The Ruhr is one of Europe's leading conurbations. Made in Germany visits a region that is associated like no other with fading industries and is now re-defining itself.
Industrial heritage in the Ruhr region, open countryside in Westphalia and a special outlook on life in Cologne: North Rhine-Westphalia is a state of contrasts.
What's life like for a 12-year-old growing up in the 1960s in the industrial Ruhr area of Germany? Rothmann's masterful novel brings the adolescent protagonist's world to life through precise psychological details.
Delcy Rodriguez, foreign minister and head of Maduro's Constituent Assembly is to serve as the president's number two. Rodriguez will be the second woman ever to to hold the post.
200 years of coal mining have certainly left their mark on Europe. As Germany prepares for the closure of its last two hard coal mines, an exhibition in Essen takes a look back at the "Age of Coal."
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