The expansion of the power grid needed for Germany's changeover to renewable energy is faltering. The project is expensive, but the plan is to supply southern Germany with electricity from wind energy plants in the north.
Germans are voting in a nationwide election that is expected to deliver a fourth term to Chancellor Angela Merkel. It is also expected to see the right-wing populist AfD party enter parliament for the first time.
The trains in Germany don't always run on time, despite the stereotype, writes Syrian columnist Rim Dawa. But living in Germany has turned her into an on-time morning person. All it took was a little respect.
Almost one-third of all refugees in Germany are women. However, they receive little attention in the debate on integration, which makes settling into the country all the more difficult.
Germany's satirical political party Die Partei and the Bundestag battled it out over a hefty fine leveled at the satirists last year. A fundraiser called "buy money" did not break party finance laws, the court ruled.
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