Chancellor Angela Merkel has spoken with Chinese President Xi Jinping about steel overcapacity and the US threat of tariffs. They are to work on solutions through the G20 group of industrialized nations.
Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena has lifted a nationwide state of emergency imposed 12 days ago in a bid to quell Buddhist-Muslim clashes. Communal tensions are on the rise in the Indian Ocean's island nation.
After his decision to quit the International Criminal Court, Philippine leader Duterte has called upon other nations to follow suit. The ICC announced last month it was launching a probe into Duterte's brutal drug war.
The Chinese government has urged the US to "correct its mistake" regarding President Donald Trump's recently approved "Taiwan Travel Act," which allows unrestricted two-way travel for officials from the US and Taiwan.
Li Keqiang has kept the second-highest post in the Communist Party. Yang Xiaodu is set to lead President Xi Jinping's massive anti-graft campaign as head of the new National Supervisory Commission.
Khai was the architect of Vietnam's Business Law, which transformed the economy by creating a private sector. He was also Vietnam's first postwar leader to pay an official visit to Washington.
Southeast Asian leaders are gathering for the first ASEAN summit in Australia. But rights groups are calling on Canberra to talk about more than just economics at the Sydney meeting.
North Korea's top diplomat met with his Swedish counterpart in a surprise visit to Stockholm. The visit has led to speculation that the talks could lay the groundwork for a meeting between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un.
In an interview with DW, Reham Khan, the former wife of Pakistani politician Imran Khan, talks about her upcoming book, sexual harassment of female politicians in Pakistan and her plans to return to the country.
The mass murder of civilians at the hands of US troops in a South Vietnamese village in 1968 made My Lai a byword for American war atrocities and forced the US to look inward. What impact does its legacy have today?
Should Trump follow through on the tech tariffs, market analysts are worried about harsh retaliation from Beijing.
Multiple international organizations have expressed concerns about China's ballooning debt levels and shadow banking.
Filipinos have rallied at the Chinese Embassy in Manila to protest against two Beijing-funded dam projects that they say will occupy land, destroy environment and incur massive foreign debt on the Philippine government.
In an interview with DW, Indian feminist V. S. Elizabeth says that although the global #MeToo movement had an impact on India, it is still restricted to the educated middle class with an access to the Internet.
Pakistan's ruling Muslim League party has failed to win the chairmanship of the Senate. Analyst Nadeem Akhtar tells DW that despite the loss, ousted PM Sharif's party would continue with its anti-establishment politics.
Airport authorities and the airline have blamed each other for the accident that left at least 49 people dead. Monday's crash of a small Bombardier propeller plane is Nepal's worst since 1992.
Chinese authorities have reportedly detained a number of Uighur women who are married to Pakistani men in the South Asian country's northern Gilgit-Baltistan region. The move has angered the locals, Sattar Khan reports.
The Trump administration's protectionist measures have unsettled the plans of many Indian IT professionals.
Protests by tens of thousands of farmers in Mumbai shed light on the acute agrarian discontent among Indian farmers.
Good governance, speedy justice and an end to terrorism: Pakistani politician Imran Khan had promised to turn Khyber Pakhtunkhwa into a "model province" after the 2013 elections. Five years on, what has he delivered?
Macron pledged hundreds of millions of dollars for solar projects in developing countries at a summit in New Delhi.
On his first official visit to India, President Macron said he wants France to be India's best partner in Europe.
Balkrishna Doshi has won the Pritzker Architecture Prize, becoming the first Indian to win the highest honor in architecture. The 90-year-old architect has dedicated his life's work to empowering the poor.
A new government report on military and civilian engagement in Afghanistan makes no mention of progress. According to Berlin, the worsening security situation is severely hampering Germany's commitment to reconstruction.
In an exclusive interview with DW, Mohamed Nasheed, former president of the Maldives, accused incumbent president Abdulla Yameen of suppressing political opponents and supporting the North Korean regime.
The appointments will impact China's economic reform efforts and its drive to modernize its armed forces. The National People's Congress also confirmed appointments to the posts of finance, commerce and foreign minister.
