The domestic policy spokesman for Germany's conservative parliamentary parties can imagine a scenario in which authorities turn back refugees at the border. The timing of his comments is presumably not coincidental.
Germany's defense minister has raised the prospect of joining a temporary military alliance with the Syrian regime to fight "Islamic State." At the same time, she insists that President Bashar al-Assad must go.
First Munich, then Boston and now Hamburg: Put it to a vote, and residents seem to reject Olympic bids. Why? Reasons abound - from unpredictable costs and safety concerns through to world sport's waning credibility.
A new Christmas ad from German grocery chain Edeka has gone viral. Edeka's holiday commercial reminds people of the important things in life in a tragic piece of storytelling. Reactions all over the world are mixed.
The far-right populist party Alternative for Germany has held a two-day convention in the northern city of Hanover. Its leaders have called on Chancellor Angela Merkel to step down.
The German government will seek a mandate for a military deployment in Syria this year, according to the army's chief of staff. He told a newspaper that troops would mainly be involved in reconnaissance operations.
German carrier Lufthansa says it's reached a deal with services sector union Verdi covering 30,000 ground staff. The airline is also in long-running disputes with pilots and cabin crew which has led to several strikes.
Alternative for Germany is holding its annual convention in Hanover. The faction that hung on to the initials after the AfD's stunning split this summer intends to venture into the future united.
German Justice Minister Justice Heiko Maas has said German authorities were unable to prove any links between Germany and the Paris attacks. He also rejected the coalition's demands for more security measures.
In Germany, a national prevention strategy is supposed to help keep young people from joining terror groups. The criminologist Wiebke Steffen talks about the opportunities and obstacles with regard to a prevention plan.
Helmut Schmidt was one of Germany's most respected politicians. DW looks back at his life.
Angela Merkel's way of doing politics seems understated when you first see it: she's reserved and makes her decisions late. But in a crisis she sticks to the task - and she's been doing it that way for 10 years.
"Merkeling" is a neologism for letting politics run their course. For a decade, the chancellor has been successful doing just that. Now, of all times, her 10th anniversary year will decide her fate, Volker Wagener says.
She was once seen as an interim leader for the CDU after Helmut Kohl. For 15 years she has been party leader and for 10 years she has governed Germany - and the Merkel era continues.
DW's Berlin columnists - all English-speakers who have lived in the German capital for many years - bring you an insider's perspective on cultural life in one of the world's most vibrant cities.
A reliance on private firms to help cities cope with refugees is turning a crisis into a chance to up the bottom line.
Bavarian politicians have been warming to the idea of "transit zones" for migrants, but not everyone is so keen.
The East Side Gallery remains one of Berlin's most popular attractions.
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