In an attempt to save money, the eastern German village of Gross Grabow keeps its streetlights turned off at night. Locals who want to see where they're going can use their mobile phones to have the lights turned on for fifteen minutes.
What's life like for a 12-year-old growing up in the 1960s in the industrial Ruhr area of Germany? Rothmann's masterful novel brings the adolescent protagonist's world to life through precise psychological details.
An inter-generational family saga mirroring the rise and fall of the GDR, Eugen Ruge's autobiographical debut novel tells of an imagined East German utopia and the ultimate failure of communism.
Police have launched raids connected to the main suspect of an attack at Cologne's central train station. Authorities said witnesses reported hearing the subject vow his allegiance to 'Islamic State' terrorists.
Chemistry postgrad Dayne Swearer talks about how he and his team are using light in their search for carbon-free fuels, a year after meeting DW at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings. They could be onto something big.
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