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A coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives? No thanks! That's how the regional SPD conference in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt voted, against its own leaders. Sabine Kinkartz reports from Wernigerode.
Under new rules for the oldest profession, prostitutes in Germany required to register themselves. However, authorities in the city of Hamburg believe only a fraction there have done so.
Emergency management officials have said an alert warning a missile was on its way to Hawaii was a "false alarm." The error caused a stir on social media and panic among the island chain's residents.
Gunmen claiming to belong to Colombia's ELN rebel group have kidnapped an oil engineer in the country's north. The government this week suspended peace talks with the guerrillas following a string of recent attacks.
The FPÖ, which was formed in the 1950s by former Nazis, is a junior member of Austria's right-wing government. The government wants people to withhold judgment until it can announce its policies.
Former-FIFA official Mohamed Bin Hammam has admitted he received a payment from a FIFA World Cup organizing committee account after the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany. However, he denied the money was a bribe.
Germany's government is concerned that proposed changes to EU asylum rules will force it to take in significantly more refugees in the future, according to Der Spiegel. The reforms would also void any caps on refugees.
The two Koreas have agreed to discuss Pyongyang's plan to send an art troupe to perform at this year's Winter Olympics.
Several stores belonging to Swedish clothing company H&M have been attacked and trashed by members of Economic Freedom Fighters. They were protesting an advert by the firm widely seen as racist.
No candidate will win the necessary 50 percent of the vote to avoid a second-round runoff vote in two weeks. Current Czech President Milos Zeman is likely to face a pro-Western academic in the second round of voting.
No candidate will win the necessary 50 percent of the vote to avoid a second-round runoff vote in two weeks. The Czech president is likely to face a pro-Western academic in the second round of voting.
The US ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Hoekstra, initially tried to side-step questions about his inflammatory and false statements. But as pressure mounted for him to come clean he eventually relented.
Ursula von der Leyen had to scrap her last visit due to political deadlock in Berlin. Germany is reportedly preparing to roll back its role in the fight against "Islamic State."
A Rohingya rebel group says 10 Rohingya Muslims found in a mass grave in December were not its members. The Myanmar military has admitted to killing the 10 people, claiming they were militants.
A rescue team has found the bodies of two people on the burning Sanchi oil tanker in the East China Sea, after another body was found Monday. The rescue team was also able to recover the ship's data and video recordings.
The US president has threatened not to renew sanction waivers that make up a key part of the deal. Tehran says it will "not accept any change" to the internationally recognized agreement.
Polls have opened for a second day in the first round of voting in presidential elections. President Milos Zeman was confronted by a topless protester as he placed his vote on Friday.
The German journalist has called on Berlin to "stand up for the victims of human rights violations" in Turkey. A court has blocked Tolu from leaving Turkey pending a trial over alleged membership in a terror group.
African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for "a retraction and an apology" from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly described them as "s***hole" countries. Trump has denied using the phrase.
A new EU banking directive, PSD2, comes into force Saturday, making online transaction costs for credit cards a thing of the past. But the directive could also have greater implications for the banking sector.