Made in Germany continues to be a globally-recognized guarantee of quality, engineering precisiom and craftsmanship. German companies exported goods worth over €1.2 trillion last year, riding high on that positive image.
German weapons manufacturer Sig Sauer has been accused of illegally exporting tens of thousands of pistols to Colombia. Authorities have charged managers with violating Germany's foreign trade regulations.
Stereotypical images of German bread, beer and sausages have begun to fade in Japan as imports of fine wines, quality meat and high-end chocolate and cocoa products rise. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
Charcoal from tropical forests has a terrible effect on the environment, but it also puts food on peoples' tables. Nigeria is one of the world's largest exporters — and some of it even ends up on German barbecue grills.
A team of Chinese medical experts has been deployed to North Korea following the bus crash which left 36 people dead. An investigation is underway to find out why the bus fell off a bridge.
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