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Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner sentenced to 21 months for sexting teen
A New York court has sentenced Anthony Weiner, a former US congressman and estranged husband of a Hillary Clinton aide, to 21 months in prison for sexting an underage girl. Weiner admitted to sexting many other women.
09/25/2017 11:51 PM
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont could face arrest over referendum
The leader of Catalonia's separatist government has been threatened by Spanish authorities with imprisonment, just days before the region plans to hold an independence vote. Madrid has deemed the referendum illegal.
09/25/2017 10:54 PM
Merkel's coalition conundrum: Takeaways from Day 1
Building a so-called "Jamaica" coalition with the Greens and Free Democrats looks to be the most likely path to power for Chancellor Angela Merkel, a day after the vote. A few key points from the election aftermath.
09/25/2017 10:24 PM
German election press review - shock and concern the abiding reaction
How have Germany's newspapers reacted to Sunday's election? And what did the world's newspapers have to say about it? DW has all the front-page news in our press roundup.
09/25/2017 09:54 PM
Donald Trump's travel ban 3.0 'more likely to survive a court challenge'
The revised travel ban signed by President Donald Trump stands a better chance of holding up in court than its two prior versions, a noted immigrant scholar told DW. But to get there, the measure had to be scaled down.
09/25/2017 09:42 PM
Poland's judicial reform: Andrzej Duda's rash proposal and pullback
Polish President Andrzej Duda's surprising counterproposal on judicial reform has provoked criticism from many sides. That's because it's clear Duda wants to build up his own power. Paul Flückiger reports from Warsaw.
09/25/2017 09:22 PM
Euro slips on Merkel's losses, fractured parliament
The single currency has snapped a two-day rising streak and edged lower after German Chancellor Angela Merkel won a fourth term but faces tough coalition choices, with markets sensing an increasing risk for Europe.
09/25/2017 08:53 PM
German SPD licks wounds following election mauling
Germany's Social Democratic Party (SPD) suffered its worst election result since World War II, scraping only 20.5 percent of the national vote. It's no surprise that the center-left party has opted to go into opposition.
09/25/2017 08:48 PM
Opinion: Sunny days are over for Angela Merkel
The outcome of the Bundestag election makes federal policy no easier, and not just because of the AfD. Forming a government will probably be a lengthy task, says DW's Christoph Strack.
09/25/2017 07:23 PM
Merkel's win comes with EU prestige intact, but power weakened
The "Queen of Europe" is keeping her crown, much to Brussels' relief. But after securing a fourth term as German chancellor, the coalition-building that Angela Merkel faces next will test her famous cool.
09/25/2017 07:12 PM
Brexit: Britain, EU resume political ping pong over financial settlement with Brussels
EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier insists the ball is in the UK's court when it comes to an agreement on life after Brexit. His UK opposite number David Davis wants Brussels to yield ground and talk trade.
09/25/2017 07:04 PM
'Forgotten' Duisburg voters turn to Germany's far-right AfD
The far-right AfD snagged 13.2 percent of the vote in Duisburg. The former steel town has long been a working class stronghold for the Social Democrats but many residents say frustrated voters felt "forgotten" by Berlin.
09/25/2017 06:15 PM
France unveils multibillion euro investment plan
French PM Edouard Philippe has revealed details of a major investment plan aimed at bolstering his country's languid economy. It foresees spending billions on education, digitization and the environment, among others.
09/25/2017 06:12 PM
AfD mobilized irrational fears of future, especially in the east, say pollsters
In their post-election analysis, researchers say that the Alternative for Germany's success cannot be reduced to any one particular group. Nonetheless, as a community, AfD supporters are unlike other German voters.
09/25/2017 05:21 PM
Africa reacts on German election results
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has won a fourth term, but will have to enter tough coalition talks to form a new government. What does Africa make of the election results? We've asked our DW correspondents to comment.
09/25/2017 04:14 PM
Germany's long road to building a government
One day after Germany's national vote, parties are analyzing the results. The newly-elected parliamentary factions are scheduled to meet on Tuesday in Berlin. When can the formation of a new government be expected?
09/25/2017 03:54 PM
Hope for Air Berlin jobs as assets to go to Lufthansa, easyJet
Insolvent German airline Air Berlin hopes to secure the jobs of most of its employees as a result of ongoing negotiations and expected sales of its assets to competitors Lufthansa and easyJet.
09/25/2017 03:48 PM
Dresden court fines Akif Pirincci over hate speech
Hate speech vilifying foreigners two years ago has cost the far-right author Akif Pirincci a hefty fine. It’s been imposed by a Dresden court in Saxony, where the far-right AfD topped voting on Sunday.
09/25/2017 03:37 PM
North Korea accuses Donald Trump of 'declaring war'
North Korea's top envoy, Ri Yong Ho, has accused the US of declaring war on his country. Ri told reporters in New York that the North has the right to shoot down US planes in international airspace.
09/25/2017 03:28 PM
Russia committing 'grave human rights violations' in Crimea – UN
A UN probe has found that Russian officials in Crimea committed serious rights abuses, including the deportation and torture of prisoners. Investigators also documented crackdowns on Ukrainian citizenship and culture.
09/25/2017 03:06 PM
Pandas under pressure
A new study of historic satellite data reveals that pandas have less habitat than when they were first listed endangered 30 years ago, with scattered populations holding out in isolated pockets of bamboo forest.
09/25/2017 03:00 PM
Germany and Cameroon shed light on shared colonial past
The two cities of Dusseldorf, Germany, and Dschang, Cameroon, are thousands of kilometers apart, but their shared colonial history connects them to this day. Jake Davies went to explore in Dusseldorf.
09/25/2017 02:58 PM
Germany heads for green government
Sunday's election result means Chancellor Angela Merkel needs the Green party in her coalition in order to govern. What will it mean for the country's environment and climate policy?
09/25/2017 02:45 PM
The two sides of the US national anthem protests in the NFL
American sport and American politics have collided in a big way as protests during America's national anthem grow to new levels. DW takes a look at what the protest is about and whether it can be resolved.
09/25/2017 02:39 PM
Siemens and Alstom set for rail merger: report
Germany's Siemens and France's Alstom may be on the verge of merging their rail businesses, media reports suggest. It would come at a time when they are facing growing competition from China's state-backed rival CRRC.
09/25/2017 02:11 PM
Champions League: History bodes well for Borussia Dortmund in Real Madrid clash
Borussia Dortmund's Champions League campaign faces a crucial juncture as they host holders Real Madrid. A strong home record against their opponents bodes well, but a suspect defense could be their downfall.
09/25/2017 12:46 PM
Who is Frauke Petry, the AfD's controversial co-chair?
Frauke Petry was key in pushing the Alternative for Germany (AfD) in a far-right direction and won a direct mandate in the German election. But her future within the party remains unclear after a series of public spats.
09/25/2017 12:34 PM
Rohingya crisis: overpopulated Bangladesh bearing the burden
The unprecedented exodus of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar into southeastern Bangladesh has many locals worried about the future. The south Asian nation is already afflicted by overpopulation and poverty.
09/25/2017 12:00 PM
The Greens' Cem Özdemir: Keeping it 'realo'
The lead candidate in the Greens’ election campaign could be Germany’s next foreign minister. He is not just a critic of Chancellor Merkel; the centrist is also often at odds with the left wing of his own party.
09/25/2017 11:17 AM
The story behind Star Trek's legendary success
New crew, new starship, new adventures: "Star Trek: Discovery" comes more than 50 years after the original series debuted on TV. Here's a look back at how it became so successful.
09/25/2017 11:14 AM
Political cartoonists paint dark picture of German election result
After the German election saw the rise of the far-right AfD party into a major political force, international political cartoonists have been quick to react. While often hilarious, the results are somewhat foreboding.
09/25/2017 11:13 AM
FDP: Are Germany's 'liberals' in reality 'libertarians'?
The FDP is poised to make a comeback as Angela Merkel's potential kingmaker in a three-way coalition with the Greens. Are they liberal, libertarian, both or neither? DW digs deep.
09/25/2017 11:00 AM
Ifo President assesses election's economic consequences
An unstable government would be bad for Germany’s standing as a business location, says the head of Munich's Ifo Institute. In addition, the success of the AfD could exacerbate the economic problems in eastern Germany.
09/25/2017 10:55 AM
Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calls snap election
Parliament is to be dissolved on Thursday for the poll, expected to be held in October. Abe is to be challenged by a new party headed by Tokyo's governor Yuriko Koike.
09/25/2017 10:22 AM
Leverkusen's Lucas Alario debuts with a bang
Bayer Leverkusen put in a much improved performance against Hamburg on Sunday. Debutant Lucas Alario was central to the change in fortunes, leading Leverkusen to victory and providing hope for a brighter future.
09/25/2017 09:49 AM
Rohingya in Pakistan living in 'abysmal' conditions
Pakistan's government and Islamic groups criticize Myanmar for its "persecution" of the Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine. But how is Pakistan treating its own Rohingyas that have been living in the country for decades?
09/25/2017 09:39 AM
German business confidence slips in pre-election survey
In a foreboding of a tricky situation to form a new German government, the mood of business leaders here turned sour in September, causing the closely-watched Ifo index to slump despite ongoing strong fundamentals.
09/25/2017 09:27 AM
Iraqi Kurd independence referendum: Curfew in Kirkuk
Authorities in the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk have imposed a curfew as jubilant Kurds celebrated a referendum on independence. Iraq’s government and nearby powers oppose the non-binding ballot.
09/25/2017 09:00 AM
+++ German election, the day after: Angela Merkel leaves door open for SPD coalition talks - live updates +++
AfD co-chair Frauke Petry shocked her party colleagues by saying she won't join their parliamentary group in the Bundestag. The SPD's Martin Schulz repeated that he wants to go into opposition. Read all the updates here.
09/25/2017 07:24 AM
Berlin votes to keep Tegel Airport open
Tegel airport was set to close with the opening of the new Berlin-Brandenburg airport. Local residents have cast doubt on that outcome after Sunday's referendum decision.
09/25/2017 06:23 AM
Australia to get its own space agency, government says
Australia says it wants to tap into an annual market worth some 280 billion euros, which is growing at 10 percent per year. Officials have hinted that the new space agency could be based close to the city of Adelaide.
09/25/2017 06:01 AM
Donald Trump orders sweeping new travel ban, including N. Korea
Donald Trump's controversial travel ban will be replaced with new rules for nationals from eight countries, including Venezuela and North Korea. Washington said the nations failed to meet demands for information sharing.
09/25/2017 02:54 AM
German election: World reacts to Merkel victory, AfD rise
World leaders, including Emmanuel Macron of France, have congratulated Chancellor Angela Merkel on her election win. But the AfD's entry into parliament was also lauded by Europe's far-right leaders.
09/25/2017 01:40 AM
German election results: Disappointing victory for Angela Merkel as CDU sinks, nationalist AfD surges
Angela Merkel has won a fourth term, but official results have shown she'll have a "tough road" for coalition talks. While the CDU remains the largest party, the far-right AfD will be the third biggest political force.
09/25/2017 12:56 AM
Far-right AfD enters German parliament: What it means for German politics
The far-right AfD will be the third-largest party in the Bundestag. This will have no immediate effect on policy per se, but will alter the political tone. In a nutshell: things are about to get a lot nastier.
09/24/2017 11:32 PM
German and American political parties: A comparison
Translating Germany's political parties into American equivalents is a difficult but revealing proposition. Where would Republicans and Democrats, conservatives and liberals, fall in the German landscape? DW maps it out.
09/24/2017 10:37 PM
French Senate vote: Macron's En Marche! disappoints as conservatives retain majority
France's conservative Republicans have consolidated their majority and even won a few more seats in this year's Senate elections, according to preliminary results. Macron's En Marche! has reportedly only come in third.
09/24/2017 10:01 PM
How artists and cultural institutions reacted to the German election
Most of the country's artists and cultural institutions voiced their position on election day, inciting people to go out and vote. Surveys had already predicted the strong results obtained by the far-right AfD party.
09/24/2017 09:31 PM
Opinion: Bayern Munich's complacency could cost them - at home and in Europe
For most clubs, dropping five points in six games would be no big deal. But Bayern Munich aren't most clubs. Their lack of focus could cost them, with Dortmund looking ominous and PSG looming, says DW's Matt Pearson.
09/24/2017 07:19 PM
Anti-AfD protests break out across Germany after election
After the Alternative for Germany's historic election result, opponents of the far-right populist party have taken to the streets of Berlin, Hamburg and Cologne in protest.
09/24/2017 06:56 PM
German and British political parties: A comparison
Is Angela Merkel's Christian conservatism similar to Theresa May's? Why doesn't the SPD use the word "Labour"? Just how different can two "liberal" parties be? And has the AfD soaked up all the ugliest aspects of UKIP?
09/24/2017 06:55 PM
AfD's unlikely duo: Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel
The disenchanted Christian Democrat and the business-savvy political novice. How Alexander Gauland and Alice Weidel, respectively, became the far-right nationalist candidates in Germany's election.
09/24/2017 06:40 PM
Best of Bundesliga: Pierre Emerick Aubameyang, Timo Werner at it again
Pierre Emerick Aubameyang grabbed a treble and Timo Werner proved his importance again. But it was also a weekend of firsts, with Dennis Geiger, Julian Weigl and Lucas Alario all impressing.
09/24/2017 06:30 PM
German election: Can anyone contest the results?
Like many voters all over the world, Germans can contest the results or the procedure of a general election. DW tells you how they do it and who is involved.
09/24/2017 06:02 PM
How Germany chooses its chancellor
Agreeing on who will be Germany's next chancellor is one of the goals of coalition talks. But it's not a done deal until the Bundestag votes him or her in. DW explains how it works.
09/24/2017 05:44 PM
What is the role of Germany's parliamentary opposition?
Following the federal election, the SPD has announced it will go into opposition. What role does the main opposition party play in the Bundestag?
09/24/2017 05:14 PM
German election: What you need to know about Angela Merkel's CDU
The CDU is not only Germany's leading party. It is also an institution that's very much the product of history. But has the CDU moved so far to the center that it is no longer truly conservative?
09/24/2017 04:43 PM
German election: Can the Greens and FDP join Angela Merkel in a coalition?
The Greens and the Free Democrats have traditionally been bitter rivals in Germany. But will these two smaller parties put aside their differences for a chance at a coalition with the conservatives and a share in power?
09/24/2017 04:26 PM
Swiss voters nix pension reform in national referendum
Voters in the alpine nation rejected a plan that would have increased taxes to fund state pension coffers. The retirement age for women would have also gone up, as the nation struggles to deal with an aging populace.
09/24/2017 03:08 PM
Uber's London license to be suspended, Uber to appeal
Transport for London (TfL) has announced it will not renew Uber's private hire operator license. TfL cites Uber's lack of corporate responsibility for the decision. Uber will appeal the decision.
09/24/2017 02:34 AM
Luigi Di Maio: The populist leader eyeing victory in Rome
A 31-year-old politician has been chosen to lead the anti-establishment Five Star Movement ahead of national elections. With M5S clearly ahead of traditional parties in the polls, he may be Italy's next prime minister.
09/23/2017 11:10 PM
Borussia Dortmund have the firepower but there's room for improvement in defense
As they demonstrated in their dismantling of Borussia Mönchengladbach, Dortmund's attacking threat comes from all over the pitch. But, for DW's Matt Ford, their near-perfect defensive record is deceptive.
09/23/2017 08:29 PM
Row in Spain breaks out over control of police in Barcelona
Spain's central government and Catalan regional authorities are arguing over the control of police forces ahead of the planned independence vote. Madrid considers the referendum to be illegal.
09/23/2017 08:02 PM
French far left protest President Emmanuel Macron's labor reforms in Paris
The protesters oppose sweeping changes to France's labor code, which make it easier to lay off workers. But Macron defends his reforms, saying they're needed to bring down France's stubbornly high unemployment rate.
09/23/2017 03:39 PM
Activists occupy Berlin's famous Volksbühne theater, say they resist city's gentrification
The Volksbühne theater has been at the center of controversy since its new director took the reins last month. Now an art collective has seized control of the building with plans to put on its own performance program.
09/23/2017 06:57 AM
House of Cards: Electoral drama American style
Political drama has a long and illustrious history in Hollywood. Today, "House of Cards" is regarded as the very best in the genre.
