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Opinion: An unhappy ending is a bad beginning
The SPD party conference has concluded with a vote to begin official coalition talks. Yet the party remains divided, and worse still, its leadership now appears weak after the close results, says DW's Sabine Kinkartz.
01/21/2018 07:56 PM
Best of Bundesliga: Leon Bailey scores backheel, Thomas Müller returns
Matchday 19 might have been the turning point for the title race, as well as a number of clubs at the opposite end of the table fighting to survive. There were some great goals too.
01/21/2018 07:26 PM
US tells Turkey to show 'restraint' with Syria Kurds
The US State Department has called on Turkey to limit the "scope and duration" of an anti-Kurdish operation in Afrin. Russia has backed the operation with aerial support, according to a Turkey-backed rebel commander.
01/21/2018 06:24 PM
A confident Thomas Müller is a good thing for Bayern Munich
Perhaps it's too soon to suggest that Thomas Müller is going to be the man to guide Bayern Munich to silverware this season, but his form is improving at just the right time.
01/21/2018 06:06 PM
Spain urges ex-Catalan leader's arrest if heads to Denmark
Madrid has vowed to reissue an international arrest warrant for the former president of Catalonia if he travels to Denmark. Carles Puigdemont is wanted in Spain for involvement in a controversial independence referendum.
01/21/2018 04:57 PM
Greeks rally over name row with neighbor Macedonia
Thousands of Greeks have gathered in the northern city of Thessaloniki to march against the Republic of Macedonia's name. Athens and Skopje agreed this month to restart efforts to resolve the long-running dispute.
01/21/2018 04:54 PM
Germany's coalition talks: What happens next?
Germany's SPD has voted for coalition talks with Angela Merkel's conservatives. But that does not necessarily mean that a coalition government will come about.
01/21/2018 04:22 PM
US decision on Jerusalem looms large over Mike Pence visit
Israelis and Palestinians will be closely watching every move US Vice President Mike Pence makes during his two-day visit to Jerusalem. Will his presence stoke tensions even more? Tania Krämer reports from Jerusalem.
01/21/2018 04:02 PM
Hamburg already know new man after Markus Gisdol dismissed
A defeat to the worst side in the Bundesliga table proved one step too far for Hamburg. Head coach Markus Gisdol was fired the morning after the defeat. Some familiar names are in line to replace him.
01/21/2018 01:44 PM
Commercial rocket firm uses New Zealand as launch-pad for small satellite deployment
Rocket Lab successfully put three small satellites into low orbit on its second rocket launch. The company is looking to capitalize on what it sees as a burgeoning market for commercial satellites.
01/21/2018 12:36 PM
Iraq to hang German woman for belonging to 'Islamic State'
An Iraqi court has condemned a German woman to death after she was found guilty of belonging to the jihadist group. She admitted traveling to Syria and Iraq with her two daughters.
01/21/2018 12:31 PM
Anti-Kabila protests turn deadly in Democratic Republic of Congo
Protesters have taken to the streets of Kinshasa demanding that President Joseph Kabila step down. Police fired live ammunition and tear gas at demonstrators who marched after church services.
01/21/2018 12:14 PM
Women's March marches on, one year later
A quickly-organized demonstration against US President Donald Trump grew to be the largest protest of its kind in American history, overshadowing his inauguration. A look at its continued relevance, one year on.
01/21/2018 11:50 AM
Germany's 'grand coalition' blueprint: What's in it?
Germany's Social Democrats have voted to enter coalition talks with Angela Merkel's conservatives. DW examines the common ground reached between the parties in preliminary talks.
01/21/2018 11:41 AM
Taliban militants claim responsibility for attack on Kabul hotel
Gunmen opened fire on guests at the Intercontinental Hotel in western Kabul, killing at least 18 people and wounding many more. Taliban militants claimed responsibility for the attack, which lasted 13 hours.
01/21/2018 10:41 AM
Volkswagen in Rwanda: Car-sharing and a future in e-mobility
German car maker Volkswagen (VW) will be the first international automobile company to invest in Rwanda. The first cars are expected to be ready by May. For the future VW also plans to build electric cars in Rwanda.
