Person of the day
Marlene Dietrich, best known for her role in "Der Blaue Engel," Germany's first talking picture, was born today in 1901. The star of classic Hollywood cinema, who passed away in 1992, would have turned 116. Source:
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Quote of the day
Never fear, we have rules
Germans can rest easy after the country's President Frank-Walter Steinmeier reassured citizens that there are procedures for establishing a government after failed negotiations. The current talks have broken records for time needed. Currently Chancellor Angela Merkel of the CDU is working to establish a coalition with the Social Democrats.
Photo of the day
Some 15,000 hackers swarmed the east German city of Leipzig for a sold-out, four-day event hosted by the Chaos Computer Club. The annual convention looks at data protection, AI and security vulnerabilites. Source:
Graph of the day
When it comes to shipping back items ordered online, Germany takes the lead: Every year hundreds of millions of packages are returned. During the Christmas season the number of returns increases by 40 percent and holds until mid-January.