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Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin shake hands behind two podiums reading Helsinki 2018

No, the president can't destroy records. Here's why.

In 1978, Congress created the Presidential Records Act, which makes the records of a president public, not private. Here's what that means amid some of the latest revelations that US President Donald Trump has withheld records of his conversations with Vladimir Putin.

No, the president can't destroy records. Here's why.
Klaus Voormann, German born artist and friend to The Beatles

Klaus Voormann's long history with The Beatles

Klaus Voormann's long history with The Beatles
einstein note

Einstein's handwritten secrets for a happy life auctioned for $1.56 million

Einstein's handwritten secrets for a happy life auctioned for $1.56 million
Russia's President Vladimir Putin talks to President Donald Trump during their bilateral meeting in Germany.

Trump and Putin held a second, undisclosed, conversation while in Germany

Trump and Putin held a second, undisclosed, conversation while in Germany
Donald Trump Jr. arrives at Trump Tower in New York City. January 18, 2017.

Trump's son 'met Kremlin-linked lawyer' during the election campaign

Trump's son 'met Kremlin-linked lawyer' during the election campaign
US President Donald Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel

Trump wins concessions, and isolates the US, at the G-20 summit

World leaders made concessions on trade and climate language to Donald Trump Saturday, at the end of the most fractious and riot-hit G-20 summit ever.

Trump wins concessions, and isolates the US, at the G-20 summit
President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg.

Trump and Putin meet for the first time at a fractious G-20

President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin shook hands as they met for the first time Friday at a G-20 summit marred by violent protests and a rift between America and its Western allies over climate change and trade.

Trump and Putin meet for the first time at a fractious G-20
Photo of world leaders at the G20 summit in Germany

Where were the women? In Trump's foreign policy, female leaders are scarce

In her weekly column, AWL editorial director Christina Asquith surveys how US foreign policy is increasingly becoming a male-dominated arean

Where were the women? In Trump's foreign policy, female leaders are scarce
Syrian refugees fleeing Syria

A children's book introduces German kids to the true story of Syrian refugees

Germany has received more than 1 million refugees, many of them children from Syria. In “Everything Will Be Alright,” Kirsten Boie writes the story of one Syrian family that fled bombings in Homs for safety near Hamburg, Germany.

A children's book introduces German kids to the true story of Syrian refugees
Coffee pods

Germany's second largest city just says 'nein' to coffee pods

Hamburg bans the devices from government offices.

Germany's second largest city just says 'nein' to coffee pods
Dr. Inge Rapoport

The Nazis stopped her. For a while. But she got her medical degree — at age 102

Inge Rapoport did her doctoral work back in 1930s Germany, but the Nazis kept her from getting her medical degree. “I was quite nervous in my exam," the new doctor says.

The Nazis stopped her. For a while. But she got her medical degree — at age 102

Former Nazi Torture and Detention Sites Uncovered in Germany

Researchers say that in Germany before World War II, there were many more Nazi torture and detention sites than previously thought. The evidence comes from an archive of Nazi documents that was only opened to the public in recent years.

Former Nazi Torture and Detention Sites Uncovered in Germany

Anniversary prompts memories of German teen who landed private plan in Red Square

At the height of the Cold War, a German teen decided he'd fly his single-ending plane deep into the Soviet Union to build a metaphorical bridge between the Germans and the Soviets. He landed in Red Square — and was arrested and sentenced 25 years ago last week.

Anniversary prompts memories of German teen who landed private plan in Red Square

Chinese Novelist Mo Yan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

The Nobel Prize for Literature was awarded to 57-year-old Chinese novelist Mo Yan. The Swedish Academy praised Mo's "hallucinatory realism," saying it "merges folk tales, history and the contemporary."

Chinese Novelist Mo Yan Wins Nobel Prize for Literature

Protesters stand vigil outside European Central Bank, critical of treatment of Greece

As Greece tries to recover from the bailouts, the failed economy and the austerity measures, a small group of protesters have gathered outside the European Central Bank in Germany to criticize the measures that bank has insisted on in order for Greece to access the bailout funds it needs.

Protesters stand vigil outside European Central Bank, critical of treatment of Greece