The "Haus am Sandberg" in the western German city of Duisburg is home to pensioners originally from eight different cultures. The carers are multilingual, there's a prayer room for Muslims, and the menu is, of course, international.
Former Boston Red Sox and Minnesota Twins slugger David Ortiz has been injured following a shooting in his native Dominican Republic. The 43-year-old is in stable condition.
An 83-year-old retired German has abandoned a tractor-and-trailer adventure to Scotland after police in England detained him for hours, and accused him of begging and being "too old" to drive.
Daimler chief Dieter Zetsche is just the latest to have his retirement pay package highlighted. Though modest by international standards, these payoffs reward mediocrity and must come to an end says DW's Timothy Rooks.
How big is the shortage of qualified workers in Germany really? In some industries, the line of job seekers is running low. In many others, the problems are not as they seem and are often homemade.
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