An 11-year-old boy from Hamburg makes animated films using Lego figures. In Duisburg, a hospital band is rocking out for the patients. And, in our series "Those Germans", Gabriela Gleinig seeks to find out why Germans are so mad about soccer.
The situation in the Central African Republic remains chaotic. An EU mission, including a German contingent, is to support French and African troops already in the country, but it will take some time before they arrive.
For years, China has been involved in territorial disputes with its neighbors. But the United States now fears that allies such as Japan and the Philippines might be drawn into a conflict with Beijing.
The foreign ministry in Moscow has complained to the new German ambassador, in response to comments from Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble. He drew a parallel between Crimea and Hitler seizing the Sudetenland in 1938.
The famous pianist has long since abandoned 70s jazz fusion. Today he likes to experiment with rhythms and Arabic scales. Germany's most significant jazz pianist recently celebrated his 70th birthday.
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