Germany's new interior minister has polarized the country with his statements on Islam. But although he has opened up an important debate, he is going about it in exactly the wrong way, says DW editor-in-chief Ines Pohl.
Women earn on average 21 percent less than men in Germany, making March 18 the country’s Equal Pay Day. It’s a symbolic representation of a very real discrepancy. Here’s what you need to know about the occasion.
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.
The newly appointed interior minister has again caused controversy by calling for tighter internal border controls, just as the EU wants them to be eased. The EU was failing to control the external border, he said.
A blast at a munitions disposal plant in eastern Germany has claimed one life. Emergency crews have recovered the body of a man, thought to be an employee.
"Surpluses show that our products are in demand," the chancellor has said. Her economy minister is set to visit Washington shortly in a bid to avoid President Trump's much-maligned tariffs.
Thousands of Kurds have staged peaceful protests in Hanover against Turkey's offensive in Afrin and Germany's foreign arms sales. The rallies came as violence over Afrin has spiked inside Germany in recent weeks.
The Virgin Mary on an underpass wall? The face of Jesus on a fish stick? True believers have pointed out such "miracles" in unlikely places, but religious authorities say to treat holy apparitions with skepticism.
Feeling abandoned by government prompted some in downcast German and French regions to vote far right in 2017, researchers say. Anti-migrant, anti-Islam or anti-Europe election slogans hardly figured in their decisions.
The increasing tension between Russia and the West has some experts asking whether Germany should change its famously patient approach to dealing with the Kremlin. The key to a new strategy may lie in domestic policy.
Chancellor Merkel led the response to the new interior minister's remarks, saying the 4 million Muslims living in Germany and their religion belong in the country. SPD ministers called for practical integration measures.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is seeking to reform the so-called "Weimar Triangle" of Germany, Poland and France. Maas told Warsaw officials that eastern EU states should take a leading role in Brussels.
Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron have said the reform plan must confront the challenges posed by Brexit and rising populism in the EU. The two leaders also commented on Russia's alleged nerve agent attack in Salisbury.
Berlin is walking a fine line in the row between London and Moscow over a nerve agent attack on an ex-spy. Germany has accepted Russia was "probably" behind the attempted murder but stopped short of direct confrontation.
A year ago, Brexit looming, Tamsin Walker became one of thousands of Brits to apply for German citizenship. Six months into her dual nationality, she reflects on what it feels like to be Deutsch.
Berlin police have carried out a series of raids, only this time against a member from its own ranks. A German officer is suspected of taking kickbacks from drug dealers in exchange for information on police operations.
Patients' data used when German services rush to emergencies lay unprotected in the internet until recently, says the magazine c't. Its disclosure coincides with a lengthy German debate about electronic health cards.
The French president wants to further centralize the eurozone. While Germany backs reform, Berlin is reluctant to support a "transfer union" that would see it pay more than it gets. DW examines what's on the table.
From six-game winning streaks and missed penalties to tooth operations and living corpses, here is the best of the news, statistics and quotes from Matchday 27 in the Bundesliga.
The Leipzig Book Fair is currently attracting literary fans. The Saxon city of Leipzig is supposed to be the better Berlin. Young, trendy, in a mood of departure and refreshingly unfinished. We'll check it out.
Carnival parades in Germany give satirists a prominent platform to demonstrate their art. But the messages they convey are often anything but subtle.
Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term in office, but the election race did not see a clear winner. Coalition building may prove interesting.
Does Germany have a world-class cultural scene? We look at 10 popular myths about culture in Germany and see how they stand up to the facts. It's not an easy task in a place where culture is considered holy.
Berliners produce a lot of trash. Too much of it ends up on the streets, says Gero Schliess.
Important topics in a nutshell. Thirty-eight tips for understanding Germany and the Germans.
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