Sensor maker Sick and petrochemicals specialist Wintershall are two German companies finding opportunities in Russia.
In an official statement, Chancellor Angela Merkel has indicated that Germany is taking a new line towards Russia. DW's Ingo Mannteufel says Germany will stop accepting Russian pressure on its neighbors.
An interim deal has been reached in Geneva between Iran and international powers, temporarily curbing Iran's nuclear program in return for sanctions relief. But Israel remains skeptical and has denounced the agreement.
Ukrainian demonstrators continue to call for a new government, despite limited pro-EU assurances from the president. The scale of the protests in Ukraine has surprised politicians and experts in both the East and West.
The attack by Serbian extremists on the heirs to the Austrian throne on June 28, 1914 sparked what was called the "July Crisis" in Europe. A month later, World War I began.
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