Swedish furniture giant Ikea expressed regret Friday that it benefited from the use of forced prison labor by some of its suppliers in communist East Germany more than two decades ago.Full story
Plans to close seniors' center that was used by East Germany's Stasi spies during the Cold War have prompted its elderly patrons to to take action: They've occupied the building. NBC News' Carlo Angerer reports from Berlin.
epa03367840 An archive photo dated 08 October 1989 shows Head of State and General Secretary of the Communist Part of the Soviet Union Mikhail Gorbachev and Head of State of the German Democratic Republic Erich Honecker during Gorbachev's arrival for the 40th anniversary celebrations of the GDR i
A horse stands at a pasture on December 18, 2012 in Wessenstedt, eastern Germany. AFP PHOTO / PHILIPP SCHULZE /GERMANY OUT
A blue tit is pictured with a corn on January 19, 2013 in Sieversdorf, near Frankfurt Oder, eastern Germany. AFP PHOTO / PATRICK PLEUL GERMANY OUTPATRICK PLEUL/AFP/Getty Images
A duck walks on the snow on Decemebr 9, 2012 in Stralsund, eastern Germany. AFP PHOTO / STEFAN SAUER /GERMANY OUTSTEFAN SAUER/AFP/Getty Images