The German press was virtually unanimous that Christian Lindner's FDP was to blame for the collapse of government coalition talks. But few could agree on what would be best now.
The collapse of coalition talks has dealt a blow to Angela Merkel. In this special edition of Quadriga, we speak with journalists Werner Sonne, Alan Posner and Ulrike Herrmann about Germany's political crisis.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is facing perhaps the biggest challenge of her tenure after coalition talks collapsed. New elections are now considered the most likely way forward, but are there any other alternatives?
Germany's blue-chip Dax index and the euro have pared early losses suffered after Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a coalition government failed. But political uncertainty in Europe's biggest economy remains.
The US Treasury has sanctioned two German companies involved in an elaborate counterfeit currency scheme. "Hundreds of millions of dollars" in Yemeni bank notes were likely made with the help of Iran's elite Quds Force.
After a nine-year absence, the US plans to redesignate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism. The move comes amid ongoing tension over Kim Jong Un's nuclear ambitions.
North Korea's "new vessels" may be relatively advanced, but they pale in comparison with the US naval assets that they face. So why is Pyongyang lavishing millions on these submarines? Julian Ryall reports.
Europe's highest court has ordered Poland to stop logging immediately in its primeval Bialowieza forest. It includes one of the largest surviving parts of a forest that covered the European plain about 10,000 years ago.
The Hungarian government has renewed its attacks on George Soros, saying Hungary faces "a frontal assault" from the US-Hungarian philanthropist. Soros retorted that Fidesz is peddling "distortions and outright lies."
In a Brexit-related move, officials have decided where to relocate the European Medicines Agency, the EU's drug agency. The decision, plus the relocation of the EBA banking agency, will affect many UK-based employees.
Almost a year since the trial of Ratko Mladic was adjourned at the Hague Tribunal, a verdict is expected. Those who suffered directly or indirectly at his hands are counting the days till the judgment.
Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will launch impeachment proceedings against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday, according to a government source. The 93-year-old leader has ignored a deadline for him to step down.
This year has seen cryptocurrency bitcoin shatter all growth expectations, continuing to defy dark predictions. In Zimbabwe, its growth has been particularly striking, all the more so amid recent political turbulence.
Lawmakers have drafted a new law to punish "political commentators and intellectuals" for defaming historical symbols. Egypt has witnessed a widening crackdown on free expression with fresh arrests and raids.
Germany's foreign minister has said he believes Myanmar will make a deal to repatriate 600,000 Rohingya refugees who fled Rakhine state. Many in Myanmar see Rohingya as illegal immigrants responsible for terrorism.
Argentina's navy says a series of satellite signals picked up at the weekend did not come from the missing ARA San Juan submarine. The vessel and its 44 crew members vanished off the country's south coast five days ago.
Three in four children regularly suffer violence committed by parents and guardians. In Africa, too, many children become victims of domestic violence. South Africa has now outlawed corporal punishment in the home.
US hail-riding company Uber is planning to buy tens of thousands of cars with self-driving features from carmaker Volvo. It would turn the taxi service firm into the owner and operator of its own fleet of cars.
Hardly anyone could have imagined that Germany's coalition talks would collapse. So, where do we go from here?
Condoms are among the least popular contraceptive methods in India. The government has now introduced an unprecedented online condom distribution service to improve their utility. Murali Krishnan reports from New Delhi.
Producers of "Padmavati" delayed the film's release after a ruling party official offered a large bounty to anyone who "beheaded" its lead star and the director. Hindu nationalists claim the film falsifies history.
Police in Berlin have recovered stolen diaries and other items belonging to former Beatle John Lennon. A man has been arrested and investigations are ongoing.
Longevity may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of clams but some of the squishy creatures can live for centuries - if we let them.
German football coach Kevin Stotz spent a season and a half working in the Chinese Super League. He spoke to DW about the challenges of working in China and the country's chances of becoming a footballing power.
Beijing has warned Germany of "defending Tibet independence," saying the match host must ensure respect between the countries. The activists said they only wanted to highlight the plight of Tibetans in China.
With three buses and 5,000 pieces of soap, Berlin reacts to the horrors of the war in Syria. But it's not for everyone.
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