One of Germany's biggest industries is flatlining. The chemicals industry is one of Germany's biggest earners - after the automotive and the engineering industries. But it's just released disappointing numbers for the first half of 2013.
Many of the economic problems facing eastern Germany are similar to those in western Germany and most of Europe. So, why is xenophobia so much worse in the East?
Ten years on from the collapse of Lehman Brothers, campaigners are demanding we finally learn the lessons of the global economic crisis — before climate change precipitates the next one.
Turkey's central bank has shown it has teeth, hiking interest rates beyond expectations to quell inflation and calm investor nerves. But as recession looms and Erdogan growls, Turkey is not quite out of the woods.
The sale of arms to parties in the Yemen conflict is against the German government's coalition agreement. But Berlin has now approved a delivery of equipment to Riyadh and the UAE, despite allegations of war crimes.
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