A gunman has left one person dead and another three injured before shooting himself during an attack at a seniors' residential care home in the western German town of Hamm. The motive is not yet known.
The leaders of Germany's opposition have taken aim at the oft-touted victories of Chancellor Merkel's government. The grand coalition is making bad decisions, which will harm Germany's future, they say.
From 2016, women must hold 30 percent of corporate board positions in some of Germany's biggest listed companies. The agreement on a legal quota came after talks among Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition parties.
Some of Germany's Social Democrats have shown understanding with Russia's role in the Ukraine crisis. These members of the SPD party are only carrying on a long-time tradition of rapprochement.
The image of hard-working, cheerful women clearing the rubble of WWII from German streets is deeply ingrained in German minds. But it's only true to a certain degree, says German historian Leonie Treber.
A Swiss museum has accepted the bequest of a large trove of artworks belonging to reclusive German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. The inheritance comes with many strings attached.
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.
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.
On November 9, 1989, the Berlin Wall came down. DW looks back at how it happened.
The fight for Cornelius Gurlitt's infamous, Nazi-era art trove has escalated - and this just before the key players in the drama are set for a press conference meant to 'clarify' things.
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.
Berlin's East Side Gallery is hugely popular with tourists. We are offering you a chance to win special decorative tape, with pictures of the graffiti on this famous bit of Berlin Wall. Here's how to win.
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.
On this edition: We meet fashion students giving traditional regional costumes a modern twist and a chef who serves up gourmet meals for steelworkers. And in Berlin we pay a visit to a discussion group whose meetings revolve around death.
A DW special on youth in Germany - from World War I to the present.
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