culture / society

Germany

The Case Of The Cold War Hacker Found Dead In A German Forest

Thirty years after a young West German computer whiz working for the KGB was found dead, we retur...

France

Watch: Cinq — Wilting Point By William Daniels

We are sharing a selection of 5 OneShot videos from the new book by acclaimed photojournalist William Daniels - Wilting Point. We've collected them in a single Cinq production. Working for the ...

United States

After Mueller, What's Next For Trump — And America?

WASHINGTON — Next, more of the same, but with more entrenched division, a bitter crossfire of allegations and then, finally, a reckoning in the form of the 2020 presidential election. The ...

Argentina

Fusing Design And Psychology To Boost Office Productivity

BUENOS AIRES — Mariana Stange has lots of market experience, particular in the corporate sector. She's a realtor who specializes in helping firms move premises. For the best results, she uses ...

France

Why French Will Remain The "Other" Global Language

According to the projections of The International Organization of La Francophone, the language of...

Argentina

Power And Politics According To Pope Francis

Often accused of sympathizing with the left, Pope Francis has a simpler "apolitical" view of poli...

France

Watch: OneShot — Energy Observer, A Journey Toward The Future

Monday marks the debut of the third stage of Energy Observer's revolutionary six-year journey toward a cleaner, hydrogen-fueled future. After four months of updating its equipment and ...

Germany

The Enduring Lessons And Legend Of Alexander Von Humboldt

Two and a half centuries after his birth, the famed German explorer and scientist is still rememb...

United States

Anti-Vaxx Global: How A Social-Media-Borne Contagion Is Spreading

PARIS — Ebola. Toxic air pollution. The HIV epidemic. Given the plethora of health problems we face, all-but-eradicated diseases like measles, polio and smallpox should be the least of our ...

India

Old Names Die Hard: "Karachi Bakery" In India Has Whiff Of Past

Current nationalism in post-Partition India and Pakistan can't kill the spirit of the independent...

United States

Facebook For Felons? New Apps Are A Digital Lifeline For Inmates

Pigeonly is one of several applications that were designed by ex-cons and are transforming the wa...

Italy

Cloudy With A Chance Of Italian Farniente

We often flocked to Italy for Spring, as weather there tends to be better than in my sometimes rainy neck of the French woods. But mornings can be a bit cloudy — nothing to worry this woman at ...

Colombia

The Thinking Person's Internet Dilemma: Chime In Or Tune Out?

Just because someone has something to say about the latest current-events controversy doesn't mea...

France

Bubble Trouble? Champagne Region Dips Into High-End Vodka

High-quality grapes from Champagne production used to be made into ratafia liqueur. Now French wi...

Argentina

Messi Or Maradona? Why Argentines Argue About Everything

Sociologists say there are certain historical and cultural elements behind the country's fondness...

Egypt

Jailed Egyptian Photojournalist Shawkan Is Finally Free

After more than five years in prison, Egyptian photojournalist Mahmoud Abu Zeid, a.k.a. Shawkan, is finally free. © Mohamed El Raai/DPA/ZUMA - March 4, 2019 OneShot is a new ...

Germany

Soviets Soldiers, Past And Present

In the background, one of Treptower Park's massive monuments commemorating Soviet soldiers fallen during World War II. In the foreground, real-life Soviet soldiers still trooping around the ...

Chile

Easter Island's Faux Offer To Get Its Moai Monuments Back

The people of Rapa Nui (better known as Easter Island) have a proposal: return their pilfered scu...

Germany

A Hard Road For Europe's Truck Drivers, Left Behind By Globalization

HOLZKIRCHEN — Holzkirchen-Süd rest stop at 1 p.m., when many drivers stop for lunch. Lawyer Nadia Kluge very slowly approaches a truck, keeps a little distance, and starts a conversation. She ...

Germany

If Only Marie Kondo Could Clean Up My Social Life

If it doesn't "spark joy," the guest of the hit Netflix series "Tidying Up" tells us, get rid of ...

France

French Yellow Vests: How Social Unrest Begets Anti-Semitism

PARIS — European history has shown, time and again, that anti-Semitism is an indicator that the social state has become unstable. It's therefore not shocking that it's developing today in ...

United Arab Emirates

Oil On Canvas? Art As Seen Through Black Gold

An art exhibition in Dubai depicts an alternative story of the Middle East, using oil as a starti...