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US strikes Islamic State in Syria

10:53 23.09.14
The US and other nations, including Arab states, begin air strikes against Islamic State militant targets in Syria, the Pentagon says.

Israel murder suspects shot dead

10:59 23.09.14
Two Palestinians suspected of the abduction and murder of three Israeli teenagers in June have been killed by Israeli forces, Israel's military says.

China jails Uighur academic for life

10:46 23.09.14
A Chinese court jails Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti for life for separatism, his lawyer says, in a verdict a rights group calls "deplorable".

Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels

04:21 23.09.14
The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.

Algeria militants seize French man

10:27 23.09.14
Militants linked to Islamic State have seized a French tourist in Algeria and demanded an end to French air strikes in Iraq, France confirms.

HK students gather for park protest

10:53 23.09.14
Hong Kong students gather in a park in front of government offices, on the second day of a week-long pro-democracy protest.

'Crucial' climate talks set to begin

10:09 23.09.14
World leaders including US President Barack Obama are holding what they say is a crucially important summit on climate change at the UN in New York.

Floods hit north-east India states

07:21 23.09.14
People in India's north-east are told to move to higher ground as heavy monsoon rains triggers floods and landslides, killing at least 10 people.

China exporting 'tools of torture'

08:06 23.09.14
A growing number of Chinese companies are exporting "tools of torture" such as electric shock batons and spiked metal batons, Amnesty says.

Fireworks blast at China factory

08:26 23.09.14
An explosion at a fireworks factory in China has killed at least 12 people and injured 33 others, local government officials say.

White House intruder had ammo in car

00:50 23.09.14
The man who broke into the White House on Friday had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car, officials say.

Row over Galapagos tortoise's body

23:33 22.09.14
A dispute has broken out between Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands over where the preserved body of a Galapagos giant tortoise should be housed.

NZ leader wants 2015 flag vote

10:46 22.09.14
Re-elected Prime Minister John Key says a referendum on whether to change the national flag of New Zealand could be held next year.

Hannah police issue arrest warrant

18:37 22.09.14
Police searching for a missing British-born student in Virginia issue an arrest warrant for a man they believe is the last person to see her.

US student killed by black bear

22:49 22.09.14
A New Jersey university student was killed after being mauled by a black bear, in what official called an extremely rare attack on a human.

Venezuela launches disarmament plan

13:44 22.09.14
Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro invests almost $50m in an initiative to disarm civilians, in an effort to cut down on the country's high murder rate.

New toxic mine spill in Mexico

04:14 22.09.14
The Mexican authorities have issued a new alert about a toxic spill into a river from a copper mine run by the mining giant, Grupo Mexico.

Sierra Leone hails Ebola lockdown

21:11 22.09.14
Authorities in Sierra Leone say a three-day curfew aimed at containing the Ebola outbreak has been a success and will not be extended.

JS Kabylie given two year Caf ban

19:27 22.09.14
Algerian club JS Kabylie are banned for two years from continental tournaments over the death of Albert Ebosse.

BHP Billiton to cut 700 coal jobs

09:39 23.09.14
BHP Billiton and Mitsubishi plan to cut 700 jobs at a joint coal mining venture in Australia because of tough market conditions.

Ghani praises Afghan vote deal

20:41 22.09.14
Afghanistan's President-elect Ashraf Ghani hails the "first democratic transfer of power" as a "big victory" that may secure peace.

Salmond to make voting age call

02:38 23.09.14
Alex Salmond is to address Holyrood for the first time since Scotland rejected independence and is expected to call for the voting age to be lowered.

Scientists debate sea-ice trends

23:14 22.09.14
Researchers meet in London to discuss sea-ice trends, as the Arctic reaches its summer low extent and the Antarctic pushes on to another record high.

Second video of UK hostage released

11:07 23.09.14
A second video has been released showing British journalist John Cantlie, who is being held hostage by Islamic State (IS) militants.

Cameron to hold IS talks with Iran

11:00 23.09.14
David Cameron is to meet Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to persuade his country to join international action against Islamic State militants.

Miliband: Give me decade to fix UK

11:14 23.09.14
Labour leader Ed Miliband will set out a 10-year plan to make Britain a "world class country" in his final conference speech before the general election.

