Quote of the day
Mutti Merkel speaks
Germany's head of state chimed in on the controversy surrounding the German-Russian joint project for the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline. Ukraine President Petro Poroshenko had expressed concern that his country will lose out in supplying gas to Western Europe.
Photo of the day
Cool to be stingy
An exhibition dedicated to German stinginess is running at Berlin's German Historical Museum, with dozens of relics showing the evolution and culture of saving, commonly considered a virtue in the country. Wonder how Germans finance their wanderlust? This poster says: "He who saves today, can travel tomorrow." Source:
Siesing / Deutsches Historisches Museum
Graph of the day
The future of mobility
More than half of all patents for self-driving cars – 52% – have been filed by German manufacturers. In first place is the parts supplier Bosch, which has requested 958 patents since 2010. Last place goes to Google, which has filed for 338 patents to secure self-driving technology.
Person of the day
Exec goes missing
Karl-Erivan Haub, CEO of the Tengelmann retail group, has been reported missing after going on an Alpine skiing trip near the Swiss-Italian border. The 58-year-old comes from one of the wealthiest families in Germany, and his group runs two well-known chains: OBI home improvement and the fashion discounter KiK. Source: