On trial: the poet Maung Saungkha is in court this week in Myanmar for a verse he posted online about having a tattoo of the president on his penis. He has spent six months in prison so far

Whether it was the church or the most influential family in Florence, moneyed patrons were always of interest to Michelangelo. But he also had a reput(...)

No right to insult?

A deeply embarrassed Angela Merkel has been caught between a rock and a hard place. Stateswoman or politician? Either the chancellor apparently acqu(...)

German comedian  Jan Böhmermann. He claimed responsibility on Wednesday for manipulating a video that allegedly shows Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis giving Germany the “middle finger”

The German row over the middle finger of Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis has taken an absurd turn. Since Sunday evening Germans have ob(...)