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German Jesuit Schools Face 115 Sex Abuse Charges

AP | MELISSA EDDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BERLIN — The number of students who claim they were sexually abused by Jesuit priests at schools across Germany has jumped to 115, a lawyer said...

Foreign Arabic-Language TV: An Exercise in Futility?

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

They're tripping over each other. American, British, French, Russian, Chinese and Turkish satellite TV channels want a piece of the Arab viewers' p...

Netanyahu heads to Berlin for long-awaited joint cabinet session

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BERLIN - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and senior ministers in his cabinet are expected in Berlin Monday for the annual meeting between the govern...

20 Years After the Fall of the Iron Curtain | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

20 Years After the Fall of the Iron Curtain Twenty years have passed since the collapse of communism and the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989. The epo...

John Reid: The enduring implications of the fall of the Berlin Wall

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

The fall of the Berlin Wall, on November 9, 1989, was one of history's truly epochal moments. During what became a revolutionary wave sweeping ac...

GOP Purity Test Echoes Berlin in 1933

Mike Papantonio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Papantonio

Finally, Republicans have memorialized their flat-earth style of politics by demanding that their candidates stop thinking and swear a purity oath. Regardless of whether it's dumb luck at work here, Obama should be grateful.

Debate over swine flu shots in Germany

AP | KIRSTEN GRIESHABER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BERLIN — A debate over two different swine flu vaccines overshadowed Germany's launch of a public inoculation program against the pandemic on Monday.

Critics warned the vaccinations campaign could be a "million-euro flop" as many people might refuse to participate after learning they would receive a different shot, with possibly more side effects, than one being given to politicians, high-ranking government employees and soldiers.

German authorities ordered 50 million doses of swine flu vaccines, and began inoculating physicians, nurses, rescue workers and the chronically ill this week.

However, most Germans will be getting Pandemrix, a vaccine by GlaxoSmithKline PLC that contains an adjuvant, while Germany's politicians, government employees and troops will get Celvapan, made by Baxter International without an adjuvant.

Adjuvants – or chemical compounds that boost the human body's immune response and stretch the vaccine's active ingredient so more doses can be made – are relatively new in flu vaccines, and there is limited data on how safe they are in certain population groups, such as pregnant women and children. No flu vaccines with adjuvants are licensed in the U.S., though they are commonly used in Europe.

Berlin Wall Anniversary (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Adam Taylor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Germany celebrated the 20th anniversary of fall of the Berlin Wall Monday. Here is a look at this historic day in photos. Get HuffPost World On Fac...

When The Berlin Wall Fell: Commentary

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

I first saw the Berlin Wall in 1971. It was then about 10 years old and was the ugliest human structure I'd ever seen: gray, brutal, pitiless, unyield...

Books: 'City of Gold: Dubai and the Dream of Capitalism,' the latest on the Berlin airlift and more | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In-depth looks at Dubai, World II history and a memoir. ...

Foursquare Boasts More Than 100,000 Users

NY Convergence | NY Convergence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Since Foursquare's launch, it has added more than 100 worldwide cities to its roster, recently launching in Berlin, Paris, and Madrid; the New-York ba...

Annie Lennox: Positive About HIV

Advocate. | Advocate | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Wearing a powerful T-shirt, pop star Annie Lennox accepts the 2009 Woman of Peace Award in Berlin. ...

End of Year, 2009

Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lord Weidenfeld of Chelsea

2009 was certainly not a year of triumphs for mankind nor human kindliness. The world economic crisis is neither diagnostically nor therapeutically on the way to a solution.

Today: Salvador mudslides, the Berlin Wall and eco-buses | | 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 ...

Nobody Likes Roosevelt Island's Main Street

Curbed | Curbed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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We wind our day down in the Ibiza of the East River, Roosevelt Island, and on its sorrowful and drab Main Street, which blogger Roosevelt Islander ...

Celebrating Berlin While Enabling Israel's Apartheid Wall

Ahmed Shihab-Eldin | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ahmed Shihab-Eldin

The 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall highlights both the inherent thirst for freedom and proclivity to hypocrisy ingrained in the human condition.

