Bundestag

'White Angel' nun who stood up to Nazis dies at 103

Sister Agnes-Marie Valois earned her nickname after she came to the aid of wounded Canadian and British soldiers in 1942. She stood up to Nazi …

World

Germany: Crackdown on Middle Eastern Crime Families

<i>Excerpt:</i><p>German authorities have launched a crackdown on Middle Eastern crime families in Essen, a city in North Rhine-Westphalia where some 70 …

Middle East

'Peace Festival' continues as neo-Nazis hold rally in Saxony town

The eastern German town of Ostritz has become the scene of a confrontation between neo-Nazis and their opponents. But security is high, and few …

Neo-nazism

German minister says diesel software upgrades unlikely to solve air problems

© Reuters. German parliament Bundestag elects new chancellor in Berlin<p>BERLIN (Reuters) - German Environment Minister Svenja Schulze has told a …

Social Democrats

Populist AfD slammed in Bundestag debate on Deutsche Welle's future

At the request of the right-wing AfD, the German parliament discussed DW's future. There was praise from all other parliamentary groups, and the …

Europe

Sahra Wagenknecht of The Left Speaks to German Parliament

Sahra Wagenknecht<br>(Image by dielinke_nrw) Permission Details DMCA<p>- Advertisement -<p>This is a translation (by Google, with some help from me) of Sahra …

Liberal View

Report: German parliament blocks AfD recruit

German Bundestag staff have denied an entry card to a soldier recruited by an opposition far-right parliamentarian, according to the newspaper die …

Germany

Opinion: Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron embody a two-speed EU

Germany and France are the drivers of European Union integration. But Chancellor Angela Merkel could struggle if she tries keeping up with President …

Europe

German theater offers swastika-wearers free entry to a play on Hitler’s birthday

The Konstanz Theater in southern Germany is offering visitors free tickets to an upcoming production of playwright George Tabori’s Hitler satire …

Bundestag

Anti-Semitic migrants could be denied right to stay in Germany – Interior Ministry

Germany's Interior Ministry supports the Central Council of Jews, whose chairman said those who disrespect German values should be stripped of their …

Anti-Semitism

'Who killed Hannibal?' is the Eric Andre meme for messing up and blaming someone else

There's a meme on the rise that's perfect for shifting the blame to someone else.<p>If the <i>American Chopper</i> meme is the format for facilitating …

Fake News

Merkel’s Cabinet moves to scrap state funding for extreme right party

German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Cabinet will submit a petition to the country’s highest court, seeking to cut public funding to the extreme right …

Horst Seehofer

Germany's Angela Merkel faces EU reform pressure ahead of Emmanuel Macron visit

The French president's urgent demands for EU reform could well be slowed down when he visits Berlin this week. Angela Merkel's conservatives are not …

Europe

The co-founder of Germany’s anti-immigrant party once fought to welcome refugees

Alexander Gauland, co-founder of far-right party Alternative for Germany (AfD), has preached one message since 2015: Migrants, especially those of the Islam faith, are a threat to Germany, and the country should close its borders and kick them out.<p>Clad in his signature tweed blazer and woolen …

Europe

Politician from Angela Merkel's party 'open to talks with AfD'

A regional politician from Angela Merkel’s party has become the first to break a taboo by saying he is ready to go into coalition with the nationalist Alternative for Germany party (AfD).<p>Ingo Senftleben, leader of Mrs Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) in the state of Brandenburg, said he was …

Europe

German nationalist apologizes for blaming attack on Muslims

BERLIN (AP) — A deputy leader of the nationalist Alternative for Germany party apologized Thursday for falsely blaming a fatal van attack in Muenster on Islamic extremists, saying that she leapt to conclusions too quickly.<p>Beatrix von Storch said on her Facebook page that "I made a mistake with my …

World

Germany's military reluctance rooted in history

Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan: When it comes to the German military's foreign missions, leaders in Berlin tend to be hesitant. Chancellor Angela Merkel's …

Geopolitics

Orban’s populism prospers by challenging EU taboos

Viktor Orban has plenty to celebrate. His rightwing populist Fidesz party has just won its third victory in a row, giving him a two-thirds …

Europe

Berliner Schloss Museums to Offer Free Admission to Permanent Collections After Opening

April 11, 2018 at 9:10am<p>Monika Grütters, Germany’s minister of culture, has approved a three-year free admission policy for the permanent collections …

Germany

Volkswagen set to oust Mueller as CEO after diesel scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen is set to oust CEO Matthias Mueller as it grapples with a diesel emissions scandal that has cost it billions of dollars, led to the imprisonment of two executives and scarred the German carmaker’s reputation.<p>Herbert Diess, who is in charge of the company’s flagship …

Diesel Emissions

Germany: Angela Merkel's cabinet on 'political camp' retreat after stumbling start

The German government is conferring outside Berlin to try to smooth tension between conservatives and Social Democrats. On the agenda are refugees, …

Social Democrats

Events

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Human Rights

German far-right MP under fire over Münster attack tweets

Islamophobic tweets by controversial German politician Beatrix von Storch following Saturday’s van rampage in Münster have prompted calls for her to step down. The deputy leader of the far-right Alternative für Deutschland (AfD) took to Twitter in the immediate aftermath of the attack blaming it on …

World

New report details Germany′s role in Armenian genocide | Germany| News and in-depth reporting from Berlin and beyond | DW | 05.04.2018

The German Reich provided the Ottoman Empire with the weapons to carry out the Armenian genocide, a new report claims. Prussian officers also laid …

Armenian Genocide

Catalonia’s Ex-Leader Speaks Out From German Prison

Carles Puigdemont, the former leader of Spain’s Catalonia region, has sent a message from prison to his supporters in Spain, saying they must …

Europe

UN peacekeepers killed in Mali as violence threatens regional stability

The UN has warned of growing instability in Mali, with chances that violence may spill into neighboring countries. Germany has made its mission in …

Africa

East Germany Establishes Laws To Prevent Exodus of Refugees | News | The Harvard Crimson

BERLIN, Dec. 11--Communist East Germany today decreed drastic laws to halt the mass westward flight of refugees crippling the worker force.<p>The East …

Student Journalism

Merkel Coalition Hits Back at Trump's Attack on Gas Pipeline

Germany’s governing coalition pushed back against President Donald Trump’s criticism of a gas pipeline with Russia, widening trans-Atlantic tension …

Donald Trump

AfD bloc turns up the heat in Germany’s Bundestag

For German MP Franziska Brantner, the Bundestag is under attack — from within.<p>The enemy, the Green politician says, is the far-right Alternative for …

Europe

Germany's Dapper Diplomat Takes on Russia

Heiko who?<p>When the name of Germany’s new foreign minister was announced last month, it left diplomats and foreign affairs analysts scratching their …

Culture