Chancellor Angela Merkel and her main challenger, Martin Schulz, are making their final appeal to voters ahead of Sunday's parliamentary elections. Both have urged Germans not to back the right-wing populist AfD party.
20-year-olds can no longer remember life before Merkel. She has been Germany's leading political figure for 12 years, and may be about to rack up another four. Yet Germany has quite a tradition of long chancellorships.
More than 60 million Germans will be eligible to vote in the 2017 federal election. But how many of these voters are seniors, women, men, migrants? And how many are expected to turn out? DW looks at the electorate.
German political parties have received over 200 million euros in donations over the last four years, but only 13 million was immediately reported. A DW investigation shows how firms systematically hide party donations.
The US senator has said he will oppose the latest Republican attempt to replace Barack Obama's health care law. Another 'nay' from the Arizona senator could be the fatal blow, given the party's small Senate majority.
US officials confirmed last year that the Russian government had tried to hack voting machines in some states for the 2016 presidential election. Some officials found out only Friday their states were on the list.
More than 10,000 people were evacuated from the Indonesian resort island of Bali after authorities raised the alert status for the Mount Agung volcano to the highest level, meaning an eruption was imminent.
The EU's chief Brexit negotiator said UK Prime Minister Theresa May's speech showed a "constructive spirit" to move forward, but demanded concrete proposals for the negotiations. DW's Bernd Riegert reports from Brussels.
New Zealanders have voted in a national election that was cast as a tight contest between conservative Prime Minister Bill English and liberal rival Jacinda Ardern. Results are expected shortly.
The Volksbühne theater has been at the center of controversy since its new director took the reins last month. Now an art collective has seized control of the building with plans to put on its own performance program.
She was set to represent Turkey at the Miss World competition in China. But organizers of the Miss Turkey pageant changed their minds after finding an old tweet about last year's failed military coup.
Russian authorities have corrected a mistake in part of a statue that honors the developer of one of Russia's most famous exports. Muscovites noticed the error in the 7.5 meter monument and alerted city chiefs.
Puerto Rico is evacuating thousands of people as a major dam threatens to break. At least six people have been confirmed dead on the US Caribbean territory as the scale of the aftermath of Hurricane Maria becomes clear.
Canada has imposed sanctions against members of the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. While largely symbolic, the move adds weight to a similar US decision last month, as Maduro's ailing experiment limps on.
Concerns over the security situation in Korea are casting a shadow over the Winter Olympics due to be held in Pyeongchang next February. Austria and France have said if security deteriorates, their teams will not go.
Bayern Munich appeared to be coasting towards a routine victory. But Martin Schmidt's Wolfsburg produced a superb second half display to secure a well-earned point and keep Bayern off the top of the Bundesliga.
Kenya’s opposition candidate Raila Odinga has told DW that some changes need to take place at the electoral commission if he is to take part in the repeat election set for October 26. President Uhuru Kenyatta disagrees.
The Anglophones in the predominently French-speaking country say they feel like second class citizens. Now some say equality isn't enough - they want independence.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has called President Donald Trump "deranged" and said he will "pay dearly" for his threats. The North Korean Foreign Minister later reportedly threatened to test an H-bomb in the Pacific.
The German language enjoys an enviable richness and depth, writes Ece Temelkuran. The Turkish author hopes it will not succumb to primeval political discourse during the election.
How is the chancellor chosen? What parties will make it into parliament? What issues are on voters' minds? Get the answers to these and other questions with DW's election special.
Voter polls in the US and UK got it wrong with Donald Trump and Brexit. So how confident are experts that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's lead in public opinion surveys will hold up?
The right-wing AfD looks set to enter Germany's parliament for the first time in September's election. DW's Kate Brady visited the AfD stronghold of Pasewalk, which locals say has become a victim of German reunification.
Campaigns across Germany aim to prevent a political shift to the right by courting young voters. The country’s youth - when they do vote - are not shying from populist politics.
Donald Trump jeopardizes world peace. He is aggravating North Korea and Iran and simultaneously widening the gulf between the US and Europe. But he could learn a thing or two from the Europeans, writes DW's Max Hofmann.
Kurds are under pressure to cancel the vote that the international community, including the US and Russia, opposes. The Kurds are spread across Iraq, Iran, Syria and Turkey as a result of a post-World War I treaty.
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