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).
German consumer confidence has improved, a closely watched monthly index by market researchers has shown. The renewed uptick comes ahead of what retailers hope will be a brisk Christmas shopping season.
A fresh study by a leading German economic think tank has shown that foreigners living in Germany are no financial burden on the nation's welfare system, sharply contradicting popular belief.
EU lawmakers have voted in a favor of a resolution that would force Internet companies to separate search engines from commercial services. Though not named, Internet search giant Google, was the target of the vote.