Alexia Papainnou attended a German-speaking school in Athens - and ended up with the best A-Level results in the whole country. But her decision to move to Heidelberg to study law caused a media outcry.
A massive general strike brought Greece to a standstill on Thursday, as tens of thousands of people protested spending cuts pushed through by the country's leftist government in exchange for European bailout money.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis, the leader of the Greek conservative party Nea Dimokratia, says he wants to "liberate" Greece from left-wing Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras. He tells DW how he intends to accomplish this.
Workers in Greece's public sector have gone on a 24-hour strike to protest pension cuts and tax increases. The walkout has shut down Athens' international airport and left hospitals with minimal staff.
The number of registered unemployed in Germany dropped to its lowest level in 24 years in September. But there are still plenty of jobless people looking for work in a market where skills are of the essence.
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