People of the day
Party on in Pyeongchang
German biathlon competitor Laura Dahlmeier and ski jumper Andreas Wellinger won the country’s first two gold medals in South Korea on Saturday. Ms. Dahlmeier won the 7.5-kilometer sprint biathlon and her first gold in her second winter Olympics. Mr. Weillinger, the son of an Alpine skier, won the men’s normal hill individual ski jump. Source:
Graph of the day
Surfing with the brakes on
Germany might have won a couple of medals in Pyeongchang but it's trailing way behind when it comes to internet speeds. South Korea came first in a ranking of high-speed web access and the US came tenth. Here in Germany, meanwhile, people click away and roll their eyes, huffing and puffing as the page slowly loads.
Quote of the day
Let's get the party started?
Angela Merkel defended the compromises her party made in coalition negotiations last week and looked to the future. While Ms. Merkel insists she wants to serve out her term, she is widely criticized for having few potential successors. Her remarks were seen as a signal to younger party members, such as conservative hopeful Jens Spahn.
Picture of the day
Cough, splutter, yes it's car-nival
Up and down the country, people are partying like there's no tomorrow with parades, creative costumes and a great deal of beer to celebrate carnival. This year, satirical floats mocked Donald Trump, Angela Merkel and Theresa May. Ahead of Ash Wednesday, the festival celebrates a reversal of everyday power relations and marks the desire for springtime and the end of winter. Source: