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Prosecutors open racism probe into Polish far-right march
Prosecutors have opened a probe into expressions of racism at a far-right march in Warsaw earlier this month. Some fear the surge in support for the far-right shows that their ideas are seeping into mainstream discourse.
11/21/2017 12:33 AM
Keystone XL: Nebraska approves alternative route for disputed oil pipeline
Nebraska regulators have approved an alternative route for the disputed TransCanada Keystone XL pipeline. Opponents are likely to challenge the decision and take the case to the state's Supreme Court.
11/20/2017 11:49 PM
German coalition talks collapse: 'A terrible end is better than unending terror'
Exploratory talks between Germany's conservatives, Greens and Free Democrats have failed after the latter's withdrawal. The collapse of this coalition option was a necessity, political scientist Christian Hacke tells DW.
11/20/2017 10:40 PM
Brexit Diaries 18: Moving vans, hypocrisy and cheeky Russian tweets
Brexit hasn't even happened and already Brussels is dividing up the post-divorce spoils. Meanwhile, hypocrisy remains rampant in British politics and Russia sends its love to Theresa May.
11/20/2017 10:05 PM
US, Afghanistan forces likely to face war crimes investigation, alongside Taliban
The International Criminal Court's prosecutor has requested a full investigation in Afghanistan. US and Afghan military personnel could be indicted, along with Taliban members, for committing crimes against humanity.
11/20/2017 08:58 PM
Egypt mulls law to prosecute 'political commentators' amid free expression crackdown
Lawmakers have drafted a new law to punish "political commentators and intellectuals" for defaming historical symbols. Egypt has witnessed a widening crackdown on free expression with fresh arrests and raids.
11/20/2017 08:40 PM
US sanctions hit two German firms in Iran-linked counterfeit scheme
The US Treasury has sanctioned two German companies involved in an elaborate counterfeit currency scheme. "Hundreds of millions of dollars" in Yemeni bank notes were likely made with the help of Iran's elite Quds Force.
11/20/2017 08:29 PM
European court tells Warsaw to halt Bialowieza forest logging
Europe's highest court has ordered Poland to stop logging immediately in its primeval Bialowieza forest. It includes one of the largest surviving parts of a forest that covered the European plain about 10,000 years ago.
11/20/2017 07:22 PM
US puts North Korea back on terrorism sponsors list
After a nine-year absence, the US plans to redesignate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. The move comes amid ongoing tension over Kim Jong Un's nuclear ambitions.
11/20/2017 05:49 PM
Bosnian bone-hunter: No punishment is enough for Mladic
Almost a year since the trial of Ratko Mladic was adjourned at the Hague Tribunal, a verdict is expected. Those who suffered directly or indirectly at his hands are counting the days till the judgment.
11/20/2017 05:40 PM
Zimbabwe: war veterans demand Mugabe's resignation
Zimbabwe’s influential war veterans have once again called for the immediate ouster of President Robert Mugabe after he ignored a 24-hour deadline to resign. They have called for fresh protests tomorrow, Tuesday.
11/20/2017 05:00 PM
Corporal punishment: How parents harm children with violence
Three in four children regularly suffer violence committed by parents and guardians. In Africa, too, many children become victims of domestic violence. South Africa has now outlawed corporal punishment in the home.
11/20/2017 04:53 PM
Hungary: War of words between George Soros and Fidesz heats up
The Hungarian government has renewed its attacks on George Soros, saying Hungary faces "a frontal assault" from the US-Hungarian philanthropist. Soros retorted that Fidesz is peddling "distortions and outright lies."
11/20/2017 04:49 PM
Why bitcoin is valued in Zimbabwe
This year has seen cryptocurrency bitcoin shatter all growth expectations, continuing to defy dark predictions. In Zimbabwe, its growth has been particularly striking, all the more so amid recent political turbulence.
11/20/2017 04:34 PM
Volvo to help Uber get its own fleet
US hail-riding company Uber is planning to buy tens of thousands of cars with self-driving features from carmaker Volvo. It would turn the taxi service firm into the owner and operator of its own fleet of cars.
