FOTOSTRECKEN INTERNATIONAL
April 24, 2014

Photo Gallery: Transnistrian Dreams

The breakaway Moldovan republic of Transnistria longs to return to the Russian fold -- and Moscow is content to use the sliver of territory along the Dnieper River as a chip in its broader poker game with the West. more...

April 22, 2014

Photo Gallery: A Country in Lockstep

The propaganda war in the Ukraine crisis has spawned a new sense of Russian nationalism, with members of the opposition and the intellectual class suddenly praising President Putin. Many in Russia are accepting the Kremlin's official line uncritically. more...

Photo Gallery: An Empty Base in Afghanistan

The German military withdrew from Kunduz last autumn and the vast base they once used is now virtually empty. Many locals say that the Bundeswehr left too soon. Security is deteriorating and the morale of the Taliban is on the rise. more...

April 17, 2014

Photo Gallery: Mistrust and Hate in Uganda

On February 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed a law allowing for life sentences for homosexuals. Since then, members of the country's gay and lesbian community have been going into hiding or leaving the country. Pressure from the West has been ineffective. more...

Photo Gallery: 'Hello Mister'

Cybersex is a big business in a city on the Filipino island of Cebu. To escape poverty, parents force their children to strip in front of webcams. City officials are fighting back in an attempt to prevent sexual exploitation from destroying a generation. more...

April 16, 2014

Photo Gallery: Militias Prepare for Worst in Ukraine

It remains unclear what Russia might have in store for eastern Ukraine, but nationalist groups are preparing for the worst. The right-wing scene in the country is varied and complex, but one thing is certain: It is attracting an increasing number of followers. more...

April 15, 2014

Photo Gallery: Pro-Russians in Eastern Ukraine

Crimea is now part of Russia. Many in cities across eastern Ukraine would like to secede from their country as well. It remains to be seen whether they will get Russian support. more...

Photo Gallery: Misery in the Mediterranean

Since Italy began rescuing Africans from the Mediterranean after the last major tragedy in October, the number of refugees coming to Europe has risen dramatically. Fears of economic immigrants could become a top issue in this spring's European elections. more...

April 14, 2014

Photo Gallery: Snub or Subpoena?

It's real work hasn't really begun yet and the investigative committee in the German parliament looking into the NSA spying scandal is already divided. The row over Edward Snowden raises questions over how committed the government in Berlin is to resolving questions surrounding the affair. more...

April 11, 2014

Photo Gallery: The Changing Face of Berlin

With Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit facing his political Waterloo, all eyes have turned to Raed Saleh, who could become the first mayor of a major German city with foreign roots. The German capital's changing demographics could help him. more...

Photo Gallery: Threats from All Sides at German Airline

Last week's three-day strike at Lufthansa drew attention to structural problems at a company that is critical to Germany's globalized economy. The flag carrier is losing ground against competitors but its pilots are remaining firm. more...