Preliminary official results show Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU ahead with a clear lead over the Social Democrats. The vote has been seen as a test of the mood in the country ahead of federal elections in the fall.
Media reports have claimed that US President Donald Trump handed Germany's chancellor a NATO defense invoice for more than $300 million. But the White House has dismissed the claims as false.
Sinn Fein, which has been lobbying for an independence referendum, has pulled out of power talks, prolonging an impasse. The collapse aids to Theresa May's Brexit headaches as she heads to Scotland.
US President Donald Trump plans to unveil a new White House initiative, which would use ideas from the business world to overhaul the government. The Office of Innovation will be led by Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner.
Some defiant residents have vowed to stay at home as Queensland braces for its the biggest cyclone in five years. Winds could reach 240 kilometers per hour and the tide could swell two and half meters above normal.
A US-backed Syrian alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias has taken a military airport in northern Syria held by the self-styled 'Islamic State' (IS). The move opens the path for an assault on the IS stronghold of Raqqa.
An annual high-school mountaineering expedition has turned fatal, after an avalanche struck. Eight students were found 'without vital signs' - deaths must be confirmed by doctors in Japan before officially reported.
The report released by the Bertelsmann Stiftung has described the Muslim volunteers as "important bridge-builders." It further revealed that one out of every five Germans provided assistance to refugees in 2016.
Turkish citizens may cast their ballot in a referendum on transitioning the country into an executive-style presidential system. Human rights groups have warned of the fallout if the constitutional amendments succeed.
A leading association of British manufacturers has told the country's prime minister that a Brexit without a new trade deal with the EU would be a disaster as firms would have to bear the brunt of future barriers.
Azeri journalists are following up from Germany on explosive stories and broadcasting them back home via the online platform Meydan TV. For this, they risk prison in Azerbaijan.
Germany kept their perfect qualifying record intact as they beat Azerbaijan 4-1 in Baku. Andre Schürrle, Thomas Müller and Mario Gomez all found the net for the world champions.
Ivanka Trump has confirmed her participation in a G20 empowerment conference in Berlin next month. The US president's daughter is to share her views on labor market participation and gender gap issues.
Business expectations among German managers have brightened in recent weeks, a closely watched confidence index has shown. Optimism is strongest in the building industry, according to Ifo's latest survey.
Bulgarians have backed two-time premier Boyko Borisov in a snap election. With newcomer populist groups also claiming seats, Borisov must form a coalition from a fragmented legislature.
Leaders of the 2014 Umbrella protest movement have received phone calls informing them of arrest and impending prosecution. The move comes one day after Carrie Lam was elected as Hong Kong's next leader.
A South Korean court will review prosecutors' request for an arrest warrant for ousted President Park Geun-hye. Park faced questioning last last week over a corruption and power abuse scandal that led to her impeachment.
The opposition in Belarus says it will keep pushing the regime towards dialogue - putting President Lukashenko before a political dilemma. DW spoke to leading opposition activists as a government crackdown continues.
An Egyptian court has handed 56 defendants prison sentences over the deaths of more than 200 migrants, who died after their boat capsized last September in the Mediterranean en route to Europe.
The state election in the Saarland has brought the Social Democrats back down to earth, says DW's Sabine Kinkartz.
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The world's fourth-biggest cruise ship will cater exclusively for Chinese tourists. It leaves its German birthplace to sail to the North Sea for testing.
With around 40 million followers on Facebook, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the world's most-followed leader on Facebook. The runner-up, US President Donald Trump, lags far behind him.
At the Haus der Geschichte museum in Bonn, a young Iraqi learns about German history, in particular the years of the Nazi dictatorship. Hayder al-Maliki found that Germans can be ambivalent about their country's past.
Thousands of seats remained empty when Germany faced England in Dortmund. Germany's national team manager, Oliver Bierhoff, thinks too much football is having a negative effect on the game.
Turkish-German relations have arguably reached a historic low point. DW explains what's behind the conflict over the Turkish president's accusations of "Nazi practices" in Germany.
DW's in-depth look at relations between Berlin and Ankara
Berlin has become a mecca of private art collectors, who choose to show their artworks to the public at unusual sites.
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