Quote of the day
Cold war, warm words
As Russia and Britain expel diplomats (read spies) over the poisoning of a former Russain agent on British soil last week, German politicians voiced their support for London. Defense minister Ursula von der Leyen said it was "vital" that Germany stand by Britain's side.
Graph of the day
Eight percent of lawmakers in Germany's new parliament have a migrant background, according to research by the institution. Yet the figure is still a long way short of reflecting the country's population, in which 22.5 percent of people were born abroad or have at least one parent who was born abroad.
Person of the day
Off to foreign climes
Heiko Maas had a busy day yesterday. He woke up as Germany's justice minister, was sworn in as foreign minister and straight away found himself on a visit to Paris. But he didn't forget his brief: After meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron he vowed to reboot the Franco-German relationship. Bonne chance!
Picture of the day
Germany's biggest TV award, the Grimme Award, has gone to "Babylon Berlin." It's Germany's most expensive crime series and tells of life in Germany's Weimar Republic, all wealth, decadence and crime. Filming the roaring twenties series cost €40 million ($46 million) but as the director of the jury pointed out, it proves that Germany can hold its own when it comes to international series. Source: