This week, the world's largest gathering of AIDS doctors and experts is converging on Washington for the 19th International AIDS Conference. It marks the first time in 22 years that the biannual event will be held on U.S. soil, possible only because a 25-year-old travel ban preventing HIV-positive people from entering the country was lifted by President Barack Obama in 2009 and went into effect a year later.
The International Monetary Fund on Thursday challenged Berlin's game plan for pulling the eurozone out of its crisis by advocating a series of short-term fixes that the German government has resisted.
A Canadian porn actor suspected of killing and dismembering a university student in Montreal pleaded not guilty Tuesday to all the charges against him, the prosecution office in Quebec said.
The Canadian man police believe killed a student once auditioned for a TV show. HLN talks to the director.
The tale of the so-called Forest Boy is a lie, police in Germany said on Friday.
CNN's Jim Boulden explains why Spain's borrowing costs are up.
France is pressing the EU to adopt a financial stability package to stem the eurozone crisis, believing negative market reaction to the ?100bn bailout of Spain's banks shows the need for more comprehensive action.
German police have released a photograph of the 17-year-old known only as "Ray" who turned up at Berlin City Hall last year after claiming to have been living in the woods for five years.
CBC reports that Berlin police have arrested a Canadian porn actor accused of killing a man and mailing his body parts.
Erin Burnett talks to a forensic psychiatrist about what's inside the mind of the alleged Canadian porn star killer.
Canadian dismemberment suspect arrested in Berlin internet cafe. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
What appeared to be a human hand and foot were sent separately to two area schools, Vancouver police said Tuesday.
[Updated 3 p.m. Monday, June 4] This massive red sandstone boulder weighs 77,000 pounds and sits in Tiergarten Park in Berlin, Germany.
France's new president is once again en route to Berlin after his first plane was struck by lightning.
François Hollande arrived in Germany on Tuesday, hours after becoming France's new president, for talks on the European debt crisis with Chancellor Angela Merkel.
There has been a great deal of austerity-bashing -- that is to say Germany-bashing -- this French election season. Buoyed by his success in the first round, Socialist candidate Francois Hollande declared last Thursday: "It is not for Germany to decide for the rest of Europe." Vowing to reset Europe on a growth path, he said, "we're not just any country, we can change the situation."
Angela Merkel's key ally on eurozone austerity measures, Nicolas Sarkozy, is in danger of losing his job.
She's one of Great Britain's brightest medal hopes ahead of the London Olympics but Jessica Ennis isn't relying on home comforts to help land her a maiden Games gold.
Former world champion Jessica Ennis is one of Great Britain's big medal hopes for the London 2012 Olympics.
Imagine a smoke-filled jazz club, dark and crowded. The sounds of a trumpet solo echo on stage, while a piano, bass and drums pound out a finger-snapping groove. You can almost smell the cigarette smoke, taste the cheap booze being served. This is Berlin, 1939 -- the eve of World War II. These are the Hot Time Swingers, the imagined jazz band at the center of Esi Edugyan's "Half-Blood Blues." The novel was a finalist for Britain's prestigious Man Booker prize in 2011 and reaches U.S. bookstores this week.
Germany is expelling four members of the Syrian Embassy, citing the arrest this week of two men suspected of spying on Syrian opposition groups in Germany, Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle said in a statement released Thursday.
Doctors Without Borders accuses the government of denying even the most basic care to the wounded in Syria.
Two men suspected of spying on Syrian opposition groups in Germany were arrested in Berlin Tuesday, authorities said.
A wave of protests broke out at Syrian embassies on several continents amid reports of hundreds of deaths in one Syrian city and hours before a possible U.N. Security Council vote on a response to the violent crackdown in the country. Here's a breakdown of some of the demonstrations Friday and Saturday:
[Updated 4 p.m. Monday, January 9] This is the Friedrichstrasse, one of the main shopping destinations in Berlin, Germany.
Schalke joined Bayern Munich at the top of the German Bundesliga table with a 2-1 victory at Hertha Berlin on Friday.
A 27-year old man has been charged with arson attacks on 67 cars in Berlin, police told CNN Monday.
The German government sent mixed messages about the chances of reaching a solution to the eurozone debt crisis this weekend, with officials and politicians dampening expectations and talking of "bold steps", adding to investors' confusion.
CNN's Diana Magnay reports from the scene of protests in Berlin as Occupy protests spread internationally.
At least seven homemade explosives have been found along Berlin's railways within the last three days, police said Wednesday, severely disrupting traffic on several lines.
Skulls taken by German scientists over a century ago have been returned to Namibia amid jubilant scenes and celebrations.
Rory McIlroy tells CNN's Don Riddell about his ambition to become the world's number one golfer.
Legendary athlete Haile Gebrselassie has told CNN that he aims to be competitive at the 2012 London Olympic Games, despite being impressed by some of the younger runners coming through in long-distance events.
"With everything I do, I try to build on what my father did," the teen says
Kenya's Patrick Makau set a new world record for the marathon in Berlin Sunday as previous record holder Haile Gebrselassie of Ethiopia failed to finish.
A Berlin auction to help kids in need will benefit from the sale of the "Bad" manuscript
On his first state visit to his homeland, Pope Benedict XVI met Thursday with Germany's prime minister and president and spoke to legislators, but insisted that his purpose was not economic or political, but spiritual.
German police are investigating after a 17-year-old boy turned up at Berlin City Hall earlier this month, claiming he has been living in the woods for four to five years, authorities said Sunday.
Two men arrested in Berlin on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack must remain in custody, a judge ruled Friday.
German police arrested two men in Berlin on suspicion of plotting a bomb attack, police said Thursday.
On prosthetics, double-amputee runner competes with able-bodied in World Championships. CNN's Robyn Curnow reports.
DAEGU, South Korea -- Seven reasons, among many, to make a little time for the World Track and Field Championships, which begin Saturday in this city of 2.5 million people, 145 miles southeast of Seoul.
Fifty years after the rise of the Berlin Wall, and now 22 years after its post-Wall rebirth, Berlin is a scene-stealing combo of glamour and grit, teeming with top museums and galleries, grand opera and guerrilla clubs, gourmet temples and ethnic snack shacks. Whether your tastes run to posh or punk, you can sate them in Berlin.
A string of arson attacks has hit the German capital, with vandals burning dozens of cars this week, including an additional 11 overnight, authorities said Friday.
On the busy corner of Torstrasse, a street in the center of Berlin's Mitte district, a coffee shop called St. Oberholz serves as a meeting point and co-working space at what's fast becoming Europe's hottest startup hub.
CNN Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau looks at the impact of climate change in one of the coldest places on the planet.
CNN International's "Going Green" is back for another series of special programming with "Extreme Science," a special one-hour documentary that will take viewers on a journey where scientists study global warming in one of the coldest places on earth.
Fruit and vegetable company Werder Frucht has to bring in additional workers these days or risk falling behind. But the workers are not busy selling the company's tomatoes: they are busy throwing red, ripe produce in the trash.
Grab a helmet and check out these 15 cities where drivers use all five fingers when they wave at you.
The pop star surprises Pattie Mallette with a birthday cake, but the candles prove to be a problem
Thousands of German demonstrators urged their leaders Monday night to shut down nuclear power plants in their country.
CNN's Jim Acosta addresses questions surrounding nuclear plants in the U.S.
Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra conductor, Simon Rattle on creating the perfect orchestral performance.
It is one of the most revered orchestras in the world. But members of the celebrated Berlin Philharmonic are almost as famous for their fiery individualism as for the powerful music they play.
At its home in a beautiful 19th century building in the center of Berlin, C/O Berlin photography gallery attracts 200,000 visitors a year to see exhibitions from the likes of Annie Leibovitz.
A collection of ancient statues destroyed during the British bombing of Berlin in World War II have been painstakingly restored and are being displayed.
German archaeologists piece together the shattered remnants of the statues of Tell Halaf. CNN's Diana Magnay reports
Not everyone seems happy about Liam Neeson's transformation from respected Academy Award-nominated thespian to grizzly, gray-haired action star. But few actors command the screen so naturally.
A sprawling, culturally rich capital city, Berlin has much to offer visitors -- and there will be no shortage of them this month.
The performer, who is suffering from an upper respiratory illness, will reschedule his European shows in March
Expect mobile phone security to become a hot topic in 2011, with vulnerabilities emerging for complex smartphones and simple "feature phones" alike.
The singer and boyfriend Matt Rutler continue their European vacation at the swanky ski resort of Courchevel
Germany has indefinitely closed off access to the general public to the cupola and the rooftop terrace of the Reichstag parliament building, the parliament's press office said Monday.
German officials dismiss a report of specific attack, while urging people to stay vigilant. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
German police on Saturday said no specific attack threat exists, denying a news report that said terrorists may have been planning a strike on the Reichstag parliament building.
CMC Markets analyst Michael Hewson comments on how the EU debt crisis affects European markets.
CNN's Diana Magnay takes a look at three initiatives to reclaim and transform urban wastelands.
Berlin's old industrial landscapes may not be much to look at, but they are providing the perfect playground for enterprising city dwellers wanting to get out and about.
