Graph of the day
Not so Boring
Some domestic and international media have described Germany's 2017 election as a bore, because all polls predict Angela Merkel remaining in power as chancellor for some time. A new survey, however, shows many Germans deem the election as of utmost importance, more so than with other recent elections.
Person of the Day
As Christian Democrat politician Jens Spahn, an ally of Angela Merkel and a deputy finance minister, answered questions from voters during a Facebook Live, a question popped up that appeared to come from himself. A former intern on his PR team, who still had access to his Facebook account, accidentally posted the question under Mr. Spahn’s name instead of his own, the politician's press office told newspaper Bild. Source:
Facebook / Jens Spahn
Picture of the Day
Autumn is pumpkin time in Germany: This Spree Forest farmer transports squash on a rowboat in Brandenburg. Pumpkins are a beloved vegetable in Germany, despite being native to North America. The world's largest pumpkin festival is held in a small city in Baden-Württemberg every year. Source:
Patrick Pleul / DPA
Quote of the Day
Not One of Us
After Donald Trump threatened to annihilate North Korea and cancel a nuclear weapons agreement with Iran, Angela Merkel’s main challenger condemned the US president’s speech.