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Germany: Identitarian movement classified as right-wing extremist

Germany's domestic intelligence service has identified the country's Identitarian movement as an extremist entity. The group, which claims to defend European identity through ethno...

Germany: Identitarian movement classified as right-wing extremist

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Nearly 13,000 violent rightwing extremists now living in Germany Scale of problem revealed as details emerge of suspect in pro-refugee politician’s murderNearly 13,000 violent rightwing extremists are living in Germany, the chief of the country’s domestic intelligence service, which is investigating the murder of ...
2019-06-18 19:00

Germany probes 'right-wing extremist' murder of politician A politician has been murdered in an apparent execution-style assassination. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer has described the attack as "right-wing extremist" in nature, saying it was "directed against us all."...
2019-06-18 15:48

Germany records small uptick in far-right extremist violence Violent crimes motivated by xenophobia rose slightly in Germany last year, the country's domestic intelligence agency has reported. The agency has been accused of blindness to neo-Nazi terrorist cells in the country....
2019-06-28 09:00

Trial opens in Germany of couple in extremist ricin plot A 30-year-old Tunisian and his 43-year-old German wife have gone on trial on charges they were preparing a biological attack in the name of the Islamic State using the deadly toxin ricin...
2019-06-07 13:48

'Values I believe in': Brazil's new rightwing rappers embrace Bolsonaro The country’s hip-hop is typically progressive, but MCs in Maga hats provide the soundtrack to a far-right presidencyThe Trumpian mantra on his “Make America Great Again” cap leaves little doubt Ricardo Alves stands to the right of your average Brazi...
2019-06-18 13:16

Madrid’s new rightwing council suspends low-emissions zone Protests planned as People’s party rolls back key policy of Spanish capital’s former mayorMadrid’s new rightwing city council has begun rolling back one of the flagship initiatives of the last mayor three days after taking office by in effect shuttin...
2019-06-18 13:16

Ocasio-Cortez sued by rightwing critics for blocking them on Twitter The lawsuits come after a court ruled Donald Trump had violated the constitution by similarly blocking constituents Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has built a national profile through social media – but not everyone can see it.The representative from New Y...
2019-07-11 00:48

Christian rightwing figures warn abortion fight could lead to civil war Wave of extreme bans appears to have amped up predictions by magazines and politicians that abortion is cause of coming conflictProminent figures on the Christian right in the US ranging from religious magazines to authors to elected politicians have...
2019-05-26 10:16

White House physicist sought aid of rightwing thinktank to challenge climate science William Happer contacted Heartland Institute, one of the most prominent groups to dispute that fossil fuels cause global heatingA member of the Trump administration’s National Security Council has sought help from advisors of a conservative thinktank...
2019-06-14 17:48

YouTube Is Banning Extremist Videos. Will It Work? YouTube’s hate speech policy now targets videos promoting the superiority of one group over another, or discrimination based on gender, race, or sexual orientation....
2019-06-06 00:32

Somalia car bombing leaves 10 dead in extremist attack A local district official told The Associated Press the death toll may rise as fighting continued inside the Asasey Hotel between the extremist gunmen and security forces. He said gunfire is continuing inside the hotel....
2019-07-13 09:00

US abortion policy is 'extremist hate' and 'torture', says UN commissioner Trump administration’s ban on terminations is a crisis directed at women, warns Kate GilmoreThe US policy on abortion is a form of extremist hate that amounts to the torture of women, the UN deputy high commissioner for human rights told the Guardian...
2019-06-04 16:32

EU court rules against Skype, says it can be classified as telecoms operator Microsoft's internet phone call and messaging service Skype can be considered a telecoms operator as it offers a paid-for service and has a deal with network operators to carry calls, Europe's top court said on Wednesday....
2019-06-05 15:32

US charges WikiLeaks founder with publishing classified info WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. filed new charges Thursday against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, accusing him of placing the United States at risk of “serious harm” by publishing thousands of secret and classified documents, including the ...
2019-05-23 22:32

NSA contractor sentenced to nine years over theft of classified info In 2016, federal agents arrested NSA contractor Harold Martin for stealing up to 50TB of classified information, and reports claimed that included offensive hacking technology designed to break into foreign computer networks. Sources for the data he....
2019-07-20 15:32

US charges WikiLeaks' Julian Assange over classified info The US Justice Department has charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with numerous counts of espionage related to the publication of classified documents. The case raises possible media freedom concerns....
2019-05-24 00:32

Ex-NSA contractor gets nine years in prison for stealing classified documents A former contractor for the National Security Agency was sentenced Friday to nine years in federal prison with three years of supervised release, a result of a plea deal for stealing troves of classified government documents over two decades and keep...
2019-07-20 02:16

Islamic extremist attack on Somali hotel leaves 26 dead Islamic extremists blew up the gate of a Somali hotel with a car bomb and took over the building for more than 14 hours, leaving 26 people dead before Somali forces who besieged the hotel overnight killed the attackers...
2019-07-14 04:16

German military rejects dozens of candidates over extremist links The German army has turned down 63 applicants over the past two years after they failed security checks. Islamists, far-right, alt-left supporters and ex-offenders were all excluded....
2019-07-21 14:00

Somali forces end extremist siege of Kismayo hotel; 26 dead Somali forces Saturday morning ended an all-night siege on a hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo as death toll has risen to 26 people, including a prominent Canadian-Somali journalist and several foreigners...
2019-07-13 12:00

Julian Assange charged with publishing classified info in new U.S. indictment The new indictment says Assange conspired with Chelsea Manning to obtain and disclose classified national defence documents, including State Department cables and reports on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan....
2019-05-24 00:00

20 Ports In Raigad Classified As Sensitive By Navy: Devendra Fadnavis The Indian Navy has dubbed as many as 20 ports in neighbouring Raigad district as "sensitive" from security point of view, the Maharashtra government told the Legislative Council on Wednesday....
2019-06-20 06:00

Video game addiction now classified as mental health disorder TUCSON – Whether it is Madden, Mario or Fortnite, it is pretty typical for kids to play some kind of video game. Last week, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially recognized video game addiction as a mental health disorder. WHO recogniz...
2019-06-06 16:01

Why Is Trump Sending More Troops and Firepower to the Middle East? That’s Classified The Trump Administration has spent the past month ringing alarm bells over what it has called “troubling, escalatory and dangerous” behavior by Iran. Yet government officials have shown very little evidence to the American public about th...
2019-05-25 05:16

NSA contractor sentenced to prison for huge theft of classified U.S. data A former National Security Agency contractor was sentenced in Maryland to nine years in prison on Friday for stealing huge amounts of classified material from U.S. intelligence agencies over two decades though officials never found proof he shared it...
2019-07-20 08:16

Hunger-striking Greek extremist wins new hope of jail leave ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A lawyer for a Greek far-left extremist jailed for 11 murders says Greece’s supreme court has ordered lower judges to reconsider his request for a temporary leave from prison, which had earlier been rejected. Dimitris Kouf...
2019-05-23 14:48

Repatriation of extremist fighters and families to Kazakhstan, welcomed by UN rights expert Stressing the need for some Governments to reform their laws and policies on fighting terrorism and extremism, an independent UN human rights expert welcomed on Friday Kazakhstan’s repatriation of 231 of its citizens from conflict sites in Syria and ...
2019-05-21 14:32

Shocking CCTV captured far-right extremist engulfed in fireball as he tried to set synagogue on fire Shocking footage captured the moment a far-right extremist was engulfed in a ball of flames when he set fire to a historic synagogue on a day commemorating the Holocaust....
2019-07-05 20:32

At least 95 slain in Mali village amid surge in ethnic, extremist violence Nineteen others are missing, officials said Monday, as authorities continued to search for bodies. Officials said the assailants also set dwellings on fire and killed livestock....
2019-06-10 19:00

Somali forces end extremist siege of hotel where Americans, other foreigners died An all-night siege by extremist militants at a Somali hotel in the southern port city of Kismayo ended Saturday, but not before 26 people – including 2 Americans – were killed, officials said....
2019-07-13 20:48

"Stunning Sight": Wave-Like Cloud Formation Wasn't Classified Until 2017 Paul McCully was having a relatively normal Tuesday in Myrtleford, Australia on June 11. Then he looked up. "It looked like inverted waves moving quickly across the sky," wrote McCully, who was......
2019-06-19 06:32

Hundreds of Current and Former Law Enforcement Officers Reportedly Found in Extremist Facebook Groups Hundreds of current and former police officers and other law enforcement personnel are members of “Confederate, anti-Islam, misogynistic or anti-government militia groups” on Facebook, according to an investigation by the U.S. Center for Investigativ...
2019-06-15 21:48

Classified Iran briefing turns heated as Trump team clashes with Democrats A classified Senate briefing on reported Iranian plots against the United States turned into a tense clash between top U.S. officials and lawmakers frustrated with President Trump’s strategy toward Iran....
2019-05-22 03:32

US intelligence chiefs shared classified info with tech execs about doing business with China The trade war with China has reached new heights in the past few weeks, as the Trump administration recently announced that US companies will be banned from buying equipment from certain Chinese companies. Huawei’s name wasn’t explicitly ...
2019-05-21 18:00

Former New York City police commissioner wants Antifa classified as a domestic terror group A former New York City police commissioner said Wednesday that he wants to see Antifa categorized as a domestic terror organization after its members brutally beat a conservative journalist covering a protest in Portland, Oregon last week. ...
2019-07-05 14:00

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged in new US indictment with receiving and publishing classified information WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged in new US indictment with receiving and publishing classified information. The post WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange charged in new US indictment with receiving and publishing classified info...
2019-05-23 22:32

Rand Paul: 'Insiders' say John Brennan lost 'need to know' clearance and access to classified info Sen. Rand Paul said White House "insiders" assured him former CIA Director John Brennan's access to classified information has been cut after it was reported he still had his security clearance in spite of a presidential order....
2019-06-13 04:16

Alternate social media site rolls out new technique to squash extremist content without violating First Amendment As prominent social media platforms from Facebook to Twitter to YouTube wrestle with how to stop jihadists, neo-Nazis and other extremists from disseminating their dangerous content online – without infringing on one’s constitutional rights – a somew...
2019-07-10 23:16

Germany 'hypocritical' on NATO: US envoy to Germany Richard Grenell US President Donald Trump's top diplomat in Berlin said German politicians were not committed enough to NATO's defense spending target. He also said the country should have learned a better lesson from WWII....
2019-05-21 20:48

