The Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu is in Berlin, where he had dinner with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, ahead of official talks slated for Thursday.
The German and Chinese cabinets have begun meeting in Berlin in their third round of consultations. Human rights issues will also be on the table, particularly the recent arrest of a German journalist in Beijing.
Artists or youngsters looking for better life aren't the only immigrants heading to the German capital. Israeli IT professionals, who can get by quite well in their own country, are discovering Berlin.
German news magazine Spiegel has reported that Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering extending the military training mission in Afghanistan. The publication quoted members of the Bundestag's foreign affairs committee.
Innovation Partnership is the motto of the current government consultations between Germany and China. But Berlin is also seeking to include the social aspect in the partnership.
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