Some African and Asian countries have considerably lower numbers of coronavirus cases than Germany. What is the reason for that and what lessons might Germany – and other countries – learn from them?
The sum is almost double what was planned in September's draft budget. But to counteract fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Parliament is set to waive the country's "debt brake" for a second time.
Vaccinating a country and its inhabitants at speed is an enormous challenge. Immense work is already going into logistics and distribution plans, even before a vaccine is formally cleared for use in Germany.
Nearly a year has passed since Corona became known worldwide. Since then, researchers have discovered much about the virus and have made progress combatting it. Here are the most important points.
Along with colonial and Nazi-looted art, a related chapter of German history is now being uncovered: How the former East German state confiscated cultural assets.
Karl Haucke was sexually abused by a priest for years. He and other survivors were promised an investigation. But the Catholic Church has decided not to publish the findings. To Haucke, this is a repeat of the abuse.
Every day in Germany a man tries to kill his partner or ex-partner. One in three attempts is successful. Activists say too many perpetrators are getting off lightly.
Germany's Karl May museum has agreed to "re-humanize" a Native American scalp from its collection, six years after initial pleas by the Chippewa tribe. It took a sea-change in attitude for the museum to accept the plea.
The second stage of the German capital's rent cap law has come into effect, meaning that thousands of Berlin landlords could be forced to reduce their rents. But the legal battle over the law is not yet over.
How can it be ensured that everyone gets a shot? DW visits a planned coronavirus vaccination center.
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, schools in Germany are preparing for hybrid learning.
Four artists who fled political persecution—their stories, their hopes, and their lives in Berlin.
New companies are set to conquer new markets with pocket rockets and micro-satellites.
The US president wants to take a large part of American troops out of Afghanistan. Doing so could make things difficult for Germany's armed forces there.
In his book, "A Promised Land," Obama calls Angela Merkel "reliable, honest, and intellectually precise." He said the chancellor was understandably skeptical of him at first, but the two grew to trust one another.
Imam training is in the spotlight of this year's German Islam Conference. In light of recent terror attacks, Germany's interior minister said a new training program for German-speaking imams was "money well-spent."
The measure, which was approved by the German cabinet on Friday, has long been a demand of junior coalition partner, the center-left SPD. But some critics say it does not go far enough.
Two decades after the German parliament voted for same-sex civil unions, a gay couple who were among the first to enter into such a partnership looks back at their struggle for equality — and how far there's still to go.
When men become victims of domestic violence, they usually find it hard to seek help. They are ashamed to admit they are vulnerable and fear no one will believe them. Tami was one of them. Here is his story.
It is the oldest historic Jewish neighborhood north of the Alps. The City of Cologne now wants to turn this little quarter into a UNESCO World Heritage Site in coming years.
Most German residents are willing to accept a continued partial lockdown that Chancellor Merkel and state leaders agreed on. But coronavirus fatigue is clearly setting in, writes DW's Jens Thurau.
The Greens used their latest party conference to debate and approve a new manifesto making clear that they see themselves as a party of government. Jens Thurau takes a closer look at what this shift means.
In 2019, thieves robbed the opulent museum in Dresden, making off with dazzling jewels. The jewels remain missing to this day.
Joachim Löw has become the longest-tenured coach in international football after Uruguay laid off its coaching staff. He's one of a handful of World Cup-winning German coaches, but his career has suffered a few setbacks.
Abandoned industrial buildings, forgotten villas, disused hospitals: for some they are eyesores, for others worthwhile photo opportunities. Here are ten abandoned places with a distinct ambiance.
Many churches in Germany are being abandoned, congregations are shrinking. But one village in the Harz mountains is bucking the trend.
According to Germany's domestic security agency, some 12,700 far-right extremists are "oriented toward violence." Here's an overview of the right-wing attacks that have rocked Germany in recent years.
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.
The Nuremberg trials started 75 years ago and marked a milestone in the establishment of international law.
On November 20, 1945, high-ranking Nazis were put on trial at the International Military Tribunal in Nuremberg. Seventy-five years on, how do the victims and the children of the war criminals look at this historic event?
At the Nuremberg trials 75 years ago, high-ranking Nazis were held accountable for the first time.
At the 1945 Nuremberg Trial, high-ranking National Socialists were brought before a military tribunal.
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.
During the Soviet occupation of eastern Germany, Nazi war criminals were held in "special camps." But many innocent people were also imprisoned, often on flimsy charges, and many of them perished.
An exhibition in the memorial at Ravensbrück offers a disturbing look at life under the Nazis in the all-female camp.
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