Person of the Day
A court found the man known as "Germany's James Bond" guilty of tax evasion and called on him to donate €200,000 ($234,070) to charity. Werner Mauss coordinated between intelligence agencies and the criminal underworld for three decades in almost every big criminal case in West Germany. Mr. Mauss avoided paying taxes from 2002 through 2011, stashing his money in offshore accounts but avoided jail thanks to his "impressive life achievement."
Quote of the Day
A cautious look forward to a change in monetary policy by the Austrian member of the European Central Bank's executive board.
Photo of the Day
ICAN, a Geneva-based organization, won the Nobel Peace Prize for its opposition to the proliferation of nuclear arms. Heiko Maas, Germany's justice minister, congratulated the winners, saying "nuclear weapons don't create more security". The group works with 468 NGOs and receives $1 million each year from countries including Germany, Switzerland and Norway, and also the Vatican.
Graphic of the Day
Put Your Records On
Sales of vinyl are expanding rapidly in Germany with turnover increasing to €70 million in 2016, up from €6 million 10 years earlier.