Since the eurozone debt crisis broke out in 2010, unemployment among Europe's youth has jumped from an average of 15 percent to 23 percent, totaling some 5.6 million people. In Greece and Spain - the most severely affected EU countries - more than 50 percent of people between 15 and 24 are without jobs. After wrangling over its seven-year budget, the EU has decided to invest 6 billion euros to tackle the problem. But is this too little, too late for Europe's young citizens?
A 26-year-old man has been charged with planting a pipe bomb at the main railway station in the former Germany capital of Bonn in 2012, prosecutors have announced. The bomb's poor construction meant it never detonated.
The resignation of Uli Hoeness from his post as Bayern Munich president before going to jail over tax evasion has had repercussions in business circles. Top managers have been under fire for their approach to the case.
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.