After the German parliamentary elections, Europe is watching to see how the new government shapes up.
The Christian Democrats made unprecedented gains in the recent election, while the Free Democrats failed to make it into parliament; the Social Democrats slightly improved their poor showing of last time, the Left party lost votes but ended up third largest party, while the Greens' influence has waned.
DW provides an in-depth look at the results, and what happens next.
The International Monetary Fund has said it would not participate in a new bailout for the debt-stricken eurozone nation until Athens and its creditors take difficult decisions on debt relief and economic reforms.
Oil prices worldwide have been falling for the past year. And the return of oil from Iran - following its landmark nuclear deal - is expected to put further pressure on the prices. DW examines the global oil market.
Lobbyists from the farming and newspaper sectors worked hard to win exceptions to Germany's minimum wage, it has been revealed. But the employers' representatives don't think it did them much good.