11/20/2017 04:10 PM
German coach Kevin Stotz: 'China will never overtake Germany or Brazil'
German football coach Kevin Stotz spent a season and a half working in the Chinese Super League. He spoke to DW about the challenges of working in China and the country's chances of becoming a footballing power.
11/20/2017 04:04 PM
Is Germany losing its role model status on climate?
Until recently, Angela Merkel was known as the "climate chancellor" and Germany had a squeaky-green image. But now it looks like the country will miss the goals it pledged in Paris. Could a future government change that?
11/20/2017 03:30 PM
Missing Argentine submarine: 'New noises' not from sub, says navy
Argentina's navy says a second set of undersea noises, detected by sonar, did not come from a missing submarine. The vessel, with 44 crew on board, reported a breakdown last week and then disappeared.
11/20/2017 03:11 PM
Mo Ibrahim: Africa's demographic bulge is a 'two-edged sword'
The 2017 Ibrahim Index of African Governance was released on Monday. Philanthropist Mo Ibrahim spoke to DW about Africa's demographic dilemma, the Zimbabwe coup, and Ghana as a model of democracy.
11/20/2017 02:55 PM
Champions League: Borussia Dortmund welcome Spurs, RB Leipzig travel to Monaco
Borussia Dortmund are as good as out of the Champions League but a result against Tottenham would boost morale ahead of Saturday's Revierderby. RB Leipzig are still in the hunt though as they travel to the Cote d'Azur.
11/20/2017 02:25 PM
India's Bollywood epic 'Padmavati' delayed amid murder threats
Producers of "Padmavati" delayed the film's release after a ruling party official offered a large bounty to anyone who "beheaded" its lead star and the director. Hindu nationalists claim the film falsifies history.
11/20/2017 02:00 PM
Artists react to collapse of German coalition talks
After the "Jamaica" coalition talks aimed at building the next German government collapsed in Berlin on Sunday, Germany's top culture critics took to Twitter to voice their opinions.
11/20/2017 01:56 PM
To combat climate change, increase women's participation
How can you beat climate change with only half the world's population? Gender was among the main side-topics at the UN climate summit in Bonn. DW spoke to women who intend to be part of the solution to climate change.
11/20/2017 01:42 PM
Coalition talks: Germany's Angela Merkel prefers fresh elections over minority government
Preliminary coalition talks collapsed between Chancellor Merkel and potential partners over the weekend. After speaking with President Steinmeier, Merkel said she was ready to lead her party to fresh elections.
11/20/2017 01:40 PM
Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary
It was a marriage of love, celebrated just two years after the end of World War II, on November 20, 1947. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip now mark their platinum wedding anniversary with a small family gathering.
11/20/2017 01:12 PM
Dortmund lift Pierre-Emerick Aubamenyang's suspension
Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund have lifted the suspension of scoring star Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang. The Gabon striker had been left out of the squad that lost to Stuttgart for disciplinary reasons.
11/20/2017 12:34 PM
German coalition talks collapse: the press verdict
The German press was virtually unanimous that Christian Lindner's FDP was to blame for the collapse of government coalition talks. But few could agree on what would be best now.
11/20/2017 12:21 PM
Amsterdam, Paris win bids for EU agencies EMA and EBA
In a Brexit-related move, officials have decided where to relocate the European Medicines Agency, the EU's drug agency. The decision, plus the relocation of the EBA banking agency, will affect many UK-based employees.
11/20/2017 12:17 PM
What now for Germany after coalition talks fail?
Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing perhaps the biggest challenge of her tenure after collapse of coalition talks. New elections are now considered the most likely way forward, but are there any other alternatives?
11/20/2017 12:10 PM
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte holds to ban on open-pit mining, despite pressure
Ignoring demands to overturn the Philippine's current ban, including from members of his government, President Duterte has said it will remain firmly in place.
11/20/2017 11:52 AM
John Lennon's stolen diaries recovered in Berlin
Police in Berlin have recovered stolen diaries and other items belonging to former Beatle John Lennon. A man has been arrested and investigations are ongoing.
