Recent News Headlines : Berlin - Germany

OXFORD GRADUATE KILLED IN BERLIN BY NEO-NAZI WHO HATED FOREIGNERS, INQUEST HEARS


An Oxford-educated lawyer was killed in Berlin by a neo-Nazi who hated English being spoken in Germany, an inquest has heard... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 32

SPANISH PM WON'T RULE OUT SUSPENDING CATALONIA'S AUTONOMY


Businesses and the government have kept up economic pressure on Catalonia, with several big companies announcing moves to shift their headquarters to other parts of Spain... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 0

TURKEY'S FINANCIAL WOES POLITICAL, BUT CARRY TRADE EXPOSED TO US


The incoming Trump Administration hoped that a Russian-American deal would stabilize Syria, and that Turkey would act as a counterweight to Iranian ambitions inside Syria... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 25

ERDOGAN 'UPSET' BY US VISA SUSPENSION


Turkey and the US scaled back visa services after a US consulate worker in Istanbul was arrested... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 559

BROTHER OF MARSEILLE ATTACKER FOUGHT IN SYRIA, ARRESTED IN ITALY, FACES EXTRADITION TO FRANCE


Italian investigators have also found no indications that Anis Hanachi was planning a terror attack in Italy... READ MORE

10th October, 2017 0

AUSTRIA WANTED TO BAN BURQAS. NOW IT ALSO FINES MASCOTS AND STOPS CYCLISTS WHO WEAR SCARVES.


For one thing, most Austrians still refer to the new law as a burqa ban, despite officials' efforts to forestall such shorthand... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 485

AUF WIEDERSEHEN AIR BERLIN: FLIGHTS TO CEASE THIS MONTH


Those operations also include access to take-off and landing slots at Air Berlin's hubs in Tegel and Duesseldorf... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 449

MERKEL DEEMS MIGRANT DEAL GOOD FOR COALITION TALKS BUT GREENS SKEPTICAL


But underlying the difficulties in forging a coalition, the Greens said they disagreed with the migrant limit... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 0

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL'S DIRECTOR IN TURKEY CHARGED WITH HELPING TERROR GROUPS


Amnesty International's secretary general, Salil Shetty, visited Eser in prison in September and has called the terrorism accusations absurd... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 954

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL'S TURKEY CHIEF AND OTHERS ACCUSED OF AIDING TERROR GROUPS


Amnesty international's turkey chief accused of aiding terror groups... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 3

STAR AUTHORS EN VOGUE AT FRANKFURT BOOK FAIR


The Frankfurt book fair is the world's largest publishing event, bringing together over 7,000 exhibitors from more than 100 countries... READ MORE

9th October, 2017 0

ANALYSIS | EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TRUMP'S EXPECTED DECISION TO DECERTIFY THE IRAN DEAL


Iran has also continued to test ballistic missiles, something that irks the United States, even though such tests do not constitute a violation of the agreement... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 691

ANTIBIOTIC APOCALYPSE: DOCTORS SOUND ALARM OVER DRUG RESISTANCE


Western doctors are over-prescribing antibiotics to patients who expect to be given a drug for whatever complaint they have... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 14644

SPAIN PROTESTERS DEMAND ACTION ON CATALONIA CRISIS


If Catalonia declares independence, Spain could respond by suspending the region's existing autonomous status and imposing direct rule from Madrid... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 64

THOUSANDS URGE SPANISH AND CATALAN LEADERS TO NEGOTIATE


We have to find a new way forward, said Miquel Iceta, the leader of Spain's Socialist party in Catalonia... READ MORE

8th October, 2017 75

ANALYSIS | THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR AN ANTI-NUCLEAR-WEAPONS GROUP PROBABLY WON'T PLEASE THE U.S.


But why are nations without their own nuclear weapons -- such as Germany -- also not in favor of a ban?... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 470

SOME TRAITS IN MODERN MAN MAY BE LINKED TO A PERSON'S NEANDERTHAL FOREFATHERS


Dannemann and his colleague, Janet Kelso, decided to look at the impact of Neanderthal DNA on non-disease traits in modern humans... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 3

GERMANY TO INVESTIGATE 1,000 SKULLS TAKEN FROM AFRICAN COLONIES FOR 'RACIAL RESEARCH'


The skulls - mostly from Rwanda - were shipped to Europe in 1907-08 for 'scientific' research and could be returned after studying origins... READ MORE

6th October, 2017 1022

'J'ASSUME': FRENCH PM EDOUARD PHILIPPE OWNS IT


Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said on France Inter radio that the assailant in Marseille had Italian residency and a valid Tunisian passport... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 116

EUROPEAN AIRLINE FAILURES PLAY INTO HANDS OF RICHER RIVALS


In the short term, Monarch's collapse benefits airlines flying from the United Kingdom to tourist destinations... READ MORE

