In the town of Sinntal in Hessen there's a closed detention center for underage criminals between the ages of 11 and 14. Using intensive therapy and education, the young people are being steered back to a crime-free life.
Young Europeans recently gathered in Brussels for two days of debate and to vote on their vision for Europe. Things were more cheerful than when heads of state and government take part, says Uta Steinwehr from Brussels.
Incoming German Family Minister Franziska Giffey is typical of the fresh new faces in the government. Although not experienced at the national level, she's down-to-earth, female and, above all, young.
A Salvadorean woman serving time over an alleged abortion has been released halfway through her 30-year sentence. International campaigners say two dozen women remain behind bars under the country's strict abortion laws.
A young HSV team failed to capitalize on Mainz's defeat to Frankurt as Hertha Berlin came from behind to win 2-1 at the Volksparkstadion. But there were positives in the first half for new coach Christian Titz.
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