Person of the day
Fancy some fancy bubbly?
Pack your gold card. Munich-born Martin Konorza makes one of the world's most expensive Champagnes. Valued at €35,000 a bottle, his brand De Watère includes an edition with a 1-carat diamond set in gold. Cheers! Source:
Patrick Meroth / Champagne De Watère
Quote of the day
The Dieselgate fog will last
The questions are manifold but expectations are low for insights into VW's emissions-cheating scandal. Volkswagen filed a complaint with Germany’s highest court to block the appointment of a special auditor to investigate Dieselgate.
Graph of the day
Get ready for good times
Germany's economic forecasters agree the outlook is good, predicting a 2.25 percent growth in 2018 and a continued fall for unemployment. But they caution the uptick may slow in 2019.
Map of the day
A forecast of fireworks
As Germans prepare their annual all-out firework bonanza, environmentalists warn that the weather will determine how much people suffer from the air pollution afterwards. In 2013, high winds helped dissipate dust more quickly than in 1999.