The 1954 defection of West Germany's first domestic spy chief and ardent anti-Nazi rocked the world – and then he returned to Bonn.
Chaplin's 1940 film 'The Great Dictator' mocks Hitler’s absurdity and overweening vanity, while highlighting Germany's psychological captivity to a political fraud.
Two new laws have grappled with ideas of diversity and the traditional family in Germany.
The rise of the middle class in Africa is fuelling consumer economies and protection policies. But they tend to be disconnected from sustainability issues.
Follow the money to see if Angela Merkel is on course for a fourth term as chancellor after the September vote.
Politicians hope that a "museum of fascism" in Benito Mussolini's hometown can help the country face its demons. Historians aren't so sure.
SMEs make up 99.9% of all businesses in the UK – boosting their productivity could add billions to the post-Brexit economy.
Cities have always been more than a dense collection of people. They are labs of innovation, hotbeds of crime and inequality, architectural stunners, decaying ruins and everything in between.
Merkel’s popularity at home and on the global stage continues to grow as she runs for a fourth term as chancellor.
G20 meetings are usually bland, tightly-scripted affairs. Donald Trump has changed all of that with his retrenchment on climate change, free trade and internationalism.
Looking like a centrist, but governing as a conservative, Angela Merkel has cleared the decks before the coming German election.
The chancellor is hoping to play it safe ahead of September's vote – and that means skirting around certain topics.
An expert report shows that the G20 countries are using their energy more efficiently. But there is still a long way to go.
Germany's plan to build reception centres in Morocco to repatriate unaccompanied minors is similar to a controversial Spanish plan from the mid 2000s.
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.
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?
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.
... and why their treatment angered human rights campaigners at the time.
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.