In the 1950s, German department stores put lots of time and effort into their window displays. In Kiel, decorators Reimer Garleff and Kurt Adolf created scenes that were so artistic you could hardly distinguish which goods were for sale.
The Berlin luxury department store is being treated to a face-lift. At a cost of 180 million euro (192.6 $) it is to be made fit for the future. The first building phase will be completed in time for Christmas shopping.
It had already been available in the US since 1954, but West Germany had to wait until 1967 for color TV broadcasts. Viewers long remained skeptical - but the new technology eventually caught on.
Some of the world's most lavish consumer brands are making their first appearance in Cuba. After decades with a focus on social equality, the government hopes high-end tourism will help the economy.
On the sidelines of the G20 summit, the United States and Russia have agreed to a ceasefire for parts of Syria. Jordan has confirmed that it is party to the accord, which is scheduled to begin at the weekend.
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