In Germany, no means yes
A regressive definition of rape highlights the country’s stubbornly traditional attitudes toward women.
This Palestinian immigrant could become Berlin's next mayor
Can a foreign-born rising star turn the tide for Germany’s declining Social Democrats?
Here are the world's best and worst countries for mothers
The US hasn't cracked the top 10 since 2006.
German lawmakers want to question Edward Snowden on mass surveillance
One problem: Snowden risks being arrested and extradited if he sets foot in any US-allied country.
A Catholic priest asks Pope Francis to waive his vow of celibacy
Stefan Hartmann posted his letter on Facebook. Your move, Pope Francis.
This may be the world's most ironic block party
Berlin has tamed its notorious May Day bash. Does the once-radical holiday still have any political bite?
Who's afraid of Big Brother? This guy
Germany's largest publisher lobbies against Google.
Berlusconi angers Germans with his comments on concentration camps
'According to the Germans, there never were concentration camps,' former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi said.
9 cities where you can visit a cat cafe
You can work kitty cuddles into your travel plans even if you're not going anywhere near Tokyo.
Germany has a serious wolf problem and no one knows what to do about it
'Five years from now we’ll have them in nearly every district.'
These are the countries where you can drink without being judged
And the ones where you really shouldn't order that second round.
What 'Berlin's favela' says about this uneasy and divided city
In the German capital, anti-gentrification activists are allying with immigrants and refugees.
The zero-emission engine is getting ready for prime time
As the global market for electric and hybrid cars expands, Germany is also betting on another alternative power source.
Europe's far right is rootin' for Putin
The Russian leader has found allies among the continent’s radical nationalists.
Check out these insanely cute zoo animals playing with giant Easter eggs
This is basically a must see.
These 11 countries are banning certain baby names because you can't be trusted
Parents from Saudi Arabia to New Zealand are so irresponsible naming their children that laws are needed to stop them.
New sanctions are driving Russians to drink
An expanded menu of punitive measures is already having some effect on Moscow.
How Merkel lost faith in Putin
The Germans came away convinced the Russian leader had deceived them in order to win time to tighten his grip on Crimea. Putin could no longer be trusted.
Take that, Putin: US and EU enact sanctions against Russia
Western countries target officials with travel bans and asset freezes over Crimea and warn of tougher measures to come.
How the crisis in Ukraine might be just beginning
The world awaits Putin’s next move as Ukraine’s incendiary crisis moves to new phase.
Berlin the world's first city with its own domain name
An estimated 50 cities worldwide are preparing to launch their own domain names, but .berlin is the first.
Merkel’s tough stance toward Russia threatens trade war
Reversing a longtime policy of caution toward Russia, Germany enters new territory with unknown consequences.
A 16th century German artillery master planned to strap rockets to cats
Thankfully, he never actually got a chance to try.
What's the better party? Mardi Gras or Carnival?
Hundreds of thousands of revelers cast inhibitions aside for the biggest parties on Earth.
These are the ways Russia uses energy to control the world
Ukraine is just one piece of the Russian plan.
Germany has a holiday devoted to women doing whatever they want
Weiberfastnacht, or Women's Carnival Day, encourages women to assert their power through customs like storming town halls and snipping men’s ties.
Does this cartoon octopus look more like Mark Zuckerberg or Nazi propaganda?
German cartoonist trying to show Facebook’s insatiable hunger reminded a few too many people of drawings used by Nazi Party in the 1930s and ’40s.
Berlin, the poor man's Vegas
Low rents and down-and-out residents touch off an epidemic of gambling.
World's oldest Holocaust survivor Alice Herz-Sommer: 'Music saved my life'
Alice Herz-Sommer, 110, who survived the Theresienstadt concentration camp, is now the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary.
Ukraine's acting president calls separatism a 'serious threat' (LIVE BLOG)
Opposition leader Vitali Klitschko said he would run for president, while Ukraine's parliament referred ousted Yanukovych to the International Criminal Court.
Ukraine’s Yanukovych flees capital, Kyiv in opposition hands
Protesters appear to have full control over Kyiv as parliament moves to dismantle regime.