Made up almost entirely of West Germans, the roster of Germany's national soccer team reflects divisions that remain almost 30 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Can we trust expert football predictions? Perhaps, but it's variable.
Seven world leaders with axes to grind are preparing to sit round one table. Sparks will fly.
In the age of rampant consumerism, there is nonetheless an odd nostalgia for socialist regimes and symbols. What does it mean?
Spoiler: NetzDG does not cover all hate speech and probably won't have a 'chilling effect' on users.
The importance of saving is so deep rooted in Germany that an exhibition recently opened to commemorate it.
Under an authoritarian government, freedoms can come at a steep – and lasting – price.
Why are they shiny? And how did Pennsylvania become the pretzel capital of the world?
As the UK and US retreat from the global scene, Germany is ready to step up to preserve the liberal international order and is seeking a seat on the UN Security Council.
The German approach to refugees is becoming increasingly binary: if you are not a refugee, you must leave; if you are a refugee, you must integrate.
Start-ups are innovative and agile, while big companies have abundant resources. Corporate accelerators bring them together, and a new case study outlines best practices.
The former president of Catalonia is in a German prison, awaiting possible extradition to Spain where he faces charges of rebellion.
The unique role of the temperance movement in US history might explain why, when it comes to Americans' tastes, bland beer is still king.
The SPD is in government with Angela Merkel again after signing a coalition deal. But life has been harder for the social democrats.
Refugees hold religious prejudices against each other too – separating them by religion is not the answer.
Martin Schulz could face a major backlash from his own party after breaking his promise not to enter government with Angela Merkel's CDU again.
Germany's Social Democrat Party leadership voted in favour of a new coalition with Angela Merkel's block – but it's far from plain sailing ahead.
In mid-2015 the German Foreign Office after decades of denial seemingly acceded, in a very informal way, to labelling what had happened in South West Africa as genocide, is now backtracking.
Germany's foreign minister could take a page from Chrystia Freeland's playbook on how his country should manage foreign policy in the Donald Trump era.
The issue of whether to allow refugees to bring their close family to Germany has been a sticking point in coalition negotiations.