Corruption investigators are circling soccer's global governing body, FIFA. But in Dortmund, there's no dampening of grass-roots enthusiasm for the local side, which draws the largest average attendance in the world.
The British prime minister is touring Europe to make his case for reform, without which he warns a British exit from the union might be necessary. But Germany could be more friend than foe if Cameron's reforms are constructive.
Two police officers were found not guilty of responsibility for the deaths of a pair of teens in 2005. Ethnic minorities say the decision was emblematic of the sort of abuse they receive from French police.
Brits finally went to the polls today, after a long campaign marked by frustration with mainstream parties and growth on the fringe. But despite low public enthusiasm, this election could be a major turning point for the UK.
After five years of austerity, Britain's economic growth is twice the EU average, its budget deficits have been slashed, and its unemployment is the lowest in years. But David Cameron's reelection is nonetheless uncertain.
Jean-Marie Le Pen, the founder of the National Front, announced today he would not run in regional elections. Marine Le Pen, his daughter and party leader, took him to task over anti-Semitic comments last week.