Awkward! But not for the reason you think.
Yes, this picture exists. Now let's talk about what it means (and doesn't mean).
Richard Evans on who caused WWI, the best books to read on it, and whether the modern Middle East will spark the next World War.
She loved America more than any other European leader. So why did the NSA target her?
Angela Merkel loved America from pretty much the day she was born. The NSA may have ended that.
Such legal acknowledgement of the existence of intersex conditions, which have been known about for all recorded history, comes surprisingly late. Germany is the first country in Europe, and only the second in the world after Australia, to pass such a law.
To state the obvious: Angela Merkel, who has just won a third term as German chancellor, isn’t very macho. Her preferred free-time pursuit is recreational nature walking. (Also, baking: she admitted during the campaign season that her husband was sometimes displeased by the paucity of crumbs atop her cakes.) She hardly ever indulges in public demonstrations of authority; she speaks softly, and mostly refrains from displays of emotion, except for occasional flashes of a nervous smile.
January 2, 1915
The German philosopher Johann Wolfgang von Goethe was born on this day in 1749. In 1915, George Santayana wrote about the legacy of Geothe, Kant, and Hegel in understanding contemporary Germany.
The moral burdens of living under communist rule in Eastern Europe
Anne Applebaum and Marci Shore have shown that there is much to know about communism in this century that was not obvious to everyone. Both regard Soviet communism as more intertwined with the history of Nazism than most historians did before the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Fifty years after JFK's visit, and five since his own, Obama returns to Berlin—to a much different mood
Fifty years after JFK's visit, and five since his own, Obama returns to Berlin—to a different mood.
The country's breakout television series confronts WWII atrocities head on
The country's breakout television series confronts WWII atrocities head on.
How Russia Sees Cyprus
For Russia, spending a few billion bucks on a bailout could have bought an ally.