Angela Merkel's visit to Kyiv is a gesture of solidarity. And it is a particularly important one for her Ukraine audience, the most extreme of whom had feared that a "Merkel-Putin pact" was in the making.
Germany has upset Qatar, with one of Angela Merkel's ministers saying the Gulf monarchy was funding the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" terror group, and another attempting some sensitive World Cup wordplay.
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.
Angela Merkel has presided over a time of great influence and economic success. Germany has assumed a more prominent role in the world - and its unassuming chancellor has become a political heavyweight.
DW looks at the life of Germany's chancellor as she turns 60.
From Kosovo to Afghanistan, German military deployments overseas have been the subject of much discussion. An unthinkable concept after World War Two, sending German soldiers to foreign lands evolved into a reality.
Germany’s announcement that it was ready to arm Iraqi Kurdish fighters against IS was neither expected nor demanded by the US. And yet it's a welcome boost for the Obama administration - and also helps Berlin.
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.
Never before have so many foreign students studied in Germany, while one in three German students goes abroad. Education Minister Johanna Wanka says Germany is more welcoming than its reputation implies.
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.
On this edition of Germany Today we find out how a school in Berlin is helping children from Sinti and Roma families learn German; meet a pilot who specializes in what's called "cloud seeding", and visit an indoor campsite.
A DW special on youth in Germany - from World War I to the present.
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