Photo of the day
Despite freezing temperatures, animal rights activists bared all to protest against the fur industry in front of the main venue of Berlin Fashion Week. The annual event kicked off on Tuesday in the German capital and, after years of trying – and failing – to outshine London or New York, the show will be smaller, shorter and more focused on the city's own strengths. Source:
Quote of the day
Not your bargaining chip
Deniz Yücel, a Turkish-German reporter who was arrested in Istanbul in February last year and has been detained without charges ever since, told news agency DPA he doesn't want to be freed on condition that Berlin hand over opponents of the Turkish regime who Ankara seeks to arrest. He's not interested in his liberation being bought with arms deals between Germany and Turkey, either.
Number of the day
Dieselgate? What Dieselgate?
Just two years ago, Volkswagen's reputation lay in tatters after it emerged that the automaker sold millions of diesel vehicles that emitted too much greenhouse gas. But VW swiftly turned things around. Last year, its 12 brands sold more vehicles than ever before. The German carmaker remained the world's biggest for the second straight year, widening the gap with Japanese rival Toyota. The Dieselgate probes, however, are not over yet.
Person of the day
More fuel on the fire
Just weeks after President Donald Trump's decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem sent shockwaves across the Middle East, Luxembourg's foreign minister, Jean Asselborn, urged the European Union to officially recognize Palestine. But he was quick to pass the buck. "If France went ahead with the recognition of Palestine, more countries would follow, including Luxembourg," the statesman told German media. Source: