China's once booming economy looks to have gone bust. Even so, the government in Beijing has set ambitious economic goals. But China's millions of migrant workers could be among the big losers - and perhaps even German exports, too.
In its latest assessment and forecast for the world economy, the International Monetary Fund has been the bearer of some rare good news. Yet, while the global economy is enjoying strong growth, challenges remain.
Although US President Donald Trump has appreciated Pakistan's efforts in securing the release of a US-Canadian couple, experts say it is yet to be seen whether Islamabad is serious about defeating Islamists.
Portugal's shoemakers have built a reputation for quality in an industry dominated by low-cost producers. As DW's Jochen Faget finds out, despite intense competition the production lines are still humming nicely.
Nearly two years after the Kaesong industrial park was shut down in protest at Pyongyang's nuclear program, output resumes as North Korea seeks new ways around international sanctions. Julian Ryall reports.
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