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.
The transgender community has gained official recognition in India after a Supreme Court decision created a third gender category. Transgender individuals can now identify themselves as such on official documents.
Around 2,000 "unaccompanied under-age refugees" came to Germany last year. They need help to overcome bureaucratic hurdles - and for many the suffering is a long way from over.
American Airlines and US Airways have merged, creating the world's largest carrier and overcoming concerns the deal would hurt consumers. An antitrust lawsuit had stalled the merger in August.
EU ministers have come together to try to overcome French resistance to free-trade talks with the US. France's desire to protect its film industry from Hollywood has put up a major hurdle for a deal.
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