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.
These are the 29 foreign nationals executed in the US since 1976
US authorities failed to inform all but one of the arrested foreign nationals of their right to seek consular assistance, violating the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
Obama's NSA promises fail to quell European fears
NSA critics see little substance and few practical measures in Obama's pledge to restrict spying abroad.
Gays face backlash in Germany
Conservatives campaign to stop gay sex education amid celebrations for a gay soccer player's coming out.
Germany: America lied to us about ‘no spy’ pact
Washington’s reluctance to rein in the NSA continues to harm relations.
Can US carmakers compete with the Germans?
With the European auto market in decline, American companies can expect to be squeezed from all sides.
Early divisions augur hard going for Germany’s grand coalition
Disagreements over migration are already exposing rifts between Merkel's allies.
Global porn preferences? Surprisingly patriotic, says PornHub's data blog
See the world's deleted browser history, one chart at a time.
7 of the most badass women who ever lived (who you've probably never heard of)
For every Joan of Arc, there’s a Mongolian wrestler princess; for every Mata Hari, there’s a Colombian revolutionary spy; for every Ada Lovelace, there’s a pin-up Austrian telecoms
17 delightful animals playing in snow all over the world
So. Cold. Outside. You'd better stay in and binge-watch these animals videos.