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.
Banana crates with 300 pounds of cocaine mistakenly sent to German supermarket
It is the second biggest cocaine seizure since 1978, police and customs officials said in a statement.
12 celebrity ski accidents
German Chancellor Angela Merkel broke her pelvis while skiing. She is in good company.
World War II-era bomb explodes in Germany, killing 1 (VIDEO)
Explosion wounded about a dozen others and blew out windows miles away after an excavator uncovered the Second World War ordinance.
Gunmen shoot at German ambassador’s house in Athens
Unidentified gunmen sprayed the German ambassador’s house in Athens with bullets at 3:30 a.m. Monday morning.
Germany: It's good to be the king
Meet the former video store owner who claims to be a monarch.
Germany should stop US corps from giving data to NSA: Report
Germany's conservative parliamentary spokesman on interior policy told Focus magazine that US contractors in Germany should be contractually obligated to not share data with the NSA.
NSA, UK spied on Israeli leaders, UN, and EU officials
The Guardian and The New York Times reported Friday that foreign energy companies and aid agencies were also targets of the NSA and Britain's GCHQ.
How Christmas survived communism in Germany
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.