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.
Despite taking the lead, Borussia Mönchengladbach drew 1-1 in their opening game of the 2014/15 Europa League after a disappointing performance in the second half.
Whistleblower Edward Snowden has maintained that he would prefer to find asylum in a democratic country. Could Switzerland secure his passage out of Russian exile?
The northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv prepares for a possible invasion of pro-Russian separatists despite the ceasefire in the neighboring Luhansk and Donetsk region. That includes fortifying the border with Russia.