The United Kingdom joined the European Union 40 years ago - back in 1973. But over the past four decades, enthusiasm for the EU project has waned among the British electorate. Many Brits are worried that too much power is going to a corrupt, undemocratic, bureaucratic Brussels - and the crisis in the eurozone, and a large influx of immigrants, have added to their fears.
The current Conservative-led coaltion government under David Cameron wants to renegotiate its ties with Europe. But many on the right are calling for even more radical action, arguing that the UK should leave the EU entirely.
DW looks at the arguments on both sides and assesses the likelihood of Britain leaving the EU altogether.
King Salman of Saudi Arabia has left his luxury French Riviera holiday home. Local officials said a beach that was controversially closed for the visit is due to reopen to the public.
German film director and actor Til Schweiger has announced plans to convert a former barracks into a refugee home in central Germany. The award-winning film-maker has persistently called for more empathy for refugees.
Back from Syria and charged with fighting for the "Islamic State," the German Ebrahim B. no longer has illusions of "five-star jihad" and now advocates against extremism. His trial begins on Monday.
There are lots of open air parties and cultural events going on here in Germany during the summer months. Here are three highlights for the week-end.