After many months of being the primary target destination for more than a million refugees, the European Union is starting to turn people back. It’s part of a controversial deal signed by the EU and the government of Turkey.
German and British media have reported that they have received a trove of documents that belonged to ISIS. According to these outlets, a former ISIS member had defected from the group, taking along with him memory sticks that contained internal documents.
Donald Trump's lead in the GOP primary has stunned a lot of people, and not just Americans. Citizens of foreign nations can't help choose the next president, but they're undoubtedly influenced by who occupies the White House.
ll parties in Germany get financial aid from the government when they reach a certain threshold, and some accuse the National Democratic Party of being neo-Nazis. Germany is attempting to ban the party accused of stoking hostility towards immigrants and Jews.
Three decades after his death, the Lutheran theologian who stood up to the Nazis is front-page news. His response to Hitler's persecution has been widely adapted after Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric against Mexicans and Muslims.
Germany opened the door to legal medical marijuana in 2008, but only a crack. Now, a German court has kicked the door a bit wider, by allowing some patients to grow their own pot. Meanwhile, Hamas is having trouble getting is old ally Hezbollah to help in its conflict with Israel. And most Brits say no to their government's new porn filter, in today's Global Scan.
America's election results were announced on the same day Germany marks the fall of the Berlin Wall. But unlike some of Donald Trump's US critics, Germans are very careful to avoid drawing parallels between the president-elect and their past.
The tiny German village of Feldheim, about 50 miles southwest of Berlin, has sworn off fossil fuels and nuclear power. It produces every bit of its electricity and heat from local sources, and a key way it does that is by using manure from local farms.
The winter Olympics in Sochi are just three weeks away, and things are starting to fall into place — including a host of new events. Plus a new beer made from whale meal in Iceland and a bet that cost two men an ear in Siberia in today's Global Scan.