Politicians in the German senate were united in expressing outrage over the New Year’s Eve attacks in Cologne, but divided on how to deal with them. The threat of terrorism also led the debate agenda.
Women take charge of men on Carnival Thursday by cutting off their ties and giving them a kiss. The tradition hails from an era when women's rights didn't exist. This year, the #MeToo movement is also leaving its mark.
As Poland marks the 50th anniversary of a notorious anti-Semitic campaign, some of its leaders call for a clampdown on historical debate and speak darkly about enemies within. The echoes of '68 are hard to ignore.
The Uzbek national has confessed to firing indiscriminately at a crowd of revelers at a famous nightclub in Istanbul. He claimed a Russian operative of the "Islamic State" militant group ordered him to commit the attack.
Germany rang in 2018 relatively peacefully amid heightened security and measures to protect women from sexual harassment. However, some clashes with police, firework deaths and harassment incidents were reported.
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