Photo of the day
Treasure hunting hotspot
Archaeologists discovered Viking treasure on the Baltic island of Rügen, just off Germany's north coast. Unearthed in the region's biggest find were more than 100 coins, a small Mjöllnir (or Thor's Hammer), and some jewelry dating to the 10th century and the then-ruling Danish king Harald Bluetooth. Source:
Graph of the day
Who's working hardest?
Compared to Americans and the Japanese, Germans work less on average and retire earlier. But when looking at the number of people employed, Germany takes the lead with 78% of working-age people on the job.
Person of the day
Finance Minister Olaf Scholz is French President Emmanuel Macron's wet blanket. In an interview with Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, Mr. Scholz said Macron's European budget proposals and plans for a European finance minister are bringing in "new momentum," but that "not all of his ideas can be realized." Source:
Quote of the day
A difficult partner
Russia is a "difficult partner," Germany's Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told German broadcaster ZDF. And one the Germans will have to work with in order to bring an end to the Syrian civil war. Mr. Maas also criticized Russia's cyber attack on Germany, the continuing fighting in Ukraine and the poisoning of a former spy and his daughter in the UK.