09/22/2017 03:06 PM
South Georgia: How to beat a rat plague
Poison, dogs and helicopters - how scientists pulled out all the stops to protect South Georgia's wildlife from a plague of rats.
09/22/2017 02:32 PM
UK PM Theresa May proposes Brexit transition in Florence speech
Prime Minister Theresa May chose a hall in Florence to read her speech on the UK's exit from the EU. She proposed a creative and deep relationship for the future with a two-year implementation period after March 2019.
09/22/2017 02:25 PM
Black America through the lens: Gordon Parks exhibition opens in Frankfurt
Photographer Gordon Parks captured some of the most pivotal moments of the Civil Rights Movement while exposing the realities of oppression and poverty. A show in Frankfurt shows some of his most celebrated works.
09/22/2017 01:29 PM
Multinationals polluting oceans with plastic in the Philippines
Plastic washed up on Manila's beaches can be traced back to Western brands in cashing on Asia's "sachet economies," activists say.
09/22/2017 11:41 AM
First contemporary African art museum opens in Cape Town
The Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA), the first ever museum of modern African art, has opened to much fanfare in Cape Town, South Africa. Art lovers are over the moon – but there has also been controversy.
09/22/2017 10:45 AM
Vegan is the new black
For a long time, being a vegan was considered unusual and difficult to pull off. That's no longer true, especially in Berlin. The city is a haven for those who have sworn off animal products.
09/22/2017 09:12 AM
Trump increasingly isolated as Nicaragua to sign Paris Agreement
President Daniel Ortega has announced Nicaragua will sign the Paris climate agreement, leaving Donald Trump and Syria's Bashar Assad heads of the only two countries not taking part in the global accord.
09/21/2017 03:03 PM
Hurricanes release energy of 10,000 nuclear bombs
The Atlantic hurricane season is at its midway point but has already seen some mega-storms. Even average hurricanes release huge amounts of energy. Where does it all come from?
09/21/2017 02:12 PM
Bestselling author Stephen King turns 70
He is known as the grandmaster of horror: Stephen King has been tapping into our fears like no other for more than 40 years. But the bestselling author also has a sensitive side.
09/21/2017 12:24 PM
How Germany's politicians fight for votes
The election campaign is nearing the finish line, and politicians are doing everything and anything to grab votes. We hit the campaign trail to reveal some innovative ways parties are pitching voters.
09/21/2017 09:44 AM
Climate change, mass tourism threaten Alps
A group of mountain researchers hiked the length of the Alps this summer, retracing a similar trek 25 years ago. Much has changed since then, especially when it comes to the environment.
09/21/2017 09:06 AM
Column: I'm an Arab woman; am I oppressed?
Women who wear headscarves are oppressed in male-dominated societies, according to popular belief in the West. While Rim Dawa says her home country of Syria is too patriarchal, the issue is not that simple.
09/21/2017 07:25 AM
On the campaign trail with Germany's undaunted and idealistic election campaigners
Come rain or shine, in cities or villages: All over Germany, people are manning info stands, ringing doorbells and otherwise drawing attention to the party they favor. DW's Silke Wünsch met those unsung campaigners.
09/20/2017 03:16 PM
British rapper Kate Tempest cancels Berlin concert due to 'personal threats'
The spoken-word artist was scheduled to play at a hangar of the former Berlin airport Tempelhof as part of the new Volksbühne theater's program, but she decided to cancel the show due to "personal threats."
09/20/2017 01:29 PM
Thomas Mann's LA villa gets new residents
During his exile, Thomas Mann lived in a villa on the edge of Los Angeles. To honor its history, the German government purchased the house, which is now home to a residency program for outstanding cultural influencers.
09/20/2017 10:10 AM
The best fall festivities celebrated in Germany
Germany is full of traditions celebrated throughout the year, but autumn has its own special brand of festivities celebrating harvest, light, liberty and luck to warm up a season heading into darkness.
09/20/2017 09:50 AM
Pussy Riot stage first concerts in Germany
In 2012, three members of punk group Pussy Riot were detained after an anti-Putin concert in a cathedral in Moscow. Five years later, Pussy Riot will finally perform their "feminist punk manifesto" in Germany.
