For anyone who hopes that 2014 will be their lucky year, pigs, ladybugs and four-leaf clovers are traditionally seen as bringers of good fortune in Germany.
The German state of North Rhine-Westphalia is planning to prohibit schoolchildren under the age of 14 from wearing headscarves. But rather than an outright ban, experts say speaking with parents would be more productive.
Germany's humor doesn't have the best reputation internationally. But the land of poets and thinkers loves the traditional April Fools' joke as much as the next country. DW explains the best of 2018.
Germany's Good Friday laws on noise and festivities are controversial. The laws' reach into Muslim circumcision parties raises questions about separation of church and state that could end up in Germany's top court.
Bundesliga clubs have voted for the retention of German football's 50+1 rule. DW's Matt Ford welcomes the decision because it ensures that football clubs remain in the hands of those to whom they mean the most: the fans.
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