In Hamburg, a group of senior citizens have taken up karate. The idea is not just to boost their self-confidence. It's a great way of keeping fit as well.
Former NSA senior executive Thomas Drake blew the whistle on a failed surveillance program called Trailblazer. He tells DW that the US whistleblower laws failed to protect him from retaliation within the NSA.
Respect for the Aged Day is symbolic of the respect that is afforded to the elderly in Japan. But with one in four of its population aged 65 or over, the country is facing what experts suggest is a demographic time bomb.
The child pornography scandal surrounding SPD lawmaker Sebastian Edathy has caused a political crisis in Germany. But in Romania, the victims aren't getting the support they need.
Senior political leaders in Berlin have welcomed US President Barack Obama's NSA speech as an important first step. But many have expressed skepticism that Washington will follow through with broad surveillance reform.
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