Postman Andreas Oberauer’s workplace is on the Zugspitze, Germany’s highest mountain. Five days a week carries the mail up to the summit station, at an elevation of 2962 meters.
German state coffers are bulging with cash as councils and social security logged their biggest surpluses in more than a decade. The achievement is doubtful, however, as it came at the expense of investment and growth.
Europe is keeping an anxious eye on the north as one of Iceland's biggest volcanoes shows signs of activity. Will a new ash cloud paralyze our aviation industry? Here's 10 facts you need to know.
The German government has announced it will supply 70 million euros worth of high-end military equipment to Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in Iraq. The move is a major shift in Germany's post-WWII ethos.
Ukrainian border inspectors have crossed into Russia to inspect a convoy of trucks carrying humanitarian aid. Ukraine has expressed concerns that Moscow could be using the convoy to deliver weapons to pro-Russia rebels.
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