Cousins Reunited: How America's Century-Old Occupation of Germany Still Reverberates

The clues were in a faded, tattered black-and-white photograph that Johannes Heibel’s father carried with him everywhere. Nearly 100 years after it was taken in a German village, the photo shed light on a family secret that connected Heibel to a cousin he had never known in faraway Tennessee. In this centennial year marking the […]

Common ground on Syria: What France, Germany, Turkey & Russia agreed on in Istanbul

Published time: 27 Oct, 2018 22:19 Edited time: 27 Oct, 2018 22:35 Despite years of disagreements on Syria, leaders of Turkey, France, Germany, and Russia have worked out a common vision of the steps to reconciliation in the war-torn country as they met in Istanbul. Here’s the summary of it. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, […]

Germany sees Russia as stable energy partner as US demands Europe dump Nord Stream 2 pipeline

Europe should stop backing a Russia-led project to deliver natural gas to the continent, according to US Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell. However, not all the European nations agree. Earlier this week, Mitchell urged the European countries not to “deepen the energy dependence” on Russia, saying that supporting projects […]

18-year Loew! Boss fears job as Germany reach ‘crisis point’

ANTOINE Griezmann left Germany on the brink of relegation with a dazzling double for France in the Nations League. The Atletico Madrid star guided a super header into the top corner on the hour mark – and then hit a penalty in similar fashion with 10 minutes remaining. Another loss sees Joachim Low’s men rooted […]

Massive protest against right-wing surge hits Berlin as ethnic tensions boil over in Germany

Thousands have rallied in Berlin against the riding wave of right-wing politics. The protests come in the wake of recent far-right and neo-Nazi demonstrations against multiculturalism in Chemnitz, Köthen, and Schönberg. Groups including, pro-refugee, LGBTIQ+ groups, and Muslim organizations hit the streets in support of Saturday’s ‘Indivisible’ protest against the growing surge of racism and […]

‘It was a spontaneous rape attack’: Suspect detained over killing of Bulgarian journalist in Germany

Published time: 10 Oct, 2018 06:27 Edited time: 10 Oct, 2018 07:25 A suspect linked to the slaying of Bulgarian investigative journalist Victoria Marinova has been arrested in Germany. Preliminary investigation shows that it was a “spontaneous” rape attack, according to Chief Prosecutor. A man in his early 20s was arrested after DNA tests and […]

8 policemen injured as far-right gig turns violent in Germany (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Eight officers were injured as a far-right rock concert in east-central Germany boiled over into scuffles with police. The event was disassembled an hour after the beginning. Some 700 people descended on the market square of the German town of Apolda on Saturday, where an improvised concert under the motto “rock against the overflow of […]

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 […]