U.N. Birthday Rocks for Its Peacemakers

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Read More: India, Aterciopelados, Summer Olympics Beijing 2008, U.N. Department of Public Information, Emmanuel Jal, U.N. Day Concert 2009 a Tribute to Peacekeeping, Humanitarian, Shankhar Mahadevan, UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, The War Against War, Angelique Kidjo, Cnn International, Jayashri Wyatt, Sierra Leone, Global Citizens, Wyclef Jean, Lauren Saffa, U.N. Secretary General, Norway, Lang Lang, Salman & Samina Global Wellness Initiative, Earth Wind and Fire, Xian Song & Dance Troupe, Africa, Zahir Hussain, Senegal, Leonardo Dicaprio, Cotonou, U.N. Department of Peacekeeping Operation, Oslo, Education Sans Mutilation, Wikipedia, Rwanda, Melissa Etheridge, Sting, South Asia, Berlin Philharmonic, Entwined Twins, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Pakistan, Isha Sesay, Culture Project, You Are Not Alone, Amnesty International, Blood Diamond, Shrinivas Uppalapu, Julianne Hoffenberg, John Mahavishnu McLaughlin, Benin, New York, Junoon, Barack Obama, Time 100, Colombia, Killing Me Softly, Ghatam, The First Time Ever, General Assembly, Salman Ahmad, Fisher Stevens, Interfaith Dialogue, Thought Leaders, Steven Lawrence, China, Bbc, Allan Buchman, National Geographic, Day-O, United Nations, Jim Luce, Harry Belafonte, Paris, Injustice, Vienna Philharmonic, Sudan, She Mama Africa, Selvaganesh Vinayakaram, Malaika, Cancion Protesta, John Lee, Sister Fa, Samir Chatterjee, Blue Helmets, Roberta Flack Singing, War Child Film, Berlin, Grammy-Award, Mridangam, Cross-Cultural Dialogue, Nile Rodgers, Indi-Jazz Fusion, Afghanistan, Kanjira, Eleanor Roosevelt, Freedom of Expression Award, Nobel Peace Prize, We Are the World, Alain Le Roy, God Grew Tired of US, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, The Price of Silence, Two Sheps That Pass., Female Genital Mutilation, Emma McCune, Orphans International Worldwide, Haiti, New York Times, U.N. Peacekeepers, Swahili, Alicia Keys, Hutu-Tutsi Conflict, Sufi Rock, Remember Shakti, Michael Owen, USA for Africa, Haiti Earthquake, New York News
Jim Luce

Flashbulbs popping non-stop, H.E. Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations in New York, entered the U.N. General Assembly Hall in New ...

New Reissues Prove Kraftwerk Is the Most Important Band Ever

Tim Mohr | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tim Mohr

The birthplace of all that's cool and modern in music wasn't Memphis, Liverpool or the South Bronx. It was Dusseldorf, Germany, where Kraftwerk invented the future we are now living.

Protesters Burn More Than 200 Luxury Cars In Berlin

High Gear Media | High Gear Media | Posted 11.17.2011 | Home
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More than 200 cars, mostly luxury models, have been burned in Berlin by protestors supporting leftist organisations in the German capital over...

Books: 20th anniversary of fall of Berlin wall | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Two new books explore the history of the Berlin Wall, Stephen King's new "Under the Dome'' and a handful of books on women poets. ...

Both sides remember the day the Berlin Wall fell down | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

For decades, the Berlin Wall stood as the symbol of the Cold War. Built in 1961, it was the line in the sand where western democracy ended and communi...

Wagner descendant slams 'anti-semitic' music at Berlin Wall event

Haaretz. | Haaretz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
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Richard Wagner's great-grandson, Gottfried Wagner, on Friday protested the choice of music at festivities 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, ...

Top 3 Travel Spots: Tim Ferriss And Kevin Rose's Picks

Tim Ferriss | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tim Ferriss

In this episode, we discuss our top 3 favorite travel spots. Details include favorite areas, seasons, things to look for and, occasionally, things to look out for...

1989 Europe's Revolution: The lost city of Bonn

The Independent | Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

John le Carré called Bonn "a small town in Germany" when his Cold War thriller of the same name was published just seven years after the bu...

Who Caused the End of the Cold War?

Joseph Nye | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Joseph Nye

The end of the Cold War was a greater historical transformation than 9/11, but controversy persists about its causes.