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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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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)
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”.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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.
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.