East Germans worked, cooked dinner and spent time with family and friends just like West Germans did. But they were also spied on by the Stasi and kept from leaving by the inner-German border. Click on the links below to find out more about what life was like for those living in the German Democratic Republic (GDR).
The season is still young, but one thing is clear: Leverkusen can score goals. After being stymied for 50 minutes by a defensive-minded club from the capital, the Pharmaceuticals put in four to keep their record perfect.
The calls for sanctions to be toughened on Russia over its actions in Ukraine are growing in intensity. But European Union leaders say they are looking for a political deal to resolve the Ukrainian crisis.
EU leaders are set to meet to try to agree on who should fill some of the bloc's top jobs. However, recent developments in eastern Ukraine promise to have EU leaders discussing possible tougher sanctions against Russia.