Genetically-modified food and meat from cloned livestock are no longer unusual in the US, but most consumers in Europe reject them. In Germany they're viewed with skepticism as well.
East Germany made about 200,000 people into political prisoners. For the past 25 years, they have had the ability to sue for damages and have their criminal records expunged. Now an important deadline is approaching.
The death toll in a bombing of a bus convoy carrying evacuees from Syrian government-held territory has risen, said a monitor. The transfers are part of a massive relocation of people along political and sectarian lines.
Poland's Jaroslaw Kaczynski's figure looms large in his homeland. Indeed, the image of a leader with almost superhuman powers has spread across Central and Eastern Europe, argues polish author Stanislaw Strasburger.
Have the established forms of party politics outlived their purpose in a democracy? Movements and lists promise more citizen participation. But not all of them survive, and not all of them are as democratic as they seem.
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