Photo of the day
In several cities in North Rhine-Westphalia, cyclists gathered Wednesday evening for a "Ride of Silence," to honor bicyclists killed in traffic accidents. Source:
Imago / Chris Emil Janßen
Graph of the day
Where's the money going?
Handelsblatt research shows that the German government spent €20.8 billion on the refugee crisis. At least €14 billion went to combating the causes of migration, mostly to the ministries of development and foreign affairs. Another €6.6 billion went to housing support, transport costs and childcare, among other things.
Quote of the day
Bavaria's new DNA power
A controversial law passed Tuesday in Bavaria gives the German state's police the ability to analyze forensic DNA to map out physical characteristics, like hair, eye and skin color, as well as age and ancestry, of unknown, wanted criminals. It is the first law of its kind in Germany. Experts and critics worry that uncertainties associated with DNA profiling will be misread by police.
Person of the day
Google Cloud's CEO
American Diane Greene, CEO of Google Cloud, was nominated to the German software company SAP's supervisory board. The move ties SAP closer to Google, beyond their strategic partnership looking for innovations in cloud computing. SAP's CEO Bill McDermott is also American. Source: