The two flags over the pediment of the Arab Cultural House in a historic Berlin villa are not just there for decoration, or even shared patriotism. Modesty prohibits one from mentioning any other reason.
The largest Jewish building project in Germany since the Holocaust, Berlin's Jewish Campus is set to break ground on Sunday. The site will accommodate some 500 children and is designed to instill hope.
The mood was explosive as far-right populists staged a rally in the capital, and their detractors turned out en masse to shout them down. DW's Jefferson Chase ventured between the political frontlines.
Germany has welcomed a planned rise in US gas exports to the EU. But combined with Washington's opposition to a Russian-German gas pipeline, the move highlights Berlin's complex position between Moscow and the US.
Poroshenko is seeking to secure an energy co-operation with Turkey and Qatar. His Turkey trip comes ahead of talks with Angela Merkel, where he will urge Germany to scrap its Nord Stream 2 pipeline project with Russia.
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