Picture of the day
Thousands of workers in the metal and electrical industries stopped work at 80 companies in strikes organized by IG Metall, Europe's largest labor union. The workers want employers including Porsche, Otis, Bosch and MAN to allow a 28-hour work week and raise pay by six percent. Negotiations resume on Thursday. Source:
Quote of the day
Populist leader Viktor Orban reiterated his anti-immigration stance in an interview with Germany's newspaper Bild, saying Germany wanted migrants, unlike Hungary. Mr. Orban, who described Syrian refugees as "Muslim invaders," believes they are not fleeing war but want better lives in prosperous countries. He also said that multiculturalism is an illusion, and that his country does not want to be "forced" to take more refugees.
Person of the day
Tea for two leads to trouble
Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel faces criticism from across the political spectrum after pouring tea for his Turkish counterpart Mevlüt Cavusoglu during an impromptu meeting. The Green party leader Cem Özdemir said Turkish citizens will interpret the photo as a sign that Germany is serving Mr. Cavusoglu and thus Turkey: "If I represented Germany, I certainly wouldn't have served the Turkish foreign minister tea, let alone be photographed doing it," he said. Source:
Graph of the day
The telling power of television
When it comes to forming an opinion, Germans say that TV programs influence them most compared to other media sources, including newspapers, magazines and radio shows. Online material was the next most powerful shaper of opinion.