Former West Germany star Bernd Schuster: 'Ter Stegen should be Germany's No. 1' When Bernd Schuster left Cologne for Barcelona in 1980, he was one of the first Bundesliga players to move to Spain. He spoke to DW about his move and two Germans who followed in his footsteps decades later....
2019-05-22 11:48

Assange indicted on 18 counts, accused of coordinating with Manning to leak classified national-security docs A federal grand jury returned an 18-count superseding indictment on Thursday charging WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with offenses relating to his alleged role in the compromise of classified information. Assange has been accused of coordinating wi...
2019-05-23 22:32

What Is Antifa? Explaining the Movement to Confront the Far Right The assault of a conservative journalist in Portland, Ore., over the weekend has brought renewed attention to anti-fascist protesters, whom he blamed for the attack....
2019-07-03 06:00

What youth movement? The Big Three still dominate at Wimbledon The tennis world keeps wondering when a generation of young stars will unseat Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal. It won't be this year at Wimbledon....
2019-07-11 15:48

Singer becomes pioneer of #MeToo movement in Cuba HAVANA — Dianelys Alfonso has a bold presence — brightly colored tattoos, spandex bodysuits, Technicolor hair — and a clarion voice that won her the label “Goddess of Cuba” for her turns on songs ranging from ballads to reggaeton. Now she’s also the ...
2019-07-16 14:48

Stonewall 50: A look at the history — and future — of the movement that changed the world How do we recall an event for which only the vaguest of records exists, with most of the central actors dead and gone? The Stonewall riots of 1969, which gave rise to the modern LGBTQ-rights movement, rest on one unequivocal historical fact: On the n...
2019-06-21 16:32

When ‘fat acceptance’ movement leaders decide to lose weight 'Body positivity' and 'fat acceptance' are growing movements online. But influencers who decide to lose weight often face a backlash from their fans....
2019-07-22 22:32

De Blasio says anti-Semitism is strictly a ‘right-wing movement’ De Blasio said he did not agree with a claim by a reporter that there is also rising anti-Semitism "on the left in the BDS movement and around the world."...
2019-06-05 03:16

Iran's Green Movement: Why US policies strengthen the regime Ten years ago, the Green Movement not only challenged the Iranian regime but also Washington's Middle East policies. Now, Trump's policies have emboldened Iranian hard-liners and cornered reformists even further....
2019-06-14 13:00

Scientists capture 4D atomic movement in breakthrough experiment Long-held theories about how materials melt, freeze and evaporate may need to be tweaked thanks to some breakthrough research. A UCLA-led team of scientists have captured the 4D movement of atoms through time and 3D space as they changed states, repo...
2019-07-01 10:48

Trump, Duda announce movement of 1,000 U.S. troops to Poland President Donald Trump and Polish President Andrzej Duda celebrated a new military cooperation agreement Wednesday with a flyover of U.S. F-35 fighter jets at the White House in Washington, D.C....
2019-06-13 07:00

Tiananmen veterans look back on movement’s mistakes, passion One of the most outspoken student leaders during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests is now more circumspect but remains just as harsh a critic of China’s Communist regime...
2019-05-31 05:32

Tiananmen veterans look back on movement's mistakes, passion Wu'er Kaixi was among the most outspoken of the student leaders during the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protests, famously reproaching then-Premier Li Peng at a meeting broadcast on national television....
2019-05-31 06:16

Hong Kong opposition movement largely without leaders HONG KONG (AP) — The largely youth-driven movement challenging Hong Kong’s government over an unpopular extradition bill is a coalition operating without a clear leadership structure. And that adds to its appeal for supporters disaffected from ...
2019-06-18 05:48

Rallies in all 50 states aim to halt anti-abortion movement in U.S. Hundreds of rallies are scheduled nationwide Tuesday to oppose new momentum in recent weeks to overturn the Supreme Court's 46-year-old ruling that makes abortion legal in the United States....
2019-05-21 16:16

Yellow brick road: Lib Dem Jo Swinson wants to lead a new movement As her party's popularity soars, the Jo Swinson tells Susannah Butter about unity, introducing proxy voting and why taking her baby into Parliament isn't the naughtiest thing she's ever done...
2019-06-07 19:32

The socially responsible investing movement is hot and there are no signs of it cooling off Socially responsible investing has exploded across the globe and interest in it has never been higher. But there is a real chance the business and financial communities will let slip opportunities to fully capitalize on the demand....
2019-05-21 15:00

Mata's 'Common Goal' movement reaches 100 signatories A hundred players and managers have signed up for Manchester United midfielder Juan Mata's Common Goal cause, with Australia women's players Aivi Luik and Alex Chidiac the latest to join the movement....
2019-05-30 08:16

Historical Markers Honor Women Who Led The Way During Suffrage Movement MADISON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) – Next year marks the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote in the united states. So here in Kentucky we are honoring the women who led the way during the suffrage movement with historical markers. Wh...
2019-06-03 01:48

#MeToo Movement Takes On the Big Mac of Sexual Harassment Claims A group of 10 women who worked for McDonald’s restaurants in nine different U.S. cities, including four teenagers, on Tuesday filed federal sexual harassment charges against the fast-food behemoth....
2019-05-22 04:32

Deepika Padukone Lends Her Support To #AllSleepMatters Movement Deepika Padukone has put forward a sentiment that is sure to strike a chord with many. The Bollywood star took to Instagram on Tuesday to talk about a subject close to the hearts of many - the......
2019-06-04 13:00

The musicians helping make climate change a cultural movement Pop stars like Lil Dicky and Grimes are using their music and their huge followings to gain vital coverage of climate change. This rise in social media-driven activism shows that a tipping point has been reached in popular culture...
2019-06-17 07:48

Mahatma Gandhi Was Spiritual Leader Of US Non-Violence Movement: Pelosi Mahatma Gandhi was the spiritual leader of America's non-violence movement, Speaker of the US House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi has said as she described how the Indian leader influenced American......
2019-07-12 00:16

Italy’s Fading Five Star Movement Puts Its Leader on the Block With support for the party cratering, its political leader, Luigi Di Maio, survived a confidence vote. The movement’s prospects, however, are far from clear....
2019-05-31 02:00

30 years after Tiananmen – Is China's pro-democracy movement losing steam? Many pro-democracy activists fled China after the Tiananmen massacre, but they continue to support dissidents from abroad. With Beijing intensifying its crackdown on civil society, the movement faces new challenges....
2019-06-03 15:32

Hundreds protest slow movement on rent rules in New York ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Hundreds of protesters frustrated by the slow movement of proposals to strengthen tenant protections in New York state have blocked access to the Senate and Assembly chambers. The group marched through the Capitol chanting protest...
2019-06-04 20:48

Pioneering surgery brings movement back to paralysed hands Melbourne-based Natasha van Zyl has treated 13 young adults with nerve transfer surgeryThirteen young adults who were paralysed in sporting or traffic accidents have had movement in their hands restored through pioneering nerve transfer surgery, enab...
2019-07-05 06:32

I tried out a vegetarian diet for 21 days. Here's what I learnt about the growing meatless movement. Meatless alternatives are on the rise, fueled by startups and companies. CNBC's Uptin Saiidi tried out 21 days as a vegetarian and explores whether this is a fad or the future of food....
2019-06-20 05:32

Pashtun movement leader: 'Pakistani army is afraid of our popularity' The Pakistani military is facing immense opposition in the restive northwestern region — not from the Taliban, but rather a popular anti-war Pashtun movement, whose leader Manzoor Pashteen spoke to DW about the conflict....
2019-06-05 22:16

| Sudan protesters hold night gatherings to rekindle movement As night fell, residents of a southern district in Khartoum briskly moved to set the stage for Sudanese protest leaders giving a brief on the movement's latest updates....
2019-06-22 16:16

U.S. Navy tracking movement of advanced Russian frigate in Cuba U.S. Northern Command confirmed on Wednesday that it is tracking the first-in-class advanced Russian vessel Admiral Gorshkov, which arrived in Havana, Cuba, on Monday....
2019-06-27 21:48

Hong Kong Protesters Storm Legislature, Dividing the Movement After weeks of protest that took the high road, a smaller group’s use of force to enter and deface government chambers raises questions about direction and leadership....
2019-07-02 04:48

Comcast built an eye-control remote to help users with movement issues in an attempt to improve the accessibility of its services, Comcast announced today the launch of a feature that will allow users to control their television using only their eyes. The Xfinity X1 eye control will give Comcast customers the ability to...
2019-06-17 18:32

Hong Kong's protest movement was on life support. Then government revived it As Hong Kong welcomed the start of 2019, the city's pro-democracy movement, made famous around the world after the Umbrella Movement, was in the doldrums....
2019-06-10 16:48

Tyson Fury shows off incredible head movement during Tom Schwarz fight Tyson Fury defeated Tom Schwarz via technical knockout in the second round Saturday night to stay the world’s lineal heavyweight champion and remain unbeaten overall....
2019-06-17 21:48

Toy Story 2 casting couch 'blooper' deleted by Disney after #MeToo movement Now removed scene features Stinky Pete behaving in an inappropriate way with Barbie dollsA fake blooper scene from Toy Story 2 featuring a “casting couch” scenario has been quietly deleted by Disney from the latest home releases of the animated film....
2019-07-03 11:01

New Video Inspired by Madonna’s ‘I Rise’ Captures Global Protest Movement “Freedom,” sings Madonna, “is what you choose to do with what’s been done to you.” This lyric from the artist’s new song “I Rise,” off her 14th studio album Madame X, is a tribute to the resilience of t...
2019-06-19 20:48

Son of Hamas leader calls the militant movement a ‘racist terror organization’ Suheib Yousef caused an uproar in Palestinian society when he told an Israeli news channel of his disillusionment with the group’s corruption and his disappointment with leaders living opulent lifestyles while people in Gaza suffer in poverty....
2019-07-05 03:32

Indian-Origin Pioneer Of Islamic Movement In South Africa Dies At 81 Shawkat Ali Thokan, an Indian-origin man considered the pioneer of the Islamic movement in South Africa, died on Wednesday following a lengthy illness. He was 81....
2019-06-21 03:48

Matt Gaetz: Trump's 'Keep America Great' campaign an 'inclusive movement' President Trump's campaign is an inclusive venture that seeks to unite Americans in favor of economic prosperity, according to Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla....
2019-06-19 05:16

Stonewall Forever: 50 years after the raid that sparked the LGBTQ movement, it goes digital Stonewall Forever: As a digital monument to the Stonewall uprising debuts, the riots' legacy couldn't be more relevant today, LGBTQ activists say.        ...
2019-06-04 18:48

