International Roma Day on April 8 is not just about celebrating Roma culture, it also highlights the persecution and discrimination that Roma people face in all areas of life. DW looks at the past and present struggles of the Sinti and Roma.
German rights advocates are celebrating the dismissal of a prosecutor they say overstepped his bounds. However, some leading figures are saying it was the justice minister who went too far.
Latvians have protested government plans to accept 250 applicants for asylum over the next two years. More than 2,000 migrants have died crossing the Mediterranean between Africa and Europe this year.
The premier of the eastern German state of Saxony has announced plans to set up a special camp for refugees with little chance of being granted asylum. This comes as Germany grapples with a mounting wave of migrants.
The symbol of Germany's capital was visited by some 60 million people. No one could have predicted such a success story for the Fernsehturm when its construction began on August 4, 1965, at Alexanderplatz.