Matthias Fischer from Bad Harzburg repairs old umbrellas. It's a job with a shelf life. The last "master" umbrella maker was trained in 1992.
It seems Germany practically invented Christmas — or at least many of the symbols associated with it. While we don't like to start thinking about it in the summer, the cookie bakers and tree growers have to.
Officials have described Hurricane Florence as a potential "once in a lifetime" storm. North Carolina and neighboring states are preparing for days of catastrophic storm surges, winds and floods.
Significant risks and short-term disruption for the UK were presaged by the Brexit minister in the event of a no-deal exit from the EU. With just months to go, businesses and individuals are preparing for major changes.
The International Monetary Fund has encouraged eurozone leaders to set up a financial emergency fund. It said such a measure would help cushion member states in times of economic downturns and reassure investors.
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