11/20/2017 11:30 AM
Myanmar: EU and Germany see positive signals amid Rohingya crisis
Germany's foreign minister has said he believes Myanmar will make a deal to repatriate 600,000 Rohingya refugees who fled Rakhine state. Many in Myanmar see Rohingya as illegal immigrants responsible for terrorism.
11/20/2017 10:54 AM
Alibaba goes offline with stake in brick-and-mortar retailer
China's largest e-commerce platform plans to take a major stake in one of the country's top food sellers, Sun Art Retail Group, as it's investing heavily in connecting its online and offline portfolio of businesses.
11/20/2017 10:51 AM
'Transparent' actor Jeffrey Tambor leaves series after sex assault claims
The latest allegations of sexual misconduct to come out of Hollywood sees "Transparent" star Jeffrey Tambor resigning from the award-winning Amazon television series.
11/20/2017 10:48 AM
North Korea's 'ballistic submarine': Will Kim's gamble pay off?
North Korea's "new vessels" may be relatively advanced, but they pale in comparison with the US naval assets that they face. So why is Pyongyang lavishing millions on these submarines? Julian Ryall reports.
11/20/2017 10:21 AM
Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe clings to power as deadline passes
Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will launch impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday, according to a government source. The 93-year-old leader has ignored a deadline for him to step down.
11/20/2017 10:07 AM
Women on stage, though not as winners, at American Music Awards
Female performers including Diana Ross, Pink and Kelly Clarkson took to the stage at the American Music Awards Sunday night, despite their noticeable absence from the award nominations.
11/20/2017 09:48 AM
Tunnel vision: Inside London's new subterranean railway
Crossrail is London's much-anticipated $20-billion high-speed railway, due to open in December 2018 under the name of the Elizabeth Line. DW met Andrew Wolstenholme, the CEO of Europe's biggest infrastructure project.
11/20/2017 08:58 AM
Beyond Jamaica: A look at the history of flags and national symbols
As Germany's talks to form a yellow-black-green government collapse, an alternative to the "Jamaican" coalition needs to be found. Take our quiz on flags and find out more about their symbolism with expert Peter Diem.
11/20/2017 08:32 AM
German stocks recoup losses from collapse of coalition talks
Germany's blue-chip Dax index and the euro have pared early losses suffered after Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a coalition government failed. But political uncertainty in Europe's biggest economy remains.
11/20/2017 08:29 AM
Opinion: Germany's political shock
Hardly anyone could have imagined that talks to form a new German government would collapse. Anything's possible, from minority rule to a fresh vote. One thing's clear: it's a blow for Angela Merkel, says DW's Ines Pohl.
11/20/2017 03:20 AM
German election: Preliminary coalition talks collapse after FDP walks out
Germany's Free Democrats have called off coalition talks with Angela Merkel's CDU/CSU bloc and the Greens. The German president is set to make an announcement on Monday afternoon after meeting with the chancellor.
11/19/2017 11:00 PM
Best of Bundesliga: Heynckes hits milestone, Schalke go second and Max Kruse delights
Bayern Munich's defeat of Augsburg had special significance for head coach Jupp Heynckes. Elsewhere, Schalke seized upon a chance to go second, while Bremen picked up a first win of the season.
11/19/2017 07:26 PM
My Europe: 'Foreigners can be racists, too'
You’ve read the headline and now you’re up in arms, aren’t you? Unfortunately, I, Krsto Lazarevic, am going to disappoint you. The majority of foreigners are absolutely okay.
11/19/2017 05:59 PM
China's U20s start German football adventure with defeat and embarrassment
The road to the Olympics has begun for China's U20 team. A friendly at fourth-division TSV Schott Mainz saw the Chinese players walk off the field after activists unfurled a Tibetan flag.
11/19/2017 05:14 PM
Bundesliga Matchday 12 Roundup
Borussia Dortmund couldn't return to winning at Stuttgart as Bayern Munich extended their perfect record under Jupp Heynckes. Schalke beat Hamburg to go second, with Leipzig held in Leverkusen.
11/19/2017 04:34 PM
Reports of sex abuse in German army on the rise
German Defense Minister von der Leyen has interpreted a rise in reports of sex abuse in the Bundeswehr as positive. She says it stems from the "atmosphere of openness" the army has tried to foster under her leadership.
