Germany

Arts, Culture & Media

To understand life in East Germany, all you need is this board game

The board game called Bürokratopoly isn't about getting filthy rich, though players might feel filthy after they're done playing. The popular German game was created by dissidents in communist East Germany years ago as a satire about power and corruption. Now it has become a teaching tool for German kids trying to understand what it was like to live in the Communist East.

Global Scan

Now you can have airline food without leaving the ground

Frequent fliers at least get points for suffering through airline cuisine. Soon Germans will get the option of having it delivered to their homes. And what does a business class meal cost on the ground? About $12. Newly-released files from Britain's National Archives confirm that the country's WWII spies had to pass a seduction test by "special agent" Fifi. And 50 South Koreans will experience an oxymoron — competitive relaxation. All that in today's Global Scan.

Conflict & Justice

New York City's hijacked hashtag launches a global conversation on police brutality

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When the New York Police Department encouraged its followers on Twitter to share photos of themselves with NYPD officers, the result was not what they expected. Two days later, the hashtag has been mimicked in a half dozen cities around the world to showcase police brutality. But the social media effort has had another consequence: it has started a global dialogue about the perception of police and policing in different cities.

Global Politics

European Union prepares to adopt 24th official language as costs mount, calls for English rise

In the European Union, every language is an official language. Government officials speak in the official language of their country, and those comments are then translated into 22, soon to be 23, other languages. All of that costs $1.4 billion per year — and that total will increase when Croatian becomes an official language later this year.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz/Geo Answer

For today's Geo Quiz we go to Germany in search of a Love Parade. The industrial city lies in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia and is host to this year's techno music festival. The event began as a peace demonstration back in 1989 in Berlin and is now held every year in a different German city. The answer is Dortmund.

Global Politics

U2 behind a wall in Berlin

The group U2 is performing a free concert in Berlin tonight to mark 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall. Ironically, another wall is going up for the performance. Anchor Marco Werman explains.

Arts, Culture & Media

Nneka

Singer Nneka Egbuna goes simply by her first name. Nneka was born in Nigeria to a Nigerian father and German mother. She has been called an 'Afro-German warrior princess.' The description is a bit deceiving. We hear more today.