Jörg Bertsch from Bühl loves to sew. And he’s come up with a clever way to help the environment. He makes durable bags out of Tetra Paks. "Gigisbags" is the name he’s given to the colorful products that he sells over the Internet.
By setting up their own currency fund and a new development bank BRICS leaders portray themselves as anti-American ‘world saviors’. But the governments actually have different interests, DW's Astrid Prange writes.
The German Bundestag has voted by a large majority in favor of a major pension reform. Critics say, however, that the new package will be too great a burden for the economy and future generations to bear.
The International Monetary Fund has said it will consider a funding package for Ukraine after receiving the necessary documents. Any financial backing will require Kyiv to introduce tough austerity measures.
The IMF has approved a $17 billion (12 billion euro) bailout package for Ukraine to help the country's ailing economy. Russia, meanwhile, has said it "will not rush to anything stupid" in response to Western pressure.
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