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Berlusconi's Return: Italian Center-Right Trumphs in Mayoral Elections

Italy's center-right parties were the big winners in mayoral elections on Sunday, partial results showed, in a vote likely to put pressure on the …

German proverbs as visualized by US students

High school students in Chicago learning German were so inspired by DW's series of illustrated proverbs that they drew their own. Their take on the …

Language

NATO Can Fight Terrorism and Help Refugees

Saving lives in the Mediterranean would also help defeat Islamic State.<p>The North Atlantic Treaty Organization has now formally enlisted in the fight against Islamic State. It can begin by helping to stem the flow of refugees trying to reach Europe from North Africa.<p>This would be more than a …

North Africa

64 years later, the CIA finally released details of the coup in Iran

The approximately 1,000 pages of documents also reveal for the first time the details of how the CIA attempted to call off the failing coup — only to be salvaged at the last minute by an insubordinate spy on the ground.<p>Known as Operation Ajax, the CIA plot was ultimately about oil. Western firms …

South Asia

50 Years After War, East Jerusalem Palestinians Confront a Life Divided

JERUSALEM — The smoky alternative music club in downtown West Jerusalem was packed at 12:45 a.m. when a Palestinian hip-hop duo from East Jerusalem took the stage, rapping about the occupation, the police and love, among other things, mostly in Arabic.<p>The crowd, familiar with some of the lyrics, …

Israel

Jewish diaspora angry as Netanyahu scraps Western Wall mixed prayer plan

Decision to abandon landmark deal described as a ‘slap in the face’ and prompts charity to cancel gala event with Israeli PM<p>A high-profile body that liaises between Israel and the Jewish diaspora has reacted with fury at a decision by the Israeli prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, to in effect …

Israel