01/21/2018 10:24 AM
Germany's SPD gives the go-ahead for coalition talks with Angela Merkel's CDU
Delegates from Germany’s Social Democratic Party have voted in favor of possibly entering another coalition with Merkel’s conservatives. But many within the party remain opposed to the idea.
01/21/2018 10:00 AM
Turkey's ground forces enter Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin: State media
Turkey says its military forces have crossed into Syria's Kurdish enclave of Afrin. Ankara began an air assault to take the area, held by the US-backed Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG), on Saturday.
01/21/2018 09:50 AM
Honduras' military clashes with protesters over president's re-election
One protester has been shot dead and several people arrested during the latest confrontation with authorities. Honduras has been rocked by violence since President Juan Orlando Hernandez was re-elected in November.
01/21/2018 08:06 AM
'Don't retweet Donald Trump and don't use his language'
While Donald Trump's tweets are routinely attacked as false, this often only helps to spread his message, says cognitive linguist George Lakoff. So DW asked him how to best respond to the US president's fiery language?
01/21/2018 04:55 AM
Mass protests in Romania: Stop corruption!
Up to 100,000 people have taken to the streets in Romania to support the independence of justice — against the ruling Social Democrats. Some marched 450 kilometers in protest. Cristian Stefanescu reports from Bucharest.
01/21/2018 04:41 AM
Australia: Hundreds saved from wildfires in Royal National Park
More than 100 firefighters responded to two blazes that destroyed over 600 hectares of land in the 15,000-hectare park south of Sydney. Hundreds of people were in the park when the fires started.
01/21/2018 03:42 AM
Malta's Valletta becomes Europe's Capital of Culture
Valletta has been officially inaugurated as the European Capital of Culture. Over 140 projects and 400 events have been planned for Valletta in 2018 around three main themes: Island Stories, Future Baroque and Voyages.
01/21/2018 02:31 AM
Angela Merkel's future in balance as riven SPD heads for crunch coalition vote
Germany's Social Democratic Party is about to vote on whether to negotiate another so-called grand coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives. If the party says "no," the chancellor's options may be running out.
01/21/2018 02:08 AM
Tens of thousands march in Berlin for greener agricultural industry
Around 33,000 people and 100 tractors took part in the march through the capital. Protesters' demands included banning a controversial weed killer and redirecting European subsidies to ethical farmers.
01/21/2018 01:41 AM
Papal adviser Cardinal Sean O'Malley rebukes Pope Francis for abuse comments
Pope Francis said during his trip to Chile that allegations a bishop there had known about sexual abuse were "slander." Boston's archbishop says those words were "a great source of pain for survivors of sexual abuse."
01/21/2018 12:09 AM
Romanians protest plans to weaken anti-graft body
Tens of thousands of Romanians have taken to the streets in protest against legislation they believe would make it even harder to fight high-level corruption. A very short honeymoon, then, for new PM Viorica Dancila.
01/20/2018 11:29 PM
Opinion: Simon Terodde is just what Cologne need
Three goals in two games from Simon Terodde have given bottom club Cologne a glimmer of hope. The striker is exactly what they need in a relegation battle, writes DW's Matt Ford.
01/20/2018 09:00 PM
German ban on arms exports to Yemen conflict called into question
As part of German government coalition talks, the major parties have announced a stop on all arms exports to any countries involved in the war in Yemen. But confusion remains over what the deal means.
01/20/2018 07:31 PM
My Europe: Multispeed European war reporting
Pawel Pieniazek always detested war. And yet, he became a war correspondent. Going about his job, he realizes just how divided Europe's media landscape is.
01/20/2018 05:40 PM
Famous French chef Paul Bocuse dead at 91
Bocuse was a larger-than-life figure who was known as "Monsieur Paul" and dubbed the Pope of French cuisine. He was instrumental in the revolution of French gastronomy in the 1970s that turned towards healthier eating.
