Die Welt ("The World") is a German daily founded in Hamburg in 1946, and currently owned by the Axel Springer AG company, Europe's largest publishing house. Now based in Berlin, Die Welt is sold in more than 130 countries. A Sunday edition called Welt am Sonntag has been published since 1948.


Prostitution In East Germany: New Film Pulls Back The Curtain

Prostitution was officially a crime in German Democratic Republic. But documentary filmmaker Axel...


What New World Order? The Case For A Stronger Germany

No country has profited from the Pax Americana as much as Germany. Now, as U.S. influence wanes, ...


'Schadenfreude' For Trump, A German Dose Of Pandemic Justice

"Zeitgeist," "Kindergarten," "Wanderlust" have long since made it into international speak. Since...

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Headlines And #Karma, World Reacts To Trump COVID Diagnosis

The news that Donald Trump has been infected with COVID-19 echoed around the world, making front pages and prompting a gush of wishes from leaders in all continents — and snark from many ...


Italy's Election, A Sign That Trump Could Pay For COVID-19

Italian populist party leader Matteo Salvini's disappointing results in regional elections is bei...


COVID-19 Sunset: A German Exodus From Spain's Costa del Sol

Around 140,000 Germans are residents in Spain, with large enclaves established on the southern co...


Understanding The Limits Of German Influence Over Russia

BERLIN — Over the past two weeks, since the allegations of election rigging in Belarus, there have been calls for Germany to open a dialogue with Russia. As if the country with the world's ...


Ein, Zwei, Dry: The German City Where Water Has Run Out

BERLIN — Germans are feeling the heat. For almost a week now, temperatures have been over 86 °F (30 °C) in most of the country, and every day a local council pleads with its residents not to ...