Person of the day
What links these three men captured in an LA street shot? Berlin. JFK won over Berliners in the divided city with his German: “Ich bin ein Berliner.” Ronald Regan with his demand: “Mr. Gorbachev – tear down this wall.” Richard Grenell is expected to be appointed US ambassador to Germany on Thursday, making him the highest ranking, openly-gay official to serve in the US government. Source:
Photo of the day
High above Berlin
The aerobatic demonstration team of the Spanish Air Force demonstrated precision flying at the international air show ILA in Berlin. Too bad “precision” isn’t in the vocabulary of the engineers and construction workers building the capital's controversial new airport just below the planes. The airport is now more than €5.5 billion over budget and nearly seven years behind schedule. Source:
Graph of the day
Germany’s annual Girl’s Day initiative is intended to help young women choose a career. The statistics show many of them are still shying away from traditionally male-dominated jobs in technical fields and the trades.
Quote of the day
But Mr. Faun went on to say in an interview with Handelsblatt that the tab for developing the latest version of the Leopard tank, the 2A7, was picked up mostly by the “much-maligned third countries,” because there have been no significant arms purchases in Europe for a long time.