Merchants in the village of Gaiberg in southern Germany have decided to start accepting deutschmarks again. It's a profitable idea since, even ten years after the introduction of the euro, Germans still possess some 6.5 billion marks.
The abduction and murder of the powerful industrialist Hanns Martin Schleyer 40 years ago was a dramatic turning point for the Federal Republic of Germany. The drama is still fresh in the minds of many Germans.
Donald Trump has been making a show of irritation with Germany's trade surplus with the US. But Ulrich Kater, chief economist of DekaBank, says US policies drive Germany's surplus.
It's hard to fit in if your relatives came to Germany with just a box and pocket change, says German-Pakistani rapper Zulfiqar Ali Chaudhry, aka Ali As. He also tells DW how the refugee crisis has tempered his humor.
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