New Year's Eve wouldn't be the same without fireworks - but they can be dangerous. Police across the country do their best to raise awareness of the risks.
Shrill, campy and brutally honest: Director Rosa von Praunheim is a pioneer and icon of gay rights in Germany. The tireless filmmaker's latest movie is released as he celebrates his 75th birthday.
The US Department of Energy celebrated eco-innovation with an international competition, praising host city Colorado for environmental advocacy — even as it proposes rolling back federal support for renewables.
The German parliament's upper chamber rejected a law that would have allowed quicker deportations to Morocco, Tunisia and Algeria. The decision deals a blow to Chancellor Angela Merkel's refugee strategy.
Berlin attracts gays, lesbians, bisexuals, transsexuals and intersexuals from around the world. Even refugees come to the capital for this reason. But they don't always feel safe there, says columnist Gero Schliess.
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