Tesco fast-tracks new finance chief

10:08 23.09.14
Troubled supermarket giant Tesco says its new chief financial officer, Alan Stewart, is joining the company immediately, more than two months earlier than originally planned.

US crackdown on overseas tax deals

02:01 23.09.14
The White House announces new treasury department measures aimed at stopping companies avoiding US taxes by merging with overseas firms.

Jimmy Choo to float shares in London

09:51 23.09.14
Designer shoe maker Jimmy Choo announces plans to list its shares on the London Stock Exchange.

Arab Bank liable in terror attacks

00:37 23.09.14
A US jury finds Jordan-based Arab Bank liable for providing material support to Hamas, ruling the bank must provide victims of two dozen terrorist attacks with compensation.

Man Utd£100m off title - Neville

09:43 23.09.14
Manchester United need two more transfer windows of heavy spending to contend for the title, says ex-defender Phil Neville.

Andy Murray regrets tweet fallout

10:40 23.09.14
Andy Murray speaks publicly for the first time about comments he made on the eve of the Scottish referendum.

Tuesday's gossip column

09:51 23.09.14
Manchester City keen on Everton youngster Ross Barkley, Man Utd want Ron Vlaar and Real Madrid target Chelsea's Ramires, plus more.

Lion King 'most successful show'

20:14 22.09.14
Musical The Lion King takes more money at the box office than any other stage show or cinema release.

Downton Abbey return seen by 8.1m

15:09 22.09.14
The first episode of the fifth series of costume drama Downton Abbey is watched by an average audience of 8.1m on ITV.

Maze Runner leads US film chart

11:18 22.09.14
Young adult sci-fi adaptation The Maze Runner debuts at the top of the US box office chart.

VIDEO: White House intruder 'had ammo'

08:16 23.09.14
US authorities say Omar Gonzalez, who broke into the White House on Friday evening, had 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in his car.

VIDEO: Thousands of Kurds flee Syria

01:19 23.09.14
Mark Lowen speaks to refugees on Turkey's border with Syria, as the Turkish government says more than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have crossed over in the last three days to try to escape IS militants.

VIDEO: Sharp rise in Malaysia dengue deaths

03:50 23.09.14
The number of people dying from dengue fever in Malaysia has more than tripled this year compared with 2013, with 250 cases being reported daily.

VIDEO: Rockefellers to divest fossil fuels

09:20 23.09.14
The Rockefeller family, which made its fortune from oil, is to sell its investments in fossil fuels and put money into clean energy.

VIDEO: 'Every parent's worst nightmare'

17:35 22.09.14
The parents of missing Virginia University student Hannah Graham appeal for help as the search for their daughter continues.

VIDEO: Blair: 'Boots on ground' to defeat IS

04:57 22.09.14
Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair has told the BBC that IS militants will not be defeated until they are fought on the ground.

VIDEO: HK protests: 'We have to fight'

15:37 22.09.14
Thousands of students in Hong Kong have converged on a university campus to begin a week-long boycott of classes.

VIDEO: Climate change in global spotlight

11:36 22.09.14
Street protests demanding urgent action on climate change have attracted hundreds of thousands of marchers in more than 2,000 locations worldwide.

New battle for Ukraine's wounded

09:23 23.09.14
Ukraine's wounded forced to fight for artificial limbs

Why Pakistan's militants can still strike at will

09:43 23.09.14
Pakistan's militants on back foot but still lethal

How lasers revealed a lost city in the jungle

03:14 23.09.14
How lasers have revealed an ancient city beneath the forest

Families of missing weigh plea risks

02:38 23.09.14
Do appeals for hostages' release help or hurt their chances?

Yemen's road to democracy uncertain

23:53 22.09.14
Yemen's road to democracy far from clear

Nicolas Sarkozy sets out to woo French voters

19:37 22.09.14
Can the ex-president's comeback succeed?

Biggest models on twitter are...

17:36 10.09.14
With New York Fashion Week well underway, most of us won't have the luxury of seeing the shows from the FROW (fashion front row).<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/I8IWjjz8vaQ" height="1" width="1"/>

Making home shopping hip

17:34 10.09.14
Mindy Grossman has been the driving force behind making the Home Shopping Network both hip and profitable.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/Km2jzR7AMUc" height="1" width="1"/>

Can this headband keep you calm?