Hong Kong's protest movement was on life support. Then the government revived it As Hong Kong welcomed the start of 2019, the city's pro-democracy movement, made famous around the world after the Umbrella Movement, was in the doldrums....
2019-06-10 09:48

Anti-vaxx movement for pets is a ‘death sentence,’ vets warn The anti-vaccination movement has gone to the dogs — prompting concerned veterinarians to warn pet owners are sentencing their pups “to death.” Vets around the country say they are seeing increased cases of pet owners influenced by anti-v...
2019-05-23 07:16

Maine Just Banned Native American Mascots. It’s a Movement That’s Inching Forward. Professional sports teams and big college sports programs have often resisted calls to rethink their names and logos. But at local levels, lawmakers have had more success....
2019-05-23 01:01

From Hollywood to Seoul: How the #MeToo movement is upending Asian entertainment industries Asia is having its own #MeToo moment, with its homegrown entertainment industries grappling with many of the issues that have ended entertainment.        ...
2019-07-17 16:16

Umbrella Movement leader joins Hong Kong protests after jail time A leading member of Hong Kong's 2014 Umbrella Movement has said he will "join the fight" against the city's leader over her handling of a controversial extradition bill after being released from prison....
2019-06-17 11:32

New Green MP Paul Manly denies links to 9/11 truther movement after comments resurface Green Party MP-elect Paul Manly openly questioned the "corporate media's" coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks during two podcast appearances before entering politics....
2019-05-27 12:32

Airlines scramble to overcome polluter stigma as 'flight shame' movement grows In Lorna Greenwood's London home, there is a shelf lined with travel guides. But the 32-year-old mother and former government employment lawyer has given up flying....
2019-06-03 18:16

Final Wheel Movement Decided Controversial Penalty That Undid Ferrari's F1 Win: Report The Canadian Grand Prix on Sunday began as a welcome break from the norm in Formula One, with a car finally giving Mercedes, which has won every race this year, a real challenge—a beatdown, even. But the race ended with Mercedes on top yet again, by...
2019-06-11 10:16

Facebook is mapping demographics, human movement, and network coverage to combat diseases Facebook is partnering with organizations to combat diseases using maps powered by satellite imagery, computer vision, census data, and Facebook's own data.Read More...
2019-05-21 15:16

NYPD Apologizes for 1969 Stonewall Inn Raid That Sparked Modern Gay Pride Movement New York City’s police commissioner apologized Thursday for the “discriminatory and oppressive” police raid 50 years ago on the Stonewall Inn that inspired what became the modern gay pride movement....
2019-06-07 03:00

Japanese women petition against high heels at work, with #KuToo movement going viral A social media campaign against dress codes and expectations that women wear high heels at work has gone viral in Japan, with thousands joining the #KuToo movement....
2019-06-04 11:00

Greta Thunberg, Fridays for Future movement win Amnesty human rights award Amnesty has awarded Swedish student activist Greta Thunberg and the Fridays for Future movement a human rights award. The movement has seen tens of thousands of students spend Fridays demanding climate action....
2019-06-07 22:16

Rep. John Lewis says Trump's message in 2016 'arrested' the movement toward goodness, openness Rep. John Lewis said Monday that President Trump’s election in 2016 “arrested” the movement for positive change and the president of felling “at home” with racist violence....
2019-05-28 17:48

All hail Theresa May, reluctant hero of the Scottish independence movement | Kevin McKenna With Brexit and Boris Johnson playing badly north of the border, the PM’s legacy could be a break-up of the unionThe problem with legacies and the obsession of departing leaders to bequeath them is that the wrong sort can breenge in and wreck the pla...
2019-07-05 18:16

NYPD apologizes for 1969 Stonewall raid that birthed modern LGBT rights movement New York City's police commissioner apologized Thursday for the June 1969 raid on the Stonewall Inn gay bar, an event widely cited as the beginning of the modern LGBT rights movement....
2019-06-07 00:48

Jessica Biel lobbies against vaccine bill, but denies being part of anti-vaxx movement The actor joined Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to lobby against a California bill that would mandate parents get approval from public health if they don't want their child vaccinated....
2019-06-14 02:32

Warsaw holds massive pride parade amid backlash against LGBT rights movement The largest gay pride parade in Eastern Europe is bringing thousands of people to the streets of Warsaw. Saturday’s parade comes at a time when the LGBT rights movement in Poland is targeted by hate speech and a government campaign depicting it as a ...
2019-06-09 00:48

“Umbrella Movement” activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison in Hong Kong after serving contempt sentence HONG KONG (AP) — “Umbrella Movement” activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison in Hong Kong after serving contempt sentence. The post “Umbrella Movement” activist Joshua Wong has been released from prison in Hong Kong...
2019-06-17 07:16

Britney Spears’ Conservatorship Is Suing a Blogger in an Effort to Push Back Against the ‘Free Britney’ Movement LOS ANGELES (AP) — The conservatorship that oversees Britney Spears’ personal life and career sued the creator of a blog devoted to the pop superstar Wednesday in an increasingly aggressive effort to push back against the so-called “...
2019-06-27 21:16

Hong Kong pro-democracy movement — going from strength to strength An extradition bill has recently sparked mass protests in Hong Kong. The bill has been stalled, but the citizens want it scrapped and Chief Executive Lam ousted. DW looks at the pro-democracy movement's major milestones....
2019-06-21 22:00

CBOE TO LAUNCH S&P 500 ANNUAL DIVIDEND INDEX OPTIONS ON MAY 25:Aimed at Customers Accustomed to Viewing Dividend Movement Over Entire Year CHICAGO, IL, May 13, 2010 - The Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) today announced plans to begin trading options on the S&P 500® Annual Dividend Index (ticker symbol - DIVD) on Tuesday, May 25, 2010. Initially, two annual expirations - December 2...
2019-05-22 07:00

Germany looking for more after easing into last eight Germany maintained their perfect women's World Cup record by reaching the quarter-finals with another solid performance in a 3-0 win over Nigeria on Saturday, but they are looking for more....
2019-06-23 03:48

This Isn't The Best Germany Ever, But They Can Still Beat Anyone For a normal national team, Germany’s recent run of relative success would be cause for celebration: quarterfinalists at both the 2017 Euros and 2011 World Cup, with a semifinals appearance at the 2015 World Cup and a 2013 Euro title. Oh, plus Olympi...
2019-06-06 07:16

Germany's 16 states: Berlin 2019 Berlin celebrates itself — as a city of modernity, of women, of freedom. With 100 years of Bauhaus, 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and a public holiday dedicated to women....
2019-06-19 18:16

Germany to mediate in Iran Envoy Jens Plötner had been involved in drawing up the 2015 JCPOA treaty and went to Tehran with the aim of seeing it preserved. He was told that Iran's patience was over....
2019-05-23 21:32

Germany's DAX: 2 Stunning Charts You Won't See Elsewhere The 30 largest stocks of Europe's biggest economy are "dramatically outperforming the rest of Europe," goes a common opinion today. So, is there anything to worry about?...
2019-06-08 03:16

What Do Germany Have To Do To Get Anyone At Home To Pay Attention? BERLIN — “We play for a nation that doesn’t even know our name.” So begins a video released last month by the German national women’s soccer team, right in time for the start of the Women’s World Cup. Die Nationalelf, two-time World Cup winners and o...
2019-06-13 23:16

Germany's Siemens to cut 2,700 jobs Siemens has announced massive job cuts in its power generation division as it seeks to make cost savings. The industrial giant is undertaking a major restructuring with the aim of cutting more than €2 billion in costs....
2019-06-19 02:48

Germany's 16 states: Thuringia Be it Wartburg or Weimar, Goethe or Gropius — he legacy of famous Germans leads to Thuringia. In 2019, the Bauhaus will be the main focus. The school revolutionized architecture 100 years ago....
2019-06-05 15:48

Germany's most beautiful places Germany has been center stage through much of world history. Today, travelers head to the fascinating city of Berlin to get a firsthand look at remnants of 20th century events, such as World War II and the Cold War....
2019-07-11 21:48

Polish hotel cancels on Germany's far-right AfD The right-wing populist party has threatened legal action against the Radisson Blue in Szczecin. The meeting had been booked in Poland after the AfD was unable to find accommodation in Germany....
2019-06-29 01:48

Germany: Gay conversion 'therapy' ban presented "Homosexuality is not a disease and does not require treatment," said Health Minister Jens Spahn. In Germany, there are an estimated 1,000 attempts a year to change the sexual orientation of gay people, say critics....
2019-06-11 18:48

Germany Is Wrong About Nuclear Power Volkswagen’s boss is right to criticize his country’s decision to privilege coal over atomic power. Berlin is a long way from hitting its climate targets....
2019-06-04 12:49

Kids in Germany to name exoplanet, star German schools, kindergartens and amateur astronomers have been asked to come up with names for two heavenly bodies. The huge exoplanet and its star currently go by the unpoetical catalog numbers HD 32518 and HD 32518b....
2019-06-07 22:16

Germany's 'gay' Paragraph 175 abolished 25 years ago When Paragraph 175 of the German Penal Code was abolished 25 years ago, homosexuality ceased to be separately regulated. DW takes a look back at a history of persecution in West and East Germany....
2019-06-11 23:48

Germany’s Merkel sits through anthems again German Chancellor Angela Merkel has again sat through national anthems at a military honors ceremony after three recent incidents in which her body shook during similar events...
2019-07-16 13:16

1,000-year-old sarcophagus opened in Germany Archaeologists exhume a 1,000-year-old sarcophagus in Mainz, Germany, uncovering the remains of what could be a former archbishop who died in the 11th century....
2019-06-08 03:16

Germany withholds aid money from Uganda In 2018, the United Nations found that millions of dollars of aid money had been stolen in Uganda. Now Germany has partially stopped its funding in a bid to force Uganda to speed up investigations....
2019-05-24 18:00

Opinion: The significance of Germany's constitution Most Germans greatly value their constitution, which is also a result of Germany's dark Nazi past. But even so, Germany must work hard to preserve its democracy, argues former constitutional judge Udo Di Fabio....
2019-05-23 12:00

Germany's 16 states: Schleswig-Holstein White sandy beaches, red-white lighthouses and a constant steady breeze shape the coasts of Schleswig-Holstein. The federal state in the far north offers two seas for exploring: the North Sea and the Baltic Sea....
2019-06-28 09:00

