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Terrorism

PKK - from terrorist threat to ally?

ImageThe Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) is banned in Germany. The EU deems it a terrorist group. Now, however, regarding the threat from 'IS,' some German politicians appear ready to begin discussions over reconsidering.

Arms Exports

The fight to keep small arms in the right hands

Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan called them weapons of mass destruction - small arms are responsible for the majority of violent deaths worldwide. The German army is now trying to limit their proliferation.

Refugees

Housing asylum seekers in private homes

Many local governments in Germany are struggling to house the growing numbers of refugees. One conservative politician is now calling on private homeowners to take in asylum seekers.

Crime

German court rejects complaint by former MP in child porn case

Germany's top court has said searches conducted against a former lawmaker facing child pornography charges were constitutional. However, they may have violated Sebastian Edathy's parliamentary immunity.

Business

Germanwings ends pilot strike that stranded 15,000 passengers

Pilots at Lufthansa's budget airline Germanwings have ended a six-hour strike amid a dispute over early retirement benefits. The strike grounded more than 100 flights at the end of the holiday season.

Iraq

FAQ: Germany ready to deliver arms to Kurdish peshmerga

Germany is likely going to deliver weapons to Iraqi Kurds to help stop the advance of 'Islamic State' fighters in Iraq. DW takes a look at the most pressing questions.

Festivals

Oktoberfest plans new beer temple

The Marstall tent is the big newcomer at this year's Oktoberfest in Munich, representing the first new addition in decades. It will replace the Hippodrom whose owner was kicked out after being found guilty of tax fraud.