The insurgents' threat to bomb the famous festival is apparently meant to weaken Germany's resolve for the fight in Afghanistan. It follows similar warnings issued by the Taliban and Al Qaeda ahead of Sunday's elections.
A recent report found an "unconscious" feeling of shame or lower status, at least among the young, 20 years after the Berlin Wall fell.
Ai Weiwei, who helped design Beijing's Olympic stadium, is recovering from brain surgery in Europe after being assaulted by an officer who broke into his hotel room in August. Mr. Ai has been a critic of China's handling of its 2008 earthquake.
On the anniversary of the Nazi invasion of Poland, the Russian prime minister praised the "heroism" of the Polish. But he did not apologize for the subsequent Russian invasion and execution of 20,000 Polish military officers.
Former officer Josef Scheungraber will face life in prison, a court ruled Tuesday. The next trial, of John Demjanjuk, may be the last for Nazi crimes in Germany.
The violence brings into question China's hard-line policy against Uighur ethnic minority.
Fashion meets frugality as self-confidence, pragmatism drive labels to broad market.
Day-care workers are on strike this week as Germany's model labor union system shows signs of unraveling.
The suspected Nazi death camp guard was flown to Munich Tuesday. His may be the country's last World War II war-crimes trial.