German doping cheats can now be sent to jail under the terms of a new law which passed parliament. The new legislation includes prison sentences and hefty fines for athletes, coaches and managers who use or acquire performance-enhancing substances.
Austria's new ban on covering the face was meant to target the burqa. But the law has had police responding to a Lego Ninja, a man dressed as a shark and even the parliamentary mascot.
Holiday apartment platform Airbnb is being over-run by firms with massive turnovers, new research in Germany suggests. More and more cities are bringing in legislation to counter the problem.
President Trump and the GOP's bungled efforts to get rid of the Affordable Care Act would be almost comical, if the consequences were not so real for millions of Americans and the economy.
More security with less police? Ahead of Germany's upcoming elections, the judges' and police unions warn of an erosion of the rule of law. The acute shortage of staff is made worse by a huge retirement wave.
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