US military aircraft drop weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish fighters battling IS militants in the key Syrian town of Kobane.
Two of five women in Japan's cabinet resign over funding scandals, in a blow to PM Shinzo Abe's plans to bring more women into top-level politics.
The World Health Organization is expected to declare Nigeria officially free of Ebola on Monday, after six weeks with no new cases.
One of Pakistan's top charity leaders has told the BBC he is heartbroken after being robbed at gunpoint.
Pro-democracy activists criticise comments by Hong Kong leader CY Leung, who says "external forces" are involved in protests in the territory.
Australia reverses a rule which would have restricted access to the parliament building in Canberra for women wearing full-face Islamic veils.
Joko Widodo, the charismatic outsider who won Indonesia's presidency, calls for national reconciliation and unity as he is sworn in.
A key meeting of Chinese Communist Party leaders focusing on the rule of law and fighting corruption is due to begin in Beijing.
Russia denies that one of its submarines got into trouble off Sweden, after reports of suspicious activity in the Baltic.
India's BJP is set to form governments in Maharashtra and Haryana, after the party won the elections in both states.
A Russian container ship drifting powerless with hundreds of tons of fuel on board is being pulled away from the Canadian coast after fears of an oil spill.
The first animals to copulate were small fish that lived 385 million years ago in what is now Scotland, a study suggests.
Brad Pitt says he hopes his new film Fury shows respect to the soldiers who fought in World War Two as it brings this year's London Film Festival to a close.
Virginia state police say they have found a body which could be that of Hannah Graham, a British-born student missing since 13 September.
Barack Obama rules out imposing a travel ban on Ebola-affected regions of West Africa, and urges Americans not to give in to "hysteria" over the disease.
Bermudians are clearing up the damage after a direct hit from Hurricane Gonzalo felled trees and downed power lines on the small Atlantic island.
Twenty-two people have died in Nicaragua during several days of heavy rains, nine of them in the capital Managua when a wall collapsed.
Investors are seeking funding from the UK government for an ambitious plan to import solar energy generated in North Africa.
A man jailed for the murder of honeymooner Anni Dewani in 2010 has died in prison in South Africa, as the trial of her husband Shrien Dewani continues.
An inquiry opens in Victoria asking what could have been done to protect Luke Batty, the 11-year-old boy killed by his father.
Australia's government hopes to raise as much as $5.5bn Australian dollars ($4.8bn;£3bn) by selling shares in health insurer Medibank Private.
The Spanish nurse who became the first person to contract Ebola outside West Africa has now tested negative for the virus, the government says.
A Downing Street source rejects claims made by Jose Manuel Barroso that the UK would be making an "historic mistake" if it leaves the EU.
Australia closes a deal to allow 200 special forces into Iraq to train local troops to fight against Islamic State, after a month-long legal row.
A suicide attacker kills at least 18 people at a Shia mosque in Iraq's capital Baghdad, the latest in a spate of insurgent attacks.
British actress and presenter Lynda Bellingham, who had colon cancer, has died aged 66, her agent confirms.
Firefighters are investigating the cause of a major blaze at Didcot B power station in Oxfordshire.
A Lufthansa pilots' strike hitting short-haul services on Monday is expanded to include long-haul routes on Tuesday.
The Russian rouble weakens against the dollar after Moody's downgrades the credit rating of the nation's debt, blaming the economic damage caused by sanctions.
Shares in sportswear giant Adidas jump 6% after a report says that a group of investors is considering a bid for the company's Reebok brand.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says it was "stupid" to tell people to judge him on his first three months.
Peyton Manning breaks the NFL record for touchdown passes as he helps Denver Broncos thrash the San Francisco 49ers.
Andy Murray comes from a set down to beat David Ferrer in the final of the Vienna Open and move up to eighth in world.
A customised motorcycle said to have featured in 1969 film Easy Rider is auctioned for $1.35m (£838,821), despite claims it is not authentic.
