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German opera director Nikolaus Lehnhoff dead at 76: report

German opera director Nikolaus Lehnhoff dead at 76: report

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Nikolaus Lehnhoff, one of Germany's leading opera directors, has died at the age of 76, the German news agency DPA reported on Thursday.Lehnhoff died on Saturday after a long illness, DPA said, quoting...

Rumoured discovery of Nazi train sets off Polish gold rush

Rumoured discovery of Nazi train sets off Polish gold rush

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

The alleged discovery of a Nazi "gold train" in western Poland has perked up the ears of treasure-hunters to such a degree that the government felt the need Thursday to warn them it could be booby-trapped.Local...

Merkel says migrant crisis a 'huge challenge' for Balkans

Merkel says migrant crisis a 'huge challenge' for Balkans

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Western Balkan countries are facing "huge challenges" due to the tide of migrants trying to reach the EU, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday."Some of them are transit countries and since...

Merkel says Austrian migrant tragedy a 'warning'

Merkel says Austrian migrant tragedy a 'warning'

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

The "horrible" discovery Thursday of between 20 and 50 dead migrants inside a truck in Austria is a warning to Europe to tackle its the migrant crisis, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said."We were all...

EU's long-standing migration rule 'unsustainable', says Germany

EU's long-standing migration rule 'unsustainable', says Germany

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Germany's vice-chancellor and foreign minister slammed one of the cornerstones of EU migration policy as "unsustainable" in comments published Thursday, jointly saying Europeans owed it "to the world"...

Facebook to meet German government on Internet hate-mongering

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Facebook on Thursday accepted an invitation from Germany's justice minister to discuss doing more to purge the social network of racist posts after widespread complaints from users.In a letter to Facebook's...

Poland warns rumoured Nazi 'gold train' may be booby-trapped

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Poland's government on Thursday warned treasure-hunters that the Nazi "gold train" allegedly discovered in the country's west is probably booby-trapped.Local media have for days been abuzz with old lore...

Barenboim, Berlin orchestra confirm plans for Tehran concert

Barenboim, Berlin orchestra confirm plans for Tehran concert

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Israeli-Argentinian conductor Daniel Barenboim is hoping to take one of Germany's top orchestras to Iran to perform a concert there, the Berlin State Opera said Thursday, drawing angry protests from Israel.Barenboim,...

Poland resists taking Syria refugees due to Ukraine crisis: Duda

Poland resists taking Syria refugees due to Ukraine crisis: Duda

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Poland's new president Andrzej Duda said Thursday his country was reluctant to help with the refugees from the Middle East or Africa because of a potential influx soon from Ukraine.Duda, 43, a conservative...

Barenboim, Berlin orchestra confirm plans for concert in Tehran

Barenboim, Berlin orchestra confirm plans for concert in Tehran

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Israeli-Argentinian conductor Daniel Barenboim is hoping to take one of Germany's top orchestras to Iran to perform a concert there, the Berlin State Opera said Thursday, drawing angry protests from Israel.Barenboim,...

Serbia, Macedonia call at Balkans summit for EU action on migrants

Serbia, Macedonia call at Balkans summit for EU action on migrants

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Serbia and Macedonia's foreign ministers called for EU action on Europe's migrant crisis at a summit Thursday of leaders from the western Balkans, attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.Both have...

Eurozone loans to private sector increase: ECB

Eurozone loans to private sector increase: ECB

27 August 2015 | 0 comments

Growth of loans to the private sector in the euro area, a gauge of economic health, is picking up speed, suggesting the European Central Bank's monetary policy is finally working, ECB data showed Thursday.After...

Merkel vows no tolerance for migrant hate as 55 die in Mediterranean

Merkel vows no tolerance for migrant hate as 55 die in Mediterranean

26 August 2015 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced down far-right hecklers on Wednesday, vowing zero tolerance for "vile" anti-migrant violence as rescuers found 55 corpses on stricken boats in the Mediterranean.The...

Merkel vows no tolerance for migrant hate as 40 die in Mediterranean

Merkel vows no tolerance for migrant hate as 40 die in Mediterranean

26 August 2015 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel faced down far-right hecklers on Wednesday, vowing zero tolerance for "vile" anti-migrant violence as rescuers found 40 corpses on a stricken boat off the Libyan coast.The...

More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers mount exercise in Germany

More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers mount exercise in Germany

26 August 2015 | 0 comments

More than 1,000 NATO paratroopers jumped from aircraft above Germany Wednesday in one of the alliance's largest airborne training exercise in Europe since the Cold War ended, the US army said.Amid a drive...

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