In the 1930s in Germany, anti-semitism was all-pervasive, and part of that can be attributed to pop culture. A commercially successful board game for example called "Juden Raus" (Jews Out) became a pastime of German families.
As a fresh round of negotiations begins on Wednesday to eliminate the threat from Iran's nuclear program, dissidents join Israel in telling the West to move cautiously. We introduce you to an Iraqi who excels at video games — many set in his home country — and we celebrate World Toilet Day. That and more, in today's Global Scan.
Twenty-five years ago, at the height of the Cold War, a Soviet court sentenced 19-year-old West German Mathias Rust to four years in prison. He flew a single engine plane into Moscow and taxied into Red Square.
Former oil-tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky headed to Berlin on Friday, a free man. He was pardoned by Russian President Vladimir Putin after spending a decade in a Russian prison. But what does the future hold for Khodorkovsky?
Kenya's Wilson Kipsang set a new world record this past weekend at the Berlin Marathon, finishing the race in 2:03:23. But shaving off another three or so minutes would take a superhuman effort, even for a superhuman runner like Kipsang.