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Europe's cybersecurity gap threatens infrastructure, elections:

February 15th, 2019

Cybersecurity experts have met with government officials ahead of the Munich Security Conference to discuss the vulnerabilities in our critical infrastructure — and many ask when Europe will finally shore up its gaps.


Munich Security Conference: A masterclass in backroom diplomacy:

February 15th, 2019

Every year, powerful global leaders gather in Munich to discuss peace and diplomacy. But the conference is not just a show of power, it is a diplomatic laboratory of possibilities that takes place behind closed doors.


Munich Security Report sees world as a broken puzzle:

February 11th, 2019

The global liberal order is fragmenting, but who can fit the pieces together again? That's the question posed by the report, released as a curtain-raiser for this week's Munich Security Conference.


Germany's suffering center-left SPD gets a boost in latest polls:

February 14th, 2019

The Social Democrats have seen a bounce following historically low support, according to a new poll. Their proposal for a guaranteed basic income for pensioners was also met with approval.


German President Steinmeier: 'We only have this one planet':

February 14th, 2019

Celebrated German explorer Alexander von Humboldt was born 250 years ago. Far ahead of his time, he warned of the critical importance of protecting nature. Now Germany's president is following in his footsteps.


Critics say reforms overdue for Germany's organ transplant system:

February 14th, 2019

The Bundestag is set to address the issue of organ donation. Germany uses a controversial card system that requires donors "opt in," but the country's health minister says a change could be in the works.


German family minister throws weight behind parliamentary parity law:

February 14th, 2019

Women make up about 31 percent of parliamentarians in the German Bundestag. A group of cross-party politicians are working to bring that up to parity with their male colleagues, and Franziska Giffey is backing them.


Germany's school system 101: Prepare for the mind-boggling:

February 6th, 2019

Virtually every parent wants what's best for their child's education. But choosing a secondary school is tricky business in Germany, as DW's Louisa Schaefer personally experienced. Here's everything you need to know.


'Fake police' steal hundreds of thousands from Germany's elderly:

February 14th, 2019

Dozens of con artists have been arrested in Turkey for pretending to be officers to steal from Germans. Thousands of reports of the scam phone calls have been reported all over the country.


German jump in anti-Semitic crimes 'worrying, but no surprise':

February 13th, 2019

The number of anti-Semitic incidents has increased by 10 percent over the previous year. Jewish leaders said the numbers merely reinforced what people had already seen in their daily lives.


Germany arrests two Syrians suspected of crimes against humanity:

February 13th, 2019

German serious crimes police arrested two alleged former Syrian secret service agents on charges of crimes against humanity committed in Syria. Both men are accused of torture, and one is also accused of murder.


Germany to extend Afghanistan military mission:

February 13th, 2019

The German government has opted to extend the Bundeswehr's mission in Afghanistan for another year. The move defies concerns that the US is preparing to pull out of the country, rendering Germany's contribution futile.


EU members and leaders agree on compromise for Nord Stream 2:

February 13th, 2019

A deal between EU member states, the EU Parliament, and its Commission aims to give the bloc more oversight on gas pipelines. However, the controversial Nord Stream 2 project would not be threatened by the regulations.


Dresden commemorates 1945 Allied area bombing with human chain:

February 13th, 2019

Tens of thousands gathered in Dresden's old town to pay tribute to the victims of Allied air raids in 1945. The commemoration has taken place every year since 2010 and often attracts right-wing demonstrators.


Dresden Peace Prize honors 'napalm girl' from iconic photo:

February 12th, 2019

Kim Phuc gained worldwide attention after a stunning photo of her in the aftermath of a napalm attack revealed the horror of war. DW spoke to her as she was honored for her work helping children traumatized by war.


Germany: Church sued over Nazi bells in Thuringia:

February 13th, 2019

An estimated 23 churches in Germany continue to use bells that feature Nazi symbols and inscriptions. One man is taking legal action against six Nazi bells used by the Evangelical Church in Central Germany.


Adil Demirci: Turkish prosecutors release Cologne reporter:

February 14th, 2019

German-Turkish reporter Adil Demirci has been freed from an Istanbul jail after months behind bars. But the court barred the 33-year-old from leaving Turkey as he faces charges of belonging to a leftist terror group.


Germany's migrants: Wooed and discriminated against:

February 11th, 2019

From teachers to bookkeepers to police officers, migrants seeking jobs are in demand in Germany, particularly in the public sector. Nevertheless, they continue to face significant discrimination in the labor market.


Germany speeds up asylum process:

February 11th, 2019

German authorities took three fewer months on an average to process asylum requests in the third quarter of 2018 compared with the first quarter. But critics say even that still falls way short of government targets.


Study: Germany needs 260,000 immigrants a year to meet labor demand:

February 12th, 2019

A study has found that migrant labor from within the European Union will fall short of the economy's needs. To plug the gap, Germany will need 146,000 workers per year from non-EU countries.


'Hitler paintings' go unsold at Nuremberg auction:

February 9th, 2019

A set of paintings that were attributed to Adolf Hitler have failed to find buyers at a highly controversial auction. The sale took place after a number of paintings were seized on suspicion they were fake.


Court orders Austria to pay €1.5 million for Hitler house:

February 7th, 2019

A court has told the Austrian government to pay more than a million euros to the former owner of the house where Adolf Hitler was born. It had bought the building at a knockdown price using a compulsory purchase order.


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