Less than a million people live in the small kingdom of Bhutan - hidden between China and India. On Saturday Bhutan holds its second parliamentary elections after shifting to democracy in 2008.
Translating Germany's political parties into American equivalents is a difficult but revealing proposition. Where would Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, fall in the German landscape? DW maps it out.
If this election is anything like the last three, Germans will vote, and Angela Merkel will become chancellor. Even so, the race is still not over, and many exciting questions remain unanswered, writes DW's Dagmar Engel.
Germans see their country on a more favorable path than other Europeans see theirs, according to the Bertelsmann Foundation. With a meager 13-percent satisfaction rating, Italy ranks as Europe's most pessimistic country.
The German parliament's upper house sharpened traffic-related punishments, including a prohibition on face coverings while driving. It's being seen as a ban on burqas and niqabs — and one Muslim organization isn't happy.
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