In 1962 Berlin's former mayor Willy Brandt and the Bauhaus architect Walter Gropius laid the foundations for a major housing project, the Gropiusstadt. Located on the outskirts of Berlin, this unique development is celebrating 50 years in existence.
A project in Moldova is building energy-efficient homes for disadvantaged families in a bid to reduce heating costs and emissions. Apart from offering residents a warmer place to live, the venture is also creating jobs.
Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has announced a German-led initiative on global disarmament. He warned that technologically advanced weaponry will soon transform from science fiction into "deadly reality."
Europa-Park had planned to build a cable car running from a town north of the German city of Freiburg over the Rhine River to France. Environmental groups didn't find the plan entertaining.
Indonesian officials have described it as the "worst attack" in the region in recent memory. The workers were building roads and bridges to spur economic development in Indonesia's most impoverished region.
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