The WorldSkills Competition is underway - Made in Germany reported on preparations in Thailand, Colombia and Germany.
Report by Marion Hütter.
Reporters Without Borders has accused Germany's foreign intelligence service of spying on emails sent by the NGO to contacts abroad. The BND screens millions of emails annually.
This week the German publishing world and the general public have been congregating in Leipzig for that city's annual book fair. But what to make of literature as spectacle? DW’s Jefferson Chase checked it out.
Mircea Cartarescu is the winner of this year's Leipzig Book Award for European Understanding. His trilogy "Blinding" ventures into the world of the surreal and reveals the absurdities of communism in Romania.
As the number of vacationers around the world rises, the tourism industry's carbon footprint grows. But not all governments understand the need to react, as Chris Cottrell reports from Leipzig, Germany.