After the German parliamentary elections, Europe is watching to see how the new government shapes up.
The Christian Democrats made unprecedented gains in the recent election, while the Free Democrats failed to make it into parliament; the Social Democrats slightly improved their poor showing of last time, the Left party lost votes but ended up third largest party, while the Greens' influence has waned.
DW provides an in-depth look at the results, and what happens next.
While mid-week league games are common in England, they are a bit of a curiosity in the Bundesliga. Jürgen Klopp's Dortmund side is in the middle of a demanding string of games, and Klopp thinks it may be a little much.
Last season's entertainers are showing signs of becoming a more consistent football team this year. Although fans of the league might be surprised, Hoffenheim are vying for a top six spot.
President Francois Hollande says France is acting against terrorism in the face of threats. Prime Minister Manuel Valls says France will not negotiate with a group that took a hiker hostage in Algeria on Sunday.