Every year, Berlin shines in a festive glow of lights for the Christmas season. Visitors and locals alike enjoy taking tours of the tree-lined main boulevards, decked out in illuminated splendor.
The losing candidate of Indonesia's presidential vote, Prabowo Subianto, has vowed to challenge the result after claiming fraud in some areas, a move unlikely to change the overall results, analyst Paul Rowland tells DW.
Germany's World Cup heroes are flying home for a grand reception in Berlin, albeit a little late. The plane was halted for two hours on the tarmac in Brazil after suspected damage to the aircraft's protective lacquering.
After a 5-2 win that was more lopsided than the scoreline implies, France appear to be much better than most pundits thought. What's more, the squad finally seems to have gotten over the retirement of its biggest star.
Unbridled enthusiasm for mobile phones, an up-and-coming Internet scene, a population where every second person is younger than 25 - all this represents fertile breeding ground for digital innovation.
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