From the rise of Hitler and the Third Reich to the Wehrmacht and the Holocaust, DW takes a closer look at the darkest chapter in German history from 1939-1945.
Market researchers have said they expect German consumers to spend even more at the beginning of next year as employment in the country remains robust. But low yields on savings are also part of the equation.
It came without warning: fans and music critics alike were caught unawares by the release of Beyoncé's fifth studio album - on iTunes. The release forges new territory.
The European Union's top long-term credit rating has been downgraded by the agency Standard & Poors, citing what it called lessening cohesion. The dip to AA+ coincides with an EU summit in Brussels.