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).
An era is over at Bayern Munich, as Uli Hoeness accepts his jail term for tax fraud and walks away from the club. Where does this leave the Bundesliga outfit, which he helped transform into a world football heavyweight?
Germany's new development minister, Gerd Müller, has promised 10 million euros in emergency aid for victims of Central African Republic's turmoil. Visiting Bangui, he said the tramatized nation was "crying out for help."
The famous pianist has long since abandoned 70s jazz fusion. Today he likes to experiment with rhythms and Arabic scales. This week marks the 70th birthday of Germany's most significant jazz pianist.