Germany

Germany: Man hits 3 with car and flees, is shot by police

BERLIN (AP) — A man drove a car into pedestrians in a central square in the German city of Heidelberg on Saturday, injuring three people, then fled and was shot after being tracked down by officers, police said. One of the victims later died.<p>The man, who was driving a rental car, hit three people …

9 Most Beautiful Places To See in Germany

Germany is a beautiful, varied country with an impressive culture and a huge number of travel opportunities, but unfortunately you rarely see it on …

European Travel

Heidelberg police charge 35-year-old German driver with murder

The man who drove a car into pedestrians in Heidelberg, killing one of them, is to be kept in custody, accused of murder and attempted murder. Police have released more details on the case.<p>The man who drove his rental car into a pedestrian zone in Heidelberg in southwestern Germany, will not be …

Crime

Is the German property market at the end of a 7-year cycle?

Thinking of snapping up some sure-to-appreciate property in ritzy Munich, or exploiting low rents to establish a start-up in hipster Berlin? You might want to wait. Experts are giving mixed predictions.<p>The weekend edition of "Die Welt" newspaper suggests that the real estate boom, which has seen …

German Economy

Germany sees nearly 10 attacks against refugees and migrants each day

Berlin (AFP) - Germany saw more than 3,500 attacks against refugees and asylum shelters last year, interior ministry data showed, amounting to nearly 10 acts of anti-migrant violence a day as the country grapples with a record influx of newcomers.<p>The assaults left 560 people injured, including 43 …

Immigration

More than 3,500 attacks on refugees in Germany in 2016: report

The figures amount to nearly ten attacks on refugees and refugee accommodation every day. Germany's opposition says the government is not doing enough against right-wing violence.<p>There were 3,533 attacks on refugees and refugee hostels across Germany last year, the Funke Media Group reported on …

Immigration

Courteous visitors: Hamburg’s embarrassing away record against Bayern

Hamburg’s 8-0 defeat to Bayern was ugly, but it was hardly out of the ordinary for the club at the Allianz Arena<p>It’s probably a bad sign when an 8-0 defeat in football becomes routine.<p>Yet, one can argue that’s exactly what has happened to Hamburg, who were dispatched by that scoreline Saturday …

Hamburg

Support for Germany's Social Democrats drops for first time since Schulz nomination

For the first time since Martin Schulz was named as the SPD's candidate for chancellor, the party has lost momentum in an opinion poll. The SPD has dropped one point, while support for the CDU and AfD held steady.<p>Backing for Germany's center-left Social Democrats (SPD) dipped slightly for the first …

Immigration

Germany: Heidelberg car suspect held on suspicion of murder

Authorities say a man who drove into a group of pedestrians in the German city of Heidelberg, fatally injuring one man, is being held on suspicion of …

Crime

German Greens co-chief Özdemir raps Merkel and Gabriel on Turkey, Afghanistan

The co-chief of the Greens has accused Germany's government of complying with the Turkish regime's crackdown on liberties. Cem Özdemir also says Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel needs to stop deportations to Afghanistan.<p>Greens co-leader Cem Özdemir launched an election-year broadside in the Sunday …

Immigration

Chancellor Angela Merkel backs 2 percent of GDP NATO contribution

Germany 'must' fulfill its obligation to NATO and raise its contribution, Chancellor Angela Merkel said at an election rally in Stralsund. Her deputy, the SPD's Sigmar Gabriel, is of a different opinion.<p>Chancellor Angela Merkel told her home northeastern constituents on Saturday that Germany was …

World News

No debt relief for Greece, Germany's deputy finance minister says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Greece must not be granted a "bail in" that would involve creditors taking a loss on their loans, Germany's deputy finance minister said in an interview broadcast on Sunday, reiterating the German government's opposition to debt relief for Athens.<p>"There must not be a bail-in," …

Greece

Nazi Germany's 5 Most Lethal Weapons of War

The forces of Nazi Germany in World War II were some of the most formidable fielded in any war. Backed by German science, engineering and modern …

Military History

5 Reasons Germany Isn't Suffering in the 21st Century

Don't get excited about the low unemployment rate, or high stock prices, Nicholas Eberstadt of the American Enterprise Institute writes in his latest gloomy screed, "Our Miserable 21st Century." Don't believe the ninnies at the New York Times who said that "Mr. Trump will inherit an economy that is …

