Florian Schmitz from Cologne is trying to live as people did 100 years ago - without TV, computers and mobile phones. The 23-year-old's apartment looks like a museum, and he even follows historical fashion in his clothing.
Germany is a country known for having thoroughly come to terms with its history. As the foundation dedicated to studying East Germany's communist past turns 20, however, it's clear that task remains vital to this day.
French President Emmanuel Macron has grand plans for the EU, but he has to get eastern Europe on board. If he wants to succeed, he must address that region's concerns, writes Romanian analyst Radu Magdin.
Joachim Löw may have thought the worst of it was over after the World Cup. But with the promised new start stalling, players past and present and the media are lining up to criticize a coach under increasing pressure.
Aleida and Jan Assmann rejected the AfD's recent attempts to downplay Germany's Nazi past and Alexander Gauland's 'bird shit' remark. The pair said that 'not every dissenting opinion deserves respect.'
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