After an era where it was cool to be stingy, more and more Germans are discovering the joy of giving. Psychologist say altruism is the 'formula for happiness' and researchers are already calling it the latest trend.
The German pharmaceutical giant has sweetened its buyout deal for Monsanto, which turned down an earlier offer. Bayer has added three dollars more per share, and it has its cash ready if the massive deal is accepted.
On day 11 of the Olympics, Simone Biles ended her Olympics on a high, Germany's Kristina Vogel won gold in track cycling and Usain Bolt cruised in the 200m heats.
Northern Ireland's assembly voted in favour of same-sex marriage but it was vetoed by the ruling party. The country remains the only part of the United Kingdom where civil marriage is not legal.
Scientists around the world expressed their joy on social media after researchers in the US announced they had discovered gravitational waves. Predicted by Einstein a century ago, they had never been observed before.
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