All agencies and companies have to comply with the measure. Within the next three years, they will have to pay men and women equally or face fines, according to the new law, presented on International Women's Day.
In its efforts to staunch the flow of migrants from Africa, Germany sees Niger as a key partner. But it risks supporting a president who is becoming increasingly authoritarian, warns DW's Thomas Mösch.
After more than a decade of belt-tightening in the wake of the financial crisis, experts are demanding higher public spending on Germany's infrastructure. But although crumbling, a collapse is nowhere near in sight.
Germany's embarrassing World Cup exit cost them dearly in the FIFA rankings. They've hit their lowest ebb in more than 12 years. World champions France topped the charts for the first time in 16 years.
German Cabinet members have agreed to the main points of a new skilled immigration law, according to media reports. But leading politicians disagree on offering job prospects to well-integrated immigrants denied asylum.
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