When is a German not a German? Identity re-emerges as a thorny issue

DUISBURG, Germany — Restaurant owner Harun Kiki admits that he has to rely on his wife’s language skills to go about daily life in the country he’s called home for 18 years.“My German neighbors try to speak to me over the garden fence but I can’t really speak to them,” the Turkish national explained. “Sometimes … Read more

Turkey’s Erdogan builds more prisons as post-coup purge persists

Tunca Öğreten at home in Istanbul.Danielle Villasana / for NBC NewsBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.ISTANBUL — It was 4 a.m. in December when Tunca Öğreten heard loud kicks against the door of his apartment.Twenty anti-terrorist police officers armed with rifles knocked it … Read more

Typhoon lashes south China after killing 28 in Philippines

Deadly Typhoon Mangkhut leaves wake of destruction in PhilippinesSep.15.201801:00Breaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.HONG KONG — Hong Kong and southern China hunkered down under red alert Sunday as strong winds and heavy rain from Typhoon Mangkhut lashed the densely populated coast, a day … Read more

Severely ill Pussy Riot activist to be treated in Germany

Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the Pussy Riot protest group, was being flown to Berlin on Saturday for treatment of suspected poisoning.Sergei Karpukhin / Reuters fileBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings.MOSCOW (AP) — A member of Russia’s Pussy Riot protest group says a … Read more

Four shot dead in Mexico City tourist hotspot, ‘mariachi’ gunmen flee

Forensic technicians remove a body from a crime scene where three men were gunned down by unknown assailants at an intersection on the edge of tourist Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City, Mexico on Sept. 14, 2018.Carlos Jasso / ReutersBreaking News EmailsGet breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday … Read more

Christopher Nolan Is Trying to Make Sure His Movies Won’t Look Weird on TV

Warner Bros. Producer/director Christopher Nolan is on a mission to improve your television-viewing pleasure. Have you ever been to a super store and noticed that a movie being played on a demo 4K TV looks kinda weird? Like it’s being played at 1.5x speed? That’s because of a TV setting called “motion smoothing.” Put simply, … Read more

Kathy Griffin’s Biggest Feuds, From Donald Trump to Barbara Walters

You don’t get to the top of the D-list without picking a few fights first. Kathy Griffin is both adored and reviled for her outspokenness and provocative comedy. Along with her vocal dislike of President Trump — as exemplified by an infamous photo of her posing with the likeness of his decapitated head — she’s … Read more

Chinese Actress Fan Bingbing Has Gone Missing

Fan Bingbing, one of the most popular actresses in China, hasn’t been seen in public or heard from since an early June visit to a children’s hospital in Tibet three months ago, CNN reports. While no charges have been officially announced against the actress, speculation has now arisen that the Chinese government has quietly arrested … Read more

22 Times ‘Solo’ Recycled Moments From the Original ‘Star Wars’ Trilogy

The new Disney era of “Star Wars” is well known at this point for its incessant nods to old “Star Wars” movies, and “Solo: A Star Wars Story” is the most referential of these movies yet. Below you’ll find our list of 22 times “Solo” reused, repurposed or just referenced the original “Star Wars” trilogy. … Read more

14 Perfect, Over-the-Top Lines From ‘Predator’ Movies (Photos)

As movie franchises go, the “Predator” films have an abundance of iconic, over-the-top, ridiculously quotable lines — way more than a normal film series. It’s likely due to the franchise’s semi-unusual combination of interesting science fiction, ’80s action movie machismo, and surprising willingness to be extremely campy. It results in movies full of lines that … Read more