01/20/2018 04:32 PM
Bundesliga matchday 19 roundup
Cologne got a huge win in the relegation battle, Bayer Leverkusen enjoyed the rain in Sinsheim and Freiburg delivered a shock. Bayern Munich overcame a test, but Schalke failed theirs.
01/20/2018 04:26 PM
Mary Lou McDonald to replace Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader
Mary Lou McDonald has been confirmed as the only candidate to succeed Gerry Adams as the leader of Irish nationalist party Sinn Fein. McDonald will be formally elected at a special party conference next month.
01/20/2018 02:40 PM
Several dead following Turkey bus crash
Eleven people have been killed and at least 44 others injured when an intercity bus crashed in Eskisehir, a province in northwestern Turkey. Eskisehir's governor said the precise cause of the crash is still unknown.
01/20/2018 11:05 AM
Russian police look for weapons — and find a crocodile
Police in Russia searching for a weapons cache in St. Petersburg have encountered a crocodile living in a basement. A neighbor said the now rather large reptile was small when it first moved in.
01/20/2018 10:47 AM
France outlines plans to shutter Fessenheim nuclear plant on German border
France is advancing with plans to close its Fessenheim nuclear power plant on the border with Germany. The French environment minister said concerns about job losses can be addressed through opportunities in Germany.
01/20/2018 04:47 AM
Iran suspected of increasing espionage in Germany
An Iranian intelligence agency spied on German politician Reinhold Robbe for months. In an interview with DW, Robbe says he is convinced that the extent of Iranian espionage in Germany is greater than previously known.
01/19/2018 10:45 PM
Germany halts weapons exports to parties in Yemen conflict
Saudi Arabia spends hundreds of millions of euros on military equipment from Germany each year. More than 5,000 civilians have died in the proxy war between Riyadh and Tehran.
01/19/2018 08:37 PM
Hamburg's debt-hit archdiocese to close over one-third of Catholic schools
The Hamburg archdiocese is planning to close eight of the 21 Catholic schools it runs in the northern German port city in an attempt to stop itself from falling further into debt. The news has shocked local parents.
01/19/2018 08:12 PM
How do you fight back against online harassment in Germany?
German journalist Richard Gutjahr has long been fighting back against the online harassment directed at him and his family. Now there are new anti-abuse laws and internet support groups backing him.
01/19/2018 07:30 PM
China, Russia outpace terrorism as greatest threat to US, says Pentagon
The US has classified China and Russia as its main military competitors in a strategy document. Moscow has dismissed Washington's defense policy as "imperialist," while China said it represented a "Cold War mentality."
01/19/2018 06:50 PM
New blood test could detect eight types of cancer before symptoms show
The future isn't far off, according to US researchers: doctors will soon be able to detect cancer and locate tumor cells just by examining one blood sample. But is this new screening method as good as it sounds?
01/19/2018 06:40 PM
Silvio Berlusconi's party unveils election plan, vows tax cuts
In Italy, Berlusconi's conservative coalition has announced plans to slash taxes and drop an overhaul of the pension system. The ex-premier's bloc is leading in the polls ahead of elections in March.
01/19/2018 05:49 PM
French airport protest camp: 'We will continue to live here'
After 50 years of resistance, the French government has abandoned its plans to build a new airport in western France. DW discussed the recently announced decision with an activist at the squatted site.
01/19/2018 04:43 PM
German lawmakers debate how to deal with refugees' families
Parliamentarians are grappling with a new law to reunite families with migrants who have fled dire circumstances, but who don't have refugee status. Both the left and the right have concerns about its implementation.
01/19/2018 04:42 PM
German defense spending way below 2-percent target
German military spending fell last year, according to an analysis by the BDI industry association. The report comes amid pressure on NATO members to inject more funds into their armed forces.
01/19/2018 04:22 PM
One year as president: Donald Trump as coverboy
He has inspired more than a few cartoons: During Donald Trump's first year in office, editors and illustrators let their creativity run wild. Here's a selection of the best magazine covers depicting him.
