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European Union to prepare new sanctions against Russia
EU leaders have agreed to prepare tougher sanctions that could be imposed on Russia within days. The concensus emerged after several hours of talks to decide how to respond to the deepening crisis in eastern Ukraine.

Poland's Tusk and Italy's Mogherini picked for EU top jobs
EU leaders meeting in Brussels have chosen Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk as the new European Council president. Italy’s Foreign Minister Federica Mogherini will head the bloc's diplomatic relations.

UNDOF staff freed from Syria rebels in Golan Heights
Several peacekeepers trapped in the Golan Heights are now safe. The men had come "under attack" by rebels in Syria’s civil war at a UN encampment at around 6 a.m. local time, and several peacekeepers remain in danger.

Clashes in Pakistan as protesters march to PM Sharif's official residence
Pakistani police have clashed with anti-government protesters in the capital Islamabad. The demonstrators are trying to march to the prime minister's house to force his resignation.

Cairo court eases sentence on Muslim Brotherhood Badie
A court has commuted the death sentence against the spiritual leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood. In this case, Mohammed Badie will get life in prison, but he has also been sentenced to death in another trial.

Lesotho army denies prime minister's coup accusation
The prime minister of Lesotho has accused the country's army of a coup, something the military has denied. Soldiers in the small African kingdom had seized control of the police headquarters.

Don't meddle in Hong Kong, China warns foreign countries
China says foreign powers need to back away from getting involved in Hong Kong's political affairs. It comes ahead of a Beijing ruling on the governance of the semi-autonomous city.

Tunisia recovers bodies of Syria migrants headed for EU
The bodies of scores of migrants have been recovered off the coast of Tunisia. They are believed to be people from Syria who drowned trying to reach Europe.

Schalke draw with Bayern in Alonso debut
Bayern celebrated the newly signed veteran midfielder Xabi Alonso's first start. But that was all they had to cheer about in Gelsenkirchen as plucky Schalke eked out a 1-1 draw despite a red-hot start by the Bavarians.

A new NATO for an anxious age
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.

Brok: EU lacks unified foreign policy strategy
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.

The fight to keep small arms in the right hands
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'
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 amid Middle East chaos
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.

PKK - from terrorist threat to ally?
The Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is banned in Germany. The EU deems it a terrorist group. Now, however, regarding the threat from 'IS,' some German politicians appear ready to begin discussions over reconsidering.

Housing asylum seekers in private homes
Many local governments in Germany are struggling to house the growing numbers of refugees. One conservative politician is now calling on private homeowners to take in asylum seekers.


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