Algeria.
While praising Germany's openness toward refugees, the UN refugee agency UNHCR has called on newly elected German lawmakers to further improve the situation and prospects for refugees.
The World Health Organization walked back on its move to make Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe a "goodwill ambassador." He has been condemned for rights violations and allowing the health care system to deteriorate.
Meetings like the Rebranding Africa Forum bring together some of Africa's most vibrant and innovative young minds to discuss future challenges facing the continent. But when does the talking stop and the action begin?
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The title race is on in the Bundesliga, with Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig separated by a point. From coaching quips and comebacks to injury news and history makers, the best of the weekend is here.
Lewis Hamilton recovered from a poor start to win in Austin, but his main title rival Sebastian Vettel finished second to extend the title race. Hamilton will try to clinch the title again next weekend in Mexico.
A former doctor has revealed the massive extent of doping of Chinese Olympic athletes during the 1980s and 1990s. The whistleblower has claimed more than 10,000 athletes were doped in the state-backed program.
Tourism in Berlin is booming. But not everybody is happy about it. Too many parties, too much waste, people groan.
The University of Hamburg has become Germany's first institute of higher education to set forth guidelines for religious practice on campus. A 10-member interdisciplinary commission drafted the guidelines.
Though laws may forbid minors from marrying, forced premature matrimony remains a major issue for girls across the world. Many are condemned to lives of suffering.
Austria's new ban on covering the face was meant to target the burqa. But the law has had police responding to a Lego Ninja, a man dressed as a shark and even the parliamentary mascot.
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