The revelation that Google Street View cars accidentally recorded personal data from 'open' WiFi networks has Germany and privacy advocates upset.
Counterfeit goods used to be so obvious most people knew if their Rolex was a fake. As the market has turned to the Internet, more consumers are unwittingly buying counterfeit designer handbags - and having gone so far as counterfeit airplane engine parts, it's as much a health and safety issue as an economic one.
Allegations of sexual abuse at schools run by the Catholic and Lutheran churches, as well as at an elite secular boarding school, have put child protection at the top of the domestic agenda in Germany.
A German terror trial that convicted four Muslims of planning an attack on US targets inside Germany shows the country is taking terrorism more seriously.
A patrol guard stationed along the Great Wall in Beijing inspects the General Motors Hy-wire, the world's first driveable fuel cell vehicle, making its first appearance in China, on Nov. 14, 2003.
A cleaner fish swims out of the mouth of a green moray at the tropical aquarium of the Hagenbeck Zoo in Hamburg, Germany, on Dec. 29.
Indian Muslims stretch their hands out for refreshments during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Mumbai, India, on Monday. Ashura, which falls on the 10th day of the Islamic month of Muharram, commemorates the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the prophet Mohammad, who was killed in the 7th-century battle of Kerbala.
Jacob Schneider of the Connecticut National Guard, 1st Battalion, 102nd Infantry Regiment hugs his mother Lori Schneider (r.) at the William A. O'Neill Armory in Hartford, Conn. on Wednesday. Two units of the Connecticut National Guard are returning home for the holidays, thanks to a fundraising effort that will bus them back to the state from bases in Wisconsin and Indiana. They have been training for deployment to Iraq and Afghanistan early in the new year.