When the going gets tough, the rich in Russia go shopping, but as the economy worsens there will soon be more up for sale than just luxury goods. Fiona Clark reports from Moscow.
After the crash in Bavaria, train travel safety is a hot topic. The EU doesn't have common standards yet, but a system called ETCS is being developed. DW explains it and looks back at recent train disasters in Europe.
Seoul has said it's suspending the country's participation in an industrial park run jointly with North Korea. The move came in response to Pyongyang's nuclear test in January and the launch of a ballistic missile.
Within a generation, South Korea managed to transform its economy from one of the poorest to one of the richest in the world. At the heart of this change lies innovation. But can the country keep up with the competition?
Indonesia's president has unveiled plans for a "big bang" opening of his country's traditionally protectionist economy. Joko Widodo said restrictions on trade and foreign investment could be eased for nearly 50 sectors.
Weakening global trade and falling oil prices have taken their toll on the world's largest shipping company, AP Moller-Maersk. Last year, the Danish conglomerate saw its profits tank and 2016 isn't looking any better.
Thousands of junior doctors throughout England have gone on a second round of strikes against proposed new working conditions and pay rates. The walkout failed to send any shockwaves to parliament.
The hacker who claimed responsibility for the cyber attack said it was to protest the killing of dolphins in Taiji, Japan. Government websites have been targeted before over Japan's controversial practice of whaling.
Pakistan has inked a multibillion-dollar gas deal with Qatar that allows it to import supplies for 15 years. Islamabad hopes the agreement would help the country overcome its acute energy crisis.
After two days of rapid deterioration, shares in Deutsche Bank have begun to rebound after rumors that the lender may buy back some bonds from investors in order to bolster its capital cushion and win back confidence.
Markets have punished Deutsche Bank after the lender took the unusual step of reassuring investors of its liquidity earlier than expected. But the bank's tumbling share price betrays the precariousness of its situation.
French authorities have accused the social media giant of unfairly tracking people's information. The accusation comes the same week Facebook faced a major setback in India.
You can't miss them in Berlin, and they dot urban hubs elsewhere, too. Ad columns have helped during war and defied digitalization. Their inventor, who was inspired by public toilets, would've turned 200 on February 11.
Stock markets around the world are being dragged down by investors' concerns over the state of the global economy. But warnings of an impending financial crisis are exaggerated, says DW's Henrik Böhme.
As confidence in global markets dwindle, investors are going for gold.
UK shale gas explorers await the results of a public inquiry in Lancashire to decide the fate of fracking in the region.
Venezuela is close to default, with high debt load and plunging oil revenues.
A UN panel has proposed greenhouse gas emissions standards for commercial airlines.
A survey of nearly 22,000 companies showed that having women in a third of executive positions boosts profits.
Organic products are becoming increasingly important for spice mixture maker AVO, German market leader in its niche. But developing anmd producing certified organic and vegan products is no easy job.
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Tens of thousands of refugees are on the move across Europe. For financial service providers such as Western Union, they're an attractive market. Fees are high, but often there are no alternatives.
With no rain and no harvest, Africa is struggling with the worst drought in decades. It threatens 14 million people. In Ethiopia, the situation is particularly bad.
The beleaguered German auto maker is headed for its biggest lawsuit to date as consumer outrage over the emissions-cheating scandal shows no sign of abating. A German lawyer says damages could run into millions of euros.
Carmakers from around the globe are presenting new models in Detroit. Volkswagen's new CEO will face competitors and a skeptical US public at a major auto show for the first time since the Dieselgate scandal broke.
The US Justice Department has sued VW for violating environmental laws. But how realistic are estimates the carmaker could face claims up to $90 billion? Previous car industry lawsuit settlements might offer an answer.
The US Department of Justice has brought a civil suit againt VW for intentionally manipulating emission levels. VW may have to pay over $90 billion.
Strong demand in the US has earned the Japanese auto giant a double-digit increase in net profit in the first nine months of its fiscal year, setting it firmly on track to remain the world's top carmaker.
The German carmaker's growth saw "exceptional dynamism" last year driven by the biggest sales ever and record revenues. Shareholders will rejoice as Daimler pays its highest-ever dividend and promises more growth.
As sales of e-cars languish, the government and carmakers are mulling over a new subsidy scheme to create incentives for car buyers. Chancellor Angela Merkel is meeting auto executives Tuesday to discuss the plan.
European lawmakers have launched an inquiry into the apparent failure of EU regulators to respond to emissions cheating in the auto industry. Volkswagen has admitted to installing cheat software in up to 11 million cars worldwide.
The heads of the central banks in Germany and France have warned tighter financial cooperation between eurozone nations is required to save the European project. A joint finance ministry could be a blessing, they said.
The polls that really matter are just over a month away, including in two of Germany's larger and wealthier states. Yet Chancellor Angela Merkel's approval ratings keep sliding, into "eurozone crisis" territory of old.
ECB chief Mario Draghi has said that downside risks to the eurozone economy have increased due to the recent volatility in some emerging markets. But he insisted the central bank's policies were cushioning the impact.
The European Central Bank's plan to reinvigorate the eurozone economy isn't having the desired effect, new data show. Pumping more than a trillion euros into the financial system has barely boosted banks' net lending.
How to make a successful transition from old energy systems to new, sustainable ones? Lessons from Denmark and Germany - seen as global pioneers of the energy transition - suggest the role of ordinary citizens is key.
A gigantic solar power complex on the edge of the Sahara has gone online, boosting the North African nation's renewable energy goals. But a former dream of exporting this clean power to Europe is still a long way off.
With a new global agreement to guide governments toward climate protection, personal action is more important than ever. From riding your bike to shopping organic, here are some simple ways you can help save the climate.
Mining shares and energy stocks have suffered losses following the landmark deal on carbon emissions. Meanwhile, renewable energy firms added value in a first sign a shift in global investment decisions may be underway.
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