Visiting Berlin, NATO's Jens Stoltenberg has praised defense spending increases he described as "historic" but also called on Germany to keep pushing to reform and upgrade its rather sclerotic military, the Bundeswehr.
A self-portrait by expressionist artist Max Beckmann painted during World War II sold for €20 million. It set a record price for an art piece in Germany. The Nazis labeled Beckmann's work "degenerative art."
Germany is out of the 2022 World Cup at the same stage as in Russia four years ago. An inquest into German football will follow, but perhaps the simple truth is that Germany is not good enough anymore.
The leaders of Germany and Norway have said they will propose that NATO plays a role in protecting undersea infrastructure like gas pipelines or fiber optic cables. This follows the sabotage of the Nord Stream pipelines.
The principal defendant in a police murder case has been sentenced to life imprisonment. To cover up a deer poaching operation, the man was found to have fatally shot a female and male officer in a nighttime road stop.