Frank-Walter Steinmeier is Germany's Foreign Minister in Angela Merkel's coalition government.
In South Korea, Germany's president is seen as a symbol that reunification remains a possibility even in bleak times. Michaela Küfner reports from Seoul that Frank-Walter Steinmeier is trying to keep such hopes in check.
The German president has arrived in Amman ahead of a Middle East tour set to focus on refugees and regional conflict. Berlin recently delivered millions in military equipment to Jordan despite a pledge to the contrary.
A new measure in Frankfurt now requires those who sleep in public places to pay an on-the-spot fine. Homelessness in Germany has risen dramatically in recent years, with hundreds of thousands sleeping rough nationwide.
With the successful staging of "Fiddler on the Roof," the Komische Oper celebrates its 70th anniversary. For DW columnist Gero Schliess, the smallest of the three Berlin opera houses is particularly inspiring right now.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has held talks with SPD head Martin Schulz in an effort to break the country's political deadlock. SPD politicians have said there's no hurry to agree to another grand coalition.