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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 answer

Today's answer is Markneukirchen, Germany - a town in Saxony, Germany and home to the original founder of the C.F. Martin Guitar Company. This year marks the 175th anniversary of the company. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Martin's great-great-great-grandson, Chris Martin IV.

Arts, Culture & Media

Churchill quotes

Winston Churchill has often been quoted...but he's often been misquoted too. Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with Christoph Droesser, editor and reporter for the German newspaper Die Zeit, who's checked out some sayings that have been attributed to Churchill.

Conflict & Justice

Germany's Turks

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on Germany's Turkish community. They're one of the country's largest immigrant groups, but a new study says they're having the hardest time integrating...and that could spell future economic trouble for Germany.

Conflict & Justice

Global Hit: Corneille

The World's Lisa Mullins meets international musician, Corneille. His life story spreads out across three continents � Germany, Rwanda and Canada, and he's just put out his first album in English.

Conflict & Justice

German author wins Nobel

Herta M�ller has been awarded the Nobel prize for literature. The Romanian born author is renowned for her books based on life under the harsh regime of the dictator Ceausescu. M�ller was born in 1953 in Romania. Jeb Sharp profiles the German author.

Arts, Culture & Media

Reagan remembered in Berlin

Ronald Reagan is remembered around the world for urging Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to tear down the Berlin wall. Berlin today doesn't even have a Ronald Reagan street. But some in the German capital would like to change that, as Susan Stone reports