09/20/2017 09:07 AM
Gene-hacking tool unlocks secrets of butterfly colors
New studies have found that two genes play a major role in creating the patterns and colors of butterfly wings with the help of a gene-editing tool. It's another step in understanding where we come from, say scientists.
09/20/2017 08:26 AM
Earthquake in Mexico kills over 200, hope of finding survivors remains
A 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Mexico has killed at least 226 people, including more than 20 children at a collapsed primary school. Rescue teams are working tirelessly to locate survivors trapped under the rubble.
09/19/2017 06:44 PM
Could CO2 make the Amazon more resilient?
Forests play an ever-more vital role in regulating the climate. But what if rising carbon emissions actually helped them to grow and weather the impacts of global warming?
09/19/2017 02:19 PM
Germany opens massive art show in China
A colossal show of contemporary German art is on show at eight different venues in Beijing, featuring big names like Richter and Baselitz. The exhibition is a response to an eight-site show of Chinese art in Germany.
09/19/2017 01:24 PM
Russian director Kirill Serebrennikov to complete 'Hänsel and Gretel' despite arrest
Despite his arrest in Russia, the star director is still expected to complete his work for the Stuttgart Opera. A special event is to be held instead of his finished staging, planned to premiere on October 22.
09/19/2017 01:20 PM
Smelly snake breaks into home in Essen, then let off scot-free
As one family in western Germany has learned, you never know what might be hiding in your basement. The reptilian intruder turned out to be a harmless grass snake, though it was upset when removed from its new abode.
09/19/2017 11:11 AM
Linkin Park announce Chester Bennington memorial concert in LA
Following the suicide in July of singer and chief songwriter Chester Bennington, rock band Linkin Park has announced an October concert to mourn its leading man.
09/19/2017 10:53 AM
Why German politics struggles to translate to screen
As the German election approaches, how are film and TV portraying the political times? Unlike in the US, where the political series "House of Cards" is a household name, Germany is slow to dramatize political life.
09/19/2017 10:14 AM
Audrey Hepburn's personal collection goes on sale at auction
Shoes, dresses, jewelry, but also a cigarette lighter that once belonged to Hollywood star and fashion icon Audrey Hepburn can be purchased online at Christie's starting today.
09/19/2017 09:53 AM
5 locations Berlin has doubled as in films
Berlin has become a popular destination for filmmakers - even for movies that aren't set in Germany. Here are a handful of other locations that Berlin has been dressed up as on camera.
09/19/2017 08:18 AM
Greek gold mine controversy: Investment in the future, or environmental disaster?
Opinions have long been divided over a gold mine in Greece. For years, advocates have talked about jobs and investments, while opponents worry about irreparable environmental damage. The government has said nothing.
09/19/2017 07:04 AM
How green is Angela Merkel?
The chancellor has fought for international climate agreements but critics say she has let industry profits win out at home. What will another four years of Merkel mean for Germany's battle against carbon emissions?
09/18/2017 03:56 PM
Albert Speer Jr., famed architect and son of top Nazi, dies at 83
His father, Albert Speer, was the infamous chief architect behind Adolf Hitler's monumental ambitions. The son aimed to make cities sustainable. The prominent architect and urban planner died aged 83.
09/18/2017 01:42 PM
Street art museum opens in Berlin
Street art is the ultimate form of democracy according to the curators of the new Museum for Urban Contemporary Art that has just opened in Berlin. But does street art belong in exhibition halls?
09/18/2017 01:29 PM
Istanbul Biennial gives artists political voice
As journalists are arrested and democracy diminishes in Turkey, the Istanbul Biennial and Contemporary Istanbul art events won't be pulling any political punches. DW's Werner Bloch reports.
09/18/2017 01:26 PM
German resistance hero inspires anti-Trump street art
The vintage-style propaganda posters in Washington, DC take aim at white supremacism, racism – and Donald Trump. A daring act of resistance, or an insulting slur on the US President?
09/18/2017 09:34 AM
How a normal World War II soldier became a war criminal
Usually working in Hollywood, German filmmaker Robert Schwentke returned to his home country to tackle a chapter of World War II from an unusual perspective in his movie "The Captain," which premiered in Toronto.