German Economy

London-Berlin-Prague by train

London-Berlin-Prague by train – a European train journey<p><i>When it comes to planning any holiday there are a number of planning stages we all go</i> …

Berlin

One Dead, Two Injured After Man Drives Into Group in Germany

A 73-year German citizen has died in a hospital in Heidelberg, Germany, a few hours after he was injured when a man drove into a group of people in front of a bakery in that city on Saturday afternoon, authorities said.<p>Two others were slightly injured, a 32-year-old Austrian citizen and a …

World News

Germany car attack: One dead, 2 injured after driver hits pedestrians

<b>(CNN) —</b> One person is dead and two others injured after a man drove a car into a group of pedestrians near a bakery stand in Heidelberg, German police said.<p>The 73-year-old man who died is a German national, Mannheim police spokesman Lars Rimmelspacher said.<p>An Austrian woman, 32, and a 29-year-old …

World News

Forget direct trade talks with Germany, Berlin tells Trump

Berlin said Friday it would not engage in direct trade talks with the U.S., after a chief aide to President Donald Trump reportedly suggested the …

German Politics

In election year, Germany's Merkel slams SPD plan to revise labor reforms

German Chancellor Angela Merkel hit out at her coalition partners on Saturday for proposing revisions to welfare reforms credited with driving the country's economic success, ahead of elections in which their candidate has moved in front of her in some polls.<p>The Social Democrats (SPD) have lagged …

5 surprising German carnival customs

Known as Germany's fifth season, carnival is a time of many traditions. Here’s an insight into the sometimes surprising origins of those carnival customs.

World News

The 10 Coolest Neighbourhoods in Hamburg

Hamburg, Germany's second-largest city, is among the country's top travel destinations. And, with 104 districts, Hamburg has a neighbourhood for …

Hamburg

Britain's tortured relationship with Europe

<b>In the first of a three-part series, RTÉ Europe Editor Tony Connelly examines Britain's complicated history with Europe.</b><p>“The British Empire … was …

Brexit

Volkswagen diesel damages jump to $23.9 billion after new charge

<b>Frankfurt:</b> Volkswagen AG’s provisions for the diesel-cheating scandal rose to €22.6 billion ($23.9 billion), as the German carmaker continued to …

Fuel Efficiency

French candidate Macron to meet Germany's Merkel on March 16: source

French independent candidate and presidential election frontrunner Emmanuel Macron will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel on March 16, a source close to the former economy minister said on Saturday.<p>A meeting with Merkel, the leader of Europe's biggest economy, could further bolster the image of …

Marine Le Pen

Cordes-sur-Ciel to Berlin (via Toulouse and Hamburg)

Cordes-sur-Ciel to Toulouse by train (SNCF TER)<p>Cordes (-Vindrac) train station is about 5 km outside the historic village. Thankfully, my hosts, …

Hamburg

Bundesliga Matchday 22: As it happened!

Bayern Munich, Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig all picked up comprehensive victories on matchday 22. Hertha won the late game to boost their European hopes. Check out the day's action as it happened.

Eintracht Frankfurt

Germany's Merkel: keep working on 2-state Mideast solution

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is stressing the need to work for a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after President Donald …

Angela Merkel

European Parliament: Questions raised over Martin Schulz's spending

<b>Questions have been raised over spending by former European Parliament head Martin Schulz, who is challenging Angela Merkel in Germany's election.</b><p>According to documents seen by the BBC, the parliament's Budgetary Control Committee is querying allowances granted to his adviser, Markus Engels.<p>Mr …

Europe

Merkel says, on NATO spending target, commitments have to be met

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday that Germany needed to fulfill its commitment to boost defense spending to meet NATO's target of 2 percent of gross domestic product.<p>"Obligations have to be fulfilled and others in the world will demand that of us, and I think they're right that …

NATO

Briton Arrested Over Deutsche Telekom Hacking @ Cyber News Group

<b>A British national has been arrested at a London airport on suspicion of staging a cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom last year that knocked around a</b> …

Cybercrime