May

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German elections: The good, the bad, and the ugly

In a way, it's a "good news" and "bad news" angle.

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Austerity goes down to defeat in Europe

Voters rejected political parties that have pushed for austerity, and voted in lawmakers who campaigned for policies of economic stimulus and growth.

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In Germany, the Pirates making waves

Germany's energetic young party, the Pirates, held its party congress last weekend in the northern town of Neumünster. The media overflowed with reports, almost uniformly friendly.