German military divers do repairs, welding jobs or blow things up under water. For the past 50 years, these divers have been trained at Lake Starnberg in Bavaria.
Will Germany soon dramatically increase its military expenditure? The Christian Democrats support the plan, the Social Democrats think it is absurd. The fight over defense spending has become a campaign issue.
The Bundeswehr helicopter that crashed in Mali last month, killing two German soldiers, had lost its rotor blades before hitting the ground. The military stressed it was still too early to say what caused the crash.
Germany's socialist Left party is the biggest of the "small parties" represented in the Bundestag - but the least likely to be part of a governing coalition. So what are the others so afraid of?
Germany's foreign minister says Angela Merkel and the CDU are submitting to the belligerent budgetary demands of Donald Trump. Sigmar Gabriel says Germany's ruling party is forgoing social policy for military spending.
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