In the wake of the Germanwings crash last week, information about the medical history of pilot Andreas Lubitz has been scarce. But many Germans are still happy with their country's strict privacy laws, and don't think such disasters should change anything.
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.
There's a fundraising campaign underway in Germany to build a new home for three different houses of worship. If it's successful, it would be the first a church, mosque and synagogue are located under the same roof.
Sports writers are calling Sunday's World Cup final "Messi vs. the Machine," and Izzy says the machine can't be stopped. Our World Cup ocelot is calling a win — and a world championship — for Germany. And we've even got an extra surprise...
When the World Cup starts this week, Team USA will be led by a German who is a household name in Europe, but largely unknown in the US. Jurgen Klinsmann has high hopes for his team, despite their difficult road through the World Cup.