Volkswagen, the world's biggest carmaker, has been caught cheating environmental standards and is facing major lawsuits, plunging stock prices, a criminal investigation and potentially billions of dollars in fines.
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.
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.
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.
Ansgar Graw, a reporter with the German newspaper Die Welt, has years of experience in places like the Gaza Strip, China, Vietnam, Iraq and Cuba. But Graw had never been arrested for reporting — until he went to Ferguson, Missouri.
A Swiss vote to bring back strict immigration quotas for Europeans is drawing criticism from France, Germany, and others in the European Union. But it is being praised by nationalist parties in Europe, too.