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Germany

Train accident in Mannheim leaves dozens injured

ImageA private freight train has rammed into a EuroCity passenger line in the southwest German city of Mannheim, leaving dozens injured. There were no fatalities, according to authorities.

People

Europe's boss: Merkel turns 60

Angela Merkel has presided over a time of great influence and economic success. Germany has assumed a more prominent role in the world - and its unassuming chancellor has become a political heavyweight.

Food and Drink

Ice cream nation: German market most valuable in Europe

The days of Germany only being known for its hearty cuisine are over. Ice cream is whetting the appetites of Germans nationwide - to the tune of $2.7 billion in market value in 2013.

NSA Scandal

Journalist Greenwald refuses to speak to Germany's NSA scandal inquiry

Journalist Glenn Greenwald has refused to speak to a German parliamentary inquiry on the NSA scandal. He said the Bundestag's decision not to interview Edward Snowden is indicative of the committee's "empty symbolism."

Education

Germany says 'willkommen' to foreign students

Never before have so many foreign students studied in Germany, while one in three German students goes abroad. Education Minister Johanna Wanka says Germany is more welcoming than its reputation implies.

Travel

Germany's ultimate hiking challenge

There's a hiking trail that encircles Berlin and promises dozens of calm lakes, indescribable natural beauty and Cold War artifacts. The catch? It's 416 kilometers long. DW's Katherine Sacks has taken on the challenge.