11/19/2017 02:33 PM
Poland and Ukraine in spat over WWII exhumations
The two countries' troubled past has come to the fore following Kyiv's ban on the exhumation of Poles killed in Ukraine during WWII. A Ukraine official who reportedly pushed for the ban has been denied entry into Poland.
11/19/2017 04:29 AM
Jose Manuel Maza, Spanish prosecutor leading case against Catalans, dies
Spain's top prosecutor Jose Manuel Maza has died unexpectedly at the age of 66 while in Argentina for a conference. Maza had been leading the probe against members of Catalonia's ousted regional government.
11/18/2017 11:02 PM
VAR takes center stage in the Bundesliga again
Mainz’s controversial win over Cologne was another example of why VAR isn't working, and it's cost Cologne more points. The fans aren't happy and neither are the coaches, so why do we persevere?
11/18/2017 07:47 PM
Confident Bayer Leverkusen show their potential
A goal and a man down in the second half against RasenBallsport Leipzig, Bayer Leverkusen refused to abandon their attacking style and were rewarded. The club are heading in the right direction.
11/18/2017 06:41 PM
French President Macron's party elects new leader
Christophe Castaner has been elected as the new chief of Republic on the Move! The government spokesman will seek to consolidate Macron's movement as some grassroots members start to grumble about where it is heading.
11/18/2017 06:40 PM
As PiS turns topic taboo, feminists get Poland talking sex
As Poland shifts sharply to the right on sex education and women's reproductive rights, a feminist organization is fighting back with a campaign to get women talking. It's a start, one of SexEdPl's leaders tells DW.
11/18/2017 06:34 PM
Death toll in Greek floods hits 19
Widespread flooding caused by heavy rainfall in the region around the Greek capital has claimed almost 20 lives. Experts say lax zoning regulations meant it was a disaster waiting to happen.
11/18/2017 05:50 PM
AC/DC co-founder Malcom Young dead at 64
Malcolm Young, a co-founder of the hard-rock band AC/DC, has died. For nearly four decades, the band has been one of the most popular in the world.
11/18/2017 02:42 PM
Opinion: What actually happened at the Bonn climate conference — and why it matters
Two weeks, 25,000 people, late-night compromise: This year's UN climate talks were more process than results. But important threads emerged — at official negotiations as well as on the sidelines. And, there's still hope!
11/18/2017 08:37 AM
COP23: Climate negotiations agree on way forward
The Paris Agreement remains on track. Talks in Bonn went 12 hours into overtime as participants reached an agreement on climate finance. But now comes the tough part.
11/18/2017 07:44 AM
US and Poland strike $10.5 billion missile defense deal
The US has approved the $10.5 billion sale of a Patriot anti-missile system to NATO ally Poland. Eastern European NATO states have been ramping up their military capabilities in the face of perceived Russian aggression.
11/18/2017 03:42 AM
Opinion: Shambolic Borussia Dortmund in need of soul-searching
The combination of poor performance and defeat leaves Borussia Dortmund in serious trouble. With the club's most important game of the year approaching, the clock is ticking for Peter Bosz.
11/17/2017 10:48 PM
Can trophy hunting really help species survival?
When the US announced plans this week to allow the import of elephant trophies, global outrage echoed loud, and President Donald Trump soon put the decision 'on hold'. But are there arguments for controlled slaughter?
11/17/2017 09:05 PM
Germany replaces US as country with best international image
Germany enjoys the best reputation of any country in the world, according to the latest Nation Brands Index. The survey found that there is much more than Germany's economic motor driving the positive image.
11/17/2017 08:05 PM
EU social summit: Fair jobs, fair growth must be a priority
The EU is trying to present itself as more socially just, calling for fair pay and fair jobs for all. How exactly that will happen, however, remained unclear at a summit in Sweden. Bernd Riegert reports from Gothenburg.
11/17/2017 07:12 PM
Germany bans sale of child-snooping smartwatches
A German regulator has banned the sale of children's smartwatches that have one-way monitoring functions. Officials said parents had been using the watches to listen in on teachers while their children were in class.
