More opting to ditch U.S. citizenship

Apr 27, 2014

More opting to ditch U.S. citizenship

by Adam Geller

Inside the long-awaited package, six pages of government paperwork dryly affirmed Carol Tapanila’s anxious request. But when Tapanila slipped the contents from the brown envelope, she saw there was something more. Her U.S. passport now had four holes punched through it from cover to ...

Dresden cashes in on German unification

Apr 19, 2014

Dresden cashes in on German unification

by Michael Roddy

American novelist Kurt Vonnegut, a prisoner of war in Dresden during World War II, has a scene in “Slaughterhouse Five” where time-traveling hero Billy Pilgrim sees the city’s firebombing in reverse, with phosphorous bombs sucked back into warplanes. Today, visitors to the German city ...

Apr 14, 2014

German space research center hit by cyber-espionage

The German Aerospace Center says it was the target of a suspected espionage attack for several months. The research center on Monday confirmed a report by German magazine Der Spiegel and said it had asked the national cyberdefense center to investigate the attack. A ...

Germans finally start poking fun at the Fuhrer

Mar 23, 2014

Germans finally start poking fun at the Fuhrer

by Philip Oltermann

If Hitler were alive today, would he become a standup comic? Incredible though that may sound to anyone who lived through World War II, that is the scenario sketched out in “Look Who’s Back,” a satirical novel by Timur Vermes, which topped the best-seller ...

Germany accuses Russia of trying to break apart Europe

Mar 22, 2014

Germany accuses Russia of trying to break apart Europe

Germany on Saturday accused Russia of trying to splinter Europe as a Cold War-style struggle over the future of ex-Soviet satellite Ukraine ratcheted up following the Kremlin’s defiant annexation of Crimea. The haunting warning from a nation whose friendship Russian President Vladimir Putin had ...

Noam Chomsky: Truth to power

Feb 22, 2014

Noam Chomsky: Truth to power

by David Mcneill

Often dubbed one of the world’s most important intellectuals and its leading public dissident, Noam Chomsky was for years among the top 10 most quoted academics on the planet, edged out only by William Shakespeare, Karl Marx, Aristotle. An unrelenting critic of U.S. foreign ...