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.

Arts, Culture & Media

Country music fans in Ireland are reeling as Garth Brooks' comeback tour concerts are cancelled

Country music star Garth Brooks was supposed to kick-off his much anticipated worldwide comeback tour in Croke Park, Dublin. But then the Dublin City Council said no to five consecutive days of concerts. It only approved three. Brooks and his entourage responded by pulling the plug on all the Dublin gigs. Now the Irish government and Dublin City Council are scrambling to reach a compromise.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo Quiz and Answer

The Geo Quiz today takes us to the intersection of religion and technology. We're looking for the city of the patron saint of computer users and the Internet. Anchor Lisa Mullins brings us the answer -- it's Seville in Spain.

Global Politics

Obama in Germany

Senator Barack Obama met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today on the first stop on the European leg of Obama's foreign tour aimed at bolstering the presidential candidate's foreign policy credentials;

Conflict & Justice

French law challenged

Human Rights Watch International is challenging one of France's anti-terrorism laws: the group says the so-called 'criminal association' law can get a person in trouble for who he knows, and that's a violation of civil liberties.

Science, Tech & Environment

Georgia hacking

Georgia is accusing Russia of attacks in cyberspace as well, as several Georgian government websites went down over the weekend, but Russia denies any responsibility, and says that, in fact, it's the Georgians who are attacking Russians online.