German police officers rarely reach for their guns - for good reason. But when deadly shootings do occur, the victims are often part of an especially vulnerable group in society.
Germany's government has approved draft legislation that aims to crack down on crimes with racist motivations. The measure comes in response to law enforcement's failure to stop a neo-Nazi murder spree.
Some of the young soccer stars Angelo trains in his spare time go on to become big stars in Germany, like national player Mario Götze. For Angelo, though, it's important that they learn to become more than football players.
A WHO staffer who has contracted Ebola has arrived in Hamburg for treatment. The Senegalese epidemiologist is just one of many health workers who have contracted the deadly disease in West Africa.
Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit has announced that he plans to step down before the end of the year. The center-left Social Democrat has led Germany's capital for more than a decade.
Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit plans to step down at the end of the year, according to German media reports. The center-left Social Democrat has led Germany's capital for more than a decade.
Should you send weapons to warzones? Traditionally, Germany opposes this practice, but an exception is planned for Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq. Politicians are rushing to defend the broader principle, however.
The hot summer weather shouldn't be a reason to miss a night at the movies. In Germany, film buffs can choose from a number of open-air cinemas and enjoy all kinds of movies under a starry sky.
While history shows that the long-term consequences of delivering weapons to crisis areas are often difficult to predict, says expert Thomas Speckmann, there are some practical control mechanisms.
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 Marstall tent is the big newcomer at this year's Oktoberfest in Munich, representing the first new addition in decades. It will replace the Hippodrom whose owner was kicked out after being found guilty of tax fraud.
After hiking to the top, hikers in Bavaria can descend in small carts. Families, senior citizens and singles live in a special housing estate in Berlin. Every night, boats on the North Sea haul in hundreds of kilos of shrimp.
A DW special on youth in Germany - from World War I to the present.
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