Picture of the Day
Dozens of boisterous, boozed-up FC Cologne soccer fans set off flares before and during a match against the Arsenal Football Club in north London on Thursday evening. Around 20,000 rowdy Cologne fans, fevering at their first European competition in 25 years, delayed the game by an hour. Arsenal won 3-1. Source:
Graph of the Day
On the Safe Side
Despite record low interest rates, Germans hoard almost 40 percent of their money in savings accounts and deposits, or keep it as cash. Total financial assets rose around 5 percent in 2016.
Person of the Day
Bidders beware, that is, when the three-time Formula One champion is in the cockpit. The aviation entrepreneur joined the bidding race for insolvent Air Berlin, which ends on Friday. The winner will be announced on September 25, one day after Germany's national elections. The 68-year-old Austrian has teamed up with German airline Condor, owned by travel firm Thomas Cook. Source:
Quote of the Day
Support for the AfD is hovering between 8 percent and 11 percent in the polls, well above the 5-percent hurdle needed to enter parliament after next week's German elections. Reflecting on the Bundestag's final parliament session last week, Mr. Gabriel said he was sad because it was probably the last session "without a radical right-wing member of parliament."