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Kurdish insurgents halt militant activities in Turkey until November election

ImageThe Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) has declared a "state of inactivity" after months of attacks in Turkey. The organization cited the upcoming November election as the reason for suspending all offensive actions.


Thousands take to Berlin to protest EU-US TTIP accord

ImageTens of thousands have taken to the streets to demonstrate against a free-trade agreement between the EU and the US. TTIP, activists fear, would erode labor and environmental standards. Naomi Conrad reports from Berlin.

'Islamic State'

Russia, Syrian government forces ramp up fight against IS

ImageFierce fighting has taken place between Russia-backed forces and the "Islamic State." Various reports have suggested that the militant group has lost ground.

North Korea

Huge parade marks North Korean Workers' Party 70th anniversary

The isolated country is holding one of its biggest parties ever to celebrate the ruling party's creation in 1950. While no world leaders are attending, large crowds are thronging the streets of Pyongyang.


Violence spills into Gaza Strip amid deadly clashes between Israelis and Palestinians

Growing violence between Israelis and Palestinians has spread into the Gaza Strip. Deadly clashes and a series of stabbings have heightened fears of a new uprising.


Jewish leader 'disappointed' about German art exhibit of potential Nazi loot

German Culture Minister Monika Gruetters has announced that she hopes to put works from the trove of art accumulated by the late collector Cornelius Gurlitt on exhibition next year. But the show could feature Nazi loot.


Protesters, police clash at refugee homes in Germany

Police have been attacked by protesters at asylum seeker shelters in the German states of Saxony and Brandenburg. The overnight unrest comes after the government reported a massive increase in attacks on refugee homes.


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