Leftist party Die Linke today took the top seat in the German state of Thuringia, its first governorship since reunification. But many say the party that once used its Stasi spies to control East Germany has yet to atone for its history.
Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of one of Adolf Hitler’s main art dealers, bequeathed the collection to the Kunstmuseum Bern, which has said it will thoroughly research the provenance of each piece of art and promises a transparent process.
Twenty-five years ago today, the fall of the Berlin Wall was welcomed by the West, but many worried about what it meant for Germany and for East-West relations. The Christian Science Monitor reported as it happened.
The Ottoman Empire shelled the Russian port of Odessa 100 years ago today, entering into the Great War on the side of Germany and Austria-Hungary. The Christian Science Monitor reported as it happened.
Passenger screenings at international airports are the first line of defense for countries outside West Africa that fear a spread of the disease. The death toll has risen to over 4,000 lives, according to the World Health Organization.
Europeans were solidly against intervention in the Middle East just a few months ago. Now they are lining up behind the US-led operations against the Islamic State in Iraq – in large part because they see the group as a domestic threat.