In 1987, doctors at Berlin's Heart Center successfully implanted an artificial heart for the first time ever in the country. The doctor who led the operation was Roland Hetzer, who is still the head of the Heart Center.
Everyone in Germany has heard the jokes and seen the social media memes about Berlin's BER airport. But the Stuttgart 21 railway project has also developed into a logistical nightmare — and a sinkhole for public money.
One of Russia's highest-profile court cases in decades has come to an end. Former Economics Minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of extorting a bribe in a trial hitting at the heart of power in the country.
The breakdown of the "Jamaica" coalition talks meant the Greens' dream of being part of government has been derailed. During a party congress in Berlin they aired their frustration — and focused on their strengths.
Hardly anyone could have imagined that talks to form a new German government would collapse. Anything's possible, from minority rule to a fresh vote. One thing's clear: it's a blow for Angela Merkel, says DW's Ines Pohl.
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