A South Korean man involved in planning a concert in which at least 16 people were killed has been found dead in an apparent suicide, police say.
Actor Sir Donald Sinden is honoured posthumously at the UK Theatre Awards with an accolade named after fellow actor knight Sir John Gielgud.
The WHO is expected to declare Nigeria free from Ebola on Monday with no reported cases of the virus for six weeks due to a rapid and thorough response from healthcare professionals.
Two mythical creatures, a giant spider and a huge dragon, have faced one another in battle at Beijing's Olympic Park.
Rescue teams in Nepal say that there are now no trekkers left stranded after completing their search for survivors of a devastating Himalayan storm.
The US carries out airdrops of weapons and supplies to Kurdish fighters, despite a lack of support from Turkey.
Local media say five people have died after two and a half hours of heavy rain on the islands of Tenerife and La Gomera.
The stand-off between protesters and police continues in Mong Kok, Hong Kong.
Sweden has boosted its military presence in the Stockholm Archipelago, amid rising tension between Russia and Scandinavian countries over the Ukraine crisis.
Thousands of residents in the community of St George have signed a petition urging the creation of a new city separate to Baton Rouge. Are bad schools or race the motivation?
Scandalous tales from the British embassy in Paris
How the battle against Islamic State has changed Kobane
Caught in the crosshairs of China's corruption campaign
Rare glimpse of militants' camp at the gateway to Kabul
Getting into the groove with Australia's last record maker
The candidates battling over who cares most about the cosmos
The chilling video that's trending in Nigeria
Will Natuna add to disputes in the South China Sea?
The unfancied Kansas City Royals could win baseball crown
Not so long ago, Germany was vilified for its slow economic growth, high unemployment rates, and record budget deficits. As late as 2004, The Economist called it the Sick Man of Europe.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/DIL5JZnHNMY" height="1" width="1"/>
If the past 25 years are anything to go by, Germany has proven its firm position as the world's economic powerhouse.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/oKdNspAa5oM" height="1" width="1"/>
Here's a look at what you need to know about the Berlin Wall, seen as a symbol of the Cold War and East/West relations. The Wall stood from 1961 to 1989, separating democratic West Berlin, considered part of West Germany, from Communist-controlled East Berlin and from the rest of East Germany.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/jm1lasX3fLM" height="1" width="1"/>
Military work is physically demanding—and we're not just talking about soldiers on the battlefield. Travel down the chain, and you'll find plenty of positions where strength and stamina are highly valued skills.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/VcZSpg1Q4XE" height="1" width="1"/>
Andy Lewis' dream died when he was 16. Just out of school, the Englishman had been accepted for an elite traineeship with the army when he was hit by a truck, which resulted in most of his left leg being amputated.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/s-H-2eCdRMk" height="1" width="1"/>
Imagine if going through airport security was just a matter of walking past a stretch of wall. No pat-downs, no X-rays, no metal detectors, and no need to remove any clothing.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/tZBJkgCEFPo" height="1" width="1"/>
Say "Hello" to Betty-bot - the robotic organizer for in a warehouse about the size of four football fields.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/PmINTPRRz2k" height="1" width="1"/>
In the azure waters off the rocky coast of Antikythera, a remote island in the Mediterranean with a population of less than 50, an international team of archaeologists has recovered new treasures from one of the most mysterious shipwrecks of all time.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/5ib4XsuCpBo" height="1" width="1"/>
They have two wheels, can weigh less than a kilo and more than 6 million of them are made each year. But how do you make the 'world's most aerodynamic bike'?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/CeYy9NB5XlQ" height="1" width="1"/>
With a price tag of $250,000,these smartphones come complete with 18-carat white gold casing encrusted with precious diamonds.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/4hHC_rCmuUk" height="1" width="1"/>
Containing the Ebola outbreak sweeping West Africa is plausible -- but action needs to be taken immediately, before affected states potentially collapse and the virus spirals out of control, campaigner Bob Geldof says.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/S-UBvnmqgeQ" height="1" width="1"/>
To the outside world, the crisis in Ukraine seemed to come out of nowhere. But not for them.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/gzXw1EFSmOk" height="1" width="1"/>
Bounce Below transforms an abandoned slate mine in Wales into a surreal, springy world of fear and fun.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/n0KW17ODAEI" height="1" width="1"/>
Soup that is rumored to be radioactive...It could only be Frieze London.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/LyHrE_WloLo" height="1" width="1"/>
