Not long ago, European dairy farmers built out their operations with dreams of worldwide export. But demand has shrunk, and millions of cows are now producing milk that nobody wants. Farmers are paying the price.
Many dairy farmers work long hours though their pay is dropping and a growing number of farms are going bankrupt. They have a low opinion of subsidies. DW's Jan Walter spoke to a dairy farmer in western Germany.
Zurich Insurance Group has said its former chief executive Martin Senn has taken his own life. Senn is the second top executive at Switzerland's largest insurance provider to kill himself in less than three years.
German airline Lufthansa has announced it's suspending its three weekly flights to the country's capital. The decision comes amid growing concern about Venezuela's worsening economic situation.
Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen has said an interest rate hike would 'probably' happen "in the coming months." But it would depend on whether the United States economy continued to grow at a fast enough clip.
The US Commerce Department has revised up first-quarter GDP growth for the world's largest economy. But despite the improvement on the first estimate last month, output slowed in the January-March period.
Shanghai Leishang Cosmetics has said it was sorry over the controversy caused by a racist ad for one of its products. Having caused a major stir on social media it might be too little, too late.
The Niger Delta Avengers have attacked again. After community leaders expressed support for the militants' third attack this month in the oil-rich but desperately poor region, fears grow that oil production will suffer.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is again being courted by Greece as the debt-hit country seeks growth opportunities. Talks with Greek leaders are expected to focus on energy and trade.
Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier has advocated lifting economic sanctions on Russia, under certain conditions. Western countries needed to keep up the pressure on Moscow by enforcing "intelligent" bans, he said.
For months, the Brits have threatened their fellow EU members with a Brexit that could destabilize the entire European Union. But guess what: That probably won't happen.
The number of foreigners traveling to Turkey in April dropped massively as a series of terrorist attacks in Istanbul and elsewhere has caused tourists to stay away, hitting a main money spinner for the country.
Munich has topped a list of German regions ranked according to economic prospects and quality of life. New research shows that historically lagging cities in the east are catching up, while the west is sliding backwards.
Angry voters are turning to right-wing parties, but their sentiments are left-wing. Whatever elites believe, right-wing frustration is rampant in today's democracies, and spreading, says DW's Alexander Kudascheff.
Both sides of Brexit debate accused of misleading the public.
Anti-government demontrators take to the streets in South Africa to protest corruption.
Nigeria's economy is built on oil, but normal Nigerians don't reep the benefits.
According to German media reports Europe's biggest carmaker wants to build its own factory for batteries
Japanese consumers are starting to turn away from nuclear energy in favor of renewables
The "bus-way" transporter is a new vehicle for mass transportation. It is part subway, part bus and can transport up to 1200 people. "Bus-way" is now going on display in China.
The white variety of asparagus, German expats in the UK and the specter of a British exit from the European Union - don't worry, DW's London correspondent Gerhard Elfers helps you establish a link between the three.
Milk prices have collapsed in Germany. Farmers now earn only 20 cents per liter - not enough to cover costs. Cow manure used to produce biogas is now more valuable than milk.
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Fuel efficiency is good for the environment, but it also saves airlines money. That doesn't mean the price of travel is falling. But it does mean a lot energy goes into advancing jet engine technology.
Scandal-hit German carmaker Volkswagen announced a full year operating loss of 4.1 billion euros ($4.6 billion) for 2015 on Friday, after its earnings took a huge hit from costs arising from Dieselgate.
Volkswagen (VW) and US authorities have reportedly reached a framework deal to settle the German carmaker's emissions scandal. The deal is said to include payments to US customers and an offer to buy back VW cars.
In the first quarter of 2016, Volkswagen (VW) continued to lose ground in European car markets as its sales continued to perform below the market average in the wake of its emissions cheating scandal.
Volkswagen's top executives have agreed to a "significant reduction" in their annual bonuses this year as Germany's largest car maker recovers from the fallout of its diesel engine-rigging scandal.
Seeking to move past its Dieselgate scandal and catch up with the rapidly changing auto industry, VW is focused on a brighter, more nimble future. It wants to hand its brands more power and boost their cooperation.
Germany’s transport ministry has found 30 car models to have conspicuously high amounts of carbon emissions, and higher levels of fuel consumption than their manufacturers have indicated, according to media reports.
The German government is offering buyers up to 4,000 euros to buy an electric car as part of a scheme to subsidize electromobility. But critics on both sides have their doubts about the new incentive. Ben Knight reports.
A month after Mitsubishi first admitted industrial scale falsification of fuel economy data, its president is stepping down. The move comes only a week after the company was forced to sell a 34 percent stake to Nissan - Mitsubishi stock having fallen 40 percent during the scandal.
Eurozone ministers reach agreement on bailout for Greece - Intelligent Robots Changing Industry
Eurozone ministers reach agreement on bailout for Greece - Robots of the future change the labour market
They call it a "major breakthrough": The 19 eurozone finance ministers have agreed on a fresh 10.3 billion euros in bailout money and debt relief for Greece. Negotiations were tough and contentious, according to diplomats.
Eurozone finance ministers have struck a deal allowing Greece to access a fresh round of bailout money, after a marathon round of talks. Negotiations were tough and contentious, according to diplomats.
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