In 1961, life-threatening chemical weapons left over from World War I and World War II, were dumped in the Baltic Sea just eight kilometers (five miles) from the shoreline of the German town of Lübeck. Over the past 47 years bottles containing 20,000 liters (5,283 gallons) … [Read more...] about Chemical Weapon Time Bomb Ticks in the Baltic Sea
The German Football Association (DFB) is no closer to healing the deep divisions which are threatening the 2006 World Cup finals or finding a successor to Rudi Völler as head coach of the national soccer team after a closed crisis meeting on Monday. The DFB was thrown into … [Read more...] about German Soccer Body On Borrowed Time After Emergency Summit
At the moment, it seems the Kremlin will waste no opportunity to make its presence felt on the international stage, something the EU three will no doubt experience when they meet with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Wednesday in Vienna. In its recent diplomatic … [Read more...] about Opinion: Russia’s Eastward Drift
The DW documentary "Ai Weiwei Drifting" initially aimed to showcase Chinese artist Ai Weiwei's work at Berlin's University of the Arts, but it ended up focusing on much more. It shows China's most famous artist in the western world as a filmmaker, architect, concept artist and … [Read more...] about ‘Ai Weiwei Drifting’: China’s most famous, displaced artist
From 2008, under President Ma Ying-jeou of the China-friendly Kuomintang (KMT), Taipei moved closer to Beijing through a series of trade and tourism deals. But in January, Taiwan elected Tsai Ing-wen of the more China-skeptic Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) as President Ma's … [Read more...] about How far will Taiwan drift from China?