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Deutsche Welle: DW.com - Germany

SPD members begin voting on next Merkel-led German government
450,000-plus Social Democratic party members will decide whether to enter another grand coalition under Chancellor Angela Merkel. Past referendums have been formalities, but this time the result is anything but assured.
02/19/2018 02:15 PM
Neuschwanstein Castle is No. 1, again
The Neuschwanstein Castle, built by Ludwig II. the fairy-tale king, remains the biggest tourist magnet in Bavaria. The Würzburg Residence and the Imperial Castle of Nuremberg are also popular with visitors.
02/19/2018 01:28 PM
Merkel taps possible successor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as next CDU secretary general
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has nominated Saarland state Premier Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer to be the CDU's next secretary general. She will take over from Peter Tauber, who is stepping down due to health reasons.
02/19/2018 03:26 PM
Germany's Bundeswehr 'lacks basic equipment' for NATO mission
The German army reportedly lacks the tents, winter clothes and other essential equipment needed for its deployment in a NATO rapid reaction force. The German defense ministry pledged that the items would be procured.
02/19/2018 09:25 AM
Social media challenge puts four German men in hospital
Four coworkers were injured when they built a swimming pool in their company's flatbed truck. The "Grill-Pool-Challenge" is meant to encourage comraderie and social engagement.
02/19/2018 02:14 AM
Thousands of Berlin residents without internet after attempted bank robbery
More than 40,000 households in southwest Berlin lost internet and television after cable lines were damaged. Police are investigating whether the outage is connected to an attempted bank robbery in the area.
02/19/2018 01:54 AM
CDU General Secretary Peter Tauber to announce resignation
Peter Tauber, the secretary general of Angela Merkel's conservative CDU, plans to resign from his post following a serious illness, according to party sources. A replacement is expected to be chosen in late February.
02/18/2018 06:49 PM
Iraq: German 'Islamic State' bride sentenced to 6 years in prison
A German schoolgirl who ran away to join the "Islamic State" terror group has been handed a six-year jail sentence in Iraq, according to media reports. Linda W. was arrested by Iraqi troops during the battle for Mosul.
02/18/2018 03:52 PM
German politician Özdemir given police protection at MSC
Cem Özdemir, a vocal critic of the Turkish government, was given a police bodyguard after meeting Ankara's delegation to the MSC, a media report says. He said the delegates showed that "they were not pleased" to see him.
02/18/2018 08:20 AM
After Yücel, Germany looks to others detained in Turkey
There are still five German citizens or dual nationals sitting in Turkish prisons on legally dubious charges, according to Berlin. Ankara has been accused of using terror charges to crack down on political opposition.
02/18/2018 01:45 AM
Germany's FDP vows support for Angela Merkel-led minority government
Free Democrats leader Christian Lindner has offered to prop up a minority government led by Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats. But the former kingmaker also predicted that such an arrangement wouldn't last very long.
02/16/2018 10:35 PM
Journalist Deniz Yücel returns to Germany after release from Turkish prison
German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel has returned to Germany after spending more than a year in a Turkish prison, jailed without charges. His release comes as six fellow journalists were sentenced to life in prison.
02/16/2018 09:17 PM
Opinion: Deniz Yücel's release is no reason for complacency
Despite the celebrations over the release of German journalist Deniz Yücel, we must not forget that well over 100 journalists are still in prison in Turkey, writes DW's editor-in-chief Ines Pohl.
02/16/2018 08:22 PM
Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen: Germany will spend more on its military
Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen said Germany is ready to step up globally in her opening speech at the Munich Security Conference. Speaking to DW, she said Berlin would increase its defense budget.
02/16/2018 05:42 PM
AfD censures firebrand Andre Poggenburg over anti-Turkish remarks
Anti-Turkish remarks by a far-right German politician have resulted a warning from his party, the Alternative for Germany (AfD). Andre Poggenburg also faces at least one potential hate speech prosecution.
02/16/2018 05:33 PM