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Nigerian government ready to talk to Boko Haram

ImageNigeria's presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, has said that the Nigerian government was willing to negotiate with Boko Haram if the group was "ready to come to the table".


Opinion: Varoufakis' resignation comes too late

Greek Prime Minister Tsipras has sacrificed his finance minister, Yanis Varoufakis - but does this come too late to stop a Grexit? The former economics professor failed miserably at his job, writes DW's Bernd Riegert.

'Islamic State'

"Islamic State" strongholds hit in major US-led air strikes

In one of the largest operations of the US-led coalition, airstrikes have targeted "Islamic State" positions in Iraq and Syria. There were a total of 38 airstrikes reported in the operation on militant-held positions.

International Relations

What to expect from the SCO, BRICS summits in Russia

Often portrayed as a challenge to a Western-led order, this year's simultaneous SCO and BRICS summits are set to reveal Chinese and Russian plans for closer political and economic engagement in Eurasia. DW examines.

Bilateral relations

Vietnam and US inching closer together

The head of Vietnam's Communist Party, Nguyen Phu Trong, is embarking on an official three-day visit to the US in an attempt to rekindle bilateral relations amid China's growing clout in the region.

United Kingdom

Britain looks to Greece as EU referendum looms

All eyes were on Greece and its referendum - none more so than in the UK where the "no" vote could empower those campaigning for an exit from the European Union. Samira Shackle reports from London.

Catholic Church

Pope arrives in Ecuador for South America tour

Pope Francis has landed in Ecuador's capital Quito, kicking off a three-nation tour in his native continent. During his visit, the pope is expected to focus on issues such as poverty and the environment.


Burundian leader snubs third mediators' summit

Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza has missed a meeting of regional leaders in Dar es Salaam on the seething crisis in his country. A rebel general has pledged to pressure the government until it is overthrown.