DW takes a look at why Russia seems to be favoring a return to its Soviet past - at least symbolically.
In the last few weeks, the US, NATO and the Kiev government have accused the Kremlin of looking to expand its borders to Soviet levels, a charge Russia denies on the international stage. But does Russia really want to return to the USSR? As Charles Maynes reports from Moscow, reminders of Soviet life and imagery are increasingly apparent in the Russian capital.
German airline Lufthansa has temporarily diverted its flights away from Iraqi skies. Earlier, several other airlines rerouted their flights due to concerns that militants in Iraq have weapons that can shoot down planes.
A private freight train has rammed into a EuroCity passenger line in the southwest German city of Mannheim, leaving dozens injured. There were no fatalities, according to authorities.
NATO tells DW reports are correct that the Ukrainain army has been using ballistic missiles against pro-Russian separatists in the country's east. But Kyiv denies these reports.
Political scientist Herfried Münkler is the first German in a long time to attempt an overarching analysis of World War I. DW talks with him about Germany's special role and the lessons from World War I.