US Army to send 1500 more to Germany despite Trump’s calls for allies ‘to pay more’

The US Army is to further bolster the number of troops it has stationed in Europe by a further 1,500, despite repeated complaints by President Trump that NATO allies are not spending enough to defend the continent. US Army Europe said the troops will be deployed to Germany by September 2020, calling it a “display […]

Veteran diplomat warns Trump could push Germany into the arms of Russia and China

REUTERS/Ruben Sprich President Donald Trump could push Germany into the arms of Russia and China, veteran German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger warns. He’s encouraging Germans not to give up on the United States because of Trump. Trump has repeatedly attacked Germany for its trade surplus and lack of defense spending, unsettling a country that has long […]

11 hospitalized as rival right-wing & anti-fascist protests face off in Chemnitz, Germany (VIDEOS)

Eleven people have been taken to hospital in the wake of a right-wing demonstration and an anti-fascist counter-protest in the eastern German city of Chemnitz, where a fatal stabbing sparked a wave of rallies. [embedded content] Tensions were running high in Chemnitz with sporadic clashes being reported between the participants of two rival marches that […]

Bad news for golden Erdogan statue in Germany – first defaced, now gets removed (VIDEO)

Firefighters in the central German city of Wiesbaden removed a controversial golden statue of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan overnight. Local authorities said “security could no longer be guaranteed.” Public broadcaster ZDF reported that police had to “protect” the statue from angry residents, as well as separating some Kurdish and Turkish Germans following a “fierce […]

‘Ask your grandads’: Russian defense minister warns Germany against ‘strength & unity’ strategy

The Russian defense minister has reminded his German counterpart that approaching Moscow from a “position of unity and strength” is not the wisest idea, citing the bitter history of WWII that should’ve made Berlin more prudent. “We are open for dialogue. We are ready for a normal cooperation, but not at all from a position […]

Germany lifts strict constitutional ban on Nazi symbols in video games

Germany has softened its longstanding and strict ban on swastikas and other Nazi symbols, to allow their inclusion in computer and video games, after a heated public debate over the Wolfenstein video game franchise. The lifting of the ban on Nazi symbols, if used in a “socially adequate” way, was announced by a German industry […]

Germany Mulls Nuclear Weapon Capabilities in Trump Era

An idea that was once unthinkable is, in the age of Trump, now beginning to seem like a sensible policy option: Should Germany acquire a nuclear bomb? The answer is yes, according to Christian Hacke, one of Germany’s most distinguished political scientists. In an article for Die Welt am Sonntag in July, he said Germany […]

Trump has Germany thinking about getting nuclear weapons, but some think it’s a ‘totally phoney debate’

President Donald Trump has made Europe think about whether it can rely on US for security. Some there aren’t so sure, and in Germany it has stoked debate about attaining a domestic nuclear deterrent. But on top of political and technical obstacles, Germany is treaty-bound not to develop nuclear arms. President Donald Trump’s relationship with […]

Ryanair strikes: Now pilots in Germany are set to strike – will your holiday be affected?

Ryanair pilots in Germany have voted in favour of industrial action, with 96 per cent of those balloted supporting the strike. Any action will be announced 24 hours in advance so travellers can make alternative arrangements. Irish-based pilots have to give their employer seven days notice for striking, but German pilots do not have to […]