Germany sweats through hottest June day ever An intense heat wave in Germany has pushed the temperatures soaring to a record 38.6 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. Authorities placed a speed limit on highways, as fire brigades prepare to deal with possible accidents....
2019-06-28 09:00

Academic upgrade for Germany's spies Germany has set up a special degree program to build up its national intelligence community. But it's only open to a select few — thoroughly vetted — students....
2019-07-14 11:16

Germany looks to 'lead' US-Iran talks European powers hope to broker a new round of negotiations between the United States and Iran in a bid to prevent the collapse of the 2015 nuclear deal, Germany’s top diplomat said Saturday....
2019-06-09 00:16

Germany: Trio convicted of killing gay man Three intoxicated men, aged 22 to 26, have been sentenced for beating a gay man to death in a railroad yard in Chemnitz last year. The prosecution said the group's extreme right-wing views played no role in the killing....
2019-06-08 07:16

Opinion: The significance of Germany's Basic Law Most Germans greatly value their Basic Law, which is also a result of Germany's dark Nazi past. But even so, Germany must work hard to preserve its democracy, argues former constitutional judge Udo Di Fabio....
2019-05-23 21:32

Germany's Merkel seen shaking again in Berlin Angela Merkel has again been seen shaking at a public appointment, after a previous incident was attributed to heat and dehydration. Germany is in the midst of a heat wave that has seen temperatures soar....
2019-06-28 09:00

Film dubbing as high art in Germany Last night’s German Dubbing Awards ceremony honored the star voices behind foreign films dubbed into German. But what makes a nation full of polyglots so attached to watching films in their native language?...
2019-05-24 18:00

Germany's conservatives divided on how to cope with far-right AfD Two politicians in Angela Merkel's CDU have drawn their bosses' anger for suggesting their voters share goals with the AfD. The conservative party remains divided on how to confront the populist far-right threat....
2019-06-21 22:00

Lagarde's First Job as ECB Boss: Charming Germany Christine Lagarde may be world renowned as head of the IMF, but her first big challenge as European Central Bank president would be to win over skeptics in her next home country: Germany....
2019-07-04 11:32

Some Cosplay From Germany's Biggest Anime Con DoKomi is Germany’s biggest anime show, with over 45,000 people turning up in Düsseldorf last month for video games, panels, music acts and cosplay....
2019-07-22 09:32

Opinion: The US and Germany — an everyday estrangement US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has just been to Berlin. The composed diplomatic courtesy shows just how far Germany and the US have drifted apart, writes DW's Jens Thurau....
2019-05-31 22:48

Germany's 'Little Tokyo' celebrates Japan Day Sushi, origami and anime — these may sound like scenes from an average day spent in Tokyo. But once a year, fans of Japanese pop culture get to live out their wildest dreams in the Rhineland....
2019-05-28 00:00

Dane becomes Germany's first foreign mayor Claus Ruhe Madsen has become the first foreigner to rule a German city after being elected as Lord Mayor of Rostock. The Danish national presented himself as pragmatic and environmentally conscious....
2019-06-17 00:00

For Europe, There's an Upside to Germany's Slowdown Germany’s economic slowdown, though no doubt bad for Europe in the short term, could be helpful over a longer period by easing a rift between the region’s stronger north and weaker south over pro-growth policies....
2019-07-07 16:48

Is socialism the future for Germany's ailing SPD? The Social Democrats are struggling for relevance after a decade-long crisis of faith. DW's Austin Davis traveled to Munich to see if socialism can be the answer to the woes dogging Germany's oldest political party....
2019-07-08 23:16

Lagarde's First Job as ECB Boss: Sway Germany Christine Lagarde may be world renowned as head of the IMF, but her first big challenge as European Central Bank president would be to win over skeptics in her next home country: Germany....
2019-07-04 19:16

Opinion: Is the only safe Jew in Germany an invisible one? That the German government's anti-Semitism commissioner advised Jews against wearing a yarmulke is a scandal. If Felix Klein is right, then German society has a fundamental problem, writes Michel Friedman....
2019-05-31 13:32

Germany’s Siemens announces 2,700 job cuts BERLIN (AP) — German industrial equipment maker Siemens says it is cutting 2,700 jobs globally at its power and gas company as it seeks to make cost savings. Siemens said Tuesday that the cuts include 1,400 jobs in Germany and would take place over t...
2019-06-18 20:00

Will Germany's Hollywood elect far-right AfD mayor? The populist AfD party may soon win its first mayoral post nationwide. Voting in the small, but once grand city of Görlitz is seen as a bellwether for how well the far-right message resonates in the former East Germany....
2019-06-17 00:00

Who disarms Germany's WWII bombs? Defusing bombs dropped over Germany during World War II is Horst Lenz's calling. He is summoned around 1,000 times a year to clear explosive devices. Lenz is guided by Murphy's law: Anything that can go wrong, will....
2019-07-03 13:16

Germany's 16 states: Lower Saxony Whether hiking in the mudflats of the North Sea coast or horse riding in the Lüneburger Heide heath- Niedersachsen is considered a top holiday destination in Germany because of its diversity of landscapes....
2019-07-17 10:32

Germany gets another 1-0 win at World Cup, beating Spain VALENCIENNES, France (AP) — Germany is finding it far from easy going at the World Cup. Against a skillful Spain, the two-time world champions relied on Sara Däbritz’s goal in the 42nd minute for the win Wednesday. It was second-ranked Germany&...
2019-06-12 22:01

Germany: Conflict in AfD pulling party to the right In at least three German states, extremist elements of the far-right Alternative for Germany are threatening to take over the party. The nationalist wing led by Björn Höcke is becoming increasingly powerful....
2019-07-08 00:48

France, Germany spar over EU leadership Angela Merkel and Emmanuel Macron are at odds over the best candidate to lead the European Commission. The German chancellor backs center-right Manfred Weber, but the French president has other ideas....
2019-05-29 00:48

The future of youth football in Germany German football has an issue at youth level. Next week, a decision will be made on the reforms that could be suggested. There is an approach that could revolutionize the country's approach to youth football....
2019-06-18 07:00

Germany's youth wake up to their political power The European Parliament elections clearly showed that Germany's young people want their voice to be heard. Observers say a new political generation is rising, with new ways of sharing its thoughts and priorities....
2019-06-08 22:16

Pimps of Thai transexuals on trial in Germany The four Thai women and a German man have been charged with forced prostitution, people trafficking, and exploitation. Prosecutors say the gang took 39 Thai women to Germany over a five-year period....
2019-05-21 20:48

Sane, Reus seal Germany win over Belarus "Germany eased past hosts Belarus 2-0 with goals from Leroy Sane and Marco Reus on Saturday to make it two wins from their first two Euro 2020 Group C qualifiers."...
2019-06-09 00:16

Germany to pay US$11,000 each to Chile Nazi sect victims The scale of the atrocities committed at a fenced-in mountain commune 350 kilometres south of Santiago came to light only after the end of Augusto Pinochet's regime....
2019-05-21 15:16

Germany debates stepping up active cyberoperations The recent US cyberattack against Iranian weapons systems is just the latest example of how conflicts are spilling into the virtual sphere. Germany, however, is hesitant to join the digital arms race. DW investigates....
2019-06-28 09:00

Germany honors opponents who tried to assassinate Hitler Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, honoring those who resisted the Nazi regime. The resisters, who were stigmatized for decades as traitors, will be honored as pillars of the country’s modern democra...
2019-07-20 05:00

Bolsonaro: Germany can learn 'a lot' from Brazil about environment Brazil's president suggested Germany's love for coal disqualified it from lecturing Brazil about the deforestation of the Amazon. Angela Merkel said she would "talk straight" with him about the destruction....
2019-06-28 09:00

U21 Euros: Germany win thriller to reach final Germany overcame a flurry of intense transition football from a talented Romania team to book their spot in the U21 Euro final. In the other semifinal, Spain beat France to set up a rematch of the last U21 Euro final....
2019-06-28 09:00

Three die in Germany as plane slams into hardware store Three people have died after a small plane crashed into a building in southwestern Germany. The aircraft, which appeared to be attempting an unscheduled landing nearby, slammed into a hardware store....
2019-07-21 04:32

Lea Schüller: The goals to lead Germany to glory Easygoing and dangerous in front of goal: the young striker is the new hope for Germany ahead of the Women's World Cup in France. Can her goals lead Germany to the title in France this summer?...
2019-06-07 22:16

Germany’s imam quandary: Educate, don’t import Ending foreign influence on Muslim religious leaders' education is a long-term goal for the German government. A new study might lead the way for training local imams, if all parties involved are willing to participate....
2019-06-18 13:00

Europe says Spain’s economy is doing better than Germany’s. That’s absurd. The nonsense idea that Spain’s economy doesn’t need any more help is really just an excuse not to help it. Policymakers might be able to convince themselves with statistical games, but voters aren’t easily fooled....
2019-05-21 18:48

Germany is opening an electric highway for trucks Trucks are guzzling ever more diesel, polluting towns and cities and fueling climate change. Germany thinks it may have found the answer by using overhead lines to power big rigs....
2019-05-21 14:38

Demands of Far-Right Party Unsettle Artists in Germany The anti-immigrant party Alternative for Germany wants to know the nationalities of artists employed by state theaters, and cultural organizations are worried....
2019-07-19 19:00

Germany: Death threats sent to pro-refugee politicians As the investigation into the murder of Walter Lübcke intensifies, Cologne's mayor and several other German politicians have had their lives threatened. Police say the threats likely also stem from right-wing extremists....
2019-06-20 04:48

Women's World Cup live: Germany 3-0 Nigeria Germany's women get the last 16 of the World Cup underway when they face Nigeria at the Stade des Alpes, but can Germany progress without injured star player Dzsenifer Marozsan? Follow all the action live from Grenoble....
2019-06-22 19:16

Germany playmaker Dzsenifer Marozsan out with broken toe Germany are to be without key midfielder Dzenifer Marozsan for at least the rest of the group stage at the Women's World Cup in France. Marozan suffered a broken toe during Germany's opening match....
2019-06-11 18:48

Trump may move 2,000 troops from Germany to Poland President Trump said Wednesday that the US might move 2,000 troops from Germany to Poland — but balked when asked if a new military facility in the Baltic nation should be called “Fort Trump.” “That is all I’d need, Fort Trump. You people would have ...
2019-06-12 22:16

Germany's Angela Merkel at 65: The chancellor who defined an era Angela Merkel was born on July 17, 1954. She became German chancellor in 2005, fundamentally changing the country. Often praised for her calm demeanor, her time in power has nonetheless been turbulent....
2019-07-17 05:32

