Archbishop Stefan Hesse was on leave after being accused of neglecting his duty in a report on sexual abuse at the diocese of Cologne.
Activists are pushing for new urgent measures after devastating floods in western Germany. They heavily criticized politicians, saying they were indifferent to climate changed-induced consequences.
Afghan immigrants living in the German city of Hamburg are wary of the deteriorating security situation in Afghanistan. They told DW that the Taliban's gains have dashed their hopes of returning to their country one day.
Germany's second-biggest city, Hamburg, is set to reimpose full lockdown measures after the seven-day incidence of COVID-19 cases there rose above 100 per 100,000 people. The city of Cologne is also tightening the rules.
16 Aug 2020
Authorities in Hamburg have found over €300 million worth of cocaine in a cargo ship container. Officials warn the global drug trade continues to thrive despite temporary border closures during the coronavirus pandemic.
28 Jan 2018
Leipzig's woes continue with 1-1 draw.
9 Jul 2017
Hundreds of protesters scuffle with German police on the fringes of a largely peaceful march against a G20 summit of global leaders in Hamburg, after two days of violent clashes which marred the meeting.
8 Jul 2017
Protesters at a camp in Hamburg's Altona Volkspark were searched in the early hours of Saturday (July 8) as German police looked for weapons and checked ID documents following running clashes with anti-capitalist protesters at the city's G20 summit.
8 Jul 2017
Heavily armed police commandos move in after a day of activists clashing with police in Hamburg, Germany outside the G20 meeting.