Back in the 1980s, many Germans believed their forests were dying. Leaded gasoline was considered the culprit, triggering a campaign to introduce lead-free fuel. The first lead-free gas station in Europe opened in Munich in 1983.
Venezuela is in the middle of an economic meltdown, facing chronic inflation and an acute shortage of essential goods. The government wants to tackle the situation by raising fuel prices. But that could prove tricky.
Gas deposits off Romania's coast worth billions of dollars have drawn the country into an economic row with Hungary. The EU is aiming to reduce its energy dependence on Russia, and Budapest wants to play a key role.
Germany will be watching keenly when the mercurial US president meets his Russian counterpart. Germans are concerned on three counts: NATO, Crimea and the Nord Stream gas pipelines.
Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni has blamed civil society organizations, foreign interference and the media for the recent political protests. Analysts say his words signify a closing up of civic spaces.
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