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.
Politicians used to get caught with their hand in the cookie jar. Now it’s more likely to be with their fingers round a pipe or syringe. Social Democrat Michael Hartmann is the latest pol to go out on a high.
The Holy See has announced the president of the Vatican bank must leave his post after only 16 months in office. It indicated the move came in the wake of recent efforts to clean up the bank's internal structures.
No matter how much we say we're angry about the NSA scandal, we still use all the services that - in some way - are tied up in surveillance. In Europe some are trying to get us to stop.
More than 50 Turkish police officers have been arrested on suspicions of illegal wiretapping and forming a criminal gang, media reports say. The suspects are part of a corruption probe involving the prime minister.
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