Otto John, middle, in Berlin in 1954.
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The 1954 defection of West Germany's first domestic spy chief and ardent anti-Nazi rocked the world – and then he returned to Bonn.
Transplant experts have serious concerns over a new organ donation website.
Tax sheltering is not just the domain of exotic Caribbean isles. Major world powers, including the United Kingdom, play a critical and previously undisclosed role in global tax avoidance.
The Netherlands, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Singapore and Ireland are among the rich countries that funnel major corporate money into secret offshore tax shelters, according to a new study.
British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks on June 4, in the wake of a terror attack in London.
Cracking down on extremism online won’t solve the problem of extremist violence, will inevitably censor speech that's important to protect and risks harming political dissidents and democracy itself.
Corbyn may not have won enough seats to take over Parliament, but he dealt May a serious blow nonetheless.
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UK voters delivered a devastating blow to the prime minister, who combined a populist message with her party's traditional economic policies. She may now face a power struggle.
How each U.K. party leader would drive Brexit is the key issue on voters’ minds.
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While security concerns have punctuated the campaign's closing days, Brexit remains the most important issue on voters' minds. How the EU exit is managed will matter a great deal to US interests.
The official opening of the League of Nations, 15 November 1920.
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Both the EU and UK would do well to heed the lessons of the League of Nations when it comes to membership withdrawal.
Interactive map of global carbon emissions from 1750 to 2010.
An interactive map of global carbon-dioxide emissions, from 1750 to 2010, provides a better understanding of the roles of different countries in the ongoing climate crisis.
The execution of Charles I.
Constitutional inflexibility can lead to messy divorces – and cost Charles his head.
The cryptocurrency is now starting to challenge gold as the investment of choice.
Pro-Donald Trump bots worked to sway public opinion in the US election by secretly taking over pro-Hillary Clinton hashtags and spreading fake news stories.
Bots have not just been used in the US, but also in Australia, the UK, Germany, Syria and China. To what extent – and how – are they affecting political discourse?
The Malta free port, built in 1988.
As Europe discusses the reasons behind and reaction to the Brexit thunderclap, some in the UK are already seeing business opportunities – through the free ports, a notion abandoned by the EU.
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A London court says the government can't trigger article 50 without a parliamentary vote. A Belfast court says it can. What's a United Kingdom to do?
Theresa May desperately needs room to manoeuvre after letting Brexit bravado get the best of her.
French policemen investigating the abandonment of a car packed with gas cylinders near Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral.
The recent arrest of female terrorists in France brought attention to the role women play in IS. A group of American academics studied this issue – with a surprising result.
Your vote is not insignificant in the bigger scheme of things. It matters.
Not voting can have serious consequences regarding the kind of society we end up living in. Disengagement can mean a lowering of quality of life.
A public space the public isn’t allowed to enjoy.
Development design needs to focus more on natural resources for the benefit of human health.
A proposed new law is set to allow surrogate parents in South Africa to also take leave to care for their babies.
South African law requires surrogate mothers to hand infants to their legal parents without undue delay. But it doesn't provide leave for these parents to care for their infants. That is set to change.
If Brexiters thought that making new international tariff deals and joining the WTO would be a cakewalk, they're in for a shock.
Aftershocks from the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union will be felt in Australian research.
Australian researchers engage in collaborative programs with both the UK and the rest of Europe. So what does Brexit mean for those collaborations?