Greeks on Sunday will vote in a referendum against a backdrop of shuttered banks and growing rancor. The only certainty is continued uncertainty, as Pavlos Zafiropoulos writes from Athens.
India hasn't studied caste data since 1932, when the country was still under British rule. The latest census from the country paints a bleak picture of life in rural India, with the majority living in extreme poverty.
Volatility caused by the Greek crisis has knocked two percent off the value of the world's top 100 companies, according to Ernst and Young. The UK audit firm's new study says German firms have suffered particularly.
The US company has ordered its French drivers to hang up their keys pending a ruling on the ride-sharing service's legality later this year. The startup said it fears for the safety of its drivers and passengers.
China's securities market regulator CSRC has pledged to crack down on suspected market manipulation after Chinese shares tumbled again. The week's losses in Shanghai totalled more than 10 percent.
The energy giant has announced a multi-billion-dollar settlement, potentially ending years of legal fighting over the environmental damage and human suffering caused by the worst marine oil spill in US history.
Two major health care providers in the US are set to merge after Aetna bought rival Humana. The health care sector is in the midst of restructuring after the last legal obstacles to Obamacare were removed.
The German parliament has passed long-awaited legislation to regulate politicians' switch from politics to business. Lobby Control's Timo Lange welcomed the law, but told DW it does not go far enough.
Workers in Germany earned more in real terms in the first quarter of 2015 than at any time since 2008. The rise in income was buoyed by low inflation, though the new minimum wage also seems to have played a part.
North German wind park developer Prokon went bankrupt in January 2014. Now, in a gesture of commitment to a green energy future, its investors have voted to retain ownership by turning it into a cooperative.
China has acted as an ATM for Greece, dispensing money whenever Athens was strapped for cash. But Beijing is slowly losing its desire to work with the Tsipras government, writes DW columnist Frank Sieren.
With Greek banks closed, Greece is temporarily something of a cash economy.
The ECB has flooded eurozone banks with cheap money in hopes to spur lending for credit-starved businesses. France is one country where the ECB's asset-buying program has a noticeable effect.
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As Greece reels from the impact of a severe financial crisis, Greek expats in Bonn feel for their compatriots back home, but are reluctant to take sides.
Germany has committed to shutting down the last of its nuclear reactors by 2022. Now an expert panel says the country needs a long-term plan to shut down its coal-fired power plants, too. It's hugely controversial.
The International Energy Agency has issued key recommendations for how to combat climate change, including promoting renewable energy. It's something of an about-face for the formerly pro-nuclear group.
There can be many reasons for switching to renewables. Lowering emissions, cutting dependence on suppliers and saving money are among them. Now the Bundeswehr is convinced too - and is doing its bit.
DW spoke to Frauke Thies of Solar Power Europe at Intersolar Europe, the world's leading solar exhibition, to see how much progress solar has made in the past years and where we are headed in the future.
Alexis Tsipras has urged his people to vote against fear and economic "death" in Sunday's referendum. He says Greece's future in Europe is not at stake. But many remain confused about what they'll be voting on.
Approaching the #Greferendum on Sunday, pollsters say the race between 'yes' and 'no' is too close to call. Are there other ways to gauge the mood of the Greek electorate ahead of this decision?
In a public plea to his country to remain calm, PM Alexis Tsipras has again urged Greeks to vote "no" in Sunday's referendum. At the same time, a major financial lifeline has declared Greece to be in default.
The common European currency is holding its own during the ongoing Greek crisis. But will it continue to hold up?
Runaway inflation, a shrinking economy. Brazil is in a full-on crisis. Carmakers and their employees have been hit especially hard, because around a fourth of the Brazilian economy depends on the auto industry. Some ten thousand employees have been laid off already.
Turkey's thriving auto industry has been hit by one of the worst strikes in years. A wave of strikes began last week in the country´s largest car plant, the Renault factory in Bursa.
Japanese auto parts giant Takata has doubled the number of vehicles in the US being recalled due to the company's defective airbags, sending the firm's shares plunging in Tokyo on Wednesday.
Self-driving cars run by Google have been involved in less than a dozen accidents over the past six years, the Internet search behemoth has said, with none of them caused by the driverless vehicles.