Germany beat Spain to close in on next round Sara Daebritz scored the only goal of the game as Germany beat Spain 1-0 in their women's World Cup Group B match on Wednesday to all but secure a spot in the next round....
2019-06-12 22:01

George Soros to target far-right in eastern Germany George Soros's Open Society Foundation is gearing up to battle hate and the far-right in eastern Germany. The Alternative for Deutschland (AfD) is predicted to perform well in three upcoming state elections....
2019-06-22 11:48

Kroos out of Germany squad for European qualifiers Germany will be without Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos for its upcoming European Championship qualifiers against Belarus and Estonia        ...
2019-05-22 14:32

Potential pitfalls for Germany's new defense minister For decades, Germany's Defense Ministry has been plagued by scandals, from far-right extremists in the ranks to broken military equipment. Can Merkel's heir apparent Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer improve its image?...
2019-07-17 17:48

100 caps and opener for Popp as Germany marches on Alexandra Popp celebrated her 100th appearance for Germany with the opening goal for the two-time world champion in its comfortable 3-0 win over Nigeria in Grenoble to reach the quarterfinals of the Women's World Cup....
2019-06-22 21:32

Germany squad omits Mario Götze again Mario Götze's improved form late in the season for Dortmund has not caught Joachim Löw's eye. The Germany coach is looking to other attacking options, including teenager Kai Havertz and new BVB signing Julian Brandt....
2019-05-22 21:32

Germany's Von der Leyen secures powerful EU executive top job Germany's Ursula von der Leyen secured European parliamentary approval on Tuesday to become the first female European Commission president on a platform of a greener, fairer and rule-based Europe....
2019-07-16 23:32

About 20 people injured in thunderstorms in eastern Germany BERLIN (AP) — Authorities say that about 20 people have been injured in eastern Germany by gusty winds and thunderstorms. German news agency dpa reported Thursday eight people were injured Wednesday night at an outdoor wedding party when a tree branc...
2019-06-13 10:32

Euro 2020 qualifying: Germany get the job done in Belarus Germany make it two wins from two in Euro 2020 qualifying Group C. In the first competitive meeting between the two nations, Germany were better and converted just enough of their chances to get the victory....
2019-06-09 03:16

Germany's Selmayr to quit as top EU civil servant Secretary-General Martin Selmayr looks set to quit next week. The German drew rebukes last year over his sudden rise to Commission general secretary and combatant advocacy for outgoing president Jean-Claude Juncker....
2019-07-16 17:16

Germany honors resisters who tried to assassinate Hitler Germany is marking the 75th anniversary of the most famous plot to kill Adolf Hitler, after decades in which the resistance against the Nazis has gradually come to be viewed as a cornerstone of the country’s modern history...
2019-07-19 17:48

Germany: no layoffs at Volkswagen brand through 2029 Automaker Volkswagen is ruling out compulsory layoffs at its core brand's German plants for the next 10 years even as it looks to cut costs and adapts to increasing digitalization....
2019-06-05 15:00

Germany's SPD looks left for alternatives to Merkel coalition Leading members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) spoke out for a three-way left wing alliance as an alternative to their fragile 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives at the weekend....
2019-06-09 17:32

5G auction in Germany raises €6.5 billion from four telcoms After hundreds of rounds of bidding over nearly three months, Germany raised more than expected from its 5G spectrum auction. Auction winners will have to supply households with fast internet and share their networks....
2019-06-13 05:16

Germany's Metro says $6.6 billion bid undervalues company Metro said that an unsolicited offer by two prominent investors to take over the German retailer substantially undervalues it and advised shareholders on Sunday to hold off on taking action until management comments further....
2019-06-23 14:00

Germany stroll into last 16 with comfortable win over South Africa Germany sealed top spot in Group B as they eased past South Africa with a 4-0 Women’s World Cup victory in Montpellier on Monday.Following 1-0 wins in their opening two matches against China and Spain, the reigning Olympic champions progressed to the...
2019-06-17 21:32

Germany has a terrorism problem, foreign minister says Germany should have a weekly protest against right-wing extremism similar to "Friday's for future," Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has said. He claimed that far too often, Germans turn a blind eye to right-wing terrorism....
2019-06-22 11:48

A recession in Germany could mean economic damage for these countries Data out Monday showed the manufacturing sector in Germany has weakened over the last couple of months, adding to other gloomy indicators, with economists considering whether a recession is on its way....
2019-06-28 15:16

Germany debates World War II memorial for Poland Supporters and critics of a Berlin memorial to commemorate Polish victims of World War II debate how to honor those killed by the Nazi regime. Some question if national monuments are the best way to remember the past....
2019-07-04 06:48

Germany fines Facebook for under-reporting complaints German authorities have fined Facebook 2 million euros ($2.3 million) for under-reporting complaints about illegal content on its social media platform in breach of the country's law on internet transparency....
2019-07-02 16:16

Opinion: Huawei's 5G plan for Germany is a bad deal China does everything it can to block access to information, particularly from the foreign press. So letting a Chinese firm build Germany's 5G network is naive, to say the least, says DW Director General Peter Limbourg....
2019-07-09 20:48

A job nobody wants: Germany's Social Democrats seek a leader Germany's troubled Social Democrats (SPD) start choosing a new leader on Monday after Andrea Nahles stepped down, with a membership appalled by plummeting popularity agitating for the party to quit Chancellor Angela Merkel's scrappy coalition....
2019-06-03 12:16

Jonathan Powell on UK politics and comparisons with Germany Looking at the state of British politics, where politicians are branded “traitors” and judges called “enemies of the people”, with Tony Blair's former chief of staff....
2019-07-12 16:48

Germany military helicopter crashes near Hanover One of the pilots was killed, the German Defense Ministry said in a statement. The government and armed forces have been plagued by aging equipment, prompting calls for a complete overhaul of its equipment....
2019-07-01 17:48

Toxic caterpillar infestation plagues Germany Armed with flame torches and special vacuum cleaners, towns across Germany are trying to fight back against a plague of oak processionary caterpillars. Their hair can cause painful rashes and even trigger asthma attacks....
2019-07-04 16:32

Bids in Germany's 5G auction already top 6 billion euros Germany's auction of frequencies for fifth-generation mobile services, now into its 10th week, has drawn 6 billion euros ($6.7 billion) in bids so far....
2019-05-24 05:00

Retracing Germany's tragic Kindertransport, 80 years later Just months before the outbreak of the Second World War, 10,000 mostly Jewish children were granted refuge in England. Eighty years later, survivors are retracing a painful journey that is still relevant today....
2019-07-09 20:48

Germany: 1,000-year-old sarcophagus opened in Mainz The major archaeological find left researchers and German church officials feeling "like Indiana Jones." But with the rush of fresh air threatening to alter the remains, the clock is ticking to identify the body inside....
2019-06-04 21:48

Combat 18: The neo-Nazi network facing a ban in Germany Germany may soon ban the neo-Nazi group Combat 18 as a terrorist organization. Given Germany's history, and a recent killing allegedly tied to neo-Nazi circles, the main mystery may be why it hasn't been banned yet....
2019-07-06 07:16

Berlin and Beyond: Time for Germany to ban plastic bags As the world celebrates International Plastic Bag Free Day, a growing number of countries are using legislation to eradicate these single-use items. It's time Germany joined the list, says DW's Tamsin Walker....
2019-07-05 10:00

3 Mosques Across Germany Evacuated Over Bomb Threats At least three mosques across Germany were evacuated on Thursday after receiving bomb threats through e-mails, prompting the police to beef up security....
2019-07-12 06:16

Costumed 'merchants' journey through southern Germany Altogether 170 costumed participants are traveling a historical route often used by German merchants in past centuries. Dozens of horses are also involved in the two-week re-enactment....
2019-06-02 09:48

Germany's first 5G network launched by Deutsche Telekom Germany's largest telecom company has launched the country's first 5G network, but for now it only works in two cities and with a €900 smartphone. By the end of 2020, 5G coverage is due in 20 German cities....
2019-07-04 16:32

Opinion: Germany faces turbulent times The resignation of Social Democrat leader Andrea Nahles makes early elections in Germany more likely. But both the CDU and the SPD should avoid any hasty decisions, says DW Editor-in-Chief Ines Pohl....
2019-06-02 15:48

Why 'Little Germany' disappeared from NYC and other little-known events of German-US history Some 45 million Americans have German roots, but not much can be seen beyond the Brauhaus and Oktoberfest. Why? For German-American Day, we tracked down what led Germans to land in the US — and how they left their mark....
2019-07-04 16:32

That's not Stuttgart! Germany's AfD red-faced over Israeli brawl mix-up A German far-right party was accused on Thursday of attempting to fan racial hatred by using a video of a brawl it suggested involved migrants at a water park in the southern city of Stuttgart - when the scuffle took place in Israel....
2019-07-04 19:48

Germany's 16 states: North Rhine-Westphalia A cosmopolitan approach to life in Cologne, industrial heritage in the Ruhr region, open countryside in Westphalia: North Rhine-Westphalia is a state of contrasts....
2019-07-03 11:48

Germany's von der Leyen begins EU charm offensive The German defense minister was grilled by Green, Socialist, and free-market liberals as she faces an uphill battle to secure the European Commission presidency. Many are unhappy with the process of her nomination....
2019-07-11 03:32

Tips for apartment hunting and moving in Germany Roughly 8 million Germans move house every year. So what's it like? DW's Cristina Burack shares some quirks of finding a new place to live in Germany, and learns that Germans are not afraid to be hands-on in the process....
2019-06-12 13:48

Germany's SPD proposes three caretakers to lead party Senior figures in Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) have proposed that three members serve as caretakers of the beleaguered party after chief Andrea resigned, sources said on Monday....
2019-06-03 12:16

Jews are at risk in Germany, says Jewish Council Germany's central Jewish council has weighed in on the anti-Semitism debate, saying the security situation for Jews has "deteriorated" in major cities. Israeli President Rivlin has expressed concern over the situation....
2019-05-26 18:00

Why is Germany putting an Afghan man on trial for war crimes? An Afghan man is facing charges of war crimes at a Munich court. He isn't a German citizen, nor were his alleged crimes committed in Germany. So why is he being tried in the country?...
2019-07-06 07:16

Germany: SPD's simmering identity crisis erupts The resignation of Social Democratic leader Andrea Nahles reveals the drastic toll that long-term problems have taken on Germany's oldest political party. Part of the SPD's woes lie with Angela Merkel's government....
2019-06-04 19:32

