Cologne

Environment

How a forest became Germany’s poster child for a coal exit

For decades, RWE has been slowly razing the forest and surrounding towns to expand its adjacent coal mine, among Europe’s largest producers of lignite coal and greatest sources of carbon dioxide pollution. And earlier this fall, the company moved to start cutting a new section that protesters have been occupying.

Justice

Men of Arab descent not finding Germany as welcoming as they used to

After reports of women being harassed and groped on the streets of Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve, mostly by men of Arab descent, German officials are promising changes. They've beefed up the police presence in public areas and vowed to deport migrants convicted of serious crimes. And Arab and Muslim migrants in Germany say the welcoming atmosphere is starting to change.

Arts, Culture & Media

Steve Reich's WTC 9/11

Even though Reich is no stranger to difficult subject matter (Different Trains, from 1988, is a meditation on the Holocaust), it took him nearly a decade to write about the attacks that hit so close to home. His new work WTC 9-11 is an unusual hybrid.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Cologne. Ultimate fighting is coming to Germany. But not without a fight. Officials in Cologne are trying to impose a ban on anyone under 18 attending the upcoming ultimate fight championship. They says the sport glorifies violence.

Arts, Culture & Media

Pope's cologne

Faith talks to Dr. Fred Haas, a family doctor from San Rafael, California, about the cologne he created based on a recipe from Pope Pius IX.

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Arts, Culture & Media

Pope's cologne

Faith talks to Dr. Fred Haas, a family doctor from San Rafael, California, about the cologne he created based on a recipe from Pope Pius IX.

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

The answer to today's Geo Quiz is Cologne. Ultimate fighting is coming to Germany. But not without a fight. Officials in Cologne are trying to impose a ban on anyone under 18 attending the upcoming ultimate fight championship. They says the sport glorifies violence.

Arts, Culture & Media

Steve Reich's WTC 9/11

Even though Reich is no stranger to difficult subject matter (Different Trains, from 1988, is a meditation on the Holocaust), it took him nearly a decade to write about the attacks that hit so close to home. His new work WTC 9-11 is an unusual hybrid.

Justice

Men of Arab descent not finding Germany as welcoming as they used to

After reports of women being harassed and groped on the streets of Cologne, Germany, on New Year's Eve, mostly by men of Arab descent, German officials are promising changes. They've beefed up the police presence in public areas and vowed to deport migrants convicted of serious crimes. And Arab and Muslim migrants in Germany say the welcoming atmosphere is starting to change.