11/17/2017 06:15 PM
Germany bans Syrian who flew to Greece with ankle monitor
A refugee who was fitted with an electronic ankle tag monitor following violent behavior has been barred from Germany after leaving the country. Police had dropped an investigation into whether the man posed a threat.
11/17/2017 05:21 PM
Epinamics: founding a groundbreaking technology, post-retirement
At an age when many would comfortably slide into retirement, 74-year old physician and businessman Wolfgang Kehr is only getting started with his next idea. He's not what you'd call a typical startup founder.
11/17/2017 04:48 PM
Homage to James Rosenquist, pop art pioneer
Eight months after James Rosenquist's death in March, the Museum Ludwig in Cologne is showing the American pop art icon's key works. Some of the paintings have never been displayed in Germany.
11/17/2017 04:22 PM
Our addiction to growth is harming the climate
We must wean ourselves off unsustainable economic growth if we are to cut greenhouse gas emissions and avoid catastrophic climate change, say some economists. But what are the alternatives to growth?
11/17/2017 04:20 PM
Germany celebrates 'Read Aloud Day'
From the floor of the Frankfurt stock exchange to the concert hall of the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie — hundreds of thousands of Germans read aloud or listened to children's books to help develop a lifelong love of reading.
11/17/2017 03:38 PM
Refugee family reunification in Germany - what you need to know
Refugee family reunification in Germany was a major sticking point in preliminary coalition talks. DW explains how the process works – and why critics want to lift the current ban permanently.
11/17/2017 03:24 PM
COP23: Should climate summits always happen in Bonn?
In the conclusion of our COP Secret series, we ask delegates whether this year's co-hosting between Germany and Fiji has worked, or if it has amounted to mere tokenization. Could this set-up be replicated in the future?
11/17/2017 02:51 PM
A century on, Auguste Rodin's influential art still fascinates
Rodin's works are known around the world: "The Kiss," The Thinker," "The Gates of Hell." One hundred years after his death, the sculptor who took on the modern world continues to enthrall art lovers around the world.
11/17/2017 01:52 PM
Selfie diplomacy? Miss Iraq and Miss Israel photo goes viral before Miss Universe 2017 pageant
A selfie of Miss Israel and Miss Iraq taken in Las Vegas and posted by both contestants on Instagram has unleashed a digital diplomatic debate. Intended as a message of peace for the Middle East, it has drawn criticism.
11/17/2017 12:44 PM
Neo-Nazi policeman deemed unfit to serve by German court
A German policeman whose tattoos and Hitler salutes indicate far-right extremist attitudes can be fired from his job, a court has decided. Tattoos are a particularly intensive display of personal views, it said.
11/17/2017 12:40 PM
'I bims': German Youth Word of the Year 2017
Every year, Germany's dictionary giant Langenscheidt selects the German Youth Word of the Year. In 2017, a new version of "I am" was singled out. Take a look at previous winners, as well as this year's candidates.
11/17/2017 12:23 PM
Borussia Mönchengladbach's Christoph Kramer: Forever a Foal
Christoph Kramer is set to make his comeback from a thigh injury against Hertha Berlin this weekend. The 26-year-old spoke to DW about why he loves Borussia Mönchengladbach and why money doesn't buy happiness.
11/17/2017 11:56 AM
US-Poland energy deal bucks anti-coal trend
Polish coal trader Weglokoks is due to get its first ever shipment of US coal after Donald Trump has promised Poland’s pro-coal government US energy. The move comes as 19 nations signed a coal phase-out deal.
11/17/2017 11:18 AM
More than just a walk in the park: the forces of nature in Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony
Music to please cows and revolutionaries alike: the principal conductor of the Beethoven Orchestra Bonn, Dirk Kaftan, tells DW all about Ludwig van Beethoven's Sixth Symphony.
11/17/2017 10:30 AM
At 75, Martin Scorsese is still cinema's master storyteller
The American filmmaker has been one of the most influential directors for over half a century, delivering some of film's greatest masterpieces. His next movie is due out in 2019. DW takes a look back at his career.
