Justin Bieber's pet monkey Mally likely to stay in Germany
It appears Justin Bieber missed the deadline to reclaim his pet monkey, Mally, from Germany. The monkey was seized March 28 when Bieber returned to his European 'Believe' tour after a short U.S. break. He lacked sufficient documents so Mally was seized.
Germany's Merkel visits Pope, urges tougher market controls
VATICAN CITY - German Chancellor Angela Merkel met Pope Francis on Saturday and, apparently responding to his criticism of a heartless "dictatorship of the economy", called for stronger regulation of financial markets.
News Analysis: Japan Courts Growth While Europe Keeps Up Austerity
Japan’s economy has posted an unexpectedly robust growth rate, but economists said Europe, particularly Germany under Chancellor Angela Merkel, is not willing to learn from Tokyo.
Japanese chef killed over bad meal
A Japanese chef based in Germany was killed after getting into a fight with 2 customers over a supposed bad meal he had cooked for them.
Politics and Comedy — May the farce be with you
A fine line exists between satire and bad taste. Mel Brooks danced up to that line with his “Springtime for Hitler and Germany” in “The Producers.”