Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras has good reason to smile. He's receiving high praise from Angel Gurria, the OECD general secretary, for his country's impressive progress and reforms.
Pupil performance correlates with how society regards and pays its teachers, claims a 35-nation study done for a Dubai-based education entrepreneur. China is ranked top and Brazil the lowest, with Germany in midfield.
The question of World War II reparations is still open, and Germany should pay up, says historian Karl Heinz Roth. But Poland, Greece and other countries would have to cooperate.
Italian Deputy Minister Michele Geraci has told DW it makes little sense to compare the Italy of today with Greece when it faced an international bailout. He defended Rome's budget plan, saying it would fuel growth.
Petrochemicals, used in plastics, fertilizers and clothing, will account for more than one-third of the growth in world oil demand by 2030, according to a report. By 2050, they will be the biggest driver of oil demand.
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