The tiny town of Fredericksburg certainly knows how to display its charming German heritage.
As the gavel dropped and cheers erupted, history was made at COP21. For small Pacific Island nations this was a David and Goliath moment. Despite immense odds, the world made a commitment to seriously tackle climate change by adopting the Paris Agreement.
The truth about the U.S. military base on the British-controlled Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia is often hard to believe. It would be easy enough to confuse the real story with fictional accounts of the island found in the Transformers movies, on the television series 24, and in Internet conspiracy theories about the disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.