4th October, 2017 208

10,000 EVACUATE IN BERLIN FOR WWII BOMB REMOVAL


Last month, 60,000 people had to evacuate when a bomb was found in the German city in Frankfurt... READ MORE

3rd October, 2017 0

GERMANS SEE ALMOST NO PROGRESS ON EAST-WEST UNITY IN THE PAST 7 YEARS STUDY SAYS


Eastern Germany still lags behind the western parts of the country in terms of its economic performance and unemployment rates, despite continuous financial assistance since reunification... READ MORE

3rd October, 2017 472

BERLIN PROJECT STRIVES TO FORGE UNDERSTANDING


But one project in Berlin is trying to create understanding and unity... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 31

EU URGES SPAIN TO TALK TO CATALANS CONDEMNS VIOLENCE


Brussels has in the past given little or no encouragement to separatist movements inside the European Union, whether those of the Catalans, Scots, Flemings or others... READ MORE

2nd October, 2017 54

'LONG OVERDUE IN GERMANY'


Still, those attending Sunday's ceremony in Schoeneberg said Germany's decision to allow same-sex marriages -- the 23rd country to do so -- was a big step... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 8725

'WAS HE UNDER SURVEILLANCE?': QUESTIONS SURROUND EDMONTON 'ACTS OF TERRORISM,' SECURITY EXPERT SAYS


Questions around Edmonton attack5 06 We also know that there are between 80 and 120 of those individuals who have so far returned to Canada, he said... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 4259

GERMANY CELEBRATES FIRST GAY MARRIAGES


By extending existing law to same-sex pairs, Germany's gay couples automatically gain the same tax advantages and adoption rights as heterosexual families... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 0

BRITISH ORCHESTRA PERFORMS CHINA STORY CONCERTS


Featuring China's rich cultural tradition and vibrant modern life, the concert was first staged in the Usher Hall at Scottish capital Edinburgh on Friday night... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 0

GERMANY'S FIRST SAME-SEX 'I DO''S AS MARRIAGE EQUALITY DAWNS


Until then, even same-sex couples will be recorded as husband and wife ... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 248

MERKEL ALLIES FRET OVER FORMER EAST GERMANY'S RIGHTWARD SHIFT


People want Germany to stay Germany, said Stanislaw Tillich, premier of Saxony, in an interview with the Funke newspaper network... READ MORE

1st October, 2017 642

Trending News Headlines : Berlin

GERMANY ELECTION: U.S. RIGHT-WING VOICES MEDDLING MORE THAN RUSSIA


Politician and experts have warned for months about the possibility of Russian interference in Germany's election... READ MORE

21st September, 2017 16195

FAR-RIGHT PARTY AFD ENTERS GERMAN PARLIAMENT


The AfD polled particularly strongly in east Germany, which includes Berlin, attracting 21.5 percent of the vote, according to exit polling conducted by Infratest Dimap... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 9548

AFD LEADER QUITS PARTY CAUCUS HOURS AFTER GERMAN ELECTION BREAKTHROUGH


In the states that used to form East Germany, AfD looks likely to become the second-largest party... READ MORE

25th September, 2017 8028

GERMANS VOTE ON WHETHER TO GIVE MERKEL A 4TH TERM


Although polls predict Angela Merkel will remain chancellor, a far-right party is expected to enter Parliament for the first time in decades... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 7704

MERKEL RELUCTANT LEADER OF THE WEST HAS GOTTEN THE TASTE FOR IT


In general, European leaders admit, Ms. Merkel, by virtue of Germany's power and of her own longevity, has the deciding voice in Brussels... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 6136

GERMAN FAR-RIGHT AFD MP QUITS HOURS AFTER BEING ELECTED


One of the politicians elected to the German parliament for the far-right Alternative For Germany AfD party has resigned the whip before even taking her seat... READ MORE

26th September, 2017 5697

QATAR READY TO TALK TO END GULF CRISIS


Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani is on his first foreign trip since Qatar's diplomatic rift with its Arab neighbours... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 5656

'ONCE YOU ARE ABLE TO SPEAK THE UNSPEAKABLE PEOPLE WILL BEGIN TO THINK THE UNTHINKABLE'


Capitalising on his audience's Eurosceptic sentiments, Mr Farage said he was amazed Brexit had not been an issue in the German election debate... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 5426

MERKEL HANGS ON TO POWER BUT BLEEDS SUPPORT TO SURGING FAR RIGHT


Christian Democratic Union CDU party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts on first exit polls in the German general election Bundestagswahl in Berlin, Germany, September 24, 2017... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 4781

'AN EMOTIONAL MOMENT' AS FIRST SAME-SEX COUPLES SET TO WED IN GERMANY


But as other countries began legalizing same-sex marriages, Germany fell behind, in part due to Chancellor Angela Merkel's opposition... READ MORE

