A couple of entrepreneurs from Hamburg decided that wishing everyone a happy New Year is boring - and came up with the idea for 'bad fortune cookies'. They aren't necessarily to everyone's taste!
The New Academy selected the writer from Guadeloupe as the winner of its New Prize in Literature. The global literary award was created in reaction to this year's absent Nobel Prize, hit by a #MeToo-related scandal.
In 2016, DW reporter Tamsin Walker made it her New Year's resolution to eradicate plastic packaging from her life. After an initial shock to the system, she got used to it. But did she stick to it?
At least 20,000 people have marked German Unity Day by marching through Munich. Activists protested against Bavaria's new police laws and the state government's increasingly right-wing policies.
The Iraqi parliament has elected veteran Kurdish politician Barham Salih as president. The vote threw a spotlight on the deep divisions within the Kurdish camp.
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