Handwriting can say a lot about a person. At least that's what the French think. Others say its overblown. But according to Philip Hensher in a new book, we all seem to agree that handwriting is something that's highly personal. And something we rarely do any more.
Richard Wagner's music was widely celebrated in the United States for nearly a century, until it became inextricably linked with Nazism in the mid-20th Century. In late May, Wagner's 200th birthday passed -- and it did so with almost no fanfare.
At the height of the Cold War, a small group of Army personnel monitored communications in Soviet-controlled East Berlin. They'd send the recordings back to NSA headquarters in Washington and — in many ways, are the precursors to the modern surveillance system that has become so controversial.
Saturday marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. The World's Alex Gallafent reports on the "Titanic" movie you probably haven't seen: a piece of Nazi propaganda from 1943, a film with a story as tragic as the original ocean liner's.
In a national address to a skeptical nation and a divided Congress, President Barack Obama laid out his case for military strikes on Syria, but made a commitment to one more last-ditch effort at diplomacy.
East Germany's Secret Service, or Stasi, kept extensive records on its citizens during the Cold War but tried to destroy them when its government toppled in 1989, but now German computer scientists are trying to repair those documents
Radical right political parties have made gains all across Europe, gaining strength and political power. But in Spain, the far right is faring less well. Extremists have failed to capitalize on the economic crisis and joblessness to gain followers.