The anti-Islam and anti-immigration protest movement that grew out of Dresden a little over a year ago is not fading away. On the contrary, the far-right in Germany is on the rise, thanks in part to the refugee crisis.
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.
The fate of the US national soccer team is still up in the air. After a heartbreaking draw against Portugal on Sunday, everything now rides on their final game against Germany on Thursday. Reporter and soccer player Anders Kelto explains what needs to happen for the US to make it to the next round of the World Cup.
Volkswagen, the world's biggest carmaker, has been caught cheating environmental standards and is facing major lawsuits, plunging stock prices, a criminal investigation and potentially billions of dollars in fines.
In the 1930s in Germany, anti-semitism was all-pervasive, and part of that can be attributed to pop culture. A commercially successful board game for example called "Juden Raus" (Jews Out) became a pastime of German families.