17:30 10.09.14
Imagine a gadget that knows your mind better than you do.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/NJMbKsFQdwY" height="1" width="1"/>

Breeding kamikaze mosquitoes

20:58 17.07.14
The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is just two to three millimeters long but its impact is devastating. Of the thousands of mosquito species, this one bears primary responsibility for one of the world's deadliest and fastest growing diseases.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/dh23hFN-SlE" height="1" width="1"/>

Incredible tech inspired by biology

20:58 17.07.14
When the body comes under attack by flu, dendritic cells rush to the site of infection and identify the alien forms attacking it. Millions raise the alarm and the immune system is fired into action.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/h9piJ6mTb4A" height="1" width="1"/>

A house made of sand and bacteria

20:58 17.07.14
Peter Trimble found his formula through trial and error. A design student at the University of Edinburgh, he was aiming to produce an artistic exhibition for a module on sustainability, when he stumbled on "Dupe," a living alternative to concrete.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/ZWCPR1zaxqM" height="1" width="1"/>

Nature's underwater neon lightshow

13:39 16.09.14
Happy-snapping tourists have struggled to capture bioluminescence -- where a chemical reaction causes certain organisms to emit light -- in all its ethereal glory.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/r6GIdFe4Mhw" height="1" width="1"/>

NASCAR: Gone in 12 seconds

13:39 16.09.14
During a NASCAR race, drivers do hundreds of laps at speeds of more than 300 kilometers per hour. But the seconds spent during a pit stop -- changing tires and refueling the car -- may be the most crucial moments of any race.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/RrEuZu1fsII" height="1" width="1"/>

Submarine that found a lost H-bomb

16:39 12.09.14
Staring out of the glass viewports, three people sit silently in the metal sphere as it continues its descent hundreds of meters below the ocean's surface. The journey will take over an hour and the lights in the little submarine have been turned off.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/gbzJAnLZ7sg" height="1" width="1"/>

What next for UK's Cameron?

13:49 19.09.14
David Cameron has had the narrowest of political escapes. Success for the "Better Together" campaign has saved him from catastrophe: he will not, after all, live on in history as the Prime Minister on whose watch the Scottish nation chose to leave the United Kingdom. But serious questions will now be asked in his party and in the country about his future.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/nIn6zxve_Hg" height="1" width="1"/>

3D art, paid for by you?

12:54 19.09.14
This company creates 3D optical illusions. But when the banks didn't believe in it, it found another way to raise money.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/SapSgb9JlP8" height="1" width="1"/>

Open doors to hidden spaces

12:54 19.09.14
Open House festivals allow snooping in homes and landmarks normally closed to public<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/HOjPh7pCKxw" height="1" width="1"/>

Richard III's bones reveal...

18:50 22.09.14
Researchers at the University of Leicester have used modern forensic analysis to reveal that Richard III suffered 11 injuries at or near the time of death, according to a study in The Lancet.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/_PCGnd3haSw" height="1" width="1"/>

Mapping disruption economy

17:59 19.09.14
We are increasingly comfortable with strangers sleeping in our beds, nibbling our leftovers, and taking our prized possessions for a spin. Growing numbers of us are willing to serve as bank, teacher or travel agent to people we have never met, and entrust them to serve us in turn.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/Ulogt_8eNk8" height="1" width="1"/>

Who's fittest - F1 star or triathletes?

14:50 19.09.14
Take the fittest driver in Formula One and test him against two of the world's leading triathletes in a high-performance laboratory -- you might be surprised by the results.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/gTGZ68NIf1Q" height="1" width="1"/>

How the UK fits together

10:10 19.09.14
What's the deal with the United Kingdom?<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/-uEu3OhK1xU" height="1" width="1"/>

Skeletons found 'holding hands'

17:11 18.09.14
Even death couldn't part two skeletons excavated from a lost chapel in an English county, found with their fingers entwined.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/QpR4aW2ZWGE" height="1" width="1"/>

Is Putin using ISIS to win?

