Booming domestic demand in Germany is helping the national economy to weather the slowdown in foreign demand resulting from weaker growth in China.
Yet exports remain a pivotal factor in Europe's powerhouse, driven by an artificially low euro exchange rate. This page collates recent DW on Germany's and other nations' export figures.
Halting exports of fuel to North Korea could bring the nation to a halt within months, but can China and Russia be trusted to fully implement sanctions? And how would Pyongyang react? Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.