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.
Highlights from Day 14 remind us why Sochi's Winter Olympics aren't about sports
Ukraine won its first gold medal, but didn't celebrate, while a skier from Lebanon finished 47th and declared it a victory.
Germany's in a tough spot with this Ukrainian mess
Analysis: Supporting sanctions and leading negotiations in Kiev, Germany risks alienating Russia if it wants to make good on its pledge to take on a bigger role in world affairs.
Bye-bye, Uncle Sam: This is where Americans go when they renounce their citizenship
The US is still the top destination for immigrants, but plenty of Americans are leaving too.
Merkel: Too sexy for the European Parliament
An artist complains about a ban on his portrait of the German chancellor with a plunging neckline.
In a bad week for zoo animals, German polar bear died after swallowing jacket
This hasn't been a good week for zoo animals.
Germany's undercover operatives will check your — subway fare
A bid to save public funds has turned Germany's public transport system into a cat-and-mouse game between ticketless travelers and Kontrol.
Watch the Russian Police Choir sing “Get Lucky” at the Olympics Opening Ceremony
They'd crush Eurovision 2014 through 2050.
Brought to you by BMW: The US Olympic bobsled team
Why does Germany lead the medal race at the Winter Olympics? Engineering.
A picture of four female defense ministers goes viral. Is that progress?
Some say it's a testament to how far we've come. Others say not so fast.
Popular film jokes about the Holocaust, Germans laugh
Is it time to forgive if not forget?
Awesome nursing home residents in Germany reenact famous movie scenes
Whoever said Granny couldn't do a wicked Marilyn was dead wrong.
8 celebrities who have been deported (Listen up, Biebs)
Don't worry, Justin. If you end up being deported, you're in good company.
So here's why Germany is struggling to ban neo-Nazis
A series of hate crimes has prompted the authorities’ bid to disband the far-right National Democratic Party. But it won’t be easy.
Snowden says NSA engages in industrial espionage: TV
The gifts of Snowden keep on giving.
The NSA engages in industrial espionage: Snowden on ARD TV
Snowden told the German public broadcaster that the NSA is "engaged in economic spying," according to text released before the interview's full airing on Sunday.