Jens Philippi runs a small plant nursery in Saarbrücken, and has made it policy to hire staff members with disabilities. In recognition of his work, he’s now won an award from the state of Saarland.
Nicaragua's government is building a massive canal that will connect the Pacific and Caribbean. Canal critics fear there will be confiscations of land, environmental mayhem and a job boom that will bypass the locals.
Disaffection with the political system appears greater in the former East German states than their western counterparts. Reunification wasn't easy, says the government's representative for the old GDR.
In total, more than 300 people are feared dead after the crowded migrant boats they were traveling in struck trouble in the Mediterranean. The EU's scaling back of border patrols has been blamed for the latest tragedy.
A man has been executed in the US after a final appeal by his lawyers who said he was intellectually disabled was turned down. Warren Hill was killed by lethal injection in the southeastern state of Georgia.
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