12:40 18.09.14
Sometimes geography gets in the way of power politics. Just when you thought that Ukraine was miles away from Syria, bang -- you find out that they're actually bordering each other.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/7F_8YlwNR68" height="1" width="1"/>

The world's sexiest accents

12:29 18.09.14
The Scots are talking a lot this week -- perhaps you've heard a little something about an independence referendum -- and that makes us happy.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/MtQAnRKWdOA" height="1" width="1"/>

LFW: Good, bad and bizarre

05:17 19.09.14
London, the birthplace of mod style, Saville Row and punk, has long since earned its reputation as the world's most exciting and experimental fashion capital.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/VzlJsAYiBls" height="1" width="1"/>

Will women join home of golf?

16:04 18.09.14
The referendum on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom is not the only vote about to be made north of the border.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/RJpBeOXTAp8" height="1" width="1"/>

Can this house an entire city?

16:06 18.09.14
Ambitious plans for a "city in the city" skyscraper that could house apartments, offices, shops and parks have been revealed.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/RviL7rElRY0" height="1" width="1"/>

Futuristic fashion

17:11 18.09.14
Now that everyone is a smartphone owner, fashion and technology, traditionally uncomfortable bedfellows, are coming together like never before.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/J5cYfUOtRhw" height="1" width="1"/>

Protests erupt in Moscow over crisis

18:58 22.09.14
Several thousand people in Moscow took to the streets Sunday to protest the war in Ukraine and how the Russian government has handled the crisis there, CNN has learned.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/qzndNMhs_9A" height="1" width="1"/>

Is the 'real' Istanbul disappearing?

03:16 22.09.14
Artists and migrants are moving out as once-crumbling neighborhoods go upscale.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/JMBJypKCK-A" height="1" width="1"/>

Millionaire water toys

18:51 22.09.14
Personal submarines, jetpacks, even 'walking boats.'<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/WSw8yCmCvhk" height="1" width="1"/>

'No' vote: Relief for UK allies

12:55 19.09.14
The news that Scotland has rejected independence from the rest of the United Kingdom -- by a relatively close 55-45 margin -- has reassured financial markets and many governments across the world.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/9hlMifKXTWc" height="1" width="1"/>

Future of urban street design

18:52 22.09.14
The future of urban mobility may be one where motorists, pedestrians and cyclists act as one.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/L_ZtMtzXypo" height="1" width="1"/>

Racism row after Balotelli 'LOL' tweet

19:40 22.09.14
Racist abuse on social media shows no sign of diminishing in European football after British police launched an investigation into abusive tweets sent to Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/8Tx2myxa6GE" height="1" width="1"/>

Pope Francis rebukes militant groups

06:26 22.09.14
During a trip to the mostly Muslim nation of Albania, Pope Francis rebuked militants who act in the name of religion, saying no one can act as the "armor of God."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/IsarGdb6Opg" height="1" width="1"/>

Five people suspected in terrorist activities arrested

18:56 22.09.14
Five people, including a married couple, have been arrested in Europe on suspicion of terrorist activities, a senior Belgian counterterrorism official with knowledge of the case told CNN Sunday.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/81m5yNnVrJ4" height="1" width="1"/>

Tony Blair: West must fight not only ISIS, but its ideology

17:02 21.09.14
When Tony Blair heard British aid worker David Haines mention the former prime minister prior to his beheading, it strengthened his resolve to fight ISIS, he said Sunday.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/nOrRDcArmQI" height="1" width="1"/>

Tropical Storm Fung-Wong hits Taiwan

19:39 22.09.14
Tropical Storm Fung-Wong continues to bring more rain than wind as it moves across Asia.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/Cjhuhyl-TCA" height="1" width="1"/>

Ryder Cup: Pride, pressure, ping pong

14:37 22.09.14
Pressure is inescapable in the cauldron of Ryder Cup competition -- pressure and ping pong. The world's best golfers need to blow off steam during the sport's ultimate team event, and table tennis is a popular stress-reliever off the course.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/92YftZ_kNDA" height="1" width="1"/>

Henning's wife: Please let him go

18:21 21.09.14
The wife of British hostage Alan Henning pleaded Saturday with ISIS to release him, describing her husband as a "peaceful, selfless man."<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/EmoFi3hfVXc" height="1" width="1"/>

Russia 'sends third truck convoy into Ukraine'

03:18 21.09.14
A third Russian humanitarian-aid convoy crossed the Ukrainian border Saturday and is moving to an unspecified destination in southeastern Ukraine, Russia's state-run Itar-Tass reported.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/gGGzctKQmnc" height="1" width="1"/>