The first-ever ASEAN summit in Australia has ended. Southeast Asian nations have called on North Korea to end its nuclear program and taken a firm stance against protectionism in view of Donald Trump's trade policies.
Demonstrators have rallied against Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and Cambodia's Hun Sen. The protests have overshadowed a regional agreement targeting terror groups' use of encrypted platforms.
US President Donald Trump has signed a law promoting official exchanges between the US and Taiwan. The move could further strain US-China ties.
German federal prosecutors have reportedly opened a probe into a top Vietnamese spy's role in an abduction in Berlin. The incident has caused a major crisis between Berlin and Hanoi.
Just 374 Rohingya refugees have been cleared by Myanmar authorities to return to their homes from their shelters in Bangladesh. Estimates put the number of the Rohingya who have fled at 700,000.
Previously exiled Myanmar citizens are returning to their native land armed with knowledge and skills to share with their countrymen and help rebuild the country. Ate Hoekstra reports from Yangon.
Stereotypical images of German bread, beer and sausages have begun to fade in Japan as imports of fine wines, quality meat and high-end chocolate and cocoa products rise. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
China is set to create new ministries and merge the banking and insurance regulators in the biggest revamp of its cabinet in years. It's another move to streamline administration and curb financial risks.
Singapore-based Broadcom's multibillion-dollar takeover of US chipmaker Qualcomm has been blocked by Washington. President Trump said there is "credible evidence" to suggest the takeover would "impair national security."
Myanmar's army is building up bases and roads in villages formally occupied by Muslim Rohingya, according to Amnesty. The report throws into doubt Myanmar's promise to securely repatriate thousands of Rohingya refugees.
The names of Abe, his wife and the finance minister were removed from a document linked to an alleged land-sale scandal. The cover-up could dent Abe's support.
Chinese lawmakers have passed a landmark constitutional amendment that removes presidential term limits. The move paves the way for President Xi Jinping to become president for life.
China says it does not want to initiate a trade war with the US following Trump's decision to impose import tariffs on steel and aluminum. It, however, vows to defend its national interests amid American protectionism.
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has led a somber ceremony in Tokyo to mark the seventh anniversary of the tsunami disaster. The tragedy killed some 18,500 people and triggered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.
A more aggressive and drug-resistant HIV subtype is behind skyrocketing HIV infection rates in the Philippines. Epidemiologist Edsel Salvana tells DW that the strain is threatening to spark a new epidemic.
South Korea has not received an official response from North Korea after it announced an invitation to direct talks.
US President Donald Trump has said he thinks Pyongyang will adhere to a promise to suspend missile tests.
Japan's prime minister has warned that North Korea's offer of denuclearization talks with South Korea and the US could be designed to buy time. Beijing urged the US and the North to hold talks as soon as possible.
The #MeToo movement is making slow - yet steady - inroads in male-dominated Japanese society and politics.
Chinese feminists fighting sexual harassment at universities face censorship and government crackdowns.
Joseph Zen, retired Hong Kong cardinal, is against a rapprochement between the Vatican and China. The appointment of bishops has been a thorny issue until now. Governments cannot appoint good bishops, says Zen.
The museum said it wished the Nobel Peace laureate "would have done something" to stop a brutal campaign against the Rohingya population. More than 40,000 people have been "lost" and presumed dead, according to a report.
News that North Korea is willing to hold denuclearization talks was even welcomed by US President Donald Trump. But his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in has sounded a note of caution.
The two Koreas have agreed to hold a joint summit and potentially denuclearize.
The two Koreas are talking and seem optimistic about ties but the North's nuclear arsenal might prove a thorny issue.
Kim Jong Nam was killed by a chemical warfare agent on the orders of the North Korean government, the US has concluded. Amid signs of improved inter-Korean relations, Washington has put new sanctions on Pyongyang.
In a DW interview, Saif-ul-Malook, the lawyer of Asia Bibi, a Christian woman sentenced to death in 2010 for committing blasphemy, says while international support for Bibi is encouraging, he is not hopeful for clemency.
The Indian government has urged officials to shun upcoming events commemorating the Dalai Lama's 60th anniversary of exile in India to avoid riling China at a time of rising tensions. Murali Krishnan reports.
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