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Climbing Five of the World's Most Stunning Staircases

Andrew Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Andrew Hickey

Staircases are probably the most plain and mundane thing one could talk about when they make up a "Must See" list. However after climbing these five awesome staircases, you are more than likely going to come away with a much different opinion.

Movie Review: Carlos -- Glamorizing Terrorism

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

There's been a lot of excitement about Olivier Assayas' Carlos, and it's not hard to see why. But here's my objection: In presenting a terrorist as an action hero, it glorifies terrorism as a legitimate path of political action.

PHOTOS: 6 Best Beer Destinations In Germany

Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

A trip to an atmospheric Bavarian beer garden or a Cologne beer hall is a Germany must but with well over 1,200 breweries in the country, it's hard to...

PHOTOS: The World's Most Extraordinary Clocks

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Although Saudi Arabia's new Mecca Clock is set to dwarf many of them in sheer scope, clocks have been a focal point for many international cities for ...

The Biggest Winner of the World Cup: South Africa

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Howard Steven Friedman

Maintaining a safe sporting event is a daunting challenge. Sure, Spain took the trophy and bragging rights for the tournament, but South Africa was the real winner.

Neo Rauch: The Work and the Worked

Joshua Elias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Joshua Elias

Neo Rauch turned 50 in April, and he has a huge retrospective at the Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich.

World's Most Liveable Cities: Monocle Magazine 'Quality of Life' Survey (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Munich residents have a reason to toast themselves months before Oktoberfest this year, as the Bavarian city tops the list of Monocle Magazine's Quali...

Student Hurls Puppy At Hell's Angels Biker Gang In An 'Offensive Gesture'

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A German student has been arrested after throwing a live puppy at a group of Hell's Angels motorcycle gang members Monday in what was assumed to be me...

Employment Testing for the Priesthood Can Prevent Child Abuse

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jerry Chautin

Given the magnitude of the crisis in the clergy, asking the hard questions to ferret out prospective sexual abusers is a necessity.

Pope's Former Diocese Admits Error In Letting Child Abuse Priest Return

AP | NICOLE WINFIELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

VATICAN CITY — Germany's sex abuse scandal has now reached Pope Benedict XVI: His former archdiocese disclosed that while he was archbishop a su...

Thomas "Toivi" Blatt, Survivor Of Gas Chambers, Meets John Demjanjuk, Alleged Nazi

Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Independent By Tony Paterson in Munich "I am still in Sobibor 67 years on," the trembling man told Court 101. "I still have nightmares about the ...

Munich Airport Security Scare: Part Of Airport Closed, Man Flees

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — Part of Munich airport was closed Wednesday as officials searched in vain for a man who left a security checkpoint with a bag containin...

Siemens wins $321M to upgrade PATH train system | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Munich, Home News

The Jerey JournalThe interior of PATH cars. German industrial conglomerate Siemens AG said today it was leading a consortium that will upgrade the...

Pregnant Elephant Doing Prenatal Exercises (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From Getty: "20-year-old- pregnant female elephant "Panang" stretches following instructions of her minder Andi Fries at the Tierpark Hellabrunn zoo i...

British rocker Pete Doherty sorry for Nazi anthem gaffe

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

British rocker Pete Doherty apologized on Monday after being booed off a stage in Munich for singing the Nazi anthem "Deutschland, Deutschland ......

BMW To Produce Additional Hybrid Model Based Off of Mild Hybrid Powertrain Found in ActiveHybrid 7

AllAboutElectric | AllCarsElectric | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Munich, Home News

st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } BMW may be a late entrant in the hybrid segment, but they are attempting to catch up quick.  A few weeks ago, the com...

Armenian-Azeri leaders hold talks

Al Jazeera. | Al Jazeera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Munich talks aim to resolve decades of conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan....

Getting the Vietnam Analogy Right in Afghanistan

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The ghosts of the Vietnam War seem to be hanging around the White House Situation Room as President Obama and his national security aides debate a new strategy for the war in Afghanistan.

Today: A tanker hijack and a Swiss vote to ban minarets | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Stories compiled by Gizem Yarbil, Connie Kargbo, Channtal Fleischfresser, Christine Kiernan, Ivette Feliciano, and Mohammad al-Kassim, and edited by ...

Editors' Frontman on the New Album and Leaving the Interpol Comparison Behind

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Tom Smith is well aware of the comparisons many have made between his band and the New York City band Interpol. Thankfully each passing album his band puts out make those similarities fade.

German Spy Leaks Secrets to Male Lover?

Advocate. | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A German spy currently standing trial in Munich is accused of betraying state secrets, an allegation that emerged after his wife discovered he was hav...

On the Road: Why Do We Want To Travel?

Robert Fuller | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Fuller

Fear is part of what makes travel so enlivening and revelatory. You're perpetually off-balance and on guard. After a while one yearns for the mindlessness of familiar routines.

Demjanjuk trial delayed due to over demand for seats in court

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Read More: Munich, Home News

The start of trial of alleged Naziwar criminal John Demjanjuk, 89, was delayed Monday because of a demand for seats at the court in Munich. ......

Taliban To Germany: Leave Afghanistan Or We'll Attack Oktoberfest

The Christian Science Monitor | David Montero | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The Taliban have a new target: beer and bratwurst. In perhaps their most bizarre threat to date, Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have threatened to...

9/11 Film Review of Amreeka: Drama of the Arab-Christian Experience in America Also Strikes Notes of Heart and Humor

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

Amreeka is an artful, moving testimony to the perils of making assumptions about individuals or groups. It is a is a film of impeccable taste that unites instead of divides.