The stock market's recent jitters have made many investors wonder whether there's a new financial crisis just around the corner. Well, of course there isn't -- because we've never really left the last one.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/58sYj_OQteE" height="1" width="1"/>
Caroline Wozniacki is known as one of the fittest players in tennis, but even the rejuvenated Dane is feeling anxious as she prepares to take part in the New York City Marathon in early November.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/5X9gEosIA_E" height="1" width="1"/>
When will the tears stop? A leading Italian football club is pursuing a new direction -- under the guidance of its new Indonesian owner.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/kWCWzazBl7M" height="1" width="1"/>
Follow this guide and you'll leave London having impressed the clients, slept well, eaten better and brought home souvenirs people will actually keep.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/CFBKpjFy1ck" height="1" width="1"/>
Ever thought zebras couldn't be tamed? Think again. Gary Witheford has a remarkable way with wild animals -- which he was forced to prove after a boozy boast in a pub.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/AHZS0-mmqFk" height="1" width="1"/>
A British team is set to launch a 3D-printed, rocket-powered space plane into the stratosphere. CNN's Jim Boulden report<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/thdvFQNezkM" height="1" width="1"/>
Some of humankind's greatest scientific discoveries have come from women.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/vRecljqC2EE" height="1" width="1"/>
Teresa Romero Ramos, a Spanish nurse's aide who had contracted Ebola after caring for a patient with the deadly disease, is now free of the virus, Spain's Special Ebola Committee said Sunday.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/xJNl1sXLsoc" height="1" width="1"/>
Should a convicted rapist, who has served their time in prison, be allowed to resume their old job?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/sbw7Js-iUgY" height="1" width="1"/>
There's nothing like getting stuck into a good book -- but getting stuck in a good book store is a different matter.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/TjFFEgeAXlI" height="1" width="1"/>
One goal in eight matches for new club Liverpool, and dumped by the Italian national team.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/gqv1lHk9LKQ" height="1" width="1"/>
CNN on Thursday welcomed budding journalists and news producers from under-represented backgrounds to experience life in the fast-paced world of the CNN London newsroom.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/RG_cZrUlhCs" height="1" width="1"/>
Pope Francis moved a predecessor closer to sainthood on Sunday, beatifying Pope Paul VI on the last day of a gathering in Rome of church leaders from around the world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/5_Y5MGUNWYQ" height="1" width="1"/>
Catholic bishops ended a tense, two-week summit in Rome on Saturday without reaching a consensus on how to address what gays and lesbians can offer the church, same-sex relationships or Holy Communion for divorced and remarried couples.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/7GsLgiHODcA" height="1" width="1"/>
A British man charged with planning a terror attack said in secret recordings that he had been to Syria and reveled in the idea of being labeled a terrorist, a court in London heard Thursday.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/hYRwaRw8l3M" height="1" width="1"/>
The procedure, now, is commonplace. A glitzy stage, manned by executives in suits, an envelope dramatically opened. Then, cheers from representatives of the successful bid.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/AtoThNE0k7A" height="1" width="1"/>
Five men picked up in a series of recent terror-related arrests have now been charged, London's Metropolitan Police said Friday.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/eqek0XMX1To" height="1" width="1"/>
The brother of Albania's Prime Minister denies piloting the drone that forced the cancellation of a Euro 2016 qualifying match between Albania and Serbia.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/bPk2zjxNw7A" height="1" width="1"/>
Not so long ago, Germany was vilified for its slow economic growth, high unemployment rates, and record budget deficits. As late as 2004, The Economist called it the Sick Man of Europe. On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Germany sits atop a small list of superpowers and looks set to stay there.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/DIL5JZnHNMY" height="1" width="1"/>
The Spanish nurse's assistant who contracted Ebola after treating a patient with the deadly virus is feeling a little better and says she would treat Ebola patients again if she is cured, a family friend and spokeswoman said Wednesday.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/Vvli2xC7f1k" height="1" width="1"/>
A United Nations worker who was being treated for Ebola at a hospital in Germany has died.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/W53i0vafZdI" height="1" width="1"/>
EU foreign ministers are gathering in Luxembourg to discuss Ebola. Despite allegations that authorities had mishandled her care, a nurse in Spain has tested negative for Ebola after undergoing two weeks of treatment.