Islamophobic attacks in Germany sharply decline A parliamentary inquiry has found that anti-Muslim attacks have been dropping steadily since 2017. However, a Left party lawmaker warned that hatred is still being spread widely online and inside communities....
2019-06-05 11:32

Germany's 'climate cabinet' delays action again The special committee met in Berlin to discuss future climate action after the issue featured prominently in Sunday's EU elections. But critics say the government is dragging its feet on an urgent topic....
2019-05-30 04:48

Germany Scorned Air Conditioning---Then Came the Heat Wave America’s fondness for artificially chilled air was long viewed as wasteful, unnatural and wimpy, but record temperatures have some Germans rethinking....
2019-06-30 21:16

Dumpster diving remains illegal in Germany Justice ministers from Germany's federal states have rejected proposals to legalize taking discarded food from supermarket garbage containers. Millions of tons of edible groceries are thrown away each year in Germany....
2019-06-07 00:16

Germany's Angelique Kerber knocked out of Wimbledon American Lauren Davis scored a shocking win over defending Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber, eliminating her from the UK tournament. Kerber is ranked fifth in the world....
2019-07-05 04:48

Kids in Germany called on to name exoplanet, star German schools, kindergartens and amateur astronomers have been asked to come up with names for two heavenly bodies. The huge exoplanet and its star currently go by the unpoetical catalog numbers HD 32518 and HD 32518b....
2019-06-07 10:16

Germany's von der Leyen supports Brexit extension Ursula von der Leyen has tried to sway socialists and liberals on a possible Brexit delay. She also confirmed she'll step down as German defense minister, regardless of whether she is successful in her EC presidency bid....
2019-07-16 01:48

ChargePoint teams up with MVV Energie to expand in Germany Silicon Valley-based ChargePoint, one of the world's largest operators of charging stations for electric vehicles, said it had teamed up with local German utility MVV Energie to further expand in Europe's largest economy....
2019-06-28 21:00

Greece calls on Germany to negotiate over war reparations The Greek government says it has asked Germany to enter negotiations regarding Athens' claim for reparations from the two world wars. Germany hasn't been willing to reopen talks, saying the issue was settled long ago....
2019-06-05 00:48

Sandcastle in Germany sets new world record An international team of artists succeeded in building a sandcastle that is almost a meter higher than the previous record holder. The triumph came two years after a similar attempt to break the record ended in tragedy....
2019-06-06 10:48

Germany: Rare red panda cub born in Halle Zoo officials in the eastern German city of Halle (Saale) announced Sunday that a red panda cub was born in a protected litter box earlier this month. The unnamed cub is being looked after by his mother Cherry....
2019-07-01 00:00

Germany says fewer Britons became citizens last year BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say the number of British nationals receiving German citizenship declined last year after a Brexit-related peak in 2017, but Britons were still the second-biggest group seeking German nationality. Many British citizen...
2019-05-29 15:48

Germany's AfD infighting leading to rightward shift In at least three German states, extremist elements of the far-right Alternative for Germany are threatening to take over the party. The nationalist wing led by Björn Höcke is becoming increasingly powerful....
2019-07-07 10:32

Germany's AfD in-fighting leading to rightward shift In at least three German states, extremist elements of the far-right Alternative for Germany are threatening to take over the party. The nationalist wing led by Björn Höcke is becoming increasingly powerful....
2019-07-07 03:48

Germany says question of reparations to Greece is settled The German government is underlining its position that the question of World War II reparations to Greece has been settled, after Athens asked Berlin to enter talks on paying compensation....
2019-06-05 15:00

Police stop far-right band performances in eastern Germany The rock bands had violated the rules set for the concert, according to police in the German state of Thuringia. About 400 counter-demonstrators protested the event....
2019-07-06 19:48

EU court declares Germany’s highway tolls illegal BERLIN (AP) — The European Court of Justice has ruled that highway tolls in Germany are illegal because they unfairly penalize drivers from other European Union countries. The Luxembourg court’s ruling Tuesday means Germany will have to drop or...
2019-06-18 13:32

Germany’s Merkel criticizes Trump comments on congresswomen German Chancellor Angela Merkel is criticizing U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments about Democratic lawmakers of color, saying they run counter to what she considers “the strength of America.”...
2019-07-19 13:16

Germany's forests on the verge of collapse, experts report Germany’s parched forests are nearing ecological collapse, foresters and researchers warn. More than 1 million established trees have died since 2018 as a result of drought, winter storms and bark beetle plagues....
2019-07-20 10:48

Germany looking into costs after EU ruling against highway toll system Germany is still looking into the financial implications of a ruling of the EU's highest court against a planned highway toll system for cars, the transport ministry said on Wednesday....
2019-06-19 13:32

Germany and the Netherlands form a joint military network Networking on the battlefield won't just be limited to communication between units for one country. Germany and the Netherlands have created a joint military network, TEN (Tactical Edge Networking), that helps soldiers from the two countries co...
2019-06-30 20:32

Germany seeks 'level playing field' in China The German economy minister has described China as a partner and competitor. He said it is time to establish better trade rules that don't put European companies at a disadvantage....
2019-06-19 18:16

Germany says there is 'strong evidence' Iran behind tanker attacks Chancellor Angela Merkel has said there is "strong evidence" Iran carried out attacks on two tankers in the Gulf of Oman. The EU and Germany said the day before that it was too soon to apportion blame....
2019-06-18 15:48

Toxic caterpillars spark health scare across Germany Residents suffer rashes and breathing difficulties as warm weather lead to infestationMarauding caterpillars with toxic hairs have brought parts of Germany to a standstill, leading to closures of swimming pools, restaurants, public parks and sections...
2019-07-05 18:16

Germany: Police find newborn baby in garbage The child was close to death after being discovered wrapped in towels in a trash sack. Police said the mother had disposed of the newborn shortly after she gave birth to it on Friday....
2019-06-18 07:00

From bratwurst to insect burgers: Snack bar culture in Germany A diverse rang of snack bars and street food can be found in German cities these day. But it was long journey from greasy currywurst stand to vegan food truck. Here's a look at German snack trends from past to present....
2019-07-08 21:00

Eritrean survives suspected racist shooting in Germany A 26-year-old Eritrean was apparently shot from a car by a man who later died, German authorities have said. Police believe the shooting was motivated by far-right extremism....
2019-07-23 15:16

Low water hampers Rhine river shipping in Germany Water levels on the Rhine in Germany have fallen after recent dry weather and cargo vessels cannot sail fully loaded on sections of the river, traders said on Tuesday....
2019-07-23 10:16

Germany's Angela Merkel seen shaking for third time within weeks The German chancellor was seen slightly shaking while greeting Finland's prime minister in Berlin. It's the third time in recent weeks that this has been noticed during public appearances....
2019-07-10 17:00

Germany's Deutsche Bank To Cut 18,000 Jobs In Major Overhaul The overhaul, one of several over the past few years, signals that Deutsche is coming to terms with its failure to keep pace with Wall Street's big hitters such as JP Morgan Chase & Co and Goldman......
2019-07-08 07:48

Germany needs to ease rules to hit 2030 renewables target Germany needs to ease restrictions on the location and size of solar power plants and wind turbines and increase incentives if the country is to meet a target demanding it double renewable energy capacity by 2030, energy companies said on Tuesday....
2019-06-19 01:48

The Latest: Germany’s Merkel blames dehydration for shaking BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on German Chancellor Angela Merkel at a welcoming ceremony in Berlin (all times local): 2:20 p.m. German Chancellor Angela Merkel says with a few glasses of water she’s doing better, after starting to visibly shake when...
2019-06-18 16:16

Syria: Germany rejects US demand for ground troops US representatives had requested Germany increase their military presence in Syria as the US plans to move its own troops out of Syria in the near future....
2019-07-08 21:00

Electric scooters rollout off to a bumpy start in Germany Germany is seeing a transportation revolution, as electric scooters win over new riders with their speed and ease. But a spike in accidents involving the new vehicles has sparked concern among police and medical experts....
2019-07-08 09:48

Germany unveils aid plan to combat regional inequality German officials have agreed to an investment plan that will target economic and infrastructure disparities around the country. The aim is to strengthen regional governments and promote the "homeland."...
2019-07-11 03:32

Germany mulls requests to host Sea-Watch migrants Dozens of cities, including Berlin and Rottenburg, have offered to take in migrants rescued in the Mediterranean. But German authorities have said resettling 53 migrants rescued by Sea-Watch would require EU support....
2019-06-18 10:32

'Promise me you'll shoot yourself': Nazi Germany's suicide wave With the Allies closing in and capitulation imminent, thousands of ordinary citizens in Nazi Germany killed themselves in a wave of mass suicides. Florian Huber's book on the taboo story is now available in English....
2019-07-04 16:32

Does renewables pioneer Germany risk running out of power? Germany, a poster child for responsible energy, is renouncing nuclear and coal. The problem is, say many power producers and grid operators, it may struggle to keep the lights on....
2019-07-18 09:16

Germany says it will stand in 'full solidarity' with Ireland over Brexit German president echoes Angela Merkel in saying the backstop will not be revisitedGermany will stand fully in “solidarity” with Ireland over Brexit, the country’s president has said, and look to “underpin rather than undermine” the peace process that...
2019-07-04 15:48

Germany loses track of 160 'Islamic State' supporters About 1,000 Germans traveled to the Middle East to join the 'Islamic State' after 2013. A third of them have since returned to Germany. Some died on the battlefield, others are in prison, but many appear to be missing....
2019-06-23 14:32

Germany's AKK travels to Israel in first overseas visit as CDU leader In her first trip outside of Europe as party leader, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer defended the Iran nuclear deal at a security conference in Israel. She also plans to meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for talks....
2019-07-01 10:48

Germany: Climate activists end coal blockade in Garzweiler Climate protesters have left the Garzweiler coal mine a day after around 1,000 activists broke through police lines and occupied the site. They were highlighting what they say is Germany's inaction on climate change....
2019-06-24 00:48

Germany toughens citizenship laws for terrorists and polygamists The German parliament has revised the Nationality Act to make it tougher on those joining foreign terrorist groups, polygamists and naturalized citizens who committed fraud to gain citizenship....
2019-06-28 14:48

Spain U21 2-1 Germany U21: European Championship final – as it happened Goals from Fabián Ruiz and Dani Olmo secured a fifth Under-21 title for Spain, who gained revenge on Germany for the 2017 finalReport: Spain secure Euros glory 9.52pm BST The trophy is lifted and Spain can celebrate. Report to follow from Ben Fisher....
2019-07-01 01:48

