Bonn is a city of roughly 310,000 inhabitants and is located in the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia. It lies south of Cologne, on the Rhine River.
Founded as a Roman settlement, Bonn has been known more famously in recent memory as the birthplace of composer Ludwig van Beethoven and as the capital of West Germany from 1949-1990. It was the main seat of the German federal government until 1999. This is a collection of DW's latest content on the Federal City of Bonn.
This year, DW's Freedom of Speech Award was given to the journalists of the White House Correspondents' Association. They are "establishing a new benchmark in reporting about the policies of the new US administration." WHCA president Jeff Mason received the prize at DW's Global Media Forum in Bonn.
German police have released three British men whose conversation prompted an Easyjet pilot to make an emergency stop in Cologne. After examining their phones, authorities now believe "there was no actual threat."
The presence of fossil fuel lobbyists at UN climate conferences is hardly new, but the issue caused quite a stir at the climate talks in Bonn this week. Developing countries, environmental groups and NGOs called for fossil fuel lobbyists to be excluded from climate meetings altogether. DW's Charlotta Lomas spoke to Jesse Bragg, media director at Corporate Accountability International.