In 1990 Germany won the World Cup again, and then reunification of Germany saw the East and West German soccer leagues merge - with Western clubs calling the shots.
Just four months after returning to European competition after a 25-year absence, Cologne find themselves rock-bottom bottom of the Bundesliga. Ahead of their trip to Hannover on Sunday, DW asks: what's gone wrong?
Commerce, marketing, endless transfers and more kick off times than anyone can get their head around. The Bundesliga is in danger of losing its identity unless something changes, writes Tobias Oelmaier.
In the mountains, trees are racing uphill to escape the heat - and in Canada, invasive insects have already killed massive swaths of forest. Such changes will have significant consequences for communities and ecosystems.
Hannover may not be well-known internationally, but abandonment of a friendly in England has put the club in the spotlight for the wrong reasons. Tensions between the club and some fans has dampened the joy of promotion.
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