Christmas Markets

Belfast Christmas Market and lights switch-on dates confirmed for 2018

We may still be hoping the summer sun makes a return, but Christmas is already on the minds of some people.<p>The dates for the 2018 Belfast Christmas …

Belfast

23 Best Destinations for Christmas in Europe

Christmas in Europe have a completely different allure. An essence of grandeur if you like! Now is the time to plan (yes, in August) in order to get …

European Travel

Tafelta Festival makes successful debut

The first ever Tafelta Festival, the ancient name for Magherafelt, took place in the south Derry town at the weekend.<p>The two-day music and …

County Derry

Rhine or Danube? Pick a Christmas market cruise to suit your budget

The heartland of Christmas markets – a highlight of mainland Europe’s winter calendar – lies in Germany and Austria. A river cruise is a fantastic way to soak up the yuletide atmosphere and as vessels moor in town centres you never have far to walk back with your shopping. Here’s a selection of …

European Travel

Snap up a Christmas market break with flights from £99pp - but you won't find out where until you've booked

If you've always wanted to explore the world's best Christmas markets but the festive season leaves you with a tight budget, then Wowcher's latest …

European Travel

Exclusive for MoS readers: Discover magical markets and fabulous vintages - join wine legend Oz Clarke on our festive Rhine cruise

It is hard to imagine a scene more festive than Place Kleber in Strasbourg as Christmas draws near. You will find a huge fir tree towering over the …

Wine Tasting

Champs-Elysées Christmas market finds new home

The Champs-Elysées Christmas market has found a new illustrious address after it was cancelled in 2017 due to a dispute between the main organiser …

France

This is how festive Chester will be this Christmas

We may not be halfway through August yet but it's never too early to start thinking about Christmas.<p>Before we know it, it'll be time to wrap up all …

England

Dates for spectacular Leeds Christmas Market 2018 announced

As the song says: 'It's the most wonderful time of the year.'<p>That's right, we're starting to think about Christmas already! (If only we could get …

Leeds

German Christmas Market

A Christmas market filled with glühwein, bratwurst and fake snow on the northern beaches.<p>A Christmas market filled with glühwein, bratwurst and fake …

Germany

10 Magical Christmas Markets In France You Must See In 2018

Are you looking for the best Christmas markets in France? If you have never been to a European Christmas market, you are in for a real treat! We love …

European Travel

A historic steam train will be offering a magical Christmas trip from Hounslow

Passengers will be able to travel to historic Blenheim Palace from Hounslow station this Christmas on a beautiful steam train.<p>You will be able to …

England

Knife-wielding man attacks passengers on German bus

A knife-wielding man left at least 14 people wounded, two of them seriously, Friday when he went on a rampage aboard a packed bus in northern …

Extremism

8 injured in stabbing attack in Germany

<b>BERLIN</b> -- Eight people were injured in an attack on a busy bus in the northern German city of Luebeck, and a suspect has been arrested, police said …

Extremism

Germany triples payouts to families of terror victims

The German government has tripled financial compensation for the families of people killed in terror attacks. The payouts will be backdated to …

News

Germany triples compensation for terror victims’ families

Germany has tripled the amount of financial compensation awarded to the families of people killed in terrorist attacks, the federal government’s commissioner for victims of terrorism has said.<p>Citing the Bundestag's newly-passed budget, Edgar Franke told the Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung newspaper that …

World News

Small Taranaki town of Okato celebrates Christmas in July

Strudel was the popular choice at the Midwinter Christkindel Christmas Market held at the Stony River Hotel Okato Taranaki.<p>The people had spoken at …

New Zealand

German arrest warrant issued for mastermind of Berlin attack - paper

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s Federal Supreme Court has issued an arrest warrant for a Tunisian man suspected of being the mastermind behind an attack on a Berlin Christmas market in 2016 that killed 12 people, a German newspaper reported on Thursday.<p>The Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper said German …

Extremism

Everything to Know About Frankfurt

Travel<p>Here's how to plan the best possible trip to this European hub.<p>Frankfurt is evolving and shaking off its boring reputation. While the city certainly is the financial hub of Germany and every fifth worker is a suit-clad banker, many of the creatives who fled the city in the 1990s have been …

European Travel

Guide to the Brussels Christmas Market

This has always been a dream of mine, to attend a European Christmas Market. They seem to be so magical and full of unique trinkets and treasures …

European Travel

From Berlin to Dresden - The best Christmas markets in Germany

What could be more instantly evocative of Christmas in Germany than the aroma of sizzling bratwurst, freshly baked stöllen and steaming mugs of …

Germany

Germany to boost aid for terror victims, commissioner says

The federal government plans to increase financial compensation for the families of those killed in terrorist attacks to €30,000 ($36,000), the …

Angela Merkel

Germany aims to boost aid for terror victims after Berlin attack, commissioner says

Germany wants to triple compensation payments given to the surviving relatives of terror victims. Grieving families accused the government not doing …

News

Cambria Christmas Market Tickets Go on Sale (Really)

<b>CHRISTMAS IN JULY...</b> is totally a thing, and proceeding through the seventh month on the calendar without coming across a few yuletide-themed sales …

Decorations

Austrian Man Convicted for Plans for Attacks in Germany

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian court has convicted a 19-year-old of involvement in plans for two Islamic extremist attacks in Germany, one of which was …

Conservative View

Berlin: document-tampering probe over market attack closed

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they have closed an investigation of two Berlin police officials who were suspected of manipulating documents …

Extremism

German police stop knife attack targeting runners at Berlin half marathon

<b>Police in Germany have stopped a suspected knife attack targeting runners and spectators at Berlin’s half marathon.</b><p>Four men have reportedly been …

Extremism

German Media: Knife Attack on Berlin Half-Marathon Foiled

The German daily Die Welt is reporting that police have foiled a knife attack on a half-marathon in Berlin.<p>The paper says special police forces …

Conservative View

German police foil alleged plot to attack Berlin half-marathon

Six people held over what police say was plan to attack spectators and runners with knives<p>Six people have been detained in connection with what police and prosecutors allege was a plan to carry out an extremist attack on Berlin’s half-marathon.<p>“There were isolated indications that those arrested, …

Extremism

German Police Have Reportedly Foiled Attacks At Sunday’s Berlin Half Marathon

One day after a van killed multiple pedestrians in Muenster, German police appear to have thwarted a series of planned knife attacks on Sunday’s Berlin half-marathon race. Reuters relays word from German newspaper <i>Die Walt</i>, which writes that authorities detained four men with knives under suspicion …

Extremism