01/19/2018 03:27 PM
Greeks stuck in lousy, part-time jobs as government claims success
Greece's once record jobless rate of 27 percent may have dropped seven points since the start of the financial crisis, but nearly six in 10 people are stuck in a market dominated by part-time, on-and-off jobs.
01/19/2018 02:52 PM
The queen of rock'n'roll: Remembering Janis Joplin
Texan girl, blues queen and music pioneer: The iconic figure of the hippie and women's liberation movement in the late 1960s was born 75 years ago, on January 19, 1943.
01/19/2018 12:25 PM
German parliament creates anti-Semitism commissioner post
Lawmakers have passed measures designed to tackle anti-Semitism in Germany. An anti-Semitism commissioner is a cornerstone of the proposal, but critics insist the newly created post will be ineffective.
01/19/2018 12:12 PM
Friederike storm cleanup begins in Germany as trains resume
Rail and air traffic in Germany have slowly resumed after a winter storm with hurricane-force winds slammed into western Europe. Several people were killed by falling trees and dangerous road conditions due to the storm.
01/19/2018 11:55 AM
Man who supplied weapon used in Munich mass shooting sentenced to seven years
A German court has sentenced a man to seven years for selling a gun that was used in the 2016 mass shooting in Munich. It's the first time an illegal arms dealer has been punished for an act in which he was not involved.
01/19/2018 11:41 AM
US set to overtake Saudi oil output this year
The International Energy Agency (IEA) expects the United States oil output to be higher than that of Saudi Arabia in 2018, setting the country on a course to become the world's second largest producer after Russia.
01/19/2018 11:28 AM
Global warming: 2017 was second-warmest, last three years are record hot
Data from leading international weather agencies shows the record-breaking trend toward a warmer planet is continuing. The findings uphold scientists' understanding of human-caused climate change.
01/19/2018 11:19 AM
Following UK, German politicians urge for measures to fight loneliness
German lawmakers have said more needs to be done to help those who suffer from loneliness and to remove the taboos around the issue. They also praised the UK's recent decision to appoint a "Minister for Loneliness."
01/19/2018 11:10 AM
'Out of Office': When artists take over the workplace
Post-its, rulers, staples and folders: in the new exhibit "Out of Office" in Bietigheim-Bissingen, near Stuttgart, visitors will be surprised to come across familiar objects from their daily workaday life.
01/19/2018 10:47 AM
Woody Allen rejects daughter's child molestation allegations
Woody Allen's estranged, adopted daughter Dylan Farrow has revived claims that he sexually assaulted her as a seven-year-old girl. The prolific filmmaker, now 82, has disclaimed the graphic accusations as "cynical."
01/19/2018 10:43 AM
Google and Tencent forge new tech partnership
The two internet giants have struck a patent-sharing agreement and want to collaborate in developing new technologies as Google looks for ways to expand in China where many of its products are blocked by regulators.
01/19/2018 09:11 AM
Working against the idea of a 'pure culture': the Artists-in-Berlin program
John Cage, Jim Jarmusch, Damien Hirst – all of them came to Berlin with the German Academic Exchange Services Artists-in-Berlin program. Facing today's nationalism, what's expected from the next generation of artists?
01/19/2018 09:03 AM
Germany's bankrupt Air Berlin inventory goes to auction in Hamburg
From chocolate hearts to leather seats, Air Berlin fans have thousands of items to bid on. The items are expected to have cult status among collectors, according to the auction house's managing director.
01/18/2018 08:15 PM
IMF's Christine Lagarde urges more German investments
While in Germany, IMF chief Christine Lagarde has argued that larger German investments could help reduce regional and global imbalances that she's concerned about. Her advice did not go down well in Frankfurt.
01/18/2018 07:20 PM
Extreme weather a factor in 2015 mass death of saiga antelopes
"Unusually" warm weather contributed to the sudden death of 200,000 saiga antelopes in 2015 — an event that had baffled scientists — according to a new study. It could happen again, putting the species at risk.
