It's been 20 years since East and West Germany reunified, but the terms "typically Ossi" and "typically Wessi" are still bandied about. We've selected some of the most common cliches.
Fresh from scoring the fastest Bundesliga goal in history, Bayer Leverkusen needed barely a minute against visitors Copenhagen. A 4-0 cruise books a lucrative ticket to the Champions League for the Pharmaceuticals.
During her tenure as French Finance Minister, IMF chief Christine Lagarde laid the ground for a 400-million-euro payment to a businessman. A French court now puts her under investigation for "negligence."
Fashion chain Zara has withdrawn a T-shirt following complaints that it resembled the striped clothing that Jews were made to wear at Nazi concentration camps. The company says the theme was supposed to be "Wild West".