The famed German architect #HelmutJahn died in a bicycle accident on the weekend. Chicago-based Helmut Jahn was renowned around the world for his inventive skyscrapers. His most famous buildings include the Frankfurt Trade Fair Tower and the Highlight Towers in Munich.
Renowned German philosopher Jurgen Habermas rejects a $271,000 award from the United Arab Emirates because he couldn't square its repressive rule -- and this effort to whitewash it -- with his avowed principles of freedom of opinion and open public debate.
Renowned German philosopher Jurgen Habermas rejects a lucrative award from the United Arab Emirates, recognizing that its government was trying to use his belief in tolerance and liberalism to sugar coat its highly repressive form of governance.