Europe

German Chancellor Merkel experiences boost in ratings

Opinion polls in Germany suggest Angela Merkel and her party are heading for a clear win in Sunday's general election. The German chancellor is unchallenged within her party, and her position among world politicians is equally high.

Europe

Can Germany's Schulz make a comeback against Merkel?

Leader of Social Democratic Party is projected to win 22 percent of the vote in Sunday's federal elections in Germany.

Germany election: Martin Schulz profile

US & Canada

Trump signs new order to expand North Korea sanctions

Latest measure bans foreign banks and businesses doing any trade with Pyongyang to curb its nuclear missile programme.

Trump signs new order to expand North Korea sanctions

Africa

Odinga: Kenya's presidential vote results 'manipulated'

Presidential hopeful praises top court's decision to order fresh Kenyan election after claims of manipulation.

Odinga: Kenya's presidential vote results 'manipulated'

Europe

EU urged to resettle refugees directly from Middle East

Greek asylum chief says bloc should take in refugees straight from the Middle East to prevent undocumented migration.

Politics

Angela Merkel: Germany's iron chancellor

If she wins the upcoming elections, Angela Merkel could be on track to become Germany's longest-serving chancellor.

Angela Merkel: Germany's iron chancellor

Asia Pacific

Japan deploys missile interceptor to Hokkaido

Japan has sent an anti-missile system to the northern island of Hokkaido.

Africa

Sudan and South Sudan reach trade deal increasing oil production

The governments of Sudan and South Sudan have signed an agreement to allow border trade between the two countries.

US & Canada

California to sue Trump administration over US-Mexico border wall

The US state of California has filed a lawsuit to block plans to build a wall along the US-Mexican border.

Opinion

Yemen: Is Saleh's alliance with the Houthis breakable?

On the third anniversary of Sanaa's capture, Saleh's unholy alliance with the Houthis may be nearing its end.

Gamal Gasim

by Gamal Gasim

Gamal Gasim

Europe

Catalan leader accuses Spain of 'totalitarian' actions

President Carles Puigdemont denounces detentions of high-ranking regional officials in the run-up to independence vote.

Inside Story

UNGA: What is Donald Trump's message to the world?

The United Nations hosts its 72nd General Assembly which is US President Donald Trump's first.

Africa

Kenya court slams electoral body for nullified vote

Judges say election process was neither 'transparent nor verifiable' but dismiss opposition claims against Kenyatta.

Europe

Schulz fails to make headway against Chancellor Merkel

With just a few days to go before Sunday's elections, SPD contender faces mounting criticism for his campaign.

US & Canada

Ex-Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under investigation

As Donald Trump addressed world leaders at the UN headquarters in New York City, back in Washington, DC the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia revealed new developments.