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Germany's Air Force Isn't Going to War Against Anyone

Germany is considering whether to launch airstrikes in Syria, according to German media. The strikes would target Syrian military installations should the Assad regime employ chemical weapons against the last rebel forces holding out in Idlib province. Meanwhile, in July, German media reported that

NATIONALINTEREST.ORG - 2018-09-18 21:26:22

How Dieselgate saved Germany’s car industry

“This is North Korea minus the labor camps,” Germany’s premier magazineDer Spiegelwrote in 2013 to describe Volkswagen, the country’s largest automaker. The statement referred to the way Martin Winterkorn, then-CEO of VW, was leading the company: no one dared to criticize his decisions, not even top

THE VERGE - 2018-09-19 16:54:53

British American Tobacco has candidate to replace retiring chief exec

British American Tobacco Plc (BATS.L) said on Wednesday its board has identified a lead candidate to succeed Chief Executive Nicandro Durante, who has said he intends to retire on April 1, 2019, after nearly 37 years with the company.File Picture: The German production site of the British American T

REUTERS - 2018-09-19 22:31:43

Germany's Merkel hopes for respectful Brexit, close ties

September 19, 2018 / 5:57 PM / Updated 2 hours ago SALZBURG, Austria (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Wednesday for friendliness and respect in the negotiations between Britain and the European Union, seeking close ties after Brexit. German Chancellor Angela Merkel attends the

REUTERS - 2018-09-19 21:37:47

Merkel coalition slides into 'permanent crisis mode' with spy row

BERLIN (Reuters) - A clumsy compromise to end a row over the fate of Germany's spy chief has exposed a cruel fact: the parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's right-left coalition are loveless partners in a dysfunctional relationship that none of them can afford to quit. The coalition leaders sought

REUTERS - 2018-09-19 19:43:58

Raw Politics: Brexit standoff, the migration crisis and how to get fired and promoted at once

Text sizeAaAaWednesday evening will see EU leaders sit down for a meeting that had been scheduled to have migration at the top of its agenda. Brexit, however, rode roughshod over the agenda and threatens to dominate the dinner discussion in Salzburg.

EURONEWS.COM - 2018-09-19 18:18:38

Germany to reach target of 1 million electric cars later than planned

FILE PHOTO - Electric car is charged at the charging station at the front of the German utility E.ON headquarters in Essen, Germany, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

REUTERS - 2018-09-19 16:23:46

German SPD leader urges members to continue in coalition government

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) should remain in conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition despite a dispute over the ousting of the country's domestic intelligence chief, SPD party leader Andrea Nahles wrote in a letter to members. FILE PHOTO: Andrea Nahles, lead

REUTERS - 2018-09-19 14:16:07

Putin, Merkel discuss peace deal on Syria's Idlib

German Chancellor AngelaMerkel(R) and visiting Russian President VladimirPutinattend a joint press conference at the Schloss Meseberg, north of Berlin, Germany, on Aug. 18, 2018. (Xinhua/Shan Yuqi)

XINHUA NEWS AGENCY - 2018-09-20 03:35:38

Angry Germans ‘mimicking’ Nazi views

Why I Became a Nazicontains a selection of statements gathered by Theodore Fred Abel, an American sociologist, in 1934. He offered cash prizes for “the best personal life story of a supporter of the Hitler movement”.

THETIMES.CO.UK - 2018-09-20 00:01:00

AfD Says German Domestic Intelligence Chief's Dismissal Politically Driven

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Roland Hartwig, vice-chairman of the AfD party's parliamentary group in the Bundestag, claimed that German Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution head Hans-Georg Maassen was dismissed as his remarks about the situation in Chemnitz contradicted allegations by the Ger

SPUTNIKNEWS.COM - 2018-09-19 23:52:02

German FM Urges Albania To Press Reform Process With Eye On EU Membership

On a visit to the capital, Tirana, Maas on September 19 cautioned, though, that there is no guarantee that talks will automatically begin on the EU’s stated goal of June 2019.

RFERL.ORG - 2018-09-19 23:47:00

Police: Georgia teen stabbed mother 11 times

BREMEN, Ga.- Bremen Police arrested a teenager Wednesday and charged him with stabbing his mother 11 times, leaving her in critical condition.

FOX5DC.COM - 2018-09-19 20:08:00

Merkel fires top spy chief and then gives him 'promotion'

The chief of Germany’s Intelligence Agency (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz) - Hans Georg Maaßen - has been removed from his job over comments he made on the Chemnitz riots. Maaßen has, somewhat controversially, been given another job in Germany’s Interior Ministry.

EURONEWS.COM - 2018-09-19 10:11:37

Poland is beset by Russian revanchism, Western decadence, and dangers from within

Poland’s President, Andrzej Duda, met with President Trump at the White House today. Under Duda’s leadership, the Polish government has faced criticism for its reform of (or hijacking of, depending on who you ask) the Polish judiciary. This, along with growing nationalist sentiment, an increasingly

WASHINGTON EXAMINER - 2018-09-19 13:25:50

Fear of fans stopped star thanking Ozil - Boateng

"Where were the teammates who thanked Mesut? Apparently, they did not dare to make any comments because they thought it would not go down well with the Germany fans," Boateng,himself a target of racist insultsin 2016,told Suddeutsche Zeitung.

ESPN UK - 2018-09-19 08:39:00

Theresa May tells EU27 she won't delay Brexit despite lack of a deal

It was the first time that May has had a chance to address the EU’s 27 heads of government instead of going through their chief negotiator,Michel Barnier, with No 10 hoping that it would inject some urgency into the divorce talks. “We all recognise that time is short but extending or delaying these

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-09-19 21:30:06

The Morning After: 'Fortnite' will still be free to play on the Switch

USL Good morning! You're waking up to a lot of transport tech news: Germany has restarted running an electric-hybrid train, Tesla is ending free Supercharger access to new car buyers and Uber is relying more on its own traffic estimates in a bid to beat gridlock. We'll also learn the name of Space


Hike through Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia on a new long-distance trail

For lovers of the great outdoors, there is a new long-distance, multi-country hiking trail in theBalkansregion. Called the High Scardus Trail, the 495km hiking path covers the cross-border triangle between Albania,Kosovoand Macedonia and can be covered in roughly 20 days.

LONELYPLANET.COM - 2018-09-19 00:00:00

German spy chief dismissed, moved to interior ministry after migrant chase video fallout

The move is a deal between junior coalition partners, the Social Democrats (SPD), who demanded Maassen's removal, and conservative Interior Minister Horst Seehofer, who had backed the controversial BfV head.

USA TODAY - 2018-09-19 11:39:00