Angela Merkel has just returned from her summer holidays and she's already braving enemy territory. DW followed her to Dresden, a stronghold for far-right populists who have no affinity for the German chancellor.
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The Holy See said the systematic abuse perpetrated by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania had "robbed survivors of their dignity and their faith." At least 1,000 children were abused for over seven decades.
Not all damage to a load-bearing structure is immediately apparent. So how do civil engineers find out that a bridge or a large hall is no longer safe? Many clues form a picture.
Linked to the bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy's Atlantia toll road operator has come under enormous pressure, seeing its shares tanking in Milan. With activities in many countries, the firm has a lot to lose.
After falling gravely ill earlier this month, Aretha Franklin has died. Franklin won 18 Grammys and had some 25 gold records during her long career.
"Respect" was Aretha Franklin's first No. 1, but just one of a hundred hits from a career that spanned six decades. DW remembers some of the Grammy Award winner's most outstanding songs and key moments from her life.
The US has formed a special action group to review and coordinate all Iran-related activity. German rail operator Deutsche Bahn and Deutsche Telekom are among companies ending business in Iran in light of US sanctions.
A local paper reports that fighter jets were scrambled after a German passenger jet reported a bomb threat. It was flying from Egypt to Dusseldorf.
German Cabinet members have agreed to the main points of a new skilled immigration law, according to media reports. But leading politicians disagree on offering job prospects to well-integrated immigrants denied asylum.
A residence meant to "serve the people of Cologne" is being used by a multinational company for vacation rentals. But cities with small budgets can face a monumental challenge fighting professional Airbnb landlords.
An acid attack by a jailed ex-boyfriend has prompted a German woman to begin a civil claim before a Hanover court for €250,000 ($283,000) in compensation. The attack mutilated the left side of the beautician's face.
According to official figures there are now nine Germans locked up in Turkey for "political reasons." The latest case happened when a Kurdish man from Hamburg visited his mother.
Despite the Turkish lira crisis, tourists from the country are still flocking to Greece with ample funds in their pockets. Marianthi Milona reports from Alexandroupoli, where the contradictions of modern Turkey are felt.
A string of alleged or openly racist attacks on minorities in Italy has fueled a debate about whether the country has a growing problem with racism and xenophobia. Ylenia Gostoli reports from Rome.
Tumbling emerging market currencies, including the Russian ruble, have caused Moscow to publicly wish for the "demise" of the greenback from global finance. Lars Halter examines how realistic such a wish actually is.
UN human rights experts have said the workers, most of them migrants, risked "exposure to radiation and coercion." They have called on Japan to protect the workers cleaning up the damaged nuclear power station.
A Bremen man hated his haircut so much he returned for revenge. He is now facing explosives charges for what police found in his apartment.
Police have identified the suspect as a 26-year-old man from Somalia. The city of Offenburg only has 60,000 people but is regarded as a crime hotspot.
India's former three-time prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has died aged 93. The Hindu nationalist and poet initiated Indian nuclear testing in the nineties but also led a diplomatic bus trip to rival Pakistan.
Intersex people in Germany can now officially identify as "diverse" — a positive step, but more work lies ahead.
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Everyone knows who the Queen of Pop is: Madonna - style icon, headline-grabber, entrepreneur and mother. For her 60th birthday, we look back on the career of the most successful woman in music history.
The British graffiti artist has called out a Moscow gallery for showing his works without his approval. A rather bemused Bansky said he would never charge people to see his art.
In the Egyptian Museum since the 1900s, the mummy affectionately known as Fred has provided scientists with the recipe used for ancient embalming. It also shows bodies were embalmed 1,500 years earlier than thought.
PM Modi's vow to send an Indian into space by 2022 sets an ambitious deadline for the nation's space agency to launch its first manned space mission. Experts say it's going to be a very challenging endeavor.
Germany's Cabinet has approved a third gender option for official identification records, following a Supreme Court ruling. The option will be available by the end of the year.
Iraqi youngsters are doing time for their roles in the "Islamic State" terror group. Some will leave jail even more radicalized. As one of the first foreign journalists, Judit Neurink visited Irbil's juvenile prison.
A migration official said the introverted nature of the 18-year-old refugee was at odds with homosexuals "being rather social." The young man feared for his safety in Afghanistan, where homosexuality is illegal.
The Silent Film Festival in the German city of Bonn offers a fresh chance to see long-lost movies. One recently restored film from 1924, A City Without Jews, is likely to trigger some uncomfortable memories though.
The Malaysian state of Sarawak is home to some of the largest but most at-risk populations of orangutans in the world. The Semenggoh Wildlife preserve is at the forefront of efforts to ensure they survive.
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