What connection is there between a sheepishly smiling politician and the mad rage of a bloodthirsty mob bent on murder in a Baltic coast town 150 miles away?
A small but moving episode marked the regular annual meeting of the German organization Fighters and Friends of the Spanish Republic 1936-1939.
An extraordinary filmmaker who made extraordinary films and lived to the extraordinary age of 101, Kurt Maetzig died August 8. But he was virtually unknown in the U.S.
The media were keen for a real wide split in the party. In truth, a lot of the members feared the same.
In a way, it's a "good news" and "bad news" angle.
Voters rejected political parties that have pushed for austerity, and voted in lawmakers who campaigned for policies of economic stimulus and growth.
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.
The squeeze on incomes for the 99% comes as the flow of euro-millions to Germany's 1% has been getting considerably more generous over the same period.
It's hard to decide: which article on Germany's new president, East Germany's (the former German Democratic Republic's) pastor Joachim Gauck, was more misleading.
The "Nazi Hunter" Klarsfeld will be the only candidate opposing "Stasi Hunter" Joachim Gauck.