Thirty-year-old Markus Kaarma has been convicted of deliberately killing a German exchange student in Montana. Kaarma had argued he shot the teenager in self defense during a home invasion.
Germany's government has agreed to send up to 100 Bundeswehr troops to northern Iraq. The soldiers, who will not be involved in combat, will train Kurdish forces fighting the "Islamic State" group.
According to Germany's National Office for Statistics, one in five Germans are affected by poverty or social exclusion. Across Europe, the outlook is considerably worse, with almost a quarter of the population at risk.
A court in the northern German city of Lüneburg has ruled that a suspected former Auschwitz guard will be tried in spring 2015. The 93-year-old is charged with 300,000 counts of accessory to murder.
Germany's far-right National Democratic Party has lost a case it brought against Families Minister Manuela Schwesig over disparaging comments. This follows their defeat in a similar case against the president.
15,000 people have marched through the eastern German city of Dresden in an anti-Islamization demonstration. The march was the largest yet for the far-right populist PEGIDA movement.
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.
PEGIDA protestors gathered in Dresden for the biggest anti-Islamization demonstration to date. In Bonn, the far-right protesters were outnumbered by anti-PEGIDA demonstrators shouting "Nazis out!"
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.
Winter has arrived and so, slowly but surely, has the snow - in most ski resorts. But which ones are open and how much snow exactly is there in the German ski resorts? The Bergfex app provides answers on this and more.
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.
A DW special on youth in Germany - from World War I to the present.
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