Dozens of Iraqi refugees land in Paris aboard flight

03:18 21.09.14
A group of 150 Iraqi refugees arrived at a Paris airport Saturday aboard a French aircraft that had delivered aid to the war-ravaged nation.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/rss/edition_europe/~4/DJW5j-oRGdo" height="1" width="1"/>

French national kidnapped in Algeria by'IS'offshoot

22:06 22.09.14
Officials in Paris have confirmed that a French citizen was kidnapped in Algeria. In a video from the captors, a man appears, saying he is the hostage, urging an end to French airstrikes against"IS"targets.

EU: Erasmus gives Europe opportunity, love and babies

20:40 22.09.14
The Erasmus program has given Europe a million babies. A study of the 27-year-old student exchange showed that over a quarter of people who took part had met their current life partner during their studies abroad.

Eastern Europe expert: Ukraine faces a frozen conflict

18:35 22.09.14
Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russia separatists have created a buffer zone as part of a ceasefire agreement. Expert Joerg Forbrig tells DW that Kyiv now faces an unresolved, frozen conflict in its eastern region.

EU health ministers meet on Ebola response

16:38 22.09.14
European officials are meeting in Milan to assess their resources to fight Ebola. They hope to plan a coordinated response to the most widespread outbreak of the virus in known history.

Ukraine troops prepare withdrawal amid holding ceasefire

14:31 22.09.14
Ukrainian officials say government troops are preparing to pull out artillery and heavy armored vehicles from an agreed buffer zone. This comes as a fragile truce imposed on September 5 appears to be holding.

'Without France, Germany is on its own in Europe'

04:21 22.09.14
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls'visit to Germany isn't an easy one given that Franco-German relations are strained to say the least. Ulrike Guerot calls for more understanding from Berlin.

Anti-war protesters march through Moscow

18:52 21.09.14
Thousands of demonstrators have marched through the Russian capital of Moscow to protest Russia's reported participation in the Ukraine conflict. Fighting in Donetsk has died down following heavy overnight gunfire.

Pope Francis condemns religious extremism during Albania visit

13:33 21.09.14
In remarks made during a brief trip to Albania, Pope Francis has condemned the use of religion as a pretext to justify violence. He praised the country for promoting the peaceful co-existence of different faiths.

Pope Francis arrives in Albania on a flying visit

10:24 21.09.14
Pope Francis is in Albania on a visit intended to promote interfaith harmony. He is to meet with heads of a number of religious communities during his 11-hour stay.

Opposition calls protests, but Russian public opinion largely pro-Putin

20:14 20.09.14
For the first time in six months, opposition activists in Russia have called on people to join peace marches against Moscow's Ukraine policies and its propaganda machine. But there is little appetite for protest.

Top NATO commander says Ukraine ceasefire is'in name only'

19:57 20.09.14
NATO's top military commander has called the truce between Ukraine's military and pro-Russia separatists a'ceasefire in name only.'US General Philip Breedlove said Russian forces were still operating inside Ukraine.

UK pledges£12m to France to tackle Calais immigration

19:46 20.09.14
The UK government has pledged£12m (15 million euros) in a bid to control the growing number of illegal immigrants attempting to cross the English Channel from Calais to Britain.

Pressure on'buffer area'amid Donetsk explosions and third Russian convoy

16:09 20.09.14
Despite preparations for the newly-agreed'buffer area,'Russia appears to be straining new peace plans after sending a third convoy to the Ukraine border. Explosions continue to be heard around rebel-held Donetsk.

Opinion: EU sigh of relief over Scotland could be misplaced

12:48 20.09.14
Sighs of relief all round in Brussels after Scotland's independence vote - but why, you may ask? Scotland has shown how independence movements can pay off for regions seeking more autonomy, writes DW's Max Hofmann.

Belgian media: several terrorism attacks'prevented'

12:33 20.09.14
Belgian authorities have reportedly foiled attacks by jihadist fighters returning home from Syria and by sympathizers of the"Islamic State."Several arrests have been made, according to a Belgian newspaper.

Queen Elizabeth II urges unity in UK after Scotland referendum

22:23 19.09.14
In a request for"mutual respect and support"between Scots, Queen Elizabeth II has urged for unity in the UK in light of Scotland's vote against independence. She had previously declined to comment on the referendum.

