Meike Lietz-Butzer is one of the last bow makers in Germany. A trained woodturner, she lives near Wolfsburg and earns her living making bows and arrows, which she sells for up to 500 euros.
With presidents changing constitutions to stay in power and political opponents ending up behind bars, there's a popular belief that democracy in Africa is dying. But experts say there's actually a lot of good news.
Politicians in Germany have bowed to French pressure to cut down trees in Berlin. The trees, which blocked a sculpture given to the city by France, are doomed. Is this what it takes for good neighborly relations?
German officials were reportedly pushing earlier this year for their government to follow other countries' lead and slap a ban on Chinese IT firm Huawei. But Berlin doesn't seem inclined to bow to US pressure.
Mercedes-Benz's seemingly innocuous Instagram post prompted outrage in China and the German carmaker has since apologized. Mercedes is one of a number of brands to upset Beijing with its online marketing.
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