Germany's highest court has ruled in favor of three power companies in a dispute over a government decision to phase out nuclear energy. The companies claimed compensation for shutting down their expensive plants.
France's interior minister will replace Manuel Valls as prime minister, according to the French presidential office. Valls has just quit to seek the Socialist nomination in next year's presidential election.
Dominic Ongwen was a killer for the Ugandan Lord's Resistance Army militia. His trial opens this week, with the defense likely to argue that the former child soldier 'didn’t know what he was doing'.
Poland's Supreme Court has upheld a decision not to extradite famous filmmaker Roman Polanski to the US on charges of rape. The 83-year-old fled the US almost four decades ago, living in Europe ever since.
Mass displacement in southeast Turkey has left civilians without homes, jobs, education or basic necessities. A human rights group has accused Ankara of intentionally moving people off the land.
President Sergio Mattarella urged Prime Minister Matteo Renzi to put his planned resignation on hold, at least until parliament has approved next year's budget. That could be done as early as Friday.
A senior executive at Samsung has denied receiving favors for donations to scandal-linked foundations. More than 50 corporate groups donated to foundations belonging to the president's longtime confidant.
China's Communist Party uses beatings and threats to extract confessions out of members accused of corruption, Human Rights Watch has said in a report. The detainees say they are being deprived of food, water and sleep.
Thousands of mourners have taken to the streets in Chennai after the death of one of India's most powerful politicians. Officials are watching out for cases of self-harm among fanatic supporters. Murali Krishnan reports.
Moscow has rejected the UN Security Council resolution for a ceasefire, citing a pending agreement with Washington, a Russian official said. But an American diplomat described the claim as a "made up alibi."
Generally, people polled in 16 countries rejected war crimes. Yet, in some places, the number of people who view torture and bombing civilian areas as legitimate has grown since 1999, IRCR spokesman Ewan Watson told DW.
Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered the suspension from his duties of Senate President Renan Calheiros. Last week the same court voted to put him on trial for embezzlement.
The UK government has launched its Supreme Court battle over the power to trigger the process of Britain leaving the EU. Much tension surrounds the decision, with both pro and anti-Brexiteers eager to have their say.
Germany's government is urging against making political capital from the rape and murder of a student in the university city of Freiburg. Police have detained a teenager from Afghanistan as a suspect.
The socialist Left party, the biggest opposition faction in the Bundestag, has presented its two leading candidates for the 2017 election. But can Sahra Wagenknecht and Dietmar Bartsch counter the populist right threat?
Oil was a major campaign issue during Ghana's last elections four years ago. But this time around, no one's talking about it. A sector once regarded with hope now seems too complicated and insignificant to fight for.
Gambia's autocratic leader Yahya Jammeh has been voted out after 22 years in power. DW correspondent Adrian Kriesch reports from a celebrating country where people want to look to the future, yet cannot forget the past.
Sculptor and artist Helen Marten has won the 2016 Turner Prize. It is her second major award in the space of a month. She intends to share her prize money with fellow artist candidates as she did before.
Despite the Austrian election outcome, the battle for the hearts and minds of voters is far from over.
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As Cuba mourns the death of Fidel Castro, a pioneering reforestation project that evolved into a UNESCO reserve and unique eco-community showcases both the country's socialist heritage, and its future challenges.
Poaching and overfishing is threatening wildlife and livelihoods in Mexico's Gulf of California. But now, local communities are getting on board to protect their environment.
Trash. It's a huge problem all over the world - especially in growing cities. In her blog, DW reporter Sella Oneko explores how India, population 1.25 billion, deals with its garbage. A look at steel production in Pune.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate said he had "an extremely interesting conversation" with the US president-elect. Donald Trump has described climate change as a "hoax" invented by China to undermine American industry.
The US Army says alternative routes need to be considered for an oil pipeline that was to cross native lands and place water sources at risk. But can the victory hold? And why has this protest gained so much attention?
The Scarborough Shoal has been declared a marine sanctuary by Philippine President Duterte. Touted as a solution for territorial tensions, does the move play into Chinese interests? Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
Most of Chapecoense were killed on their way to the biggest game in the club's history. Their opponents asked authorities to honor them with the title.
Campino, frontman of the German band "Die Toten Hosen", takes a look back at the history of punk.
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