Picture of the day
I want to break free
The Plötzensee jail in Berlin has lost nine prisoners since Christmas. Three have been captured or returned, but police continue their search for six others. “They could have left the prison the next morning by simply walking out through the front door,” an administrator said. Now calls are growing louder for leadership to take a walk, too. Source:
Graph of the day
Hey, big spender
New year, new ideas? The world’s most innovative companies are dumping even more cash into research and development. Among them are Volkswagen and Daimler, demonstrating Germany’s stubborn attachment to automobiles.
Quote of the day
It's all good
Germans are big fans of travel but gave Turkey a wide berth after the 2016 terror attacks and attempted coup. Now, the Turkish foreign minister is taking pains to reassure would-be vacationers that the country welcomes them.
Person of the day
German feminist and labor activist Emma Ihrer, born on this day in 1857, set up organizations and newspapers to raise awareness about the concerns of female laborers and defend their interests. She faced ongoing opposition in her homeland and was described in the press as “the soul of all agitation among socialist women.” Source: