Germany: How Christmas survived communism
East German woodcarvers who helped keep the Christmas market tradition alive are still in demand.
The operation to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons is an impressive act of international cooperation
More than a dozen countries, not all of them friends, are working together to make this happen.
Hans Küng, influential Catholic dissident, confronts his own mortality
The longtime Vatican critic Küng speaks about dealing with Parkinson's disease and fears about the onset of dementia — just as he has been gaining favor with Pope Francis.
News analysis: For Ukraine’s ‘revolution,’ no end in sight
A little uprising has produced one big mess.
What exactly does the coalition agreement mean for Germany?
Here are the highlights.
German government forms 'grand coalition' of right and left
The agreement between Social Democrat party members and Merkel's conservatives paves the way for her to begin a third term as Chancellor.
Germans worry Berlin is becoming too wealthy for its own good
A ban on internet sites such as Airbnb is exposing differences over rising real estate prices and changing cultures.
The US can learn something about minimum wage from the rest of the world
Los Angeles will raise its minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2020. The United States' federal minimum wage is $7.25. Mexico's is $5. Per day.
It's 'Suspended Coffee Day'!
You might not know what that is, but it's awesome.
World Cup 2014 set in Brazil with your choice for 'group of death'
Group G gets early consideration for 'group of death' with Germany, Ghana, Portugal and United States.
Xaver storm hits Europe as tidal surge threatens UK
On Friday, Britain assessed the damage of a storm that killed two people, forced thousands from their homes.
Biggest tidal surge in 60 years threatens UK, Europe
Britain assessed the damage of a storm that killed two people, forced thousands from their homes.
The world's best engineers are losing their mojo
Well-publicized public project failures may be threatening Germany's reputation for excellence.
Hurricane Xaver bears down on northern Germany after battering Scotland
Xaver has already killed one person and knocked out power for more than 80,000 homes in Scotland.
Germany vows to ban flat-rate sex in brothels
Germany's new coalition government says the proposed ban on flat-rate sex in brothels is part of a clampdown on the country's booming prostitution industry.
Germans want UNESCO listing for 'pure' beer
The Federation calls the Reinheitsgebot the oldest still-valid food regulation in the world.
German policeman arrested over death of man he met on cannibalism website
The victim had fantasized about being killed and eaten, police said.
What's the best airport to be stuck in?
Well that depends what you're into.
Germany's biggest parties agree to form 'grand coalition'
Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats have settled the terms of a coalition pact with their Social Democrat rivals, but the agreement has yet to be put to a vote.
Germany's legalized sex industry is booming
While organized sex workers say the trade is safer than ever, Germany's most prominent feminist says the liberalized laws are causing human trafficking and exploitation to skyrocket.
Merkel gives in to minimum wage demand in coalition talks
The Social Democrats have demanded a nationwide minimum wage of at least 8.50 euros ($11.40) per hour to help Germany's growing army of working poor.
Green fatigue threatens clean-energy leader Germany
Germans’ trailblazing ‘energy transition’ faces a backlash over high prices.
German parties say EU may not be able to let Turkey join
Public support in Turkey for joining the EU has slumped and German doubts about Ankara's candidacy have grown.
Cornelius Gurlitt loves his possibly Nazi-looted art
The reclusive German collector told Der Spiegel magazine that he had 'legally' acquired the art and 'loved' the paintings.
It's time for Obama to show some backbone on Iran nuclear deal
Commentary: Kerry made a shrewd diplomatic move designed to win back French support at the negotiating table. Now Obama needs to make his case.
Luka Magnotta, suspected 'body parts killer,' enters not guilty pleas
The so-called 'Canadian Psycho' is accused of killing and dismembering 33-year-old Chinese university student Jun Lin in Montreal.
Russia to transfer Greenpeace activists as Dutch authorities sue
The international suit is seeking the activists’ immediate release as Moscow prepares to send them on an arduous trip to face trial in St. Petersburg.
Here's a shocker: Repainting part of the Berlin Wall is a sensitive topic
An artist’s guerilla strike on Berlin's East Side Gallery reignites controversy about what remains of the once-despised barrier.
Germany calls for inquiry into British embassy spying post allegations
A German intelligence committee called for an investigation into claims the UK operated a secret listening post on top of the British embassy in Berlin.
German response to NSA scandal reflects country’s changing role
Berlin rules out asylum for Edward Snowden, but his revelations mark a possible turn in relations with Washington. The question is in which direction.
The UK has a secret eavesdropping post in Berlin: The Independent
Germany has called in the British ambassador to explain the report.