For almost 150 years, the Ringling Bros. Circus toured across the US with its acrobats and animals. But financial struggles and animal rights protesters forced them to take a final bow - with laughter, hugs and tears.
The Lower Saxony court's decision will enforce a district government order to re-socialize Robby the chimp despite his owner's belief the ape will be overwhelmed in his new setting. The owner has promised to appeal.
A TV sketch about Africa during China's popular New Year celebrations has triggered accusations of racism and neocolonialism. DW's Frank Sieren says the usually hyper-sensitive country sometimes lacks empathy.
He once wanted to be a theater manager, a director and a stage hand. Then Max Beckmann became one of the most famous German painters of the 20th century. A Bremen exhibition highlights his lifelong love for the stage.
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