German flagship carrier Lufthansa has decided to outsource its IT infrastructure unit to IBM to save costs. It said that while who the buyer was was now clear, specific contract conditions still had to be agreed.
A project is underway in Essen in which alcoholics are paid in beer to clean up the city's streets. The idea is to help drug addicts pick themselves up and rejoin society. DW went to Essen to see how it's working out.
Five emergency room staff have been sacked at a German hospital for posting humiliating photos of patients online, a spokesman for the clinic in the western city of Aachen has confirmed.
The federal government must now inform parliament on arms exports as soon as they are approved or banned, but Constitutional Court could be bolder, says DW's Martin Muno.
Germany's highest court has ruled that the government is not obligated to inform parliament about prospective weapons deals in their early stages. The ruling stems from a Greens party appeal for greater disclosure.
According to the German Federal Office for Statistics, 70 percent of families have a "classic structure" of married parents with a least one child. Since 1996, the number of single-parent families has risen by 6 percent.
A German newspaper has reported that the government is developing a special aircraft designed to transport Ebola patients. At present, only the US has planes equipped for the task.
A book of candid interviews with former Chancellor Helmut Kohl is to be published this week against his will. He said Angela Merkel "couldn't eat with a knife and fork," and that Gorbachev left a forgettable legacy.
In the autumn of 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. DW looks back at how it happened.
Berlin's Social Democrats have overwhelmingly backed Michael Müller to succeed Klaus Wowereit as the German capital's next mayor. Müller still has to be nominated at a party convention and elected by the city parliament.
DW's Berlin columnists - all English-speakers who have lived in the German capital for many years - bring you an insider's perspective on cultural life in one of the world's most vibrant cities.
The place where Thomas Raufeisen was unfairly imprisoned and interrogated is today his place of work. As a witness who experienced this prison first hand, he guides visitors through East Germany's central remand center.
Rarely does one need "stars" to rate the amenities awaiting refugees, but exceptions are being made in Cologne. The city is looking to turn a luxury hotel into a refugee asylum.
In this episode: police patrols checking campers on the highway; fashion label Sorgenkinder's plans for the future; and a portrait of jazz legend Coco Schumann.
A DW special on youth in Germany - from World War I to the present.
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