It's been 20 years since East and West Germany reunified, but the terms "typically Ossi" and "typically Wessi" are still bandied about. We've selected some of the most common cliches.
Voters in Greece have been going to he polls in a referendum on the terms of the last offer made to the country by its creditors to stave off financial collapse. Opinion polls suggest the outcome is too close to call.
He's called a left-wing extremist and unpredictable. Looking at Alexis Tsipras' way to the top, the thing that stands out most is his ability to change and to adapt.
The head of a German employers' group has criticized a reform of the law regarding the right of asylum seekers to stay in the country. He says refugees in Germany needed still more legal security.