"The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I've experienced that in the last few days," Merkel said, following Donald Trump's trip to Europe he called "a great success for America."
Germany has just received the first plane-load of Syrian refugees fleeing their civil war back home. And up to 5,000 more are expected. But some believe Germany shouldn't pat itself on the back just yet for the humanitarian gesture.
German prosecutors are trying to sort out what to do with a 1,400-piece collection of mostly Nazi looted art that was discovered two years ago. The investigation is proving to be a challenge. Competing claims on some works have surfaced and Germany's 30-year statute of limitations on stolen art has expired. German officials have now announced they'll return most of the art.
If only passports could talk, they would have stories to tell. By digging into the historical aspects, the dates and the travel stamps, passport collector Tom Topol has made some interesting discoveries.
The drama has been intense on the field during the World Cup... and then there have been the games. The Wall Street Journal tallied up the theatrical moments of feigned injuries — and Brazil is the clear winner. At least in Brazil, women can attend the matches. Not so in Iran. And the US warns travelers away from visiting much of Africa, all in today's Global Scan.