A group of young people in Berlin with multicultural backgrounds are challenging stereotypes. They're proving that being German doesn't have anything to do with what you look like - or even where you're from.
Germany's largest power supplier, Eon, has reported a marked drop in full-year earnings. It said 2013 results reflected the ramifications of the country's policy decisions related to its shift to renewables.
As the German economy has maintained steady growth over the past few years the number of corporate failures and private insolvencies has fallen. In 2013, the resulting losses were down by a quarter.
Last year, German postal and logistics firm Deutsche Post DHL delivered more parcels than ever before as global online sales surged steeply. The boom caused company profit to jump by more than a quarter.