A cross-border exchange program allows elementary school teachers from Germany and France to trade places for four years. It means children are taught by native speakers and can get acquainted with a different culture.
Hundreds of journalists and thousands of questions fill the town, but the people facing the deluge want just one simple question to be answered: Why? DW's Jan Walter reports from Haltern.
Greece's new leader, Alexis Tsipras, is expected to name his government ministers later in the day. The euro, which hit an 11-year low against the dollar after the vote, recovered somewhat in early trading on Tuesday.
Entrepreneurs from the technology sector dominate this year's list of the richest Chinese, compiled by Forbes magazine. And no one is quite as affluent as the founder of e-commerce giant Alibaba.
Prosecutors say it appears that the co-pilot of an ill-fated Germanwings flight was ill. Meanwhile, German airlines have introduced a rule making it mandatory for two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times.