Germany

Raids across Germany target suspected Iranian spies

Germany-wide police raids have been carried out on suspected Iranian spies. Iran has been linked in the past to spying and assassinating dissidents …

Iran

Manuel Akanji: Who is Borussia Dortmund's new big money signing?

A relative unknown outside Switzerland, big things are nevertheless expected of Borussia Dortmund signing Manuel Akanji. But one of Europe’s most …

Soccer

Germany: new asylum seekers drop to 186,000 in 2017

The German government says the number of new asylum-seekers registered in the country dropped significantly last year to some 186,000.<p>The figure of …

Migration

German Cultural Council warns against AfD in culture committee

As the opposition, the Alternative for Germany is set to lead several parliamentary committees. But the German Cultural Council has warned allowing …

Christian Democratic Union

Theresa May mercilessly mocked over Brexit blue passport plan

Theresa May has been accused of lying to the British people by a senior ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel over the plan to restore dark blue …

Brexit

Germany's Social Democrats Show Divide on Alliance With Merkel

Germany’s Social Democrats began taking sides on forming a government with Angela Merkel as the party leadership stepped up efforts to convince …

Martin Schulz

The treasure's of the Munich Residenz

There are those cities that you go to that just deliver the goods everytime you go there. For us, Munich, Germany is that city. We have been there 5 …

Europe

Convicted Auschwitz guard Oskar Groening pleads for mercy

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1160000/1160718_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1516083576_6716cd5b4e0053bf32a86bfe964449b2<p><b>A former guard at the Auschwitz death camp has submitted a request for mercy to avoid jail in Germany.</b><p>In 2015 Oskar Groening, 96, was given a …

European History

GSG 9: Germany's elite anti-terror squad

Germany is planning to expand its elite GSG9 police unit in view of the continuing terrorist threat. The group has a distinguished history going back …

German Politics

Merkel Coalition Opposes AfD Chairing Budget Committee, Sources Say

Lawmakers from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s caretaker government are trying to stop the far-right Alternative for Germany party from chairing a …

Angela Merkel

Discovery of a secret tunnel under Berlin Wall serves as a reminder of a divided world

BERLIN — “It was a very touching moment. It brought back memories of a time when as a young man I had sworn to fight the wall.”<p>Those were the words …

Archaeology

Euro slips on reports of ECB caution

Another sharp move for the euro – this time a downwards.<p>The single currency dropped 0.3 per cent against the dollar on Monday, taking it to $1.2200, …

Economy

Germany trumps Asia with world's largest current account surplus

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's current account surplus was the world's largest in 2017, the Munich-based Ifo economic institute said on Tuesday, unveiling a record high reading likely to renew criticism of the economic and fiscal policies in Europe's largest economy.<p>The International Monetary Fund …

Economy

Germany Expands GSG 9 Unit As Dozens Return from Syria, Iraq

Germany's Ministry of Interior is expanding its anti-terrorism unit GSG 9 and installing a second base for the special squad in Berlin. Germany's …

Middle East

17 Great Authors Who Wrote While Standing

“<i>At the first symptoms of indigestion, book-keepers, entry-clerks, authors, and editors should get a telescope-desk. Literary occupations need not</i> …

Authors

Trump Is Helping To Make Elites Great Again

In Davos, the U.S. president will serve as a good backdrop for the appearances of more successful leaders.<p>There is no contradiction between President Donald Trump's decision this year to visit the World Economic Forum in Davos -- that ultimate congregation of elites -- and his populist politics. …

Opinion

Here's Who Would Win Between Nazi Germany's Bismarck and the Navy's Last Battleship

An epic battle. <i>The larger context of the battle—the U.S. Navy being forced to take on the German Navy—would have had serious repercussions for the</i> …

Military History

School bus crashes into a store in Germany, many injured

Rescue helicopters were deployed near Mannheim, southwest Germany, after a school bus crashed into an electronic store. Scores were reportedly …

HeadOn

FOREX-Euro falls from three-year high, bitcoin plunges

© Reuters. FOREX-Euro falls from three-year high, bitcoin plunges<p>* Euro takes breather after setting 3-year high on Monday<p>* Cryptocurrencies plunge …

Economy

GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares stay on record run, metals suffer meltdown

© Reuters. GLOBAL MARKETS-Shares stay on record run, metals suffer meltdown<p>* Main European bourses open 0.1-0.3 pct higher<p>* Nikkei rallies 1 pct, …

Economy

Facebook slammed for censoring German street artist

German social media platforms are censoring legitimate context, including an image by an award-winning artist. Critics say Germany's much-lauded "lex …

Censorship

Trump's first year of diplomacy finds friends and foes

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump has welcomed dozens of his counterparts to the White House since he entered office a year ago and has visited 13 countries himself, each time deepening ties to the club of world leaders he's now joined.<p>The at-times bombastic Trump has also shown a flair for …

Donald Trump

Emmanuel Macron serves Theresa May a reminder of past glories

Call it grandiloquence but, with Angela Merkel to his east and Theresa May to his west, Emmanuel Macron’s manner of speech offers a break from all …

Brexit

Altitude Strikes German Deal for Berlin-Bound ‘Black 47’

Ascot Elite has picked up Irish period drama “Black 47” in German-speaking markets ahead of its world premiere at the Berlin International Film …

Emmanuel Macron visits Calais ahead of immigration talks

President Emmanuel Macron has visited the northern town of Calais, where hundreds of migrants have gathered in hopes of making it to Britain. The …

Migration

Eeewww! Man sneezes, rips his own throat open | Cosmos

We’ve all done it – tried really, really hard to suppress the explosive reflex that epitomises a sneeze. It’s a perfectly understandable – and …

Medical Journals

The Sun Is Always Shining

<i>“And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.” God</i><p>I find the hard …

German History

Here's Who Would Win Between Nazi Germany's Battleship Bismarck and Japan's Monster Yamato

It would be a battle for the ages. <i>Before long, the Japanese begin to reply with their 18.1” guns. Both the Germans and the Japanese have excellent</i> …

Military History

Berlin bloggers fear the long arm of Hanoi

In 2017, Vietnamese businessman Trinh Xuan Thanh was allegedly abducted in Berlin. Now on trial in Hanoi, his kidnapping has unsettled bloggers and …

Vietnam