Germany celebrated the 25-year anniversary of the west and east uniting as a reunited nation. Now, Germany has a different set of challenges, from the gap in unemployment rates to the influx of refugees.
Moscow has shifted its foreign policy gaze to the defense of Syria's regime amid a lull in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Some worry that the US could downplay Ukraine's plight in order to cooperate with Russia in Syria.
BASE jumper Mael-Baguet of France dives in the air from the Kuala Lumpur Tower during the KL Tower International Jump in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on Saturday. BASE stands for the places such jumpers usually jump from: buildings, antennas, spans (bridges) and earth (cliffs).
The two – Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy and Egyptian national Baher Mohammed – were released just hours after the pardon was announced Wednesday. It was not immediately clear if all 100 prisoners, including dozens of human rights activists, pardoned by Sissi were also freed.
Volkswagen admits using sophisticated software to foil emissions inspections. Some claim the scandal could harm the vaunted brand of German manufacturing and undercut the nation's reputation for playing by the rules.