Yellow vest demonstrators descend on Aachen during treaty talks

Yellow vest demonstrators gather to greet French President Emmanuel Macron with jeers as he arrives at the Aachen town hall to sign a Franco-German treaty. IMAGES of yellow vest demonstrators in Aachen, Germany and President Macron arriving

France, Germany meet for new treaty in Aachen

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her French counterpart Emmanuel Macron arrive in the German city of Aachen to sign a deal that will pledge deeper economic and defence ties as well as commitment to the EU. IMAGES of Merkel, Macron, Tusk and Juncker’s arrival at the town hall in Aachen

IMF sharply lowers Germany growth forecast

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) announces at the World Economic Forum in Davos that it has drastically lowered its growth forecast for Germany in 2019, the European country is undergoing the strongest downward revision, with growth now expected to reach 1.3% (-0.6 points). SOUNDBITE

Bauhaus design turns 100

Bauhaus, the design school that left its mark on everything from teapots to tower blocks and iPhones to Ikea, marks its centenary this year. The influence of Bauhaus, created during the turbulent period between the world wars and finally chased out of Germany by the Nazis, can hardly be overstated.

Today in History for January 12th

(12 Jan 2019) Highlights of Today in History: Congress authorizes military force to expel Iraq from Kuwait; Soviet forces begin large offensive against Nazi Germany; First woman elected to U.S. Senate; Writer Agatha Christie dies; ‘All in the Family’ debuts on CBS.

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Germany’s board games guru shows off collection

With a treasure trove of over 20,000 board games, including a discontinued Trump property game, Germany’s Tom Werneck has turned a lifelong passion for rolling the dice and passing go into one of the world’s biggest collections. And if the 79-year-old has learned anything along the way, it’s that winning comes second — and sometimes it’s ok to bend the rules.