German immigration policy under fire after gang-rape of young woman in Freiburg

German police have arrested eight people, including seven Syrian refugees and a German citizen, over their suspected involvement in a group sexual assault on a 18-year-old woman in the city of Freiburg. The incident took place on the night of October 14 but the police only issued a detailed report on the matter after all […]

Was the ‘Desert Fox’ a Nazi? German defense ministry official sparks debate with Rommel tweet

A German defense ministry official became the target of an angry Twitter mob after paying tribute to Erwin Rommel, igniting furious debate about whether the German general was a hero or a Nazi war criminal. Peter Tauber, a senior defense ministry official who previously served as the Secretary General of Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union […]

Paro flying high as he faces German fighter ace

BRISBANE’S brilliant boxing prospect Liam Paro plans a hit and run mission against rugged German Robert Tlatlik in their Fox Sports battle at the sold-out Brisbane Convention Centre on Saturday night. The 22-year-old world No. 6 will jet off to France immediately after the fight to support his mentor Mark Flanagan as the power-punching cruiserweight […]

German tennis ace Zverev terrifies ballboy with celebration at Shanghai Masters (VIDEO)

Published time: 10 Oct, 2018 13:04 German tennis star Alexander Zverev gave a ballboy the fright of his life when he let out a massive roar while celebrating a point winner during his second-round match at the Shanghai Masters in China. READ MORE: ‘Disgusting’: Spaniard Fernando Verdasco under fire for berating ball boy The world number […]

Youths stab German journalist, perform Nazi salute at the scene – report

Three German youths reportedly stabbed a local journalist in the eastern town of Naumburg, performing a Nazi salute after the incident. The reporter narrowly escaped death despite sustaining a 6cm-deep stab wound Klaus-Peter Kruemmling, a reporter working with Naumburger Tageblatt, found himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, his newspaper reported on Tuesday. […]

EU Launches Emissions Collusion Investigation Against German Automakers

Roughly one year ago, German automakers were confronted with a crisis. Following Volkswagen’s diesel emissions fiasco, European antitrust regulators became suspicious that BMW, Daimler, and VW Group were involved in a longstanding automotive cartel that cooperated on decisions regarding technical issues, development, supplier management, and illegal price fixing. Investigators were also concerned manufacturers worked together […]

EU investigating German automakers, alleging collusion on emissions tech

Enlarge / A hose for an emission test is fixed in the exhaust pipe of a Volkswagen Golf 2.0 liter diesel car at the Technical Inspection Agency in Ludwigsburg, southwestern Germany, on August 7, 2017. (Photo by THOMAS KIENZLE / AFP) (credit: Getty Images) The European Commission said on Tuesday that it is opening an […]

Integration failure: Report finds 51% Vienna pupils don’t speak German at home

More than half of students at Viennese schools use their native language, rather than German, at home and as they go about their everyday activities, according to a new integration report released by the Austrian government. The 8th annual report, prepared by an independent expert council, has found that the Austrian government’s efforts to encourage […]

German military strikes on Syria would be ‘absurd & irresponsible’ – Left Party chair

The leader of Germany’s Left Party hit out at the government for mulling potential military strikes against Damascus, just one day after Berlin said it was in talks with allies about possible German military deployment in Syria. “I believe that these discussions are completely irresponsible,” Die Linke (the Left Party) leader Sahra Wagenknecht told German […]

VIDEO shows Putin dancing with Austrian FM, delivering toast in German at her wedding

Vladimir Putin was filmed showing off his language skills and dancing at the Austrian FM’s wedding. The happy couple and their guests also enjoyed a performance of the Kuban Cossack Choir, which the Russian leader brought along. The video shows Russian President Vladimir Putin arriving with a big bouquet and then dancing to a cheerful […]