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Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Germany

Angela Merkel fails, yet still comes out on top
First, Angela Merkel's conservatives suffered their worst election results in decades. Then, just last weekend, coalition talks collapsed. And yet Merkel remains the undisputed chancellor — and she has a few new options.
11/23/2017 09:48 PM
Angela Merkel's German coalition crisis greatly exaggerated
There has been a lot of talk about German democracy in crisis. But the government keeps ticking along, and politicians across nearly the whole spectrum say the situation is hardly as dire as some are making it out to be.
11/22/2017 05:21 PM
Are Germany's Social Democrats under pressure to deliver?
After talks with the leaders of the failed coalition parties, up next for President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is SPD leader Martin Schulz. Will he cave in to demands from his party to entertain another grand coalition?
11/22/2017 11:02 PM
Angela Merkel's governmental crisis: German president seeks solution
The German chancellor may now need Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the holder of a largely ceremonial office of the presidency, to retain power. So who is Steinmeier and what will his role be in the tense weeks to come?
11/21/2017 12:47 PM
Appeal postponed again in 'Nazi Grandma' Holocaust denial case
A court in Germany has once more postponed the appeal of octogenarian Ursula Haverbeck, who has multiple convictions for Holocaust denial. Haverbeck has been handed several jail terms, but has so far avoided prison.
11/23/2017 12:12 PM
Berlin to bring back children of German 'Islamic State' fighters — report
The German government wants to bring back the children of German IS members who fought in Syria, according to a report. At least six children — including babies — are currently in detention centers in Iraq.
11/23/2017 01:38 PM
Mölln arson attack: 'My daughter said 'Papa' one last time…'
There had been previous cases of far-right extremists setting fire to migrants' homes. But Mölln, 25 years ago, was the first time people died. Both the town and the victims are still struggling to come to terms with it.
11/23/2017 02:54 PM
Asylum requests: a good interpreter can make all the difference
Asylum seekers often need translators to convey their situation honestly. But the reality is different. Many refugees bear the brunt of untrained or even untrustworthy interpreters who jeopardize their asylum requests.
11/22/2017 11:33 AM
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Far-right NSU terror trial: Did lawyer fabricate victim?
A German court has charged a lawyer over €200,000 in expenses after it emerged that his client, a neo-Nazi terrorist bomb victim, never existed. But the lawyer claims he himself was duped. How could he not know?
11/21/2017 05:37 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
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
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
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