The German chancellor has appeared at a parliamentary inquiry to defend her decision to lobby on behalf of the disgraced banking firm Wirecard in China. The scandal is one of Germany's biggest ever fraud cases.
Side effects in the newly approved Johnson & Johnson shot are very rare, says the head of Germany's vaccine regulator. But the health minister has dampened hopes of fast vaccinations for all from June.
Around 3,000 people had to leave their homes after construction workers came across a 500kg bomb. Bomb disposal experts and about 150 police officers aided in the operation.
The CDU's Armin Laschet, the Greens' Annalena Baerbock and the Social Democrats' Olaf Scholz want to move into the German chancellery after the vote on September 26. Are the party youth routing for them?
As Germany prepares to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan, the country's defense minister says Berlin has "a deep obligation" to protect those who might now be in danger.
Germany has long put up with crowded highways, inconsistent rail travel and slow or nonexistent internet. With elections approaching and a pandemic raging, the problems may have become too big to ignore.
At a memorial event in Berlin, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier told relatives of coronavirus victims that they are not alone in their suffering.
Germany's constitutional court has decided that the Berlin rent cap violates Germany's constitution. The cap was one of the most-debated laws in the country.
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Armin Laschet will lead the conservative CDU/CSU bloc into September's election.
The German parliament has passed a new law to control the coronavirus pandemic across the country.
Renate Jacobs and Helga Kokott would be enjoying their twilight years if it weren't for the pandemic.
Medical experts plead with lawmakers to tighten restrictions immediately to curb the third wave.
The world’s largest carmaker is investing massively in electric vehicles in a bid to rival Tesla.
The case of former Nazi guard Friedrich Karl B. underlines the disconnect between how the US and Germany deal with Holocaust perpetrators. The 95-year-old will now live out the rest of his days in Germany.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III is the first Biden administration official to come to Germany. Several high-stakes issues have been on his agenda — and he has made some surprise announcements.
The COVID-19 pandemic is once again casting a big dark shadow over Easter festivities. For so long at the heart of German society, the churches now fear they might lose their influence.
Germany's wolf population has risen sharply in recent years — as has the amount of farm animals killed. Wolves are a protected species, but farmers are fed up.
Lockdown — a time without parties and drug use? Not quite. Despite COVID, tons of cocaine is ending up in Germany. The stimulant is crossing the Atlantic in record quantities, hidden in shipping containers.
Luna Watfa was imprisoned by Syria's secret service. Now in Germany, she has closely followed the trial of regime torturers in a Koblenz court.
Racial stereotypes about Asians abound in Germany, and often cross over into physical assault. As in the US and around the world, COVID-19 has further spurred anti-Asian racism.
Around 80,000 people have died from coronavirus in Germany. An official memorial service will be held for them in Berlin this Sunday.
Showdown in Worms: Five centuries ago the monk and the emperor went face to face. Martin Luther refused to withdraw his criticism of what he saw as corruption and venality in the Catholic Church. The rest is history.
Germany is in a strict lockdown. Travel has not been banned entirely, but an appeal issued to refrain from non-essential trips. The borders remain open. Here's what you need to know about Germany's entry regulations.
Germany is a federal republic — for historical reasons. But the system also has disadvantages. As can be seen in the struggle to contain the COVID pandemic.
Germany has a reputation for getting things done in an efficient manner, even despite evidence to the contrary. Efficiency has played an important historic role in Germany — though not always a positive one.
As Germany moves into the post-Merkel era, DW's Berlin Briefing newsletter keeps you updated on the country's politics and society.
The Stasi Records Agency is a legacy of the peaceful revolution in the GDR. Now its name is disappearing, but its spirit is to live on elsewhere.
Kosher food, Jewish holidays and theater mark a yearlong celebration of the diversity of Jewish culture in Germany dating back to the 4th century.
Two women, two generations. One is among Germany's first female rabbis, the other openly queer. They share what it means to be Jewish in a country overshadowed by the Shoah.
Seventy years ago, thousands of Germans gathered in the Bavarian town of Landsberg to demonstrate against the death penalty for Nazi war criminals. The event shows how little awareness of guilt there was among Germans.
Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the first Nuremberg trial. Initially, the trials, military tribunals by occupying powers, were barely respected in a country that wanted to forget. But that attitude changed.
Germany was divided for years, and much has changed since reunification. Here are some of the biggest changes in pictures from Berlin, Potsdam, Stralsund and other places that have witnessed a remarkable transformation.
Many German students learn nothing about their country's colonial past. Events such as the genocide in Namibia are taught only at teachers' discretion. Now campaigners are aiming to change this.
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