While Germany tightens up its policies on allowing new migration into the country, German armed forces have stepped up efforts to arrest human traffickers - especially those ferrying migrants across the Mediterranean.
State prosecutors in the city of Tübingen have begun investigating whether right-wing activities took place at a farewell party for special forces in the Bundeswehr. It is the latest scandal to rock the German army.
Germany and Austria's interior ministers have accused private initiatives to save refugees in the Mediterranean of intentionally working with people smugglers. The accusation has sparked outrage and may not even be true.
Germany's Bundeswehr has supported a UN mission in Mali for nearly four years. DW takes a look at what it does there and the mission's role within Germany's larger Africa and Sahel strategy.
Family members and dignitaries including Germany's defense minister paid tribute to soldiers who died in a helicopter crash. They'd been conducting surveillance as part of the UN peacekeeping mission in war-torn Mali.
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