Russian economic sanctions against Turkey in response to the downing of a Russian warplane are harming Turkish businesses. Hardest hit is Turkey's tourism industry, which has seen a sharp drop in visitors from Russia.
After the recent Singapore summit between North Korea and the US, Russian President Putin has issued an invitation to Kim Jong Un. A senior official met with Putin hours before the World Cup opening ceremony.
Germany and the US remain allies, but Donald Trump's failure to endorse the G7 communique is the latest in a string of recent disagreements on key policies. DW takes a look at the most contentious issues.
Every day new sanctions are announced, imposed or lifted. Small to medium-sized businesses can easily lose track of the situation, but some start-ups are turning the knowledge gap into a business opportunity.
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