Picture of the Day
Facebook has deleted from its pages a German campaign ad that shows a dead refugee child on a Turkish beach. The poster's layout and slogan, which reads "For a beach on which we like to lie comfortably," are clones from those used by Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats. The maker of the poster, fringe satirical party Die Partei, wants to focus on immigration as an election topic.
Twitter screenshot / @Partei_DD
Graph of the Day
The insolvent German airline is the most expensive carrier among a selection of global airlines, according to Bloomberg data. This could be one reason why the airline is going out of business after years of losses. A deadline expires Friday for parties to submit bids to buy all or parts of the company.
Person of the Day
Deutsche Börse’s CEO Carsten Kengeter has a temporary reprieve. The German stock exchange operator has agreed to pay a €10.5 million fine in exchange to end an investigation into insider trading and violation of security disclosure laws. A court still has to approve the deal. Whether Mr. Kengeter will keep his post remains to be seen.
Quote of the Day
Not at All Costs
Wolfgang Schäuble has agreed in principle with an idea by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker to include all EU countries in the euro zone. However, these nations must meet the single currency's criteria, otherwise problems could arise, the German finance minister said. See: Greek debt crisis.