A German-Canadian joint venture is hoping to strike it rich by drilling for oil in the beautiful but economically depressed countryside outside of Berlin.
Storms see mass evacuation of North Sea oil rigs - ASEAN launches latest economic community in Asia - German companies hope for a bonanza in Iran
DW has followed celebrations across the globe. As the world welcomed in the new year amid heightened security, celebrations were overshadowed by a deadly armed attack on an Istanbul nightclub.
The recycling experts Angelika Mettke and Walter Feess will receive Europe's most generous environmental protection award from German President Joachim Gauck. They found a new way to combat the throwaway mentality.
Unpaid wages and a flagging economy have zapped the morale of the Kurdish fighters manning the front line against the "Islamic State" in Iraq. Desertions are starting to thin the ranks, reports Florian Neuhof from Irbil.
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