Person of the Day
Heiner Geissler, a one-time manager of the Christian Democrats, has died at age 87. He led the center-right party from 1977 to 1989 and served as family minister. He was a polarizing figure known for his sharp criticism of left-wing positions, though he himself became more left-wing later in life. After retiring from active political life, he worked as a mediator in pay conflicts.
Graph of the Day
Sources of Power
Germany may be leading the world in transiting to clean energy but it's struggling to meet its carbon-reduction goals. The four largest energy companies have responded to the government's green targets largely through restructuring. The big question is how to supply electricity when the wind isn't blowing and the sky is cloudy.
Quote of the Day
Talking Turkey on Hungary
Angela Merkel called on Hungary to implement last week's landmark refugee resettlement decision by the European Court of Justice as soon as possible. The chancellor condemned the Hungarian prime minister's refusal to accept refugees. She committed to take up the issue with fellow EU Council members in October.
Picture of the Day
And They're Off
A Chinese railway express cargo train set off for Duisburg, Germany, some 9,300 kilometers (5,780 miles) away. The departure from Shenyang East Railway Station marked the opening of a freight route between Shenyang, the capital of northeast China's Liaoning Province, and the western German city that will significantly speed up the delivery of goods between the two countries: The 17-day journey is half the time the trip would take by sea.