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.
Iraqi Kurds have hailed a decision by Germany's cabinet to supply them with arms to help in their fight against jihadist militants. But some German politicians are calling for a parliamentary debate on the matter.
Humans and Neanderthals may have coexisted in Europe for up to five millennia, according to new research. Refined carbon dating methods indicate that the modern man did not simply replace his hominid cousin.
In its digital agenda, the German government has detailed its goals for improved data protection. The dream of a fully secure Internet, however, is an illusion, says IT expert Sandro Gaycken.
Germany's traditional state churches see that they need to make changes if they want to stop shrinking. Some are looking to the non-state churches for inspiration with practices like small group Bible studies.