01/18/2018 05:20 PM
German agricultural exports hit new high
German farmers have some good news to report as International Green Week kicks off in Berlin. Exports of German agricultural produce and farm machinery reached a new peak last year despite a challenging environment.
01/18/2018 04:09 PM
Hawaii's Pornhub missile alert, or pleasuring yourself 'til the end of the world
Pornhub's statistics purport to show that Hawaiians don't think of sex when they're under missile attack. Really. But the moment they're safe again…
01/18/2018 03:45 PM
Highlights of the Sundance Film Festival lineup
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off the global string of film festivals. Showcasing independent films, it features this year eight German co-productions, as well as movies directed by stars Ethan Hawke and Idris Elba.
01/18/2018 03:04 PM
French film legend Brigitte Bardot attacks the #MeToo movement
Brigitte Bardot denounces the #MeToo movement as "hypocritical and ridiculous," following fellow French star Catherine Deneuve's controversial defense of men's right to "hit on women."
01/18/2018 12:35 PM
Emirates buys Airbus superjumbos in bid to salvage A380 program
Emirates Airlines has announced a deal with Airbus to buy another 36 A380 superjumbos, just days after the European aerospace giant said it may have to halt production of the double-decker plane without new orders.
01/18/2018 12:00 PM
Life behind a mask — China's cities still choking on smog
Although air quality improved across China in 2017, in cities like Beijing, pollution masks aren't going out of style just yet.
01/18/2018 11:55 AM
How men's fashion reflects a 'fake news' and #MeToo world
Trends emerging from the fall/winter 2018 men's fashion weeks in London, Milan and Paris show that designers are reacting to current events — by either depicting men as kids or gearing them up with protest wear.
01/18/2018 11:15 AM
Germany's SPD plans to trim fat from pizza, slash sugar in soda: report
Comfort food favorites could be in for a recipe change. The SPD is pushing for reductions in sugar, fat and salt in processed foods, as well as a law to enforce the healthy eating measures.
01/18/2018 09:37 AM
World's largest underwater cave discovered in Mexico
Divers have proven two underwater caverns in Mexico are connected. The discovery makes them the largest flooded cave on the planet. The exploratory mission has also provided insight into Mayan civilization.
01/18/2018 12:01 AM
Germany, land of woefully slow internet
A new report has found that only a small fraction of German users get the internet speeds that providers promise. And, according to a study of service providers, the problem is only getting worse.
01/17/2018 09:29 PM
France offers to loan Bayeux Tapestry to the UK
The work depicts the bloody conquest of England by the Normans in 1066. Prime Minister Theresa May thanked France ahead of talks with President Emmanuel Macron over migration controls between the two countries.
01/17/2018 05:11 PM
If you live near one of these volcanos, move!
If you live in the Philippines or Papua New Guinea right now, you'll know the score: Active volcanos can come alive and erupt any time, spewing lava and destruction. Here are some of the world's most dangerous hot spots.
01/17/2018 04:35 PM
'Not enough action from EU on plastic'
On the heels of the EU plastics strategy, which includes making plastic packaging recyclable by 2030, DW spoke with the environment minister of Sweden, who has pushed for stronger measures to manage plastic waste.
01/17/2018 04:18 PM
'Coolest Monkey in the Jungle': the long history of racism in advertising
A half-naked Asian woman is sprawled across a pizza box. A black man is whitewashed in the washing machine. H&M is not the only company to attract attention with racist ads.
01/17/2018 12:56 PM
Museums gain visibility through #MuseumSelfie day
On January 17, museums around the world are embracing the selfie as the #MuseumSelfie trend takes over social media.
01/17/2018 10:34 AM
Builders go on trial for Cologne city archive collapse
Nine years after the devastating collapse of Cologne's historic archive, five defendants are finally on trial. They face charges of negligent homicide and hazardous building practices.
01/17/2018 10:10 AM
Animals with funny names in German
In German, a flying dog is not a dog and a washing bear is not a bear. Meet the Germans host Kate Müser explores some of the cutest - and most curious - German animal names (with the help of some stuffed friends).
