The two flags over the pediment of the Arab Cultural House in a historic Berlin villa are not just there for decoration, or even shared patriotism. Modesty prohibits one from mentioning any other reason.
Many decades after it was first published, Fallada's novel has become an international bestseller that has been translated into over 30 languages. His masterpiece tells of citizen resistance against a brutal Nazi regime.
At a Qatar investment conference in Berlin, Germany is hoping for energy investment, while an economic blockade has propelled the small Gulf state to shop for other partners beyond its neighbors.
Greece owes Germany billions of euros. Or is it the other way around? More than seven decades after the end of WWII, Athens and Berlin are still at odds over costs incurred during the Nazi occupation of Greece.
Germany is worried about Turkey’s economic stability but not enough to offer financial aid. Yet German support could be just the tool to keep Recep Tayyip Erdogan from turning his back on the EU, writes DW’s Seda Serdar.
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