After the German parliamentary elections, Europe is watching to see how the new government shapes up.
The Christian Democrats made unprecedented gains in the recent election, while the Free Democrats failed to make it into parliament; the Social Democrats slightly improved their poor showing of last time, the Left party lost votes but ended up third largest party, while the Greens' influence has waned.
DW provides an in-depth look at the results, and what happens next.
Slovakia has opened a pipeline that is able to deliver gas from the EU to Ukraine as Kyiv grapples with Russian supply cuts ahead of the winter. The EU said a reverse-flow mechanism had been put into place.
Foreign companies are increasingly concerned they are being targeted by Chinese anti-trust regulators, a new study by the American Chamber of Commerce has found. The firms think anti-monopoly laws are unevenly enforced.
Bastian Schweinsteiger is due to take over the job of Philipp Lahm as Germany's new national team captain. Coach Joachim Löw has also announced his new assistant coach.