From human smuggling to forced labor, from skateboarding to the Peaceful Revolution, DW takes a closer look at the history and legacy of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), known as East Germany.
US software giant Microsoft has sued the South Korean electronics corporation Samsung over an alleged violation of smartphone patents. But it says it wants its partnership with Samsung to continue.
Ukraine's defense minister and a NATO representative in Kyiv have denied DW reports that the Ukrainian army has been using ballistic missiles against pro-Russian separatists in the country's east.
US President Barack Obama has conceded that Western sanctions have not had their desired effect on Russia. Meanwhile, British Prime Minister David Cameron has called on NATO to increase its presence in Eastern Europe.