Photo of the day
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Berlin Fashion Week is back again, showing collections for spring/summer 2019. German designer Guido Maria Kretschmer kicked off the week of runway presentations Monday. Source:
Word of the day
In the ongoing negotiations between Chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU and the Bavarian CSU, Interior Minister Horst Seehofer coined the word "Asyltourismus," describing refugees' goals as asylum tourism. Critics were quick to point out that risking death by drowing in the Mediterranean is not a vacation.
Person of the day
German business leader Klaus Kleinfeld has a new job: advising Saudi Arabia’s crown prince. Most recently, he had been CEO of the megacity project Neom on the country's coast. Mr. Kleinfeld was also previously CEO of Siemens, which he left amid corruption accusations in 2007, and Arconic, which he left after clashes with activist investors in 2017. Source:
Graphic of the day
Germany, facing a shortage of caregivers and a call for more nurses in hospitals, increasingly turns to international workers to fill the gap. Employers say the bureaucracy involved in certifying workers trained outside the country is further exacerbating the issue.