The German lender has started providing files to New York authorities related to funding of Trump projects. Investigators are interested in Deutsche Bank as it is one of the few banks to lend to the Trump Organization.
A new study has found that residents in Germany's south have twice as much disposable income as those in the north and east. Experts have called on the federal government to act.
More than half of Germans view asylum-seekers in a negative light, a new study shows. Prejudice against the newcomers has grown even as fewer migrants come to Germany.
One in three foreigners seeking to join a spouse in Germany is unable to do so because they fail to pass a basic language test — but the rules are not equal for all nationalities.
Germany's two largest lenders have called off any further discussions about a merger. Berlin had promoted the idea of creating a banking "champion" capable of supporting Germany's export-orientated economy.
The national banking champion the German finance minister had been eager to get is not coming. DW's Henrik Böhme believes both Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank should brace for even more turbulent times.
German exports decreased again in the first quarter of this year — a decrease of 7.4 percent from the same point last year. Germany's Economy Ministry cites a "restrictive and responsible" export policy as the reason.
The UN Security Council bowed to pressure from the United States after it threatened to veto a German-drafted resolution on rape in conflict. Germany said the resolution still strengthens justice for victims.
German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas traveled to New York to kick start the country's two-year tenure as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. Berlin has big plans for what it wants to achieve in the top UN body, but it won't be easy.
German-Russian heiress Anna Sorokin has been convicted of grand larceny and other felonies for bankrolling a lavish lifestyle by claiming she was a German heiress. She could face five to 15 years in prison.
A German court has fined a Cologne man for taking four sketches from the artist's recycling bin and trying to sell them at auction. Richter's works are among the most expensive in the world.
Angela Merkel says she wants to remain in office until her term is up. But behind the scenes, plans are already being hatched for Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to take over the chancellorship.
Facing their biggest scandal in recent history, German automakers are scrambling to save face. Environmentalists view their overtures with skepticism, but say recent developments point to a tipping point on the horizon.
As more and more cities ban diesel cars, the post company in Hamburg has introduced 8,000 oversized electric scooters. The vehicles help the company deliver mail without polluting the city.
Manfred Weber said that the next generations will face "immense problems" if the EU and the world do not take drastic action against single-use plastic. The conservative has ambitions to succeed Jean-Claude Juncker.
A member of Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) wrote a poem for a party newspaper that compared migrants to rats to warn against "mixing" cultures. The text drew an angry response from Austria's chancellor.
As Germany cut its growth forecast again for 2019, the government is set to boost company research and development. Both big and small companies would be able to claim annual bonuses.
This northern German state numbers among the top holiday destinations in Germany – not least because of its mountain regions and the Wadden Sea, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
It's easy to relax in Saarland, far from mass tourism. Michelin-starred cuisine, a Franco-German way of life and the world's first industrial UNESCO World Heritage site are the pride of this small, Francophile state.
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is home to seaside resorts once nicknamed "Berlin's bathtub," and is ideal for waterside holidays - from the Baltic Sea coast to the Mecklenburg lake district.
Berlin's Berghain is no longer the best nightclub in Germany. It's been topped by the Bootshaus, according to a poll by DJ Mag. The Cologne club even came in eighth in the international ranking. A visit.
Munira Abdulla's family has announced she is at home after awaking in a German clinic last May. She was brought to Germany after being seriously injured in a car accident in 1991.
Springtime in Germany means the countdown is on for the country's brief feast on a vegetable known as "white gold." The Germans' passion for white asparagus is celebrated in museums — and even by queens.
Asparagus season has been known to put Germany into a spin. With the first tips surfacing across some states, the season looks to have arrived early. But fans can expect to dig deep into their wallets for an early taste.
Bauhaus is considered an export hit from Germany. Many who love the famous school of design reduce the fundamental ideas to one bold formula: square, practical, good. Here are eight misunderstandings about Bauhaus.
A top German court recommended a woman adopt her own child after she and her husband used a surrogate mother in Kyiv. With surrogacy banned in Germany, the court said the biological mother had no maternity rights.
Germans are known for their love of forests, and celebrate Arbor Day annually. They also have a host of wonderful sayings and phrases revolving around forests and trees, with one that involves shouting into the woods.
Richter, Baselitz, Kiefer and Polke are big German names associated with rebellion in 1960s art.
Was The Avengers' Tony Stark inspired by a 16th century German knight? As "Avengers: Endgame" premieres, we explore the legend of 'Götz of the Iron Hand,' the prosthetic-wearing warrior immortalized by the poet Goethe.
First it was a brewery, then a war-time labor camp, then an East German political prison. Now it can be yours. The town of Gera is selling its decommissioned gaol to anyone with a good idea of what to do with it.
GTSV Essen is Germany's first all-deaf team playing in a competitive football league - in the country's ninth tier. While the game is the same, there are some interesting differences.
#DWStammtisch goes transatlantic as Germany takes its seat on the UN Security Council and Barack Obama visits Germany.
Stammtisch gets hot and bothered about climate change and the weekly school strikes calling for more action.
With Brexit looming, thousands of Brits are becoming German. So, what's it like swapping your scones for Sauerkraut?
On this week's #DWStammtisch: The robots take over and we ask how Artificial Intelligence changes Germany.
Ahead of the European elections the #DWStammtisch podcast debates: is Germany leading Europe — or lagging behind?
UK Prime Minister Theresa May has until October 31 to try and save the Brexit deal. DW outlines where Germany stands on the issue. It has a vested interest in avoiding a hard Brexit but an even bigger one in a strong EU.
The EU's budget chief says Germany will have to supply a cash injection of several hundred million euros to the bloc in the event of a no-deal Brexit. A messy departure will leave billions missing from the EU budget.
A new study shows that the British and the Germans would be the worst hit with total annual losses of up to €67 billion. People in the US and China could actually see a rise in incomes after Britain's exit from the EU.
A bird's eye view of the Palatinate: with our drone we fly you today to the Southern Wine Route.
Our drone today flies over the Old Town Hall in Bonn.
The monastery Lehnin is located in the heart of the Mark region of Brandenburg. Our drone will fly you there.
High above the Bodetal valley in the Harz mountains lies the Hexentanzplatz or witches' dance area. Legend has it that witches gathered here on Walpurgis Night. Our drone followed the tracks of the witches.
Drone flight in Halberstadt: St. Stephanus and St. Sixtus Cathedral is one of the most important buildings on the Romanesque Road. It houses one of the most valuable church treasures in Germany.
The Federal Statistical Office released the sobering news ahead of German Beer Day on April 23. But the price hikes don't seem to have dampened the nation's thirst entirely.
Wunderbar! That's how a majority of Germans personally feel, according to a new survey. Many respondents said, however, that they think the nation as a whole is unhappy.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do. But in Germany? After decades of living in the country, DW's Louisa Schaefer, from the US, is still baffled at times when it comes to national etiquette norms.
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