For anyone who hopes that 2014 will be their lucky year, pigs, ladybugs and four-leaf clovers are traditionally seen as bringers of good fortune in Germany.
The Bundesliga may be on hold for the international break, but that doesn't mean German domestic football has stopped altogether. For the second year in a row, Germany's amateur footballers take center stage.
Fifty years ago, West Germany signed a labor agreement with the socialist government of Yugoslavia. Many of the guest workers initially came to the country for one year, but ended up staying the rest of their lives.
Support for the country's ruling parties is dwindling as the Green party and far-right AfD continue to surge. Some Germans are worried about the status quo, but many believe the changes are good for democracy.
On Matchday 3 in the Bundesliga, football fans got to experience the pain and joy of late goals as a remarkable number flew in. DW's Jonathan Harding is concerned the excitement might mask the problem though.
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