Phoenix Lake, Dortmund’s coolest new quarter, was once an abanonded steel mill surrounded by polluted waterways and brownfields.
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A former industrial region in the heart of Germany is slowly reinventing itself for the 21st century, offering urban planning lessons for Detroit and beyond.
A Le Pen campaign rally in Villepinte, France on May 1, 2017.
Populist parties like France's Front National typically stress traditional family values. So is it possible for them to appeal to traditional leftist voters like single women and the queer community?
Chancellor Merkel and former U.S. President Obama at the German Protestant ‘Kirchentag’, Berlin, May 2017.
With the US administration sending isolationist signals, Germany stands to gain from the global power vacuum.
Auctioneers have put a record price tag on the ultimate symbol of 60s counterculture and vintage nostalgia.
German prisoners of war helped to construct the road leading to Wembley stadium in 1948.
... and why their treatment angered human rights campaigners at the time.
On June 1, 2017, President Donald Trump announced that he would take the U.S. out of the Paris Agreement, and that he could negotiate a “better deal”.
On June 1, Donald Trump announced that he would take the US out of the Paris climate agreement because it was "unfair" to the US. An economic analysis indicates otherwise.
Composing a symphonic landscape: Caspar David Friedrich’s 1818 oil painting, Wanderer above the Sea of Fog.
With An Alpine Symphony, Richard Strauss achieved something remarkable: the painting of the German alps, complete with cow meadows and waterfalls, in sound.
The chancellor looks ever more secure as a surge by the SPD falls flat in North-Rhine Westphalia.
After 71 dead refugees were found in an abandoned refrigeration truck in September 2015, the Bochum Theater organized a public reenactment of the tragedy.
In Germany – a country where going to the theater is a deeply ingrained cultural tradition – the stage is a place to confront pressing political issues.
Germany is not intent on punishing the UK for Brexit.
A visit to the Bundestag revealed just how varied German attitudes to Brexit are.
The book provides an account of Primo Levi’s survival in Auschwitz.
The imperative issued by Levi’s text is not that one should persist in seeing the human in the inhuman. It is more like its opposite: that one bear must witness to the inhuman in the human.
Having children can drastically change women’s economic and financial status.
The economic costs of having children are more often shouldered by women, so mothers tend to accumulate less capital over time.
German journalist and novelist Theodor Fontane.
Theodor Fontane was a German newspaper's England correspondent – who reported 'from' London without leaving his Berlin desk.
The Merkez mosque in the Kreuzberg neighbourhood of Berlin is run by Turkey’s Dinayet agency, like 900 other mosques in Germany.
The religious arm of Turkey's government, Dinayet, has European authorities up in arms after leaked documents suggested the agency was engaged in international espionage.
President Woodrow Wilson addressing a joint session of Congress on April 2, 1917, urging a declaration that a state of war exists.
Wilson coined the phrase 'America First' and appealed for 'peace without victory.' But on April 2, 1917 he asked Congress for a declaration of war. The impact on American foreign policy was profound.
Peace Delegates on the Noordam – Mrs. P. Lawrence, Jane Addams, Anna Molloy.
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A century ago, American women organized to protest World War I. The fact that their efforts failed isn't the most important point.
UNDP in Europe and Central Asia
An influx of people seeking shelter from conflict has sharpened attitudes against groups which have been in Europe for centuries.
Taking a hard line on hard Brexit has cost Britain goodwill just as it needs allies.
Members of French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron’s team have accused Russia of hacking the campaign.
Russia could undermine the idea of a shared European reality and sway three elections key to the future of the bloc.
Le Pen has declared herself to be anti-radical Islam, and has attacked “two totalitarianisms”, namely globalisation and Islamic fundamentalism.
In the aftermath of the election of US President Donald Trump and the UK’s Brexit referendum, many observers are keeping a watchful eye on how presidential elections play out in France in late April and…