After the East German communist regime fell in 1989, German authorities began to open records compiled by the Stasi secret police. But some former Stasi officials and informants are now suing, saying the revelations violate their privacy.
San Francisco is likely to elect Ed Lee as the city's first-ever Chinese-American mayor on Tuesday. For the city's Chinese population, it could mean pride in holding the city's top spot and could also boost the standing of the Chinese-language papers.
Getting online is difficult in Liberia. Connections are slow, and internet access can be very expensive. But that may be starting to change. Last week, a fiber optic cable arrived in Liberia. Bonnie Allen reports from Monrovia.
The World's Matthew Bell reports on what was probably President Bush's last press conference. Mr. Bush spoke to reporters this morning at the White House, giving his views on everything from his own legacy to what lies ahead for President-elect Obama.
Iranian activists published an open letter to their government this week, calling on it to suspend uranium enrichment. Iranian journalist Nazila Fathi says the letter reflects the growing anxiety in Iran about the possibility of a military attack.
Mediators in Egypt are still trying to hammer out a cease-fire agreement to end the violence between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. Anchor Marco Werman gets the latest on the truce effort from The World's Quil Lawrence in Cairo.