11/17/2017 09:58 AM
Opinion: Climate pledges can be more ambitious on renewable energy
As policymakers and other actors assemble at the UN climate change conference, there's a sense that the euphoria of Paris is behind us. The tasks of implementation and raising ambition are ahead, says IRENA's Adnan Amin.
11/16/2017 07:56 PM
COP23: Canada and UK launch anti-coal alliance in Bonn
Twenty countries and two US states have joined the "Powering Past Coal" alliance at the penultimate day of the UN climate summit, promising phase-outs. Conspicuously absent from that list: Germany.
11/16/2017 07:00 PM
Can the ad industry become sustainable?
A look at an entrepreneur who wants to revolutionize the ad industry. Andrea Henao is a former advertising executive who left the corporate world to found her own business — a boutique ad agency that vets its clients.
11/16/2017 06:08 PM
New evidence contradicts German police in Oury Jalloh death
A man who apparently burned to death in a German police cell in 2005 could not have lit the fire himself, according to new documents. A prosecutor who had defended police now says there should be a murder investigation.
11/16/2017 06:01 PM
Kuwait Airways can bar Israeli passengers, German court rules
Kuwait Airways canceled an Israeli passenger's ticket because of their citizenship. Nothing wrong with that, said a court in Frankfurt — and provoked an outcry.
11/16/2017 05:57 PM
Kevin Spacey: London theater reveals 20 testimonies of harassment
London's Old Vic theater has received 20 testimonies alleging sexual harassment by Hollywood star Kevin Spacey. The theater has apologized for staff not being able to talk openly before, but the allegations may continue.
11/16/2017 03:56 PM
Preventing dementia with computerized brain training
Brain training using a specialized computer program can reduce the risk of dementia by almost one third, a newly published study shows. The participants were involved in the training over a ten-year period.
11/16/2017 03:22 PM
Migrants in Germany are at a disadvantage
A recent report by the German Federal Statistical Office shows that in terms of education, employment and income levels, those with a migration background are much worse off than those without.
11/16/2017 02:41 PM
2°C: 'We have a 5 percent chance of success'
Climate scientist Kevin Anderson is one of the world's leading authorities on carbon budgets. He told DW keeping global warming below 2 degrees is a choice — but it's one we have to make it fast.
11/16/2017 01:34 PM
Ankara bans Turkish German-language LGBTI film festival
Turkish authorities have banned the German LGBTI Film Days festival, citing public security concerns. The Ankara event, which is supported by the German Embassy, was to start on Thursday.
11/16/2017 12:06 PM
70 years of Ferrari, the superstar among sports cars
An exhibition at London's Design Museum is celebrating 70 years of Ferrari. The iconic car has also starred in different films and TV series: "Miami Vice" and "Magnum, P.I." just wouldn't be the same without it.
11/16/2017 11:49 AM
Chadrac Akolo: 'Hunger was a part of my life'
Stuttgart's Chadrac Akolo is off to a flying start in the Bundesliga. The Democratic Republic of Congo international has come a long way since arriving in Switzerland as a refugee at the age of 14.
11/16/2017 11:05 AM
Bauhaus around the world: How German style is interpreted in globalized societies
Ahead of the Bauhaus centenary in 2019, an ambitious global exhibition titled "Bauhaus Imaginista" looks at the impact of the famed design school. Curator Marion von Osten spoke to DW about the aims of the show.
11/16/2017 10:36 AM
Star chef Yotam Ottolenghi: 'A good story is priceless'
Cult chefs Yotam Ottolenghi and Helen Goh share the recipes behind their restaurants' most popular desserts in "Sweet." DW met them while they were in Berlin to discuss what makes the success of the Ottolenghi signature.
11/16/2017 09:10 AM
Beaujolais Nouveau is here! A master sommelier shares her secrets
While wine-lovers uncork their newly released Beaujolais Nouveau on November 16, German wine expert Romana Echensperger discusses with DW the latest trends in wine.
11/16/2017 09:06 AM
National Book Awards bring US literature to the masses
Now in its 68th year, the National Book Awards is a celebration of American literature recognizing some of the most talented writers in the US. The books of the 2017 award winners speak volumes about the country.