09/18/2017 09:31 AM
Rolling Stone music magazine up for sale
The founder of Rolling Stone plans to sell a controlling stake in the legendary magazine that changed music journalism forever. Jann Werner said he hoped to find a buyer "who understands the magazine's mission."
09/18/2017 09:10 AM
Chineke! champions black and ethnic musicians in classical music
Chi-chi Nwanoku wants diversity in classical music's very white world to become routine business. That is why she founded Chineke!, the UK and Europe's first majority black and minority ethnic orchestra.
09/15/2017 09:49 AM
Lederhosen: Everything you need to know about Oktoberfest's favorite leather shorts
Lederhosen were not always popular. They nearly disappeared in the 1880s! But thanks to one Bavarian teacher and his drinking buddies, the shorts will fill Oktoberfest tents. DW presents some surprising lederhosen facts.
09/15/2017 08:31 AM
How politicians play with fashion
Do clothes really make the (wo)man? German voters head to the polls on September 24, and their top politicians' appearances – especially the women – could influence the vote.
09/15/2017 08:12 AM
Electric eels deliver taser-like shocks
In a painful experiment, a US researcher found out just how strong the jolts delivered by the fish are. He had previously found that electric eels have a special technique that makes their shocks extra-efficient.
09/14/2017 04:06 PM
Koch Brothers and ExxonMobil are most influential climate lobbyists - report
A new report from the UK think tank InfluenceMap has ranked the 50 companies that are most influential in shaping climate policy around the world. Thirty-five of them are trying to block efforts to fight climate change.
09/14/2017 03:03 PM
Greece struggles to clean up 'relatively small' oil spill as black slick spreads
The Greek opposition and Athens' local mayors have accused the government of allowing an oil spill to spread unchecked. But the government says everything is under control and all will be "forgotten in a few days."
09/14/2017 02:14 PM
10 myths about culture in Germany
Does Germany have a world-class cultural scene? We look at 10 popular myths about culture in Germany and see how they stand up to the facts. It's not an easy task in a place where culture is considered holy.
09/14/2017 01:33 PM
Your hamburger, the environmental killer
Airline travel, driving a car, using plastic bags - there are many things that hurt our environment but one is often overlooked: eating meat. Here are some of the facts and figures.
09/14/2017 08:34 AM
Geothermal energy: Why hasn't it caught on yet?
Despite being one of the lowest-cost and most reliable renewable energy sources, harnessing heat from the Earth almost doesn't happen outside Iceland. But leaders meeting in Italy this week are trying to change that.
09/13/2017 05:32 PM
Narrowing floodplains threaten Delhi
Illegal construction along Delhi's Yamuna River is rampant, eliminating floodplains. This leaves the city vulnerable to floods, and is affecting its groundwater levels.
09/12/2017 09:46 AM
Nuclear waste: Where to store it for eternity?
Nuclear power stations have been churning out radioactive waste for decades. At least 10 new reactors came online last year - making the question of long-term storage all the more pressing. There's no solution in sight.
09/12/2017 09:35 AM
Can the EU save Poland's Bialowieza forest?
Poland is refusing to comply with a European Union order to stop logging in the Bialowieza forest. It's unprecedented - the EU may now impose hefty fines. It could even withdraw EU funding for Poland. But will it?
09/11/2017 02:45 PM
From gray to green: Urban farming around the world
Urban farming has been around for as long as there's been cities, but it's recently been enjoying a global revival. From Berlin to Bangkok, city dwellers are planting on roofs and walls to turn cities from gray to green.
09/11/2017 08:56 AM
Flesh-eating fungus threatens to wipe out Germany's fire salamanders
A deadly fungus wiping out fire salamander populations across Europe has expanded in Germany. Researchers warn the amphibian could be decimated.
09/09/2017 12:24 PM
North Sea warming twice as fast as world's oceans
The average temperature of the North Sea has risen twice as fast as the oceans of the world. The changes are likely to alter the ecosystem and endanger indigenous fish such as cod.
09/09/2017 10:11 AM
Germany risks reputation with climate goals failure
Germany is jeopardizing its reputation as a global leader on climate action by missing its own 2020 greenhouse gas emissions-reduction target, a leading think tank says. Outcome of upcoming elections will be decisive.
09/08/2017 10:55 AM