Protesters have tried to block a motorcade carrying North Korean dignitaries to the Olympic Games closing ceremony. The delegation is led by an ex-general thought to be behind a deadly attack on a South Korean warship.
Jean-Claude Juncker is set to visit six western Balkans states hoping to join the EU. With a possible accession date named, the trip is aimed at encouraging progress towards Brussels' mandated reforms.
The European Commission president should be cautious on his western Balkans tour to discuss the prospects of six states joining the EU. Expanding the bloc too quickly would be a mistake, says DW's Zoran Arbutina.
Sridevi Kapoor, one of the biggest names in Hindi cinema, has died after suffering a heart attack at the age 54. She was widely regarded as the first female superstar in India's male-dominated movie industry.
US Democrats have refuted an earlier Republican memo alleging bias in the FBI's Russia investigation. The text defends the FBI's surveillance of Carter Page, a Trump advisor and assumed Russian government agent.
Having taken almost 10 percent stake in Daimler, Geely directors plan to hold talks with German officials, sources say. The purchase is the latest in a long line of investments by Chinese firms in European companies.
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to approve a 30-day humanitarian ceasefire in Syria. Reports suggest that shortly after the vote, warplanes once again struck the rebel-held enclave of eastern Ghouta.
The Kurdish enclave of Afrin in Syria is under attack by Turkey. According to a Kurdish affairs expert, because Kurds can't rely on foreign powers, they have allied with the Assad regime purely out of self-defense.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry has said the US risks jeopardizing co-operation over North Korea. A terse response was issued after Washington imposed sanctions against a range of targets, including Chinese firms.
Experts from Egypt and Germany have found an ancient necropolis, containing more than 1,000 statues and eight tombs. It's the fourth major discovery in a year, and could eventually prove a much-needed boon to tourism.
Dozens of people were killed in twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital, Mogadishu, in what appears to have been a foiled attack on the presidential palace. Islamist militant group al-Shabab claimed responsibility.
A global money-laundering watchdog has given Pakistan a three-month reprieve to avoid its terror financing watchlist, which could pose serious economic challenges to the country. But can Islamabad avoid it permanently?
Syrian forces have launched a series of rocket attacks and airstrikes on the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta, where 500 civilians have been killed in the past week. A UN vote on a ceasefire has been delayed.
Taliban militants have killed at least 18 Afghan soldiers in an attack on an army post in western Farah province. An "Islamic State" suicide bomber killed two in Kabul as violence continues to spike in Afghanistan.
Three early morning blasts have rocked the capital city of Myanmar's restive northwestern Rakhine state, which has been at the center of a protracted conflict between the Buddhist majority and Rohingya Muslims.
Estonia's large Russian-speaking minority has long felt marginalized by Tallinn politicians, but as the country celebrates its centenary, change appears to be afoot. Isabelle de Pommereau reports from Narva.
A man has been arrested for the death of Joanna Demafelis, a Filipina maid found dead in a freezer in Kuwait City. The incident led Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to ban workers from traveling to Kuwait to work.
The US will move its Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in mid-May, coinciding with the 70th anniversary of Israel's founding. A top Palestinian negotiator has described the timing as a "blatant provocation."
A new indictment has accused former Trump aide Paul Manafort of paying some €2 million to European politicians to support a pro-Russian government in Ukraine. The lobbying group was led by a "former European chancellor."
The UN Security Council has delayed a vote on a possible 30-day truce in Syria to Saturday. Russia, the Syrian government's main backer, has said it is prepared to support such a deal given the right conditions.
The South African retired army colonel was a former adviser to Riek Machar, South Sudan's vice president-turned-rebel leader. Five years into South Sudan's civil war, thousands have been killed and 2 million displaced.