11/16/2017 08:25 AM
Leonardo da Vinci painting smashes auction record at $450 million
The Italian painter's recently discovered portrait of Christ, "Salvator Mundi," has sold for a record-breaking $450.3 million (€382 million). The artwork, which went missing for several years, was once traded for $60.
11/16/2017 03:16 AM
German spy chief warns against Russia's military ambitions
Germany's top spy, Bruno Kahl, has delivered a dramatic warning about Russia's military ambitions in the European Union. But some analysts think that such alarmism only plays into the Kremlin's hands.
11/15/2017 04:48 PM
How Beethoven incites climate activism
Beethoven died in 1827, so what does he have to do with the current climate talks? The answer lies in the "Beethoven Pastoral Project," inspired by the composer's "Pastoral Symphony."
11/15/2017 04:08 PM
COP23: Merkel and Macron hail Europe’s climate leadership, acknowledge shortcomings
France and Germany's leaders opened the high-level talks at COP23 on Wednesday, calling on other countries to match Europe's climate goals. But with Germany heavily reliant on coal, how ambitious is Europe really?
11/15/2017 03:44 PM
Germany now boasts 300 Michelin-starred restaurants
New addresses for gourmets visiting Germany: The country now counts 11 three-star establishments, with newcomer Atelier in Munich. Two vegetarian restaurants have also made it into the prestigious Michelin Guide.
11/15/2017 01:02 PM
UN climate chief Espinosa: 'We must get serious about transitioning to renewables'
There is political will to curb climate change, UN climate chief Patricia Espinosa told DW. Once we speed up our transition to renewables, away from fossil fuels, we'll be on the right track.
11/15/2017 12:17 PM
Enoh Meyomesse: 'In prison, support from outside helped me survive'
On the Day of the Imprisoned Writer, rights group PEN International remembers writers who have been jailed for their work. DW asks former imprisoned author Enoh Meyomesse about his life after release.
11/15/2017 10:04 AM
Tasty or disgusting? Sculptures of raw meat and other weird German foods
Germany perhaps doesn't beat Asia in terms of dishes that surprise foreigners, but there are still a few that need some time getting used to — from a raw meat hedgehog to mustard donuts, here are our favorites.
11/15/2017 09:48 AM
Daniel Barenboim at 75: Classical music's most influential star
Descriptions of pianist and conductor Daniel Barenboim tend toward the superlative. The celebrated maestro is also a public relations mastermind who puts music in the service of a higher goal.
11/15/2017 08:12 AM
Books come under suspicion in post-coup Turkey
Ever since Turkey's attempted 2016 coup, a growing number of books have been outlawed and confiscated, with some even being considered evidence for certain crimes. Publishers, authors and readers are deeply concerned.
11/14/2017 04:22 PM
'The Congo Tribunal': Art taking over where justice fails
Swiss director Milo Rau's portrayal of the civil war in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been described as "the most ambitious political theater ever made." The project is now being released as a film.
11/14/2017 03:35 PM
Mother Nature fights back: Natural disasters in cinema
Diplomats and environmentalists are fighting to save the world at climate talks in Bonn, but cinema has already had a head start. In the movie world, mankind has long been fighting for survival in a destroyed world.
11/14/2017 01:05 PM
Amazon to produce 'Lord of the Rings' TV series
Amazon has acquired global television rights to turn J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings" into a television series. The adaptation of the fantasy novels marks a new direction for the world's largest online retailer.
11/14/2017 10:25 AM
Myths and facts about diabetes
Everyone knows diabetes. Those who suffer from it have to inject themselves with insulin every day and have strict dietary restrictions - right? Not quite. Time to clear up some prejudices with DW's fact check.
11/14/2017 10:19 AM
Megaloh brings German hip-hop to Africa
The Berlin-based rapper Megaloh and his producer Ghanaian Stallion refer to their African roots in their music. Germany's Goethe-Institut has organized a tour for them in East Africa.
11/14/2017 09:41 AM
'Killer robots': autonomous weapons pose moral dilemma
Will robots soon replace human decision-making in warfare? Even though no single definition for fully automated weapons systems exists, one thing is certain — they raise a host of legal, moral and arms-control questions.
