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Lesotho army rejects coup

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Don’t meddle, China warns

US-Haushaltsstreit Dollar-Notenpresse

Ecuador heralds currency

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US Open Tennis Angelique Kerber

No surprises in US Open tennis

Leverkusen players celebrate

Leverkusen come back

Donald Tusk

New EU bosses picked

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Calls for Russia sanctions

Golan Heights

UNDOF peacekeepers freed

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One Badie sentence commuted

Ukraine conflict

Disowned and forgotten

Captured Russian soldiers in Ukraine
(Photo: REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko)

A Russian parliamentarian and human rights observers are demanding Russia finally admit its own soldiers are fighting in Ukraine. The soldiers are risking their lives, they say, in an undeclared war.

A new NATO for an anxious age

A Ukrainian serviceman is seen next to a sight for a gun near Luhansk, August 26, 2014

In a guest piece for DW, Tate Nurkin of IHS Jane’s Defence, says NATO face huge tasks at its Wales summit. It must energize allies and tackle the Russian push into Eastern Europe as well as take a crucial longer view.

EU sanctions to stop Putin

EU members look to sanctions to stop Putin


Brok: EU lacks unified foreign policy strategy

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The European Union is in desperate need of a unified foreign policy as well as a strong foreign minister, veteran EU parliamentarian and foreign committee head Elmar Brok tells DW.

Arms Exports

The fight to keep small arms in the right hands

Troops at the German training facility
Photo: DW/Alois Berger

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called them weapons of mass destruction - small arms are responsible for the majority of violent deaths worldwide. The German army is now trying to limit their proliferation.


Peshmerga ‘only military capable of resisting IS’

Peschmerga fighters

Henner Fürtig, director of the GIGA Institute for Middle East Studies explains why the Islamic State was able to overrun Iraq and why supporting the Kurds may not be enough to stop them.


Refugees pour into Turkey

Child refugees from Syria

With civil war raging in Syria and IS-terrorists rampaging through Iraq, Turkey is struggling with a flood of refugees. Many have been integrated, but Turkish resentment is growing and many challenges remain.


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Private asylum

One conservative politician calls on private citizens to take asylum seekers into their homes.


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'Yes means yes,' on California campuses

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