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10 things you probably only know about Thuringia 2019-01-17 04:48:20Think you know Thuringia well? Here are some lesser known facts about the state which lies smack dab in the middle of Germany, and gave birth to the B

German word of the day: Stoßlüften 2019-01-17 02:58:18This word (and concept) is especially found in public places and schools all around Germany.

Record 745,000 traffic jams on Germany's Autobahn last 2019-01-17 02:58:05Germany's Autobahn system is known as one of the best in the world, complete with unrestricted speed limits in some sections. So you might be surpris

Body of missing German tourist found in Australian 2019-01-16 10:45:50The body of a German tourist who went missing earlier this month was found Wednesday in the scorching Australian outback, police said.

Faced with Brexit, beloved British shop in Berlin 2019-01-16 09:50:51Broken English, a shop full of UK-sourced delicacies, has had a presence in the German capital for 24 years. Yet with the unknown effect of Brexit loo

Düsseldorf student accuses Rheinbahn of racism 2019-01-16 08:34:12A 19-year-old student has alleged that he experienced racism on the Rheinbahn, Düsseldorf's train operator, both from a fellow passenger and dri

Your guide to the events marking 100 years 2019-01-16 08:33:53Beginning in Berlin Wednesday, organizations across Germany are hosting events and exhibitions to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus art s

German business warns of Brexit 'chaos' 2019-01-16 06:37:22Leading German business organizations warned Wednesday of a "chaotic" Brexit that would cause massive disruption to trade, after MPs in London overw

'We still have time to negotiate,' Merkel says 2019-01-16 05:16:27German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday "we still have time to negotiate" after the British parliament overwhelmingly rejected Prime Minister

German word of the day: Fuchsteufelswild 2019-01-16 04:30:30Today’s word of the day describes an emotion that you hopefully never have to see in real life.

Boris Becker's son wins damages over AfD member's 2019-01-16 03:24:44A MP of German far-right party AfD has been ordered to pay damages to the son of tennis star Boris Becker over a racist slur posted on the lawmaker's

'What a Brexshit!': How Germany is reacting to 2019-01-16 02:11:55As the UK parliament gets ready to debate a vote of no confidence on Wednesday evening after MPs voted against Theresa May's Brexit deal by a huge ma


African Union calls on Congo to hold off New! 2019-01-17 18:59:00The African Union says "serious doubts" remain over Democratic Republic of Congo's election results. The AU isn't alone in expressing qual

Canadian geologist found dead in Burkina Faso New! 2019-01-17 17:45:00Officials in Burkina Faso have said a kidnapped Canadian geologist was found dead in the country's remote northeast, a border region infiltrated by j

Trans-Atlantic rebuke for Trump downgrade of EU ambassador New! 2019-01-17 17:31:00There was no about-face in the US government after DW broke news that the EU ambassador's status had been downgraded. But one expert has said lawmake

US shutdown: Trump, Pelosi feud over travel, State New! 2019-01-17 17:30:00On day 27 of the shutdown, the president and the speaker escalated their personal tit-for-tat. After Pelosi asked the president delay his address to t

Sieren's China: Germany could feel effects of Beijing New! 2019-01-17 17:08:00China's exports fell sharply in December. Investment decreased, and the growth forecast for 2019 was lowered. But this is less a problem for China th

Asian Cup: Japan and Qatar through as group New! 2019-01-17 15:59:00Japan and Qatar booked their place in the knockout stages of the Asian Cup after topping their respective groups. Elsewhere, Lebanon missed out on the

German media made Frank Magnitz the new face New! 2019-01-17 15:57:00Reaction to the attack on Frank Magnitz, a Bundestag member for the far-right Alternative for Germany, reveals just how polarized the country has beco

Major powers 'largely absent': HRW wants more from New! 2019-01-17 15:23:00The head of Human Rights Watch appeals on DW for Germany and Angela Merkel to do more for rights abroad. Kenneth Roth noted that "the traditional

UK's Prince Philip escapes unhurt after car crash New! 2019-01-17 14:51:00The husband of Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip, was involved in a two-car crash in eastern England. The 97-year-old was reportedly behind th

Opposition reports false voter registrations in Turkey New! 2019-01-17 14:49:00Regional elections are scheduled in Turkey for the end of March. A number of suspicious voters have appeared in the registry, including addresses of p

Man arrested over plot to attack White House New! 2019-01-17 14:28:00The man, who'd never fired a gun, traded in his car to obtain weapons and explosives to attack the White House and other sites in the capital. His ma

Bundesliga: Bayern Munich with early chance to turn New! 2019-01-17 14:06:00The Bundesliga returns from its winter break on Friday night, with the champions looking to heap pressure on the contenders. Bayern Munich stumbled in

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Commuter Knits a ‘Rail Delay Scarf.’ It Fetches 2019-01-16 06:07:26Claudia Weber, 55, who tries to take the train into Munich, Germany, each day, turned her frustrations with a year of spotty service into a four-foot

German Intelligence Agency Puts Far-Right Party on Warning 2019-01-15 17:31:48The Office for the Protection of the Constitution has deemed the Alternative for Germany’s youth wing “extremist” and will start obs

Theo Adam, Acclaimed in Wagner Operas, Is Dead 2019-01-15 13:16:08A German bass-baritone who was called one of the 20th century’s most important interpreters of his countryman. He was also prized for his acting

The Hunt for the Nazi Loot Still Sitting 2019-01-14 10:00:09The art stolen by the Nazis has gotten more attention, but millions of books were also looted from Jews, and others, and have yet to be returned.

Jakiw Palij, Former Nazi Guard Deported After Decades 2019-01-10 20:24:06Mr. Palij had lived for decades in Queens. Although ordered deported in 2004, no country agreed to take him for 14 years.

In an Ancient Nun’s Teeth, Blue Paint — 2019-01-09 17:18:21A rare blue pigment, discovered in the fossilized plaque of a German nun, hints at a broader role for women in the production of religious texts.

Police Say Alternative for Germany Embellished Lawmaker’s Assault 2019-01-09 13:39:06After reviewing video of the attack, the authorities said that Frank Magnitz suffered injuries when he fell to the ground after being hit once, but th

Far-Right Lawmaker in Germany Is Severely Beaten in 2019-01-08 09:34:11Officials with Alternative for Germany said they believed the assault on Frank Magnitz was politically motivated.

German Man Confesses to Hacking Politicians’ Data, Officials 2019-01-08 05:04:40The 20-year-old said he had acted alone in publishing private information of hundreds of lawmakers and others, the authorities said.

Workers on Corporate Boards? Germany’s Had Them for 2019-01-06 19:00:03Elizabeth Warren’s plan to give workers a voice on corporate boards isn’t radical. “Co-determination” has a long history, and

Toxic Peroxide Found on Dutch Beach After Cargo 2019-01-04 13:11:34The Netherlands deployed troops to help clean up after a storm threw hundreds of containers off the MSC Zoe, littering beaches with debris.

Hackers Leak Details of German Lawmakers, Except Those 2019-01-04 07:30:03Twitter has shut down an account that had been posting personal data for weeks. Only the Alternative for Germany party appeared to be unscathed.

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