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.


Boyan Slat, A (Nicer) Elon Musk To Save Our Oceans

The project "The Ocean Cleanup" wants to use its system to rid the oceans from plastic waste. The...


Fast (School) Food! Chinese Students Forced To Eat Lunch Standing

Chairs have been removed from the cafeteria in a high school in Henan Province. The reason: save ...


Strongmen Of The World Beware, Democratic Spirit Is Not Dead Yet

-Analysis- BERLIN — World politics is currently dominated by "strongmen," those leaders who see themselves anointed to negotiate "deals" among themselves to chart the world's ...


Grimm Choices: How Energy Transition Threatens A Fairy Tale Forest

Wind power has its drawbacks, especially in central German region of Hesse, where developers want...

United States

With Italy's Conte, Trump Forges New Alliance Against Germany

-OpEd- This must have been the moment he was waiting for: an energetic handshake with Donald Trump, with a smile and a deep look into his eyes to top it off. The two men seemed to be sealing a ...


In Beijing, The Chilling Job Of "Stability-Maintenance"

China's efforts to maintain control over citizens now include implementing volunteer "stabili...


Merkel, May And A New Wave Of Women Mayors Around The World

PARIS — When they met Thursday in Berlin, Angela Merkel and Theresa May were two leaders in crisis: the German Chancellor trying to salvage her governing coalition in the face of criticism of her ...


For Merkel, Migration Debate Is Bound To Strike Again

BERLIN — Angela Merkel has yielded. It was just this past Saturday that the chancellor's sticking to her guns had brought her Interior Minister Horst Seehofer to the threat of resignation over the ...