Russia and the EU are doing business like never before. Trade between Germany and Russia for example reached a record high of more than 80 billion euros last year. Many of the goods are being shipped via the Port of Hamburg.
The shrapnel-laden homemade explosive device wounded at least 10 people in St. Petersburg, Russia's second city. Russia is on high alert for Islamist militant attacks.
German police have seized more than 7 metric tons of cocaine this year, according to federal police. Germany had been inundated by a "flood of cocaine" from South America, said a senior law enforcement agent.
Over the course of its history, Hamburg has steadily developed into one of the busiest ports in Europe. DW's Eesha Kheny spent two days exploring the ins and outs of the bustling cultural hub.
Former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder is controversially set to join the board of Russian oil and gas company Rosneft. Now a Russian broadcaster believes it has found dubious ties between Rosneft and the mafia.
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