11/14/2017 07:13 AM
Karl Lagerfeld evokes Holocaust to bash Germany's Angela Merkel on refugees
The German fashion designer has criticized the "pastor's daughter" for opening Germany to "millions" of migrants. France's media regulator has launched a probe after he made the remarks on a popular French talk show.
11/14/2017 12:24 AM
COP23: US promotes coal at Bonn climate conference
America's sole official side event at COP23 has attempted to present fossil fuels as a solution to climate change. This was largely ridiculed - but could cleaner fossil fuels be a realistic prospect?
11/13/2017 11:40 PM
German Islamic associations denied religious lessons in school
A state court has denied Muslim associations permission to introduce religious lessons in schools in North Rhine-Westphalia. But the associations say they'll keep trying to bring lessons on Islam to Muslim children.
11/13/2017 06:35 PM
On patrol with police at Berlin's Alexanderplatz, crime hotspot in the capital
As security becomes increasingly prioritized by German politicians, Berlin's Alexanderplatz has been dubbed one of the capital's most dangerous spots. DW's Kate Brady accompanied Berlin police on a Saturday night patrol.
11/13/2017 04:46 PM
Squashed between Arabia and Eurasia - why the ground shakes so often in Iran
Earthquakes are very common in Iran and Iraq. That's where the Eurasian and Arabian Tectonic plates meet and where the Zagros mountain range developed – the location of the latest quake.
11/13/2017 04:37 PM
Shawn Mendes scoops several prizes at MTV EMAs
Canadian pop star Shawn Mendes was the big winner at the MTV EMAs, with the 19-year-old taking home three of the top prizes. The event brought together several generations of performers in London.
11/13/2017 03:17 PM
Knitted pictures, hot plates and pigs: Artist Rosemarie Trockel defies categorization
She became renowned by criticizing the male-dominated art world with references to knitting and the kitchen in her works. Rosemarie Trockel, one of Germany's most renowned modern artists, now turns 65.
11/13/2017 02:44 PM
Hollywood #MeToo march joined by hundreds in protest against abuse
Hundreds of people have marched against sexual harassment and assault in Hollywood, following weeks of mounting allegations against several notable producers, directors and entertainers.
11/13/2017 11:12 AM
Space station supply launch brings virtual reality camera to astronauts
A cargo mission has launched from Virginia taking 7,400 pounds of supplies for astronauts. Some 80 ice cream treats as well as a VR camera for a National Geographic documentary are on their way into space.
11/12/2017 03:40 PM
Scrap 'outmoded' 8-hour workday in Germany, economic experts say
Germany's leading council of economic experts says that the current rules governing work are obsolete and inflexible. But if the labor code is rewritten, will working people lose crucial protections?
11/12/2017 03:25 PM
The 'good German doctor' who saved Greek lives during WWII occupation
In 1943 the German military doctor Hans Löber was sent to serve on the Greek island of Milos. He ended up helping the Greek inhabitants and saving lives, before his came to a tragic end. Now his story has hit the stage.
11/11/2017 06:19 PM
COP23: Corporations and lobbyists welcome in Bonn
Companies have a lot on the line at the Bonn climate summit - which is why they insert themselves into the negotiations. In the second installment of the COP Secret series, DW investigates lobbying at UN climate summits.
11/10/2017 05:12 PM
Reclam Publishers' little yellow books: 150 years of world literature
On November 10, 1867, German classics by the likes of Goethe and Schiller became part of the public domain. Published as part of Reclam's "Universal Library," the books offered world literature at an affordable price.
11/10/2017 03:53 PM
COP23: Is the Bonn summit worth the trouble?
In the first part of our COP Secret series, we take a look at how UN climate summits have become mammoth events with high carbon emissions - which is why there's some grumbling that the yearly ritual has become a circus.
11/08/2017 03:07 PM
Educators: Germany should invest in teaching before tech
Some German schools are lucky to have a single computer in classrooms; others boast all the latest gadgets. Researchers for Bertelsmann have called for bigger investments in tech, but some teachers strongly disagree.
11/03/2017 06:45 PM