Fugitive American whistleblower Edward Snowden met with Russian rights activists at Moscow airport, in his first appearance since he went underground last month. He said he had again requested asylum in Russia.
Religious minorities in Russia often face persecution. A Russian pastor's family had to flee Sochi. Now they hope they can live in Germany.
DW looks at the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, entering the Bundestag as the third largest party. Its main appeal is its opposition to Angela Merkel's open-door policy toward migrants.
US officials have confirmed that last year the Russian government tried to hack voting machines in some states for the 2016 presidential election. Some officials found out only Friday their states were on the list.
Angela Merkel and the CDU have moved away from conservative positions and the SPD has disenchanted working class voters. In the German election the difference between right and left has become blurred.
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