Despite Berlin's backing of the Cyprus bailout, Germany remains divided over how to deal with the eurozone crisis
Greece has agreed with creditors on part of a financial reform package that should free up an initial tranche of bailout money. Athens is eager to pass an initial assessment and open talks about debt relief.
The Bundesliga may make more money than its counterparts in Italy and Spain, but the league will languish in the wake of the English Premier League improve until it changes how it sells its broadcasting deals.
Russian military cargo aircraft have landed in the coastal city of Latakia, Syria's state news agency has said. Concerns are mounting over Russian military backing of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
The United States has also called the Paris attacks an 'act of war,' but Washington's options for battling Islamic State are limited. A major change in strategy is unlikely for the time being, experts say.