There’s a social imbalance at Germany’s universities. Most students still come from middle class academic families and too few from educationally disadvantaged groups. A Germany-wide initiative hopes to change that.
Berlin and Seoul set up advisory panel to pass on the foreign policy lessons Germany learned from reunification in 1990, although analysts suggest hurdles are much higher for a divided Korean peninsula.
While Europeans are focusing on Ukraine and Iraq, the oldest of the Middle East issues will haunt them for some time. The wider Israel/Palestinian conflict needs the full attention of Europe, writes Mattia Toaldo.
Catholics from around the world will be looking to the Vatican as the first Synod under Pope Francis gets underway. Some of the Catholic Church's most contentious issues relating to marriage and family will be discussed.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi begins his long awaited US trip on Friday aiming to mend ties soured by the arrest of an Indian diplomat last year and to reboot a frequently troubled relationship with Washington.
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