Picture of the day
Save the trees
Environmental activists in Düsseldorf are celebrating. The city council agreed to move an Ed Sheeran open-air concert, for which 85,000 tickets had already been sold, to the nearby city of Gelsenkirchen, to keep 104 trees from being felled. This woman’s poster says: "I’ve been here 40 years; I should fall for just four hours of music?" Source:
Graphic of the day
What’s the EU importing from the US?
Lots and lots of machines and vehicles, and very few raw materials. In 2016, EU imports from the US racked up to $289 billion, whereas US imports from the EU tallied up to $424 billion. EU exporters paid much more to export these items into the USA, $7.1 billion, compared to $5.7 billion in customs fees.
Quote of the day
Seehofer’s deepest convictions
Interior Minister Horst Seehofer had a heart-to-heart with public broadcaster ARD Wednesday evening. He said that his party, the Christian Social Union, isn’t trying to bring down Chancellor Angela Merkel. He even hinted that he may end up resigning from his post if an agreement between the CSU and Merkel’s Christian Democrats fails. Who knew? Mr. Seehofer is a man of conviction.
Person of the day
Klaus von Klitzing
German physicist Klaus von Klitzing was born on this day in what is now modern-day Poland back in 1943. His major discovery, the integer quantum Hall effect (it's complictated; triple-dog dare you to Google it), won him the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1985. At the time he was working at the Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research in Stuttgart. Today he turns 75. Source: