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 European Central Bank (ECB) is in search of some 1000 people to fill positions in a new banking supervision unit. Observers are calling it a vanguard in financial controlling: It's certainly a first for Europe.
It was David versus Goliath in the early Sunday match - only this time Goliath proved quicker of foot and of wit, as wealthy Wolfsburg handed tiny Freiburg another defeat. The final score: 3-0. Hertha Berlin also won.
German President Joachim Gauck will not be attending the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in the Black Sea resort of Sochi. This has been interpreted by some as an act of silent protest by Germany's head of state.