A Spanish nurse infected with Ebola has tested negative for the virus after undergoing treatment. On Monday, the EU's foreign ministers are set to meet in Luxembourg to discuss a common response to the Ebola outbreak.
Zagreb's long-serving mayor Milan Bandic has reportedly been arrested on suspicion of corruption. Various unnamed high-ranking officials were detained over activities relating to a municipal services company.
A visit by the prime minister of Albania to Serbia has been postponed after nationalist tensions were escalated over a football match brawl. Albania has condemned the burning of one of its flags at another soccer game.
This year's Roman Catholic Synod of Bishops didn't offer any concrete results. But at least there was some impressive debate, says DW's Christoph Strack.
A review by Germany's foreign intelligence agency has found that MH17 was brought down by a missile fired by separatists. Russia and Ukraine have blamed each other for the plane's downing.
Bringing back memories of the Cold War, Sweden is reportedly searching for a suspected Russian submarine in the waters east of Stockholm. The operation was launched after a report of"foreign underwater activity."
After the collapse of the euroskeptic faction in the European Parliament, the political cards are being reshuffled. For Nigel Farage of the UKIP and his colleagues, this means banishment to the back benches.
People in Africa are dying by the thousands and proper burials are impossible. But in Europe and the US, we're panicking over a handful of cases. DW's Volker Wagener asks if we've lost our minds.
Prosecutors in Turkey have dropped a corruption case against 53 suspects, including the sons of two former government ministers. The scandal had posed a major challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's 11-year rule.
Talks in the Ukraine crisis have deadlocked. Russia is refusing to be swayed by the persistent negotiations, and it is difficult to see a way out of the conflict, says DW’s Bernd Riegert.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says"no breakthough"has been made in direct negotiations between Russia and Ukraine. Though some EU leaders said real progress had been made, Russia complained of"difficulties."
Leaders of the EU, Russia and Ukraine have held talks on the crisis in eastern Ukraine. The talks were carried out on the sidelines of a European-Asian summit in Milan.
EU health ministers have met in Brussels to work out a common strategy to fight Ebola. Meanwhile, the condition of an infected Spanish nurse improves as a nurse in the US is moved to Washington for treatment.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Belgrade, and Serbia must maintain it’s tighrope walk between reliance on Russian support (and natural gas) and its declared desire to join the European Union.
A euroskeptic bloc within the European Parliament has collapsed. A Latvian member has pulled out of the group, breaching an EU rule that at least seven countries must be represented in a parliamentary faction.
Airport screening for incoming passengers from Ebola-affected countries is being discussed by EU health ministers in Brussels in a bid for consistency. Three of the union's 28 members are already carrying out checks.
ASEM, the Asia-Europe Meeting, has been taking place for the past 18 years, but it has rarely been in the spotlight. Concrete decisions are rare. Ukraine is one of many issues set to be discussed on the sidelines.
Iran's parliament speaker says the West should push for a nuclear deal and stop focusing on how many nuclear centrifuges Tehran has, to build goodwill and confidence. More negotiations are expected later in the day.
