In Hamburg, a pilot project called "Comeback" is designed to help women return to their careers after raising children. Financed by Germany's Ministry for Family Affairs, it hopes to entice well-educated women to rejoin the workforce.
"The Jungle Book," one of Rudyard Kipling's best-known works, has been beloved by children for decades. But 150 years after his birth, the British author's legacy has been marred by his staunch support of colonialism.
For 12 years, Angela Merkel has governed Germany. But one woman at the top is not enough. The arrival of the far-right AfD is just one reason why only 31 percent of deputies in the next Bundestag will be women.
Chancellor Angela Merkel takes a hit but is set for a fourth term. Who will she pick as coalition allies? The Social Democrats sink to a new low, and the populist AfD will be the third power.
A series of court rulings have effectively suspended the execution of several inmates in Arkansas. But human rights groups have warned of authorities' disregard for human life "by rushing prisoners to their deaths."
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