has an Argentinian mother and a Paraguayan father, so a love of football and beer isn’t part of her DNA. But curiosity is her middle name and as a roving reporter, she’ll be finding out what makes Germans tick and why.
Born in Berlin in 1988, Gabriela Gleinig gets in touch with her roots studying Spanish philology, Portugese and Latin American studies at the Freie Universität in Berlin. With her South American background, she has a special interest in our series "Those Germans" and a personal take on outsiders' views of Germany and Germans. In her video series she'll be sorting out the truth from the fiction and getting to the bottom of the German soul.
Her journey will take her across the country. Tune in to the TV show "Deutschland heute," the English version "Germany Today" and the Spanish version "Alemania Hoy" to follow her on her odyssey.
When she's not being a roving reporter, Gabriela is part of the team of the DW show "World Stories." As well as studying and working at Deutsche Welle, she spends a lot of time dancing: she's a sought-after Zumba trainer in Berlin!
European plane maker Airbus has posted positive revenue and profit figures for the second quarter. It said it boosted the sale of passenger planes and helicopters, but its defense division couldn't keep up.
Japanese carmaker Toyota has been able to further boost its sales globally. It posted the best half-year figures ever, with demand in the domestic market boosted before a tax hike came into effect.
Critics have said that long jumper Markus Rehm's prosthetic leg gives him an advantage over the non-handicapped competition. DW spoke to Stefan Willwacher about the lack of scientific research on the topic.