The casing around the ruined nuclear reactor at Chernobyl is crumbling, causing a renewed radioactive contamination risk. A new cover for the site is under construction - but the project is running out of funding.
Germany's foreign intelligence agency says its review of the crash of a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 in Ukrainian has concluded it was brought down by a missile fired by pro-Russian separatists near Donetsk.
When over 300 refugees drowned off the coast of Italy last October, the incident prompted widespread outcry and promises to save more lives. But 12 months later, the fates of the survivors show just how broken Europe's refugee system really is.
Ever since Matteo Renzi became Italy's new prime minister, officials in Berlin and Brussels have had newfound belief that Italy's deep-seated economic problems are being tackled. But that won't happen until the country stops deceiving itself.
No other region in Spain receives as much European Union funding as Andalusia. But do the projects being funded make sense? Questions are mounting about the efficacy of the subsidies -- and about their potential for feeding corruption.
In an interview, Finnish Prime Minister Alexander Stubb, 46, discusses relations with neighboring Russia and his country's flirtation with NATO. He says Finland will make a decision "without asking for permission."
In an interview, 84 year old Sobibór survivor Philip Bialowitz discusses the importance of the recent discovery of the death camp's gas chambers and his risky escape from the Nazis in 1943.
Earlier this month, 500 people, mostly refugess from the Gaza Strip, drowned when their ship sank in the Mediterranean. It was the worst such tragedy in a summer full of them. SPIEGEL traveled to Gaza and Crete to find out what happened.
European asylum policy is a messy compromise that has led to vast suffering on the EU's external borders. But having become used to our prosperity, we wouldn't have it any other way.
Every year, some 30,000 people attempt to climb Mont Blanc, the highest peak in the Alps, and a shocking number die on the mountain. The reason, say locals, is overcrowding, foolhardiness and a lack of respect for the White Lady.
Along the frontiers between Spain and Morocco, Greece and Turkey and Hungary and Serbia, the EU is deploying brutal methods to keep out undesired refugees. Many risk everything for a future in Europe and their odysseys too often end in death.
Catalonia wants to join Scotland in holding an independence referendum. But the Spanish constitution doesn't allow for secession. Nationalists in Barcelona are prepared to push the vote through anyway.
The fragile cease-fire in Ukraine appears to be holding, but President Vladimir Putin still has the upper hand. Increasingly, it looks like he intends to establish a Russian protectorate in eastern Ukraine.
The debate over Germany's insistence on euro-zone austerity has flared anew as an ailing France continues to demand economic stimulus. The European Central Bank may now be siding with Paris, leaving Merkel looking increasingly alone.
Traveling through Scotland, you might think the result of September's independence referendum is a foregone conclusion. "Yes" signs are everywhere. But surveys tell a different story and many who are wary of the hype.
With fears of Moscow growing after its intervention in Ukraine, NATO member states in Eastern Europe would like NATO to direct a planned missile-defense system against Russia as well. The calls have divided the military alliance.
As the Ukrainian army closes in on Donetsk, shelling in the metropolis has become much more frequent -- and deadly. Many residents have left, but those who remain seem unsure what to make of the conflict. Resignation is widespread.
President Vladimir Putin made himself immensely popular among Russians by annexing the Crimean Peninsula. But with the situation in eastern Ukraine volatile, it remains unclear how the move will ultimately be judged. A trip through Crimea provides some answers.
Not long ago, only a few people would make the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. Now, over 200,000 people a year spend several grueling weeks along the route. Traditionalists turn up their noses at the crowds, but the rewards are still vast.
There's an eerie silence at the MH 17 crash site in eastern Ukraine, even as a civil war and propaganda battles rage around it. Few here seem concerned that the investigation into the tragedy could influence future ties with Europe.
It took the shooting down of a Boeing jet carrying almost 300 people before the EU agreed on the first true economic sanctions against Russia. The Americans want further action, but it is impossible to know if punitive measures can sway Vladimir Putin.