Germany's Merkel seen shaking for second time this month, but heads to G20 German Chancellor Angela Merkel was seen shaking as she met President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday, her second such bout within two weeks, but her spokesman said she was fine and she headed off to Japan for this weekend's G20 summit....
2019-06-27 21:48

Germany beats Romania 4-2 to reach Euro U21 final BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Luca Waldschmidt and Nadiem Amiri scored late as defending champion Germany came from behind to beat Romania 4-2 and reach the Under-21 European Championship final. Germany will face the winner of the match between Spain and Fra...
2019-06-27 21:48

Spain beat Germany 2-1 to claim Euro under-21 title "A slick Spain side took their revenge on Germany as they lifted the European Under-21 Championship title with a 2-1 win thanks to goals from Fabian Ruiz and Dani Olmo on Sunday."...
2019-07-01 00:16

Amazon workers in Germany to strike over pay, Verdi union says Workers at seven Amazon sites across Germany will go on strike over pay for at least two days this week starting on Sunday night going into Monday, labor union Verdi said....
2019-07-15 02:00

Germany approved for $401M buy of Patriot missiles, parts The U.S. State Department on Friday notified Congress it has approved the sale of PAC-3 MSE, an upgraded version of the missiles, as well as associated parts and support....
2019-07-15 17:48

Women's World Cup: Germany knocked out after losing to Sweden Despite taking the lead in their quarterfinal against Sweden, Germany's World Cup tournament came to an end. Sweden executed a brilliant matchplan to expose Germany's weaknesses....
2019-06-30 05:16

Opinion: Disappointment and hope in Germany's World Cup exit Germany are out of the Women's World Cup. DW's Jonathan Harding thinks that although the defeat was deserved and the manner of the exit was disappointing, this Germany team is right at the start of their development....
2019-06-30 05:16

Sweden upset Germany to reach World Cup semis Sweden ended Germany's hopes of a third women's World Cup win, coming from behind for a surprise 2-1 quarter-final victory on Saturday thanks to goals from Sofia Jakobsson and Stina Blackstenius....
2019-06-30 04:32

Organ donation: Germany debates how to get people on the list Though most Germans are willing to donate their organs after death, few take the steps necessary to do so. Now lawmakers are debating ways to get more organs for the thousands of people on transplant waiting lists....
2019-06-28 09:00

Women's World Cup: Germany vs Sweden live build-up Germany are one game away from a World Cup semifinal against either Italy or the Netherlands. Martina Voss-Tecklenburg's side has impressed, but can they overcome Sweden? Follow live updates here!...
2019-06-29 16:32

Germany to return painting stolen by Nazis to Italy BERLIN (AP) — German says it will return to Italy a painting by Dutch artist Jan van Huysum that was stolen by Nazi troops during World War II. The government said in a statement Saturday that Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and his Italian counterpart E...
2019-06-29 11:48

Germany: Wildfire near munitions warehouse forces evacuations Hundreds of firefighters are battling one of the biggest blazes in the region's history. Officials fear the fire could engulf a munitions warehouse that contains World War II-era explosives....
2019-07-01 17:48

Women's World Cup: Germany sweep Nigeria aside to reach last 8 Germany are still yet to concede a goal at the World Cup, having become the first team through to the last eight. There was VAR controversy again but it was ultimately a comfortable afternoon for Germany in Grenoble....
2019-06-23 01:16

Germany to take in some Sea-Watch migrants after EU deal struck: source Germany has agreed to take in about a dozen of the 41 migrants who arrived in Italy last month on board German charity rescue ship Sea-Watch, an Italian government source said on Tuesday....
2019-07-04 01:32

Deutsche Telekom first to market in Germany with limited 5G rollout Deutsche Telekom stole a march on its competitors by announcing a limited rollout of 5G services in its German home market on Wednesday, targeting urban users with the high-speed mobile technology....
2019-07-03 14:16

Germany's von der Leyen voted new European Commission president German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen had faced an uphill battle as a compromise candidate. She won by a slim majority, with 383 out of 747 votes....
2019-07-16 23:16

Could violators of Germany's constitution forfeit basic rights? The former secretary-general of Angela Merkel's conservatives wants enemies of the constitution to forfeit important basic rights, citing Article 18 of Germany's Basic Law. What is Article 18 and how would it be applied?...
2019-06-21 09:16

Germany's navy to commemorate the scuttling at Scapa Flow The sinking of Germany's captive Imperial Navy off a Scottish island in 1919 marked the death of the Kaiser's Reich. The event is being commemorated by the German navy on its 100th anniversary....
2019-06-21 09:16

Thousands expected at climate rally in western Germany Students from over a dozen European countries are expected to take part in a demonstration Friday urging governments to take bolder action against climate change...
2019-06-21 10:48

Germany wary as Istanbul votes under shadow of Erdogan As the re-run elections in Istanbul approaches, Germany — Turkey's top trading partner — has called for fair elections. Why is this election so significant? Is this the beginning of the end for President Erdogan’s party?...
2019-06-21 22:00

Germany extends Holocaust compensation to survivor spouses The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis says Germany has agreed to extend compensation to their surviving spouses, and to increase other payments...
2019-07-02 05:48

Germany pressures Huawei to meet security requirements German Economy Minister Peter Altmaier, on a visit to China, told Huawei's CEO that all operators must fulfill security requirements. Germany has stood out against US pressure to ban the company from 5G deals....
2019-06-21 22:00

Facebook fined $2.3 million under Germany’s new hate speech law The Federal Office for Justice said the social networking company had failed to meet transparency requirements for its handling of hate speech complaints....
2019-07-02 21:32

Facebook Fined $2.3 Million By Germany Under Hate Speech Law (BERLIN) — German authorities say they have issued Facebook with a 2 million-euro ($2.3 million) fine under a law designed to combat hate speech. The Federal Office for Justice said Tuesday that the social networking company had failed to meet ...
2019-07-02 17:00

Thousands join climate protests in western Germany HOCHNEUKIRCH, Germany (AP) — Thousands have joined climate protests in the western German village of Hochneukirch near one of the country’s biggest lignite coal mines. Saturday’s rally comes two days after European Union leaders failed to...
2019-06-22 13:32

Wildfire moves through former military training center in Germany A fire set by a suspected arsonist has engulfed parts of the former Lübtheen military training ground, which is littered with old munitions. It is the largest wildfire in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania's history....
2019-07-02 14:01

Germany Shudders as Deutsche Bank Faces Challenges German efficiency has taken a hit this year as many of the country’s most recognizable corporations have faced setbacks, hurt by a slowing local economy, questionable business decisions and digital troubles....
2019-07-12 15:32

Germany v Nigeria: Women's World Cup 2019, last 16 - live! Nigeria will be looking to cause an upset against GermanyWho tops the latest Women’s World Cup 2019 power rankings?Any thoughts? You can email Scott 5.18pm BST 45 min +3: The ball’s swung in from the right. Popp rises highest to flick a fine defensiv...
2019-06-22 18:32

Daimler to recall 60,000 Mercedes diesels in Germany over emissions Daimler must recall 60,000 Mercedes diesel cars in Germany after regulators found that they were fitted with software aimed at distorting emissions tests, the Transportation Ministry said on Saturday....
2019-06-22 19:16

Women's World Cup: Germany must be wary of Sweden in the quarterfinals Sweden beat Canada in Paris to set up a Women's World Cup quarterfinal clash against Germany. Three things stood out from Sweden's round of 16 win that Germany should be wary of ahead of their showdown....
2019-06-28 09:00

Germany in push to resurrect Afghan talks with Taliban Germany, a leading donor and member of the NATO-led coalition in Afghanistan, has been talking with the Taliban and the Afghan government in an effort to restart peace talks to end 18 years of conflict, officials said....
2019-05-26 17:01

Germany's Marozsan ruled out for World Cup group phase German midfield stalwart Dzsenifer Marozsan will miss the rest of the women's World Cup group phase after breaking a toe in their Group B opening win over China on Saturday....
2019-06-11 20:16

Germany: Cleric battles to exonerate innocent 'witches' A retired pastor is urging German cities to rehabilitate 25,000 people executed long ago. With "witch" persecution still rife in parts of the world and xenophobia rising in the West, his campaign is as relevant as ever....
2019-06-11 18:48

"Germany can be beaten," Finland's ECB presidential hopeful Rehn says European Central Bank presidential hopeful Finland's Olli Rehn underlined his claim to the position on Wednesday, saying that like in football, Germany can sometimes be beaten....
2019-05-29 12:00

What's special about Germany's public swimming pool culture Dipping in the pool, snacking on french fries and ice cream, sunbathing in the park: That's how people spend a day at the "Freibad." Here's a look at some of the Germans' typical habits at outdoor public pools....
2019-05-29 12:48

Germany offers to support Ukraine, urges further reforms BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s foreign minister says his country wants to offer Ukraine’s newly elected president support, but is calling for further reforms in the corruption-plagued country. Speaking Thursday before traveling to Kiev with his ...
2019-05-30 10:48

Heiko Maas in Tehran: Why Germany can't concede too much to Iran German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has held talks with his Iranian counterpart, Javad Zarif, in Tehran, in a bid to ease tensions in the Persian Gulf. But experts say the visit is unlikely to produce any breakthrough....
2019-06-10 19:00

Germany extends 1.2 bln euro electric car bonus to 2020 Germany will extend for another year a bonus scheme to encourage people to buy electric cars, Die Welt newspaper reported on Thursday, another sign of Berlin's eagerness to support a sector in which it lags U.S. and Asian rivals....
2019-05-30 19:48

Germany: Two women injured in 'homophobic incident' in Berlin Police say a man has insulted and injured two women in an apparent homophobic attack. The incident comes after an assault on a lesbian couple in London received international attention....
2019-06-10 19:00

Germany: Porsche offices raided in corruption probe Prosecutors have said that six people, some in "leadership" roles, could be charged with breach of trust. Secret information from the tax office was allegedly passed to a financial advisor within the company....
2019-05-29 00:48

Germany's AKK accused of calling for 'censorship' during election campaign The head of Germany's conservative CDU party wants to hold a debate on whether opinions expressed online ahead of elections should face regulation. The idea has sparked an outcry, with critics warning of censorship....
2019-05-28 06:00

EU election: Germany's youth wield their political power Greta Thunberg, "Fridays for Future," and a popular YouTuber pushed climate change to the top of the European elections agenda in Germany. The young voted in droves and want to change more than the political landscape....
2019-05-28 00:00

