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Migrant arrivals in Germany down sharply in 2017

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

The number of new asylum seekers in Germany fell sharply last year to 186,000, the government said Tuesday, easing pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel as debate rages on whether to impose a cap on migration.The...

Shoe-Bahn: Berliners queue for sneaker-train tickets

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

Hundreds of people braved sub-zero temperatures to camp out overnight in Berlin, in hopes of buying on Tuesday a pair of Adidas sneakers that also offers free subway travel.Retailing at 180 euros ($220),...

48 injured in German school bus crash: police

16 January 2018 | 0 comments

At least 48 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a school bus in Germany crashed into a wall Tuesday, police said.The accident, whose cause was not immediately clear, occurred at about 7:00...

Actress Kruger says Hollywood changing because 'men are scared'

15 January 2018 | 0 comments

Hollywood actress Diane Kruger said Monday that the #MeToo movement had scared powerful men but she was afraid that change may be short-lived.The German-born star, who won best actress in May at the Cannes...

Germany considers student exchanges to heal East-West divide

15 January 2018 | 0 comments

A suggestion that schools send students on exchange between Germany's former East and West to heal persistent divides sparked debate on Monday, almost 30 years after the country's reunification."We don't...

'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz' in last-ditch bid to avoid jail

15 January 2018 | 0 comments

A 96-year-old former guard at the Auschwitz Nazi death camp has asked German authorities not to jail him, despite losing a court challenge against his sentence.Oskar Groening has filed a formal "request...

C&A fashion chain eyes sale to Chinese investors: report

14 January 2018 | 0 comments

The billionaire family that owns Dutch clothing retailer C&A is on the brink of selling the chain to Chinese investors, a German media report said Sunday.The deal is close to being finalised, Der Spiegel...

German defence minister warns against IS 'safe havens'

14 January 2018 | 0 comments

Germany's Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen said on Sunday the war against the Islamic State group is not over, even if the jihadists have been "largely defeated militarily".Von der Leyen was speaking...

Turkey and the EU: time for plan B?

14 January 2018 | 0 comments

After an over half century accession bid, Turkey and the European Union are moving into a new period of relations where tighter cooperation in specific areas will be prioritised over Ankara's drive for...

Trump issues stay of execution for Iran nuclear deal

12 January 2018 | 0 comments

US President Donald Trump announced Friday he would not reimpose nuclear sanctions on Iran, keeping a landmark 2015 deal alive... for now.The Republican leader grudgingly agreed to sign sanctions waivers,...

Macron says 'happy' Merkel coalition deal in sight

12 January 2018 | 0 comments

French President Emmanuel Macron said Friday that he was "satisfied and happy" that German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives had reached a deal with the Social Democrats towards forming a coalition."I...

Main points of German coalition blueprint

12 January 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angel Merkel's Christian Democrats, her Bavarian CSU allies and Martin Schulz's Social Democrats on Friday announced a policy blueprint for a future coalition government.If the three...

What's next for Germany after Merkel's coalition breakthrough?

12 January 2018 | 0 comments

Germany inched toward a new government Friday as Chancellor Angela Merkel and the centre-left Social Democrats agreed to move ahead with formal talks to build a coalition.The in-principle pact after months...

German coalition breakthrough 'good for Europe': France

12 January 2018 | 0 comments

A deal that paves the way towards a new coalition government in Germany between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats is "good for Europe," the French government said on Friday.French...

Merkel pledges 'fresh start' for Europe with new government

12 January 2018 | 0 comments

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged Friday that the new government she is seeking to form would work toward a "fresh start" for Europe, after reporting a breakthrough in marathon coalition talks."The...



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