It seems like there's been a lot 'Bag space devoted to the question of how we can get tennis to be more mainstream and popular. My response is, what exactly do I have to gain by the attainment of this goal? I no longer feel alone as a tennis obsessive, thanks to the blogosphere, and that tends to leave me a little, shall we say, confused about my fellow fans. I kind of like thinking that tennis is beloved by a narrow set of particularly thoughtful, quirky, creative types -- the kind of people who like to travel and read David Foster Wallace and L. Jon Wertheim. (Note that being an ethnic mongrel, I don't love the idea that tennis is an elitist, blueblood sort of thing.) I guess if tennis were more popular, there would be more televised matches. That would be nice, but it seems like the growth of Internet video is rapidly taking care of that problem. In the meantime, I'm content to inhabit the margins of the sports world, suspecting that the middle is not all it's cracked up to be.
A package containing explosives was found at German chancellor's office. CNN's Diana Magnay reports.
CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva breaks down the results of a survey on perceived world corruption levels.
Once a city split in two, Berlin is now a thriving culture capital. Ever since the wall came down, it has flourished as a creative hot-spot, drawing artists and art lovers in droves.
The death toll from a weekend bus crash near Berlin rose to 13, police said Monday.
Twelve people were killed and 19 severely injured Sunday in a bus crash near Berlin, Germany, police told CNN.
Berlin, Germany, mixes the old and the new, the west and the east with creativity and culture. Once the center of attention for a worldwide controversy (remember the Berlin Wall?), it's now an increasingly popular European destination.
The Germans are known to be pessimists, so it is probably no wonder that the announcement of record growth in the first quarter of this year didn't excite too many people in one of Berlin's main shopping areas at the Kurfürstendamm.
CNN's Frederik Pleitgen asks economist Joerg Rocholl about the reasons behind Germany's second quarter growth spurt.
On his Facebook and MySpace pages, he boasted about flying high and taking a five year break from the skies
Some travelers are surprised when I tell them to consider biking in Europe. I explain that it's not only a cheap way to travel, but it gets you close to the ground and close to the people.
Tony Romo dines with Candice and Chace Crawford, Jennifer Lopez shows off the twins and more star sightings
CNN's Diana Magnay reports from Berlin where not everyone supports cuts to Germany's budget.
CNN's Jim Boulden explains what "naked" short selling is and why it was banned in Germany in three products until 2011.
â¢ After performing at Berlin's O2 World Arena, Rihanna slipped into something more comfortable - a blue and white striped tube dress - and went clubbing. The singer and 60 members of her crew partied until 5 a.m. at Puro Lounge, sipping champagne and Red Bulls and enjoying chocolate cake.
"It's the dark, destructive force of German football. You really shouldn't mess with it," cautioned Berlin-based broadsheet Der Tagesspiegel in 2008. Sadly, plenty of prodigious German footballers have failed to heed the warning over the years, and the consequences have been nearly always disastrous. Scientists are still at a loss to explain the workings of this strange phenomenon, but among ordinary superstitious football folk, there is little doubt: There is a curse. The curse of Nutella.
Sandra Bullock said last week she wasn't making her two-city European tour "due to unforeseen personal reasons"
It's been 20 years since the Berlin Wall came down in Germany, and unification seems like old news. From a traveler's point of view, the business at hand seems to be to keep the economy going and visitors entertained. Things are changing in Switzerland as well. Germany's southern neighbor continues to impress me with the creative, constructive, and democratic ways it grapples with various challenges. Here are a few changes you'll encounter in both countries in 2010.
A priest who was accused of sexually abusing children -- and whose subsequent move from one location to another the pope approved when he was a German cardinal -- has been suspended, his archdiocese announced Monday. The priest was later convicted.
At least four masked and armed men robbed an international poker tournament in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, making off with an undisclosed sum of money, police said.
â¢ Leonardo DiCaprio is still in Europe and still making time for two important women in his life: girlfriend Bar Refaeli and his mother, Irmelin. The couple spent Valentine's Day together with a cozy dinner at Grill Royal, one of the city's hotspots, where they cuddled at their large table. Later, they stepped out for the Cinema for Peace Awards, where, once again, the two were touchy-feely over dinner, gazing lovingly at each other, whispering and kissing. This time they were joined by DiCaprio's mother, who revealed that she was celebrating her birthday with the happy duo.
â¢ How does RenÃ©e Zellweger get red carpet ready? In Germany for the Berlin International Film Festival, the actress stocked up on beauty products during a quickie trip to the KaDeWe department store. Among her purchases: some inexpensive Schwarzkopf shampoo, John Frieda hairspray, Palmolive shaving cream and disposable razors. The actress swooped in with her chauffeur and a cup of Starbucks coffee, then finished her shopping trip in 11 minutes, onlookers say. Later that night, the actress stepped out - barelegged - to join the festival's jury for dinner at MÃ¼nzsalon, a private club in the city's Mitte neighborhood.