• Germany November 17, 2020 8:54 am

    Raids, Arrests as German Police Probe Dresden Jewelry Theft

    More than 1,500 police have carried out a series of searches in Berlin and arrested three people in a massive operation connected to the spectacular theft of 18th-century jewels from a unique collection in Dresden last November

  • CONGRESS October 28, 2019 5:25 am

    Preserved Fetuses Found in Home and Mercedes of Embattled Abortion Doctor After Death

    Dr. Ulrich Klopfer competed so avidly in the 1970s to perform the most abortions each day at a Chicago clinic that it was said he would set his coffee aside, jump to his feet in the break room and rush to the operating table whenever his chief rival in the macabre derby walked by.

  • New York July 16, 2019 2:52 pm

    Police Charge Suspect in US Scientist's Slaying in Crete

    A 27-year-old man was charged with murder and rape Tuesday in the killing of an American scientist who disappeared on the Greek island of Crete and whose body was found in a tunnel formerly used as a storage site during World War II. Crete police said a Greek man from the island confessed to the “violent criminal act,” telling investigators...

  • Russia December 6, 2017 1:36 pm

    Putin's Power: From Mean Streets to Kremlin

    As a kid in a dismal Soviet communal apartment, Vladimir Putin was a scrapper who dreamed of being an operator — diligently training in martial arts and boldly walking into a KGB office to inquire about how to become a spy. As Russia’s leader in the 21st century, he’s been the epitome of both traits — fighting Chechen rebels, directing...

  • Germany August 14, 2017 6:29 am

    American Tourist Gives Nazi Salute in Germany, Is Beaten Up

    Police say a drunken American man was punched by a passer-by as he gave the stiff-armed Nazi salute multiple times in downtown Dresden. Dresden police said Sunday the 41-year-old, whose name and hometown weren’t given for privacy reasons, suffered minor injuries in the 8:15 a.m. Saturday assault. Police say the American, who is under investigation for violating Germany’s laws against...

  • United States May 30, 2017 12:49 pm

    Reliving Communist Past Helps Ease Specter of Dementia in East German Patients

    Every weekday morning, white-haired women patiently line up before a door at a Dresden retirement home, step in, and quickly step back nearly six decades into their past in Communist East Germany. Most of the women — in their late 70s at the youngest — are suffering from severe dementia, but the reminders from bygone days trigger memories and skills...

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