The tug-of-war in the Ukraine continues. As Russia seeks to exert its influence in the former Soviet republic after successfully annexing Crimea, the EU and the US hope to anchor the country in the West.
The tug-of-war in the Ukraine continues. As Russia seeks to exert its influence in the former Soviet republic after successfully annexing Crimea, the European Union and the United States hope to anchor the country in the West. Tension is rising as tanks take over.
Many still hope international diplomacy will deescalate the growing crisis Ukraine and resolve questions over its national identity. But the escalation of violence on the ground in the eastern pro-Russian part of the counry is real and alarming. DW speaks with experts and analyzes the situation in its ongoing coverage.
The Gaza conflict between Israelis and Palestinians has led to a heated debate in Germany. After anti-Israel demonstrations, Jewish organizations are speaking out, saying "the old hatred of Jews" was back in Germany.
The country’s Federal Environmental Agency says the risk associated with fracking is too big. Ministries involved are pushing for an initial ban on the practice until 2021.
Spanish gross domestic product (GDP) added 0.6 percent in the second quarter, compared with the January-to-March period. It's the fastest rate since 2007, before the country slipped into recession.
Not only the Nazis, but also socialist East Germany systematically seized artwork from individuals to sell for valuable Western currency. A recent restitution case gives hopes to the heirs of the dispossessed collectors.