From human smuggling to forced labor, from skateboarding to the Peaceful Revolution, DW takes a closer look at the history and legacy of the former German Democratic Republic (GDR), known as East Germany.
The UK is set to cut spending on social care, renewable energy and local government, finance minister George Osborne has announced. In a surprising move, the government gave up on cutting tax credits that help the poor.
Vladimir Putin has accused Turkey of financing terrorism after a Russian jet was shot down. Turkey says the plane violated the country's airspace but Moscow maintains it remained within Syria at all times.
Hungary rid itself almost entirely of migrants by building a border fence. It also deemed entering the country without permission a crime. Daniella Cheslow reports from the trial of a Syrian refugee in Szeged, Hungary.