Afghans deported from Germany face violence, other perils Since 2016, Germany has deported about 600 Afghans whose applications for asylum were rejected. When they land, they are given €150 and left to fend for themselves. Observers say this practice is irresponsible....
2019-05-26 18:00

Germany's SPD slides in Bremen; jolt for Merkel coalition Germany's Social Democrats bled support in Bremen on Sunday, failing to win most votes in the state for the first time since 1946 in a blow that could hasten the end of its national coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives....
2019-05-26 21:16

Women's World Cup Live: Germany snatch second slender win Germany moved one step closer to the knockout stages after making it two wins out of two with another gritty performance. Spain provided tough opposition in Valenciennes, but like China failed to take their chances....
2019-06-12 21:16

Germany commits to ensuring security for Jews with skullcaps Chancellor Angela Merkel's spokesman has stressed Germany's responsibility to ensure security for all Jews wearing skullcaps anywhere in the country without having to fear an anti-Semitic attack....
2019-05-27 14:16

Germany's governing parties in damage control after EU vote Germany's governing parties licked their wounds Monday after a battering in the European Parliament elections and vowed to improve their performance....
2019-05-27 19:00

Germany v Spain: Women's World Cup 2019 – live! Updates from the 5pm BST kick-off in ValenciennesKirby fears VAR handball law is cynical way to win penaltiesEmail Simon here. Or tweet @Simon_Burnton 5.45pm BST 45 mins: Into stoppage time, of which there’ll be two minutes or so. 5.44pm BST German...
2019-06-12 19:00

Germany arrests Kosovo man accused of supporting IS group German authorities have arrested a Kosovo national accused of supporting the Islamic State group by transferring thousands of euros to a fighter and a would-be recruit....
2019-06-12 18:00

Nürburgring Nordschleife next as all-action WTCR heads to Germany "The 2019 WTCR – FIA World Touring Car Cup presented by OSCARO resumes in Germany next month when the legendary 25.378-kilometre Nürburgring Nordschleife hosts the fifth event of this enthralling season."...
2019-05-27 22:16

Germany shine in World Cup send-off victory against Chile As the World Cup approaches, Germany sealed its preparations with a 2-0 win over Chile. Coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg was cautious about the team's chances, expecting a tough tournament and upsets....
2019-05-30 23:48

Pompeo visits Germany as tensions rise between US, Iran BERLIN (AP) — Mike Pompeo is making his first visit to Germany as secretary of state at the start of a four-nation European trip as tensions rise between the U.S. and Iran. Pompeo was set to meet Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Chancellor Angela Merk...
2019-05-31 10:00

Pompeo warns Germany on consequences of buying Huawei The United States aims to educate its international partners on the risks posed by next-generation wireless networks manufactured by China's Huawei, but allies will make their own sovereign buying decisions, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said....
2019-05-31 11:48

Pool closures turning Germany into 'nation of non-swimmers' Lifeguards warn that more and more people in Germany are unable to swim: A quarter of primary schools no longer offer lessons; a pool closes every four days. As a consequence, drownings are on the up....
2019-06-07 22:16

Germany's Merkel defends talk of 'European champions' German Chancellor Angela Merkel is defending her government's advocacy of creating "European champions" in business in the face of sharp criticism from the country's main industry lobby group....
2019-06-04 11:48

EURO 2020: Germany vs. Belarus LIVE build-up Germany are looking to make it two wins out of two in EURO 2020 qualifying Group C when they travel to Belarus. DW has all the pre-match build-up ahead the first competitive meeting between the two nations....
2019-06-07 22:16

Germany pushes climate change as security risk Floods, drought and mass migration: All factors why Germany has made the UN's response to climate change its priority at the Security Council. But political roadblocks at home and abroad could complicate action....
2019-06-04 19:32

Germany increasingly popular for highly skilled migrants Germany's Federal Office for Migration and Refugees says some 27,000 skilled non-EU migrants relocated to Germany in 2018. Germany also awarded some 85% of the EU's coveted Blue Cards in 2017....
2019-06-04 19:32

England and Germany ‘will block European Super League’ • German Football League president says new solution needed• ‘If you make a pyramid like the ECA, we would destroy the clubs’Combined opposition from the Premier League and Bundesliga will block the plans developed by the European Club Association fo...
2019-06-05 00:32

From loss to liberation: Germany's evolving postwar attitude When Chancellor Angela Merkel thanked the Allies for the D-Day invasion and the "liberation" of Germany in World War II, she might have raised some eyebrows internationally....
2019-06-06 23:00

U.S. President Trump meets Germany's Merkel in Britain U.S. President Donald Trump met German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the English city of Portsmouth on Wednesday after marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day....
2019-06-05 15:00

Germany's 'Die Partei' takes satire to the European parliament After lampooning Germany's traditional parties in the EU elections, the satirical party "Die Partei" is sending two representatives to Brussels. But when things get serious, where do the jokes end and the politics start?...
2019-06-07 22:16

Greece asks Germany for talks on billions in war reparations ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government says it has asked Germany to enter talks on paying huge reparations Athens claims Greece is owed from World War I and World War II. The Greek Foreign Ministry said Greece’s ambassador to Germany s...
2019-06-04 20:48

Germany v China: Women's World Cup 2019 – live! Women’s World Cup updates from Rennes, kick-off 2pm BSTNikita Parris: ‘It’s an exciting time for English football’Feel free to email Ben or tweet @BenFisherj your thoughts 3.16pm BST 55 min: Away from Rennes for a moment, a bit of breaking news: Fifa...
2019-06-08 16:32

Use Huawei And Lose Access To Our Data, US Tells Germany The United States may no longer share sensitive security information with nations that install next-generation networks, like those made by China's Huawei, that it regards as insecure, US Secretary of......
2019-05-31 16:32

Pompeo visit to Germany highlights differences, commonalities US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met with the German chancellor and foreign minister on his first Berlin visit. While Angela Merkel stressed close ties, differing views also became apparent....
2019-05-31 17:16

Germany: Hamburg aims to legalize dumpster diving Dumpster diving for food is considered theft in Germany, even if others have thrown the food away. The city of Hamburg wants to decriminalize the act and prohibit supermarkets from throwing out food....
2019-05-31 20:00

Germany's Greens overtake Merkel's conservatives in poll first Germany's Green Party has, for the first time, outperformed Angela Merkel's ruling Christian Democrats in a poll. While the Greens made major gains, larger parties took a drubbing in last weekend's European elections....
2019-06-01 20:48

Women's World Cup: Germany snatch fortunate win over China Germany opened their 2019 Women's World Cup campaign with a win, although the scoreline didn't reflect the true nature of the game. There are also concerns about injuries to Germany's team....
2019-06-08 22:16

Germany's Merkel says to decide on CO2-cutting laggards by September Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Tuesday her cabinet would decide by September how to handle areas where carbon-cutting efforts are lagging and threatening compliance with Germany's climate targets for 2030....
2019-06-04 12:16

EURO 2020 Qualifying: Germany vs. Belarus live Germany are looking to make it two wins out of two in EURO 2020 qualifying Group C when they travel to Belarus. DW has all the pre-match build-up ahead the first competitive meeting between the two nations....
2019-06-08 22:16

Trio to provisionally lead Germany's Social Democrats Three SPD politicians, including two state premiers, are set to provisionally lead the party after Andrea Nahles announced her resignation. When the party will elect a new leader will be determined later this month....
2019-06-03 13:48

Germany: Dozens of raids over online hate speech Police have said they carried out searches in 13 federal states over crimes like incitement and the use of banned symbols. Authorities have struggled to enforce Germany's strict hate speech laws on social media....
2019-06-06 11:32

Women's World Cup: Germany shedding 'inexperienced' narrative Germany's back-to-back wins won't have struck fear in the hearts of tournament favorites, but they have all-but secured a spot in the knockout stages. Their rebuild is showing signs of great promise in its early stages....
2019-06-13 01:16

Germany eases curbs on shooting wolves, in nod to farmers Germany's cabinet agreed on Wednesday to loosen tight restrictions on shooting wolves to help tackle the growing threat they pose to livestock after a year-long row within Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition....
2019-05-23 09:16

Two children born in Germany for the first time after uterus transplant This year, two children were born at the University Women's Hospital in Tübingen whose mothers had previously received a uterus transplant. The doctors involved are thrilled....
2019-05-23 21:32

Rediscover East Germany's top fashion magazine, 'Sibylle' An exhibition in Berlin showcases "Sibylle," an East German fashion and culture magazine that for decades offered women in the communist state more than dress patterns....
2019-06-14 13:00

Women's World Cup: South Africa vs. Germany live Having already booked their place in the Round of 16, Germany are out to clinch top spot in Group B as they put their perfect record to the test against South Africa. Follow DW's LIVE build-up here!...
2019-06-17 18:16

Germany's oldest mayor retires after 56 years in office The end of an era is nigh as a 94-year-old mayor prepares to hand over to his successor. Josef Rüddel has presided over the German village of Windhagen for more than 50 years....
2019-05-22 03:16

France, Germany sign European jet fighter deal France, Germany and Spain agreed Monday to develop a European fighter jet and air combat system, as they bolster efforts to reduce their dependency on the United States....
2019-06-17 16:00

Germany’s Bosch fined $100 million over diesel scandal BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors have fined auto components and technology company Robert Bosch GmbH 90 million euros ($100 million) over its role in the diesel emissions scandal that erupted at Volkswagen in 2015. Prosecutors in Stuttgart said Wedne...
2019-05-23 14:48

Wolves are spreading in Germany by moving into military land Wolves have returned to Germany. The animals seem to be spreading by moving between military training grounds, preferring these to protected natural areas...
2019-05-21 20:32

Germany: Thieves steal entire field of strawberries Thieves have plundered a strawberry field in southwestern Germany almost entirely of its harvest. A similar incident a year ago led to pilfered fruit being hawked on eBay....
2019-05-21 20:48

Germany: Leading politicians call for a 'European Islam' Everyday measures are key to preserving the European way life, say Germany's health minister and the premier of Schleswig-Holstein state. Jens Spahn and Daniel Günther want a faith that shares the continent's values....
2019-05-23 12:00

WTA roundup: Putintseva rallies to reach quarters in Germany Top-seeded Yulia Putintseva of Kazakhstan saved three set points in the first set and went on to defeat Mona Bathel 7-6 (8), 6-1 on Wednesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Nurnberger Versicherungscup in Germany....
2019-05-23 01:16

