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The German News Service is a free news wire of the Deutsche Welle in cooperation with the German Press Agency (dpa) especially for media representatives as well as for everyone who is interested in Germany and wants to know more about German lifestyle, business and culture.

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Jan 19, 2018 1:45 PM

DW opens news bureau in Istanbul

Deutsche Welle, Germany’s international broadcaster, is continuing to expand its global network of correspondents after opening a new office in Istanbul with further bureaus planned for Asia and Latin America.

Jan 19, 2018 12:55 PM

Friederike storm cleanup begins in Germany as trains resume

Rail and air traffic in Germany have slowly resumed after a winter storm with hurricane-force winds slammed into western Europe. Several people were killed by falling trees and dangerous road conditions due to the storm.


Jan 19, 2018 12:41 PM

Man who supplied weapon used in Munich mass shooting sentenced to seven years

A German court has sentenced a man to seven years for selling a gun that was used in the 2016 mass shooting in Munich. It's the first time an illegal arms dealer has been punished for an act in which he was not involved.


Jan 19, 2018 12:10 PM

Following UK, German politicians urge for measures to fight loneliness

German lawmakers have said more needs to be done to help those who suffer from loneliness and to remove the taboos around the issue. They also praised the UK's recent decision to appoint a "Minister for Loneliness."

Jan 19, 2018 11:47 AM

'Out of Office': When artists take over the workplace

Post-its, rulers, staples and folders: in the new exhibit "Out of Office" in Bietigheim-Bissingen, near Stuttgart, visitors will be surprised to come across familiar objects from their daily workaday life.

Jan 19, 2018 10:57 AM

Turkey: Mesale Tolu's husband, Suat Corlu, arrested again, others detained

Journalist and activist Suat Corlu, husband of German journalist Mesale Tolu, has been arrested again in Turkey, along with at least five others. Tolu and Corlu had been released from jail just weeks ago.

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500th anniversary of the Reformation

Five hundred years ago, on 31 October 1517, legend has it that theology professor Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg. The posting of these theses in Wittenberg marks the beginning of the Reformation. The far reaching theological, cultural and political consequences of the Reformation make its anniversary in 2017 not only a church affair, but a central global event in cultural history.

Alexander von Humboldt

Kosmos Humboldt website - www.kosmos-humboldt.org

Alexander von Humboldt is seen as the last great universal scholar. The first environmental activist, humanist, world traveller and international cosmopolitan. But what is behind the legend?

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Wir sind Weltmeister!

We brought home the Football World Cup!

Congratulations to our National Football Team, the 2014 World Champions                                                                                                                                 ...