Many experts believe renewable energy and distributed microgrids can save costs and be a better solution to extreme weather. Rebuilding Puerto Rico’s energy infrastructure could present an opportunity to make this a reality.
Andrej Babis and his party are winning the Czech Republic’s parliamentary elections this weekend. Add him to the current president, and that would mean not one, but two Donald Trump admirers governing a liberal democracy in the EU.
“It’s not just one species, it seems there’s basically a kind of wholesale collapse of wild insects,” says Dave Goulson, a co-author of a new study published in the online journal PLoS ONE on Wednesday.
Can Germany's education system meet the needs of hundreds of thousands of refugee children? Some educators say there's a strategy in place. Others say there's not enough support or training and that the decentralized system is unprepared for what's become a "national task."
Dubbed TV and movies suck, right? Those odd-sounding voices and that lamely-synchronized dialogue? In Germany, it's not like that. Dubbing is a highly evolved craft, with actors who specialize in voiceover and writers who improve the dialogue.
A German far-right party won parliamentary seats after campaigning against policies that welcomed refugees. One of those refugees, Ahmad Wali Temory, hopes to preserve the policies that brought Afghans like him to the country.
In the European Union, every language is an official language. Government officials speak in the official language of their country, and those comments are then translated into 22, soon to be 23, other languages. All of that costs $1.4 billion per year — and that total will increase when Croatian becomes an official language later this year.
Germany says it has uncovered American spies, and Chancellor Angela Merkel is "unamused." But even after the Germans ordered the removal of a CIA official in Berlin, the flap is unlikely to change much in the US-German relationship.
They call themselves patriots. And they say they're part of a right-wing movement in Europe that's proud of their culture and traditions. However, leftists say, “They’re racists, but they say they’re not racists.”
Nearly everyone seems to agree that Angela Merkel was honest when she explained her immigration policy to a 13-year-old refugee facing deportation, but not everyone thinks the German chancellor handled it well.
Bushra escaped from Iraq, but she and her family had been stuck in a makeshift shelter at Berlin’s former Tempelhof airport. Now pregnant, the mother of five is worried about raising her new baby in an emergency shelter. However, she's gotten some good news.
The year 2017 will mark the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Protestant Reformation. Germany is getting ready for the big date by taking a new look at Luther's legacy, including the darkest chapter of his life's work.