As word circulated of a link between Julia Stoschek’s fortune and forced labor in World War II, some began questioning the ethics of working with the billionaire art patron.
As leaders of the Group of 7 gather in Germany, the scramble to replace Russian fossil fuels is raising concerns that hard-won climate targets will be missed.
For Amy Gutmann, a respected democracy scholar, her role as President Biden’s envoy to Germany is not a job, “it’s a mission,” one both professional and personal.
The routine summer practice of filling Europe’s natural gas tanks has become a battle after Russia cut deliveries by more than half.
At a critical moment in the war, Russia is strategically reducing gas flows to drive up prices and hurt European economies already reeling from high inflation.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany and President Emmanuel Macron of France have had strained relations with Ukraine’s leaders since Russia invaded, struggling to balance support for Kyiv with the rising economic costs of the war.
Olaf Scholz’s indecisiveness is more than a political failure.
Poland’s abortion ban has had many unintended consequences. One is that doctors are sometimes afraid to remove fetuses or administer cancer treatment to save women’s lives.
Ruangrupa, an Indonesian group of collaborators, turns social experiences into art. How will they leave their mark on Documenta, which unfolds over 100 days?
A nation of beer lovers is facing a shortage of bottles, partly because of the war in Ukraine. Breweries are looking to drinkers for a rescue.
Nations are accelerating efforts to control data produced within their perimeters, disrupting the flow of what has become a kind of digital currency.
A Russian-owned refinery, linked to a Soviet-era pipeline, is a reminder of Germany’s past and a stumbling block to efforts to cut off Russian oil.
Neither is being realistic about a smooth transition to renewable energy.
Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s Social Democrats scored record-low votes in the first major electoral test he has faced since taking office.
Germany saw consumer prices rise 7.8 percent in April, as compared with a year ago, driven by high food and energy prices pushed up by the war in Ukraine.
Germany said it would send Ukraine dozens of armored antiaircraft vehicles, a major shift for a country that has been reluctant to escalate the conflict with Russia.
The country’s chancellor has pledged about $100 billion to rebuild its army, but that increase in spending may not be enough to reverse years of neglect, experts say.
Climate concerns, investor reticence and political disputes complicate a shift to supplies from the United States, North Africa and the Mediterranean.
Policymakers want to stop financial support to a war machine. Replacing that energy supply is going to be difficult and expensive for consumers.
A complex operation is underway to evacuate Holocaust survivors from Ukraine. For rescuers and evacuees alike, it means confronting the past.
“We have to be ready for it,” the German chancellor said a day after Russia quit providing natural gas to Poland and Bulgaria.
It’s a smaller version of the giant painting at the Met in New York, and it hung in the White House for years. Christie’s thinks it could sell for at least $15 million next month.
Gerhard Schröder, who is paid almost $1 million a year by Russian-controlled energy companies, has become a pariah. But he is also a symbol of Germany’s Russia policy.
As SAP takes steps to wind down its cloud services in Russia, Continental said it was required to “temporarily” restart a Russian tire factory.
In a country that is celebrated for its culture of reckoning and remembrance, the richest families are often an exception.
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Bremen — Germany’s smallest state — managed its vaccination campaign better than any other place in Germany. It succeeded by activating community networks.
In just six weeks since Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a strategic shift for his country, already doubts are emerging about how real and deep it is.
Sometimes globalization ends up empowering autocracy.
Why you can’t trust economic advice from big business.
German leaders believed that more trade would help ensure peace in the region. The war in Ukraine has revealed why that theory was flawed.
Economic moralizing apparently applies only to other countries.
The European Union relies on Russia for almost half its coal, but new contracts with other countries could ease the transition, which would stretch over four months.
Dangerously dependent on Russian gas, Germany is still refusing to cut off President Putin, whose war it is effectively subsidizing to the tune of some $220 million a day.
Under increasing pressure to sever the country’s reliance on Russian energy, German officials must contend with deeply rooted economic ties.
Each spring and autumn, the skies in southern Denmark come to life with the swirling displays of hundreds of thousands of starlings, an event known locally as “sort sol.”
Europe wants 50 billion cubic meters of additional natural gas, but supplies are tight. Prices will rise and other regions might have to do with less.
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Angela Merkel is no longer chancellor. But as war rages in Ukraine, a mere 10-hour drive from Berlin, female ministers oversee national security.
President Biden said the United States would send more natural gas to Europe, though he did not specify how given that the U.S. is already near its export capacity.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine prompted Germany to revolutionize its security doctrine. But the war has also exposed how weak a link the German military is in NATO.
The Ukrainian leader, a former actor, has invoked emotional moments in the history of nations from which he is hoping to secure support. We look at five of his recent speeches.
Two sites have been located, believed to hold thousands of bodies of Syrians killed in detention centers administered by President Bashar al-Assad’s government during the civil war.
In a new exhibition, Wally de Lang, a Dutch historian, has tracked what happened to each of the men rounded up in the first Nazi raids on Dutch Jews, whose fates have largely been a mystery for decades.
The Silicon Valley company said it would build factories in Magdeburg, mirroring a plan announced in late January to begin manufacturing in Ohio.
On the grounds of a former agricultural collective an hour north of Berlin, the artist Danh Vo has built a commune for like-minded talents.
What happens when you layer 19th-century geopolitics on 21st century reality?
The Ukraine crisis shows just how energy dependent Europe has become on Russia.
As Ukrainians flood into Poland, the travel industry has become part of an effort to supply transportation, accommodations and more to people fleeing the Russian invasion.
The war in Ukraine has highlighted the risks of doing business with authoritarian countries — not just Russia, but also China.