German Catholics are disappointed with their church; many consider it reactionary. The main reasons are the way the church has treated cases of abuse by priests and the Pope's extremely conservative views.
Germany's new interior minister has polarized the country with his statements on Islam. But although he has opened up an important debate, he is going about it in exactly the wrong way, says DW editor-in-chief Ines Pohl.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is seeking to reform the so-called "Weimar Triangle" of Germany, Poland and France. Maas told Warsaw officials that eastern EU states should take a leading role in Brussels.
Considered to be German television's most important awards, the 2018 Grimme Prize winners have been announced. Among the record-breaking number of winners were the hit TV series "Babylon Berlin" and "Dark."
Germany's new coalition government wants to make Africa a priority, and is promising more private investment and development aid. For many, these are the same empty promises of the past.
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