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Obama Summitry Encounters the Snowden Effect, Again

William Bradley | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics
William Bradley

President Barack Obama's latest stabs at summitry -- with the G-8 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and again with Germany's leaders in Berlin -- met with mixed results this week.

As President Obama Speaks in Berlin, the Words of President Kennedy Are Worth a Revisit

Dana Beyer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Gay Voices
Dana Beyer

Last week was the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's commencement address to the graduates of American University. I present an abridged version,...

Berlin Is Hot For Obama

The Huffington Post | Gabrielle Dunkley | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

While President Barack Obama delivered a speech on nuclear reductions at the iconic Brandenburg Gate on Wednesday, things got a little hot -- literall...

'Our Work Is Not Yet Done'

AP | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

BERLIN -- President Barack Obama is challenging Americans and Europeans not to become complacent even though the Cold War is over. Obama is speaking ...

Through the Lens of Helmut Newton

Tom Teicholz | Posted 08.08.2013 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

As Wallis Annenberg, of the Annenberg Foundation, said: "Helmut Newton is one of the most powerful and influential photographers of the past century -- the place where art and fashion and subversion and aspiration all collide."

The Startup Formula Goes Global

Evan Burfield | Posted 08.04.2013 | Small Business
Evan Burfield

Americans must take the opportunity to lead, or eventually find ourselves following. The fact that countries around the world are adopting America's model for innovation creates tremendous long-term opportunities to build grassroots links across the globe.

Summer Concert Guide for the European Backpacker: Germany

Party Earth | Posted 07.30.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

After a few weeks of backpacking across Europe, you finally reach Germany. While you have a checklist that consists of a daily beer minimum and iconic...

Unclaimed Looted Art Remains A Problem

AP | TIA GOLDENBERG | Posted 05.29.2013 | Arts

JERUSALEM -- Israel's national museum has located the heir of the owner of a valuable impressionist painting that was stolen by the Nazis after a phot...

Feminists Protest Life-Size Barbie Dreamhouse In Berlin

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 05.10.2013 | Women

A life-size Barbie Dreamhouse is opening in Berlin on May 16, and local feminists aren't too pleased. The walk-in replica of Barbie's iconic Malibu...

Over-the-Top Themed Hotel Rooms and Suites (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.10.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Hotels often incorporate themes into their rooms, but these so-called themes are usually "classic elegance," "boho chic," or "understated luxury." In ...

Germany Says Obama Will Visit Berlin In June

AP | Posted 05.10.2013 | World

BERLIN -- President Barack Obama will visit Berlin next month for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel on his first visit to the German capital since t...

My Father and Berlin

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The rumble of a train comes through the window. In Berlin there is always the sound of a train somewhere. I look out and see a very different reality from what my father saw in 1984 when he first came to this city.

Europe's Most Historic Hotels

Oyster | Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Pirate Queens, famous authors, scheming politicians and celebrities of days past and present have walked through these corridors -- and now you can, too.

The Online Community Is Inexorably Global: Are You?

Chris Abraham | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology
Chris Abraham

Humans are provincial; Americans doubly so. In fact, we online human-Americans oftentimes can't think past our sweat pants, ironic T, and bunny slippe...

NEXT Berlin 2013

Jasmina Tesanovic | Posted 06.29.2013 | World
Jasmina Tesanovic

Berlin always feels like an unfinished business to me. In Alexanderplatz, the picturesque ugly square  is as laden with underground history as a clog...

Suspected Letter Bomb Sent To German President

AP | GEIR MOULSON | Posted 06.19.2013 | World

BERLIN — German authorities on Friday destroyed a letter addressed to the country's president that was suspected of containing explosives, but t...

Europe's Top Business Hotels

Oyster | Posted 06.18.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Whether you're ironing out the details of a high stakes merger or need to be connected to all four corners of the globe at once, these top business hotels are equipped to help with your every need.

Hotels That Offer Cooking Classes

Oyster | Posted 06.16.2013 | Travel
Oyster

But cooking can actually be fun, especially if you have a master chef offering instructions. Plus, the best part of going to a cooking class? You don't have to do the cleanup!

WWII Bomb Defused Near Berlin's Main Railway Station

AP | Posted 06.03.2013 | World

BERLIN — A World War II bomb was defused near Berlin's main railway station on Wednesday after trains were diverted, nearby houses evacuated and...

Europe's Best Attractions & Where To Stay Nearby

Oyster | Posted 06.01.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Plus, where you should stay to be near these spots.

Philippe Starck Doesn't Want a Trendy Bathroom

Zoe Settle | Posted 05.21.2013 | HuffPost Home
Zoe Settle

Starck has improved a myriad of categories, including now-iconic products for Alessi (Juicy Salif) and Kartell (Louis Ghost Chair) and the interiors of the first boutique hotels -- as well as boats, knives, transit cards and touch-responsive headphones.

Helicopters Collide Near Berlin's Olympic Stadium

AP | Posted 03.21.2013 | World

BERLIN -- Two helicopters clipped each other and crashed as they landed in a snowstorm near Berlin's Olympic Stadium during a federal police exercise ...

Artist as Ouroboros: James Franco's Gay Recycling in Berlin

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 05.12.2013 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

It is all too apt that James Franco should dedicate, in the metropolis that made gender-bending an art form, his latest multimedia exhibition, Gay Town.

The Squats of Berlin

John Feffer | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
John Feffer

But there's nothing like the feeling of urban discovery, when you stumble upon an awe-inspiring structure that makes you feel, if only for a few moments, as if you just discovered a lost city, a vanished civilization.

The Weimar Touch: (R)evolution in Berlin

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 04.28.2013 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

The 63rd International Filmfestspiele Berlin delivered the marriage of the personal/universal with flashes of outright genius in films of remarkable emotional depth, variety and originality.