Members of the "Yeti Divers" club in the town of Wittlich in Rheinland-Pfalz have decorated a tree under water, in a five-meter-deep swimming pool. They did it to collect donations for a charity project.
The longest Stollen cake, the biggest nativity scene, the oldest market - in the run up to Christmas, Germany is gripped by the desire to break records. But do these spectacles really attract more visitors and money?
The new European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker is using monetary magic to transform limited public funding into a huge investment fund. Barbara Wesel says that demands gratitude as well as criticism.
South Korea has taken down a Christmas tree-shaped tower that has stood along the border with North Korea for more than four decades. The move comes after the countries agreed to resume high-level talks.
Hagupit has cut power, uprooted trees and sent up to a million people into shelters. However, the typhoon has spared the central Philippines the type of devastation that a monster storm brought to the region last year.
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