Germany is already one of the biggest information technology markets in the world, with nearly 75 thousand companies providing jobs. But there's always room for improvement.
Unbridled enthusiasm for mobile phones, an up-and-coming Internet scene, a population where every second person is younger than 25 - all this represents fertile breeding ground for digital innovation.
The German teacher kidnapped in Nigeria's northeast Borno state could be a victim of Boko Haram Islamists or of regional political feuding, local sources say.
Nico Rosberg led from start to finish at Hockenheim, while Lewis Hamilton charged from 20th to 3rd in the other Mercedes. Valtterri Bottas hung on to split the Mercedes, claiming another podium spot for Williams.
American spies are being discovered in Germany, all while the NSA spies on millions of Germans. It's increasing the strain on German-American relations. But the two have survived many highs and lows.
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