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Germany sweats through hottest June day ever:

June 26th, 2019

An intense heat wave in Germany has pushed the temperatures soaring to a record 38.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. Authorities placed a speed limit on highways, as fire brigades prepare to deal with possible accidents.


Germany debates stepping up active cyberoperations:

June 26th, 2019

The recent US cyberattack against Iranian weapons systems is just the latest example of how conflicts are spilling into the virtual sphere. Germany, however, is hesitant to join the digital arms race. DW investigates.


Suspect in German politician's murder confesses:

June 26th, 2019

The suspect in the killing of local German CDU politician Walter Lübcke has confessed. Stephan E. is believed to have far-right sympathies, though he also said he acted alone and was not part of a network.


German firms sent weapons-grade chemicals to Syria despite sanctions — report:

June 25th, 2019

Despite EU restrictions, German companies were involved in exporting chemicals to Syria, a report has uncovered. The ingredients can be used to make sarin gas — a nerve agent repeatedly used in Syria's devastating war.


Germany's biggest landlord threatens Berlin rent cap backlash:

June 25th, 2019

Vonovia is not concerned the 10% rent freeze planned by Berlin's city government for the next five years will dampen profit forecasts. But it did warn that money for renovations could be spent elsewhere.


Opinion: Last chance for German carmakers:

June 26th, 2019

Emissions-cheating scandals hitting German car manufacturers have strained relations between policymakers and the auto industry in the country. But DW's Henrik Böhme says it's still the carmakers calling the shots.


Eurofighter crash leads to calls to end military exercises:

June 25th, 2019

Local politicians in northern Germany have called on the Bundeswehr to reassess where low-altitude military exercises take place. Two Eurofighter Typhoon jets collided near a popular holiday region.


Revolution Chemnitz: Right-wing group charged with terrorism:

June 25th, 2019

A right wing terror group was allegedly planning a civil war-like rebellion in Berlin before they were stopped by police. Chemnitz has emerged as a center of extreme-right groups.


German Social Democrats adopt gender parity leadership model:

June 24th, 2019

Germany's oldest political party has decided to adopt a twin-leader model in as part of its attempt to regalvanize the party base. The Social Democrats are tanking in opinion polls and casting around for fresh ideas.


US lawmakers: Nord Stream 2 'a terrible mistake':

June 23rd, 2019

The Nord Stream 2 pipeline will run straight through the Baltic Sea, delivering Russian natural gas directly to Germany. For once, Democrats and Republicans in the US agree on something: The project is a really bad idea.


American attacked in Berlin after saying he's Jewish:

June 20th, 2019

Police are investigating the incident as an anti-Semitic crime. Germany's anti-Semitism commissioner says the rise in such crimes is "alarming."


'Ignoring' anti-Semitism not an option, German president warns:

June 17th, 2019

President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has appealed for Germans to show civic courage in the face of anti-Semitism. The call comes amid growing attacks on Jewish people in Germany.


Germany's Angela Merkel urges 'political solution' on Iran, warns against isolationism:

June 22nd, 2019

Angela Merkel has made a plea for the international community to band together to peacefully resolve the conflict between Iran and the US. Tensions in the Gulf of Oman have spiraled in recent days.


'Germany has a terrorism problem,' foreign minister says:

June 22nd, 2019

Germany should have a weekly protest against right-wing extremism similar to "Fridays for Future," Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said. He claimed that far too often, Germans turn a blind eye to right-wing terrorism.


Merkel backs Ukraine's Zelenskiy in Russia dispute:

June 18th, 2019

The Ukrainian president has vowed to push his country towards EU and NATO accession. German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed his calls for maintaining sanctions against Russia.


Women's World Cup: Germany must be wary of Sweden in the quarterfinals:

June 24th, 2019

Sweden beat Canada in Paris to set up a Women's World Cup quarterfinal clash against Germany. Three things stood out from Sweden's round of 16 win that Germany should be wary of ahead of their showdown.


Germany, France and Spain sign deal on European fighter jet:

June 17th, 2019

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen has described the signing as a "big day for the European defense union." The 'Future Combat Air System' is due to be operational by 2040.


Germany: Gay conversion 'therapy' ban presented:

June 11th, 2019

"Homosexuality is not a disease and does not require treatment," said Health Minister Jens Spahn. In Germany, there are an estimated 1,000 attempts a year to change the sexual orientation of gay people, say critics.


German doctors convicted over abortion law:

June 14th, 2019

The doctors were found to have broken a regulation that forbids describing how an abortion is performed. Campaigners have argued that lack of access to information is a health and rights issue.


What does Berlin have that NYC doesn't?:

June 13th, 2019

The legendary image of Berlin as a free-spirited domain where underground culture thrives has attracted a great number of expats. But some New Yorkers are coming to the city to find another type of freedom.


Germany's 16 states: Schleswig-Holstein:

June 26th, 2019

White sandy beaches, red-white lighthouses and a constant steady breeze shape the coasts of Schleswig-Holstein. The federal state in the far north offers two seas for exploring: the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.


Germany's top 10 travel destinations in 360-degree videos:

January 29th, 2018

The German National Tourist Board asked tourists from abroad to vote for their favorite attractions in Germany in 2017. Here are the Top 10 in 360-degree videos, presented by DW reporter Elisabeth Yorck von Wartenburg.



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