Christine Schierhorn is only 34 years old, but she's in charge of a team of 40 air traffic controllers in Hamburg. In her spare time, the mother of three competes in the triathlon.
While Karl Marx was exiled from Germany and died in England, the author of "Das Kapital" remains a celebrated figure in his hometown of Trier, where he now adorns pedestrian traffic lights in the city center.
A crashed tanker truck carrying liquid chocolate has turned a section of a Polish highway into "a huge chocolate bar." Officials clearing up the mess said dealing with the solidified chocolate was "worse than snow."
Uwe Timm's narratives often venture through German history: the post-war period, the student protests, the years after reunification. In "Midsummer Night," the author remembers when Christo wrapped up the Reichstag.
In eastern Slovakia, interest groups using mafia methods have discovered EU direct grants for agricultural areas as a source of income, trying to extort farmland from its owners. DW met one of the victims.
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