German court backs gay couples’ tax rights in setback to Merkel

June 7, 2013

(Revellers wearing flowers on their heads talk at the fringes of the Christopher Street Day parade in Berlin, June 23, 2012. REUTERS/Thomas Peter)

Turkish hadith project presents Prophet Mohammad’s sayings for the 21st Century

May 22, 2013

(The new seven-volume encyclopaedia of hadiths is pictured at the library of Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate in Ankara May 21, 2013.  REUTERS/Umit Bektas)

from Nicholas Wapshott:

Austerity is a moral issue

By Nicholas Wapshott
May 17, 2013

Security worker opens the door of a government job center as people wait to enter in Marbella, Spain, December 2, 2011. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Ex-Catholic has no right to keep his Church job, German court rules

April 26, 2013

(A sign reading ‘Arbeitsgerichte’ (Labour courts) is pictured in the late evening in Hamburg September 1, 2012. REUTERS/Morris Mac Matzen )

Insight – After cathedral clash, Copts doubt their future in Egypt

April 11, 2013

(Coptic Christians run from tear gas fired by police inside the main cathedral during clashes with Muslims standing outside the Cathedral in Cairo, April 7, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih)

Extensive but little-known German Holocaust archive reaches out to survivors

April 3, 2013

(A filing cabinet containing original documents with information about prisoners of the former concentration camp of Auschwitz is seen at the International Tracing Service (ITS) in the central German town of Bad Arolsen May 10, 2006. REUTERS/Alex Grimm)

European Muslims see dialogue hope in new pope’s choice of name

March 16, 2013

(Sacro Monte (Ort ). Chapel 14 – Saint Francis rejects the money offered by the Sultan of Egypt, 31 July 2010/Wolfgang Sauber)

Incidents make Jews wary 75 years after Hitler annexed Austria

By Reuters Staff
March 11, 2013

(A broken window is seen at the Lauder Chabad School in Vienna November 26, 2006. Austrian police on Sunday detained a man suspected of breaking into a Jewish community school overnight and systematically smashing windows and porcelain with a crowbar, officials said. REUTERS/Herwig Prammer )

Canada’s Cardinal Marc Ouellet suggests others may be better for pope

March 4, 2013

(Pope Benedict XVI (R) is greeted by Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Archbishop of Quebec and Primate of Canada during a meeting with seminarians outside St. Pantaleon Church in Cologne, Germany, in this August 19, 2005 file photo. REUTERS/Pier Paolo Cito)

German Catholics allow certain “morning-after” pills for rape cases

February 21, 2013

(Archbishop Robert Zollitsch, head of Germany’s bishop’s conference gives a media statement before the German bishop’s annual meeting in Trier, February 18, 2013. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay)