The ritual of affixing love padlocks to bridges began in Italy and has spread around the world. It's also become popular in Germany - much to the chagrin of local authorities.
With both parties locked in a stalemate over his future, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Borussia Dortmund are heading towards a showdown. The Gabon international’s next decision could define his career.
Germany have maintained their perfect World Cup qualifying record and look like the best team in the world. But DW’s Davis VanOpdorp cautions against buying into the defending World Cup champions this early.
Love may know no bounds, but Paris intends to instill some: authorities are going to take a tougher line with swooning couples attaching "love-locks" to city bridges as a sign of their undying devotion.
German author Bernhard Schlink is best known for his international bestseller "The Reader." His new novel, "Olga," touches on Germany's history throughout the 20th century.
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