01/17/2018 08:59 AM
US states sue to reverse repeal of net-neutrality rules
More than 21 attorneys general have banded together to overturn a decision they say will hurt consumers and businesses. The Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission ordered the repeal in December.
01/17/2018 01:37 AM
US President Donald Trump 'healthy' with perfect cognitive score, says doctor
The White House doctor says Donald Trump is in excellent health following his first physical as president. The exam took place days after a controversial book raised questions about Trump's mental fitness for office.
01/17/2018 12:22 AM
Germany: Medical experts urge top court to revisit state's right to rule on suicide cases
Germany's medical regulatory body plans to challenge a court ruling forcing it to decide whether to assist individuals in committing suicide. The ruling has come under scrutiny both in the industry and in parliament.
01/16/2018 07:07 PM
EU unveils plan to make all plastic packaging recyclable by 2030
The EU wants to make all plastic packaging recyclable, reduce single-use plastic and restrict microplastics. The plan would "lay the foundations for a new plastic economy."
01/16/2018 05:01 PM
German Film Museum aims to boost international presence
Ellen M. Harrington, the new director of the German Film Museum and Institute, wants to acquire new collections and also send its own on tour around the world. She also plans to curate special exhibitions in the museum.
01/16/2018 03:05 PM
2 previously unknown Van Gogh drawings discovered
Two new works have been added to Vincent van Gogh's official oeuvre. The discovery of an unknown drawing by the Dutch painter has allowed the authentication of a second sketch.
01/16/2018 01:38 PM
German Cultural Council warns against AfD in culture committee
As the opposition, the Alternative for Germany is set to lead several parliamentary committees. But the German Cultural Council has warned allowing the far-right party to control culture would send a "fatal signal."
01/16/2018 12:21 PM
'Oh Happy Day' singer Edwin Hawkins dies at 74
Edwin Hawkins, best known for the hit "Oh Happy Day," has died in California. He was credited with being one of the founders of modern gospel music.
01/16/2018 09:32 AM
The wilderness and the war
Against the backdrop of civil war in the Central African Republic, conservationists are working to protect and preserve the wilderness.
01/16/2018 09:23 AM
Social entrepreneurship for sustainable farming in India
A farming community in the northern Indian hill state of Uttarakhand is getting a boost through a unique initiative that helps farmers interface with the market directly.
01/16/2018 09:20 AM
High Five: 5 materials you probably didn't know are used to make clothes
From glasses made of vinyl to hats formed with chocolate — the fashion industry doesn't always settle for glass and cotton. Some designers prefer to work with material that isn't usually associated with the catwalk.
01/16/2018 07:57 AM
Cranberries lead singer Dolores O'Riordan dies, aged 46
Dolores O'Riordan, who fronted Irish band The Cranberries, has died suddenly of unknown causes in London. The band rose to international fame in the 1990s for hits including "Zombie" and "Linger."
01/15/2018 05:30 PM
Facebook slammed for censoring German street artist
German social media platforms are censoring legitimate content, including an image by an award-winning artist. Critics say Germany's much-lauded "lex Facebook" law encourages "overblocking."
01/15/2018 05:16 PM
Sunken oil tanker: How to protect the high seas environment?
An Iranian oil tanker that sank in the East China Sea is prompting fears of damage to marine life. Why do oil spills keep happening and who is responsible when they're in international waters?
01/15/2018 04:50 PM
1.5C degree goal 'extremely unlikely' – IPCC
A draft report from the IPCC says only huge and rapid change in the way we live can keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius, the lower limit set out by the Paris Agreement. Reactions to the leaked paper vary.
01/15/2018 04:22 PM
Berlin's early Nazi concentration camp revisited by archaeologists
Archaeology can also focus on 20th century events. Professor Reinhard Bernbeck tells DW what can be learned from digs at the Columbia concentration camp, one of the first such institutions established by the Nazis.
