Germany

Unearthing the mysteries of the 'battle that created Germany'

Archaeologists have launched a new drive to explore an ancient Germanic-Roman battlefield. Nationalists spun the carnage into a myth about Germany's …

German History

Why Germany has a dirty climate secret

<b>(CNN) —</b> Germany's Angela Merkel is often referred to as the "climate chancellor" because of her impassioned stand on climate protection, which has included the muscular arm-twisting of laggard nations in Europe and beyond -- as she demonstrated at the G20 summit in Hamburg in earlier this month.<p>And …

Angela Merkel

Bayreuth opera fest opens with Swedish royals, Merkel

BERLIN (AP) — The annual Bayreuth opera festival is underway in Germany, with Sweden's king and queen joining Chancellor Angela Merkel for a performance of Richard Wagner's "Die Meistersinger von Nuernberg."<p>Sweden's King Carl XVI Gustaf and the German-born Queen Silvia were among the guests posing …

Angela Merkel

German Business Climate Hits Record as Economy Proves Robust - Bloomberg

German companies are gearing up for a bumper season after the summer lull.<p>The business climate in Europe’s largest economy improved for a sixth month …

German Economy

9 innovative contemporary buildings that test the limits of humble brick

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Architecture starts when you carefully put two bricks together. There it begins."<p>Or so said the German-American architect Ludwig Mies Van der Rohe in a 1959 interview with the New York Herald Tribune. At the time brick might not have been considered the most fashionable of materials, but …

Architecture

Liverpool submit €83m bid for Naby Keita

<b>Reports in Germany on Monday night claim Liverpool have submitted a third bid for Naby Keita, this time offering RB Leipzig €83 million (£74.2</b> …

Liverpool FC

Angela Merkel is forced to take centre stage

When German politicians first talked about “leading from the middle” people laughed, says Jürgen Hardt, foreign policy spokesman for Germany’s ruling …

Angela Merkel

Donald Trump-style populism has no chance in German election

A survey of voter attitudes suggests far more support for the center than for populists as Germany gets set to choose a new parliament. One finding …

Democracy

German row puts Turkish clothing export target in jeopardy

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's clothing sector, a main driver of its foreign sales, may miss this year's export target if a row with Germany is not …

German Economy

German teen who ran off to join ISIS ‘just wants to go home’

BERLIN — A teenage German girl who ran away after converting to Islam and was found by Iraqi troops in Mosul says she wants to go home, a German …

Islamic State (ISIS)

David Davis to meet Bavaria’s Horst Seehofer

BERLIN — David Davis, the U.K.’s Brexit Secretary, will be in Germany on Wednesday for talks with Bavarian Premier Horst Seehofer about a post-Brexit …

German Politics

Biz confidence in German boardrooms at record high

The latest reading of a monthly index by Germany's Ifo research institute shows the mood among German executives has never been better in decades. …

German Economy

Bavaria ramps up security measures against terrorist threats

Electronic ankle bracelets, heightened surveillance, aggressive action against potential threats - a new law passed by Bavaria's parliament aims to …

Bavaria

Martin Schulz’s risky refugee gamble

BERLIN — To draw Angela Merkel out of her shell, the German chancellor’s main challenger Martin Schulz is taking a big gamble: He’s playing the …

European News

Closing Arguments Start in Marathon German Far-Right Trial - Bloomberg

Berlin (AP) -- Prosecutors have started closing arguments in Germany's biggest neo-Nazi murder trial after four years of evidence-gathering.<p>The main …

Crime

Nazi-abused Wagner opera staged by Jewish director Barrie Kosky in Bayreuth

Richard Wagner's opera "The Mastersingers" was used by the Nazis for propaganda. Australian stage director Barrie Kosky is the first non-German and …

The Arts

Munich woman tackles wasps' nest on balcony, causes serious fire

A Munich resident has tried to remove a wasps' nest from her fourth-floor balcony, causing 50,000 euros worth of fire damage. The local fire service …

Insects

Opinion: Bertelsmann makes me wonder if I, too, am populist

A specter is haunting the world - the specter of populism. But so-called experts can't agree on what populism is or how dangerous it might be. DW's …

World News

Summer of rain continues with flooding and heavy storms

Southern Lower Saxony and northern Thuringia were battered by storms between Monday and Tuesday, with between 50 to 80 litres of rain per …

Weather

Germany's NSU neo-Nazi terror trial - what you need to know

The closing statements in the trial of the NSU right-wing terror cell are starting in Munich. A sentence could come later this year. DW answers five …

Crime

Passengers claim airline pilot was 'afraid' to fly to Turkey

Angry customers stranded in southern Germany say a flight from Stuttgart to Ankara was canceled because of political fears. The airline denies this, …

Airlines

Just as German election heats up, Merkel takes holiday break

BERLIN (Reuters) – - With a comfortable lead in opinion polls, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has left the stage for a quiet three-week summer holiday shrouded in secrecy - even though just two months remain before the election.<p>But her mid-campaign vacation - which local media say she will spend …

Angela Merkel

As German spat deepens, Turkey draws tourists from elsewhere

Facing further decline in German visitors due to political tensions, Turkey's tourism industry has already begun courting Middle Eastern and Balkan …

Turkey

Trump Is Irritating But U.S. Saved Germany After World War II, German President Steinmeier Says

The president of the European power is not usually expected to make a political comment, but Sunday he expressed his worries about the U.S. and …

German Politics

German media accused of one-sided coverage of refugee crisis

German media were too uncritical in their coverage of the 2015 refugee crisis, giving Angela Merkel’s open-door policy a free pass and failing to …

Angela Merkel

'Made in Germany' faces new test as antitrust claims are leveled at automakers

Germany's biggest industry is again facing tough questions about how it does business.<p>Still dealing with the "dieselgate" scandal sparked by Volkswagen's admission in 2015 that it rigged engines to appear cleaner than they were, the country's top car manufacturers now stand accused of operating a …

Business

Art Industry News: Elizabeth Peyton Paints Angela Merkel’s ‘Pain’ + More Must-Read Stories

Art World<p>Plus, a new role for Laura Paulson at Christie's and the Queen displays gifts from world leaders at Buckingham Palace.<p>,<p><i>Art Industry News is</i> …

Angela Merkel

A ‘Gay Jewish Kangaroo’ Takes on Wagner at Bayreuth

BERLIN — In 2013, as opera companies worldwide celebrated Richard Wagner’s 200th birthday, Barrie Kosky, who had recently arrived as artistic director of the Komische Oper in Berlin, declared an informal ban in his new house on works by that composer, toward whom he has long felt ambivalent.<p>Just …

The Arts

#AM_Equality Tipsheet: July 24, 2017

<b>TEXAS MOM OF TRANS CHILD -- ‘HE DESERVES A SUMMER VACATION WITH HIS FRIENDS’:</b> Amber Biggle, a member of HRC Foundation’s Parents for Transgender …

LGBTQ