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German neo-Nazi charged 17 years after terrorist attack:

December 12th, 2017

A neo-Nazi has been charged in connection with a bomb attack in the western German city of Düsseldorf in 2000 that injured several Jewish people. Observers are wondering why this has happened so long after the incident.


Angela Merkel's German coalition crisis greatly exaggerated:

November 22nd, 2017

There has been a lot of talk about German democracy in crisis. But the government keeps ticking along, and politicians across nearly the whole spectrum say the situation is hardly as dire as some are making it out to be.


Are Germany's Social Democrats under pressure to deliver?:

November 23rd, 2017

After talks with the leaders of the failed coalition parties, up next for President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is SPD leader Martin Schulz. Will he cave in to demands from his party to entertain another grand coalition?


Angela Merkel's governmental impasse: German president seeks solution:

November 21st, 2017

The German chancellor may now need Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the holder of a largely ceremonial office of the presidency, to retain power. So who is Steinmeier and what will his role be in the tense weeks to come?


Appeal postponed again in 'Nazi Grandma' Holocaust denial case:

November 23rd, 2017

A court in Germany has once more postponed the appeal of octogenarian Ursula Haverbeck, who has multiple convictions for Holocaust denial. Haverbeck has been handed several jail terms, but has so far avoided prison.


Berlin to bring back children of German 'Islamic State' fighters — report:

November 23rd, 2017

The German government wants to bring back the children of German IS members who fought in Syria, according to a report. At least six children — including babies — are currently in detention centers in Iraq.


Mölln arson attack: 'My daughter said 'Papa' one last time…':

November 23rd, 2017

There had been previous cases of far-right extremists setting fire to migrants' homes. But Mölln, 25 years ago, was the first time people died. Both the town and the victims are still struggling to come to terms with it.


Asylum requests: a good interpreter can make all the difference:

November 22nd, 2017

Asylum seekers often need translators to convey their situation honestly. But the reality is different. Many refugees bear the brunt of untrained or even untrustworthy interpreters who jeopardize their asylum requests.


Refugee family reunification in Germany - what you need to know:

November 17th, 2017

Refugee family reunification in Germany was a major sticking point in preliminary coalition talks. DW explains how the process works – and why critics want to lift the current ban permanently.


Germany replaces US as country with best international image:

November 17th, 2017

Germany enjoys the best reputation of any country in the world, according to the latest Nation Brands Index. The survey found that there is much more than Germany's economic motor driving the positive image.


Germany bans Syrian who flew to Greece with ankle monitor:

November 17th, 2017

A refugee who was fitted with an electronic ankle tag monitor following violent behavior has been barred from Germany after leaving the country. Police had dropped an investigation into whether the man posed a threat.


New evidence contradicts German police in Oury Jalloh death:

November 16th, 2017

A man who apparently burned to death in a German police cell in 2005 could not have lit the fire himself, according to new documents. A prosecutor who had defended police now says there should be a murder investigation.


Is Germany losing its role model status on climate?:

November 20th, 2017

Until recently, Angela Merkel was known as the "climate chancellor" and Germany had a squeaky-green image. But now it looks like the country will miss the goals it pledged in Paris. Could a future government change that?


Germany bans sale of child-snooping smartwatches:

November 17th, 2017

A German regulator has banned the sale of children's smartwatches that have one-way monitoring functions. Officials said parents had been using the watches to listen in on teachers while their children were in class.


Neo-Nazi policeman deemed unfit to serve by German court:

November 17th, 2017

A German policeman whose tattoos and Hitler salutes indicate far-right extremist attitudes can be fired from his job, a court has decided. Tattoos are a particularly intensive display of personal views, it said.


German spy chief warns against Russia's military ambitions:

November 15th, 2017

Germany's top spy, Bruno Kahl, has delivered a dramatic warning about Russia's military ambitions in the European Union. But some analysts think that such alarmism only plays into the Kremlin's hands.


Migrants in Germany are at a disadvantage:

November 16th, 2017

A recent report by the German Federal Statistical Office shows that in terms of education, employment and income levels, those with a migration background are much worse off than those without.


Educators: Germany should invest in teaching before tech:

November 3rd, 2017

Some German schools are lucky to have a single computer in classrooms; others boast all the latest gadgets. Researchers for Bertelsmann have called for bigger investments in tech, but some teachers strongly disagree.


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