German and British media have reported that they have received a trove of documents that belonged to ISIS. According to these outlets, a former ISIS member had defected from the group, taking along with him memory sticks that contained internal documents.
Donald Trump's lead in the GOP primary has stunned a lot of people, and not just Americans. Citizens of foreign nations can't help choose the next president, but they're undoubtedly influenced by who occupies the White House.
ll parties in Germany get financial aid from the government when they reach a certain threshold, and some accuse the National Democratic Party of being neo-Nazis. Germany is attempting to ban the party accused of stoking hostility towards immigrants and Jews.
Samy Ben Redjeb is a former flight attendant in Frankfurt who spent years flying to African countries, collecting music. That collection forms the basis of his record label, Analog Africa. His latest compilation CD is "Afrobeat Airways 2."
Germany opened the door to legal medical marijuana in 2008, but only a crack. Now, a German court has kicked the door a bit wider, by allowing some patients to grow their own pot. Meanwhile, Hamas is having trouble getting is old ally Hezbollah to help in its conflict with Israel. And most Brits say no to their government's new porn filter, in today's Global Scan.
The tiny German village of Feldheim, about 50 miles southwest of Berlin, has sworn off fossil fuels and nuclear power. It produces every bit of its electricity and heat from local sources, and a key way it does that is by using manure from local farms.
The winter Olympics in Sochi are just three weeks away, and things are starting to fall into place — including a host of new events. Plus a new beer made from whale meal in Iceland and a bet that cost two men an ear in Siberia in today's Global Scan.
In many German museums, curators obscure the last names of those killed or persecuted by the Nazis for allegedly being homosexual. They say it is for privacy, but shame still persists for victims and their families.
World War I began in Europe 100 years ago this summer. That conflict is still hugely important to people there, and the war looms large in a lot of popular culture. Think Downton Abbey. Americans on the other hand, for the most part, couldn't care less. The World's history guy, Chris Woolf, explains the different takes.
The ceasefire in Ukraine is shaky at best, and has failed to stop fighting in the eastern part of the country. And despite ongoing negotiations with Ukraine and Western leaders, it seems that's exactly how Russian President Vladimir Putin likes it.