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.
Only months ago, Portugal left the euro bailout fund, after it was one of the countries hardest hit by the eurozone crisis. Now it must use troika money to save a major bank - raising fears the crisis may not be over.
Germany has sent six soldiers to northern Iraq to coordinate the delivery of German civilian and military aid packages. The supplies aim to help Kurdish forces fighting the militant extremist group "Islamic State."
Russia may expand retaliatory sanctions by imposing a ban on Western car imports. German carmakers could be severely hit by such a measure and are keeping their fingers crossed it will not happen.
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