Europe

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.

Lifestyle & Belief

Would you eat haggis?

Haggis imports have been outlawed in the United States since 1971. The ban was put in place because one of the key ingredients of haggis - sheep lungs - are prohibited in food products here. Now there is a fresh press by the UK government to try and overturn the import ban on traditional Scottish haggis.

Sports

In a Scotland village, skipping rocks is more than just a hobby. It’s a tourist attraction

The picturesque village of Ermatingen in northern Switzerland has acquired a reputation for being a boring holiday resort. So the locals decided to liven things up a bit by holding a "world stone skimming championship." Only problem was, an island in Scotland already holds an annual competition by that name, and it has a limitless supply of skimming stones.

Global Politics

Comic relief for German politics

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with a one-of-a-kind candidate who is pretending to run for the German parliamentary election this September. His name is Horst Schlaemmer, who was created by comedian Hape Kerkeling and he's gaining some traction in the polls.

Conflict & Justice

Sarkozy pushes for carbon tax

French President Nicholas Sarkozy wants to impose a carbon tax on households and businesses that emit greenhouse gases. But the French say they feel too taxed already. Anchor Marco Werman finds out more from Guillaume Debre of the French TV Channel TF-1.

Global Politics

Denmark angry over tourism web ad

A web video produced by Denmark's Tourism bureau was supposed to lure tourists to the Scandinavian country. Instead, it's drawn the ire of Danes. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Anders Lindemann, a Danish journalist who's been following the story.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz / Geo Answer

Today's Geo Quiz seeks an Italian town famous for baseball. The answer is Nettuno, a coastal city about 40 miles south of Rome. Nettuno is hosting the annual Baseball World Cup. Reporter Nancy Greenleese takes us there.

Conflict & Justice

Warren Harding's presidency

President Warren Harding's been known as our worst president. But various writers have begun to restore his reputation. James David Robenalt got his hands on love letters between Harding and his mistress Carrie Phillips. Marco Werman speaks with him.