The G20 summit in the northern German city of Hamburg was held from July 7-8. The Group of 20 leading economic nations accounts for roughly two-thirds of the world population and 80 percent of world trade.
The G20 came to replace the G8 group of wealthiest countries in 2009. Member states: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, European Union, France, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, South Korea, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States. This page is a collection of DW's latest content on the G20.
According to the World Health Organization, one in 20 deaths can be linked to alcohol abuse. But illness is not the only problem associated with sustained drinking — there's also homelessness. It's a problem that Berlin knows only too well. A homeless shelter exclusively for alcoholic men has some of the answers. WorldLink columnist Tamsin Walker went for a visit.
Last weekend Romanians voted on whether to constitutionally redefine marriage as the union between a man and a woman. The current definition of marriage uses the gender-neutral term "spouses." In order for the result to be binding, 30 percent of voters needed to take part, but just 20 percent showed up to vote. Keith Walker asks Bucharest-based journalist Kit Gillet why the referendum failed.
Serbia — often considered an ally of Russia — has hosted a major NATO disaster relief exercise. Feelings about NATO still run high in Serbia, almost 20 years after the capital Belgrade was destroyed during the Kosovo conflict. Now the country's president says it's time for a more "rational" approach towards the alliance. Guy De Launey spoke to him, and NATO's secretary general, Jens Stoltenberg.
The U.N.'s office for Disaster Risk Reduction says global reported economic losses from natural disasters surged to a total 2.9 Ttrillion dollars over the last 20 years. The main damage is coming from climate related disasters - coming in at a staggering 2 and a quarter trillion dollars.
A court has sentenced opposition leader Tarique Rahman to life in prison and given the death penalty to 19 others. The attack left more than 20 dead and hundreds injured, including current Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk will pay a $20 million fine and give up his board chairmanship for misleading tweets about the company. The Securities and Exchange Commission said he knew "the potential transaction was uncertain."