Russia has invested billions in hosting the World Cup. But the country's small soccer clubs have hardly benefited. The 1968 student revolt profoundly changed German society. What is left of its ideals today?
As Turkey and Russia inaugurate the sea section of the TurkStream gas pipeline, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan can boast of Ankara's new geopolitical influence. DW asks why the pipeline is causing such a fuss.
Russia looked isolated at a UN Security Council meeting that addressed eastern Ukraine rebels' planned elections. The US, EU and a top UN official said the November 11 polls would violate the Minsk agreements.
As Russia, the EU and China eye the Western Balkans, it may be that the old colonial power, Turkey, is best placed to play a key role in the region. And this perhaps because of, not despite, its economic problems.
Its World Cup exit is part of an increasingly familiar picture. The ex-football and export champion now seems passive and indecisive, while others dominate the game. It is partly a leadership issue, says Joscha Weber.
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