As Germany's government seeks to boost e-car sales, Chancellor Merkel and US President Obama toured e-car tech at the Hannover Messe.
The chancellor spent an hour on Wednesday answering questions from four social-media stars. DW watched the event with three first-time German voters. So, did the chancellor make the grade when talking to young people?
After German chancellor candidate Martin Schulz called for a Europe-wide quota for electric cars, the debate among German politicians, the EU and carmakers has picked up steam. In China, such a quota already exists.
Germany's top diplomat Sigmar Gabriel is expecting Beijing to relax its new rules on electric cars. After China announced strict e-car quotas, Berlin sought compromise to protect the interests of its powerful carmakers.
Former US President Barack Obama addressed the church congress saying "we can not hide behind a wall." This year, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is the featured topic, with many big names making an appearance.
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