In Hamburg, Germany, an international tribunal makes rulings on the UN’s Law of the Sea, which deals with marine territorial rights and navigation, and requires states to prevent and control marine pollution. This week, a coalition of small island states is asking the court to rule on an unusual case: that greenhouse gas pollution is covered under this law of the sea.
US President Donald Trump said Sunday he wanted to work "constructively" with Russia despite confronting Vladimir Putin over alleged election meddling, as reports broke that his eldest son met a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer during the 2016 campaign.
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.
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.
In her weekly column, AWL editorial director Christina Asquith surveys how US foreign policy is increasingly becoming a male-dominated arean
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.
Hamburg bans the devices from government offices.
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.
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.
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.
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."