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In Germany, the Power of Art in the Twilight of Life

A guided tour for dementia patients at Lehmbruck Museum in Duisburg, Germany.Credit Gordon Welters for The New York Times DUISBURG, Germany - As a private tour of the museum's contemporary art exhibition began, there was little to differentiate the elderly visitors from any others. Gazing up at a c

NEW YORK TIMES - 2018-03-21 15:35:34

Germany: Merkel pledges that 2015 migrant influx won't recur

BERLIN - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is renewing a promise that the huge migrant influx of 2015 won't be repeated as she embarks on her fourth term. Merkel acknowledged in her first speech to parliament since being sworn in last week that the debate about migration has "divided and polarized our

WASHINGTON POST - 2018-03-21 14:01:00

Germany confirms H5N6 bird flu case on island farm

March 21, 2018 / 2:01 PM / a few seconds ago HAMBURG (Reuters) - German authorities have confirmed outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu type at a farm on an island off the German North Sea coast, the Schleswig-Holstein state agriculture ministry said on Wednesday. The virus was found on

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 14:00:14

Germany returns stolen 3,000-year-old relics from the ancient Olmec civilization to Mexico

After nearly a decade of litigation, Mexico recovered two Mesoamerican busts that had been missing since the 1980s. German authorities had found the wooden pieces in 2008, when they seized them from an artifacts dealer. In a ceremony in Munich on Tuesday, German authorities returned two wooden busts

USA TODAY - 2018-03-21 13:41:24

Merkel calls for euro zone architecture for eurozone to lower risks

BERLIN (Reuters) - After weathering the worst of the eurozone crisis, the European Union must now create an overall architecture to prevent the actions of one member of the currency union putting all others at risk, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday. Final decisions on that issue would

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 13:25:36

Merkel slams Trump's import tariffs as 'unlawful'

Reuters. Session of the lower house of parliament Bundestag in Berlin BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday sharply criticized U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to introduce tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and warned Washington that the European Union was ready to t

INVESTING.COM - 2018-03-21 13:21:21

Germany's Merkel rejects nationwide driving bans for diesel cars

March 21, 2018 / 1:11 PM / a few seconds ago BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday the federal government rejects the idea of introducing comprehensive driving bans for diesel vehicles, calling instead for tailored solutions to bring down car emissions in heavily pollu

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 13:06:58

Merkel Warns of Polarization in First Policy Speech of New Term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel warned against giving in to her country's worst political polarization since World War II, saying all citizens must benefit from the biggest economic boom in more than a quarter-century. Outlining her new government's agenda in a speech to parliament, Merkel said many

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-21 12:57:05

Merkel strongly condemns Turkish military offensive in Afrin

March 21, 2018 / 12:45 PM / Updated 2 hours ago BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday sharply criticized Turkey's military offensive in the northern Syrian town of Afrin and condemned ongoing attacks by Syrian forces in eastern Ghouta, near Damascus. Speaking to lawmakers

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 12:44:03

Breakingviews - Time for Germany to make Deutsche/Commerz happen

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - In Goethe's Faust, the protagonist makes a deal with the devil's envoy by exchanging his soul for the fulfilment of earthly goals. Deutsche Bank and Commerzbank, faced with decidedly unholy lowball returns on tangible equity, face a similar dilemma as they struggle t

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 11:27:14

Germany returns 3,000-year-old Olmec statues to Mexico

Germany has returned two 3,000-year-old pre-Hispanic wooden statues from the Olmec civilisation to the Mexican authorities. Mexico says the artefacts were taken illegally from an Olmec archaeological site in eastern Mexico. They were seized from controversial Costa Rican art collector Leonardo Patte

BBC - 2018-03-21 11:23:05

Sanctions against Russia not focus of EU summit: German government official

March 21, 2018 / 11:10 AM / Updated 30 minutes ago BERLIN (Reuters) - Sanctions against Russia will not be the focus of debate at a summit of European Union leaders on Thursday, a German government official said on Tuesday. EU officials have said that the leaders will discuss how to defend Europe f

REUTERS - 2018-03-21 11:10:19

Germany: Will discuss all options regarding planned U.S. tariffs at EU summit

Reuters. Containers are seen at the loading terminal Altenwerder in the harbour of Hamburg BERLIN (Reuters) - All options to respond to planned U.S. tariffs on aluminum and steel will be discussed at a summit of EU leaders this week, a German government official said on Wednesday. The official expr

INVESTING.COM - 2018-03-21 11:02:06

German economic advisors raise growth forecast, warn of increased risks

Reuters. Containers are loaded onto a container ship at a shipping terminal in the harbour in Hamburg BERLIN (Reuters) - The panel of economic advisers to the German government slightly raised its growth forecast for Europe's largest economy on Wednesday but warned that a spiral of protectionist me

INVESTING.COM - 2018-03-21 10:26:20

German economy likely to grow by 2.6 percent this year, 2.1 percent next: Ifo

Reuters. File photo of a container ship loaded at a terminal in the harbour of Hamburg BERLIN (Reuters) - The Ifo institute on Wednesday confirmed its forecasts for the German economy to grow by 2.6 percent this year and by 2.1 percent in 2019 but said the debate about tariffs in transatlantic trad

INVESTING.COM - 2018-03-21 08:21:19

If you talk about Russian propaganda, remember: we have myths too

'Surely the desire to have the world see things from a host nation's perspective is the job of state-sponsored global media.' Photograph: Mladen Antonov/AFP/Getty When Edward Bernays, the father of modern propaganda, set out in 1928 to explain what it was, he cited not Pravda, or puff from the Wei

THE GUARDIAN - 2018-03-21 06:00:03

Germany demands answers from Facebook about the alleged data leak affecting 50 millions users in US

Germany on 20 March voiced alarm at reports that a political consultancy hired by Donald Trump improperly accessed information on 50 million Facebook users, and lawmakers demanded answers from the company and the government. Representational image. Reuters. Germany's data privacy commissioner Andrea

FIRSTPOST - 2018-03-21 03:23:18

Putin, a Little Man Still Trying to Prove His Bigness

Now that Vladimir Putin has won a fourth term and six more years in office, the looming question is what he plans next to make Russia even stronger, especially in his rivalry with the West.Photograph by Valery Sharifulin / TASS / Getty I bumped into Vladimir Putin in Chile, in 2004, when we were bot

THE NEW YORKER - 2018-03-20 21:31:51

Trump Can't Win a Trade War Alone

As U.S. President Donald Trump prepares a wide-ranging package of tariffs and investment restrictions targeted at China, a trade war between the world's two most important economies looks unavoidable. On the face of it, the U.S. might seem to have the leverage it needs to win. Since it runs a huge t

BLOOMBERG - 2018-03-20 21:00:22

Israel-German ministerial meetings back on after year hiatus

A long-delayed government-to-government meeting between Israel and Germany – generally an annual event that showcases the closeness of ties between the countries – will take place in the coming months, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday after a phone call with Chancellor Angela Merke

JERUSALEM POST - 2018-03-20 20:46:00