Politicians debate life after reunification. Despite lower wages and higher unemployment, the general consensus is that east Germans are better off than they were. With improved conditions, they’ve even gained seven years of life expectancy.
Gender inequality was seemingly enshrined into Germany's reunification treaty, leaving divorced women from the former East living their retirement in poverty. But with a new government comes new hope.
The increasing tension between Russia and the West has some experts asking whether Germany should change its famously patient approach to dealing with the Kremlin. The key to a new strategy may lie in domestic policy.
Israel's army has reported that a Palestinian man plowed his car into a group of people in the occupied West Bank, killing two Israeli soldiers. The motorist fled the scene but was later detained and taken to hospital.
The story of Western intervention in the seven-year Syrian civil war is one of missed opportunities. In responding to such conflicts, the West must learn from its past mistakes, says DW's Kersten Knipp.
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