30th September, 2017 3934

ANGELA MERKEL ON TRACK FOR FOURTH TERM


German election Angela Merkel on track for fourth term... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 3915

GERMANY'S FAR RIGHT WILL SOON JOIN PARLIAMENT, AND PARLIAMENT IS ANGRY


Supporters of the far-right Alternative for Germany party shout during a Sept. 6 rally for Chancellor Angela Merkel in Torgau, Germany... READ MORE

17th September, 2017 3320

MACRON LAYS OUT VISION FOR 'PROFOUND' CHANGES IN POST-BREXIT EU


A very European speech from my friend Emmanuel Macron, he tweeted... READ MORE

27th September, 2017 2733

MERKEL FINDS PERFECT TAG TEAM PARTNER IN MACRON TO DEFEND EUROPE'S FUTURE


Trump's quasi-isolationism and Britain's Brexit, she implied, should be used as impetus to reinforce the European Union... READ MORE

20th September, 2017 2720

MERKEL HANGS ON TO POWER BUT BLEEDS SUPPORT TO SURGING FAR RIGHT


Christian Democratic Union CDU party leader and German Chancellor Angela Merkel reacts on first exit polls in the German general election Bundestagswahl in Berlin, Germany, September 24, 2017... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2711

ANGELA MERKEL: GERMAN CHANCELLOR HEADED FOR FOURTH TERM


For me, Angela Merkel is the best chancellor that Germany has ever had, said Dieter W. Welle, 72, a retired engineer in Berlin... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2364

IN A TURBULENT WORLD, GERMANS SET TO REWARD ANGELA MERKEL FOR COUNTRY'S STABILITY


Or at least his face is. Angela Merkel is going to win reelection... READ MORE

21st September, 2017 2333

GERMANS START TO VOTE FOR NEXT PARLIAMENT


Polling institutions will interview voters anonymously at the exit of selected polling stations, and will publish the initial results exactly after the election ends... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2295

ANALYSIS: MERKEL THE SURVIVOR EXTENDS HER REIGN AS EUROPE'S LONGEST SERVING LEADER


Merkel, 63, extends her 12-year tenure as Europe's longest-serving democratically elected leader... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2266

GERMANS HAD A BRUTAL RESPONSE TO THERESA MAY'S BREXIT SPEECH


Brexit Theresa May's speech leaves Germans unmoved as continental press warns of 'problems' in UK's approach... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2238

MERKEL BIDS FOR FOURTH TERM AS GERMANS HEAD TO THE POLLS


Chancellor Angela Merkel is widely expected to win a fourth term in office as Germans go to the polls... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 2026

5 THINGS THE U.S. COULD LEARN FROM EUROPE


In a second post, I will write about the things Europe should consider copying from the United States... READ MORE

19th October, 2015 1642

'NOT ACCEPTABLE': HEAD OF BERLIN THEATRE HITS OUT AT VOLKSBUHNE OCCUPATION


Activists fear Chris Dercon, formerly Tate Modern director, will make avant garde and radical theatre more commercial... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 1632

GERMANY VOTES AS MERKEL BIDS FOR A FOURTH TERM, FAR-RIGHT EYES SEATS IN PARLIAMENT


A three-party government would be new for modern Germany, and could limit Merkel's room to maneuver as she attempts to bridge critical divides... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 1590

GERMAN ELECTION: ANTI-AFD PROTESTS ERUPT IN BERLIN


Demonstrators descend at a building in Berlin where the leaders of the far-right party are celebrating election results... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 1419

FAR-RIGHT GERMAN PARTY IS POISED TO BREAK POSTWAR TABOO


The Alternative for Germany may win seats in the federal Parliament, the first far-right party to do so since World War II... READ MORE

24th September, 2017 1354

WE HAVE THE 'RIGHT TO BE PROUD' OF SOLDIERS IN BOTH WORLD WARS


Footage of his speech was uploaded to AfD's official YouTube channel on September, 6 but Gauland's remarks made headlines only on Thursday... READ MORE

16th September, 2017 1312

UK'S LARGEST 'DISCO SOUP' ATTRACTS 1,000 PEOPLE TO LONDON MARKET


The disco soup concept started five years ago in Berlin as a protest soup against food waste, and fed 8,000 people... READ MORE

15th September, 2017 1147

ARE MORE BRITISH NATIONALS APPLYING FOR DUAL NATIONALITY IN THE EU?


Citizenship applications by UK nationals in other EU countries more than double since the Brexit vote... READ MORE

29th September, 2017 1134

CATCH UP ON THE GERMAN ELECTION


The German vote is effectively a referendum on Chancellor Angela Merkel, who is running for a fourth term... READ MORE

14th September, 2017 1096


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