Catalan regional parliament passes law for independence vote

20:22 19.09.14
Catalonia's regional parliament has passed a law authorizing a non-binding"consultation"on independence from Spain. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has vowed to block the vote at all costs.

Defeated Scottish National Party leader calls it quits

17:53 19.09.14
Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond has resigned as leader of the SNP and as Scotland's First Minister after losing Thursday's historic independence referendum.

Ex-President Sarkozy plans political comeback in France

17:30 19.09.14
Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has announced his return to French politics. According to a Facebook post, the ex-head of state is setting his sights on UMP party leadership in time for the 2017 presidential election.

Separatists across Europe still feel vindicated

17:18 19.09.14
After a close'No'vote for Scottish independence, many governments in Europe breathe a sigh of relief. But other regions are now calling for a referendum.

Europe's Original Sin: What Asylum Policy Says about the EU

18:27 22.09.14
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.

'Snow! Snow! Get Moving!': The Lethal Lure of Mont Blanc

15:20 11.09.14
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.

Europe's Deadly Borders: An Inside Look at EU's Shameful Immigration Policy

12:24 11.09.14
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.

V for Victoria: Catalans Want Independence Too

12:04 10.09.14
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.

Putin's New Russia: What the Future May Hold for Eastern Ukraine

17:23 08.09.14
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.

France and Friends: Merkel Increasingly Isolated on Austerity

17:41 03.09.14
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.

'Yes' or 'No'?: A Divided Scotland Confronts Independence Vote

11:21 27.08.14
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.

Baltic Fears: NATO Debates Directing Missile Shield against Russia

12:16 25.08.14
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.

Battle for Ukraine: An Inside View of the Surreal Donetsk War Zone

19:19 19.08.14
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.

Russia's Soul: What Crimea Says about Putin's Future

13:31 13.08.14
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.

Pilgrims Inc.: Soul Searching and Commerce on the Way of St. James

11:24 07.08.14
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.

Europe's Ground Zero: Fairy Tales and Fabrications in Eastern Ukraine

11:33 30.07.14
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.

The Wake-Up Call: Europe Toughens Stance against Putin

16:14 28.07.14
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.

The Muslims of Tromsø: Ramadan in the Land of the Midnight Sun

17:17 25.07.14
During Ramadan, Muslims fast until the sun goes down. But what if you live in a place where there is no sunset? The believers in Tromsø, Norway spent years searching for a solution to that conundrum. Now that they have found one, new problems have arisen.

A Tour of France: Examining the New Sick Man of Europe

18:30 23.07.14
The TV images of the Tour de France show an idyllic country, but behind the gloss is a nation where fears of decline are prompting people to vote for the far right. A trip along the route of the world's most famous cycling race reveals the deep uncertainty ailing the French.

US Loses Patience with Europe: Washington Wants Tough Russia Sanctions

13:01 22.07.14
Following the downing of the Malaysia Airlines flight in eastern Ukraine, calls are growing in Washington for tough sanctions against Moscow. Many European governments are still hesitating, paving the way for the next big trans-Atlantic row.

Opinion: Watch Out for Little Green Men

18:52 07.07.14
When Moscow-backed troops appeared in Crimea earlier this year, the media dubbed them the "Little Green Men." Now NATO members should ask themselves how they will respond if the soldiers begin appearing in Estonia and Latvia too.

Yearning for Change: Italian Diplomacy Just Got Younger

12:39 04.07.14
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi promised change for his country. His new foreign minister, Federica Mogherini, embodies the desire to shake things up. Just 41 years old, she lacks extensive experience, but is full of confidence.

Russian Riddle: EU Can't Agree on a Natural Gas Strategy

18:13 24.06.14
European leaders agree that the Ukraine crisis has made natural gas supplies from Russia precarious. Yet they are divided over what to do about it. Poland wants a new European energy union, but others seem to be in no hurry.

Ukraine: Cossacks Thought To Be Behind Observer Kidnappings

12:08 23.06.14
Western diplomats believe that leading Cossacks could be behind the abduction of two teams of OSCE observers in eastern Ukraine, SPIEGEL has learned. A leading Cossack in the Russian parliament could have the power to free them.