Children have it good in the southern German town of Ettlingen. The town boasts fifty outdoor playgrounds and a giant indoor one that's a paradise when the cold wind howls. It has plenty of toys and sports equipment, and it's free of charge.
First the ruling coalition fell apart, then the prime minister resigned. Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is attempting to strengthen his position, despite the ongoing battle with separatists in the country's east.
The long-awaited 2014/15 Bundesliga season opened with Bayern Munich taking on VfL Wolfsburg, and it was the defending champions who came away with the three points.
Johnny Winter, the legendary blues musician famous for his virtuosic guitar playing and smoky voice, has died in Zurich aged 70. He had been due to release a new album in September.
Porto and Zenit St. Petersburg took a small step closer to the Champions League group stage, with 1-0 away wins respectively at Lille and Standard Liege. Indeed, none of the five hosts in qualifying action managed a win.
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