01/15/2018 04:02 PM
'Alternative facts' wins 2017 German 'non-word of the year'
The term, first used by US President Donald Trump's White House team, beat out other offensive terms like "babycaust." The "non-word of the year" aims to raise critical awareness and combat abuse of human dignity.
01/15/2018 01:11 PM
Philippines: Thousands flee Mayon Volcano amid possibile 'hazardous eruption'
More than 12,000 people in the Philippines have evacuated areas near Mayon Volcano, as experts warn of a possible "hazardous eruption." The lava flow has reached some areas around three kilometres away from the volcano.
01/15/2018 12:32 PM
Transfer news: BVB confirm Arsenal request for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
The transfer window is well underway and after Bayern Munich signed yet another Bundesliga star, Borussia Dortmund are on the verge of losing a striker.
01/15/2018 09:58 AM
French film star Catherine Deneuve apologizes to sex assault victims
Veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve has issued her own open letter on the #MeToo movement against sexual assault. She directed an apology to victims, while defending her own claims to being a feminist.
01/15/2018 03:10 AM
Influential photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber accused of sexual misconduct
Famous fashion photographers Mario Testino and Bruce Weber have been accused of assaulting male models over a period of decades. Vogue publisher Conde Nast has said it is cutting ties with both men.
01/14/2018 08:39 AM
Ski resorts cling on against climate change
Snow comes later, melts earlier, and is not nearly as deep as it was 30 years ago. EU scientists are racing to help winter tourism regions adapt to climate change — but is manmade snow the answer?
01/12/2018 04:20 PM
Bernhard Schlink's new novel 'Olga' revisits 20th-century Germany
German author Bernhard Schlink is best known for his international bestseller "The Reader." His new novel, "Olga," touches on Germany's history throughout the 20th century.
01/12/2018 03:49 PM
Largest Roman city gate north of the Alps finally dated
Archaeologists have determined the exact date of construction of the Porta Nigra in Trier — it was built 1,848 years ago. It's the oldest monument of its kind in Germany.
01/12/2018 01:07 PM
New film for Berlin's memorial to commemorate persecuted homosexuals
A film by Israeli multimedia artist Yael Bartana will replace the current loop video at the Berlin Memorial to Homosexuals Persecuted Under Nazism.
01/12/2018 01:05 PM
Another Hollywood prize for Fatih Akin's 'In the Fade'
This has been a week of Hollywood acclaim for Fatih Akin and his thriller "In the Fade," as a Critics' Choice Award follows on the heels of his Golden Globe. Is an Oscar on the horizon, too?
01/12/2018 09:31 AM
'Is My Shirt Long Enough?': Artist Shehzil Malik launches Pakistan's first feminist fashion line
In a male-dominated society, a new, home-grown fashion line defies feminine stereotypes. While these images may empower women, class divides limit their effect.
01/12/2018 08:31 AM
Act now to protect millions from floods — study
Scientists say millions more are at risk of flooding over the decades to come based on climate change already in the pipeline. In order to survive, the time to adapt is now.
01/11/2018 04:34 PM
Hairy legs and food porn: Female artists question 'normality' through social media
An exhibition in Leipzig shows how artists from the Tumblr and Instagram generation use the internet and social media to reflect on the ideals of female beauty. Here's a preview of some of the works on show.
01/11/2018 02:38 PM
Spielberg's 'The Post': How 1970s politics resonate with today's era of 'fake news'
Even though its narrative deals with the Pentagon Papers, which revealed secret details of US actions during the Vietnam War, the 1970s scandal serves as an allegory of the current political climate.
01/11/2018 12:49 PM
Boiled bats and iced iguanas: How extreme weather affects wildlife
Heat waves in one part of the world, freezing blizzards in another — such weather extremes have a profound impact on wildlife as well. Here are some of the more surreal examples.
01/10/2018 11:58 AM
Four climate change lawsuits to watch in 2018
Did you know it's possible to take legal action to fight global warming? Ever more citizens are doing just that. Here are four landmark climate change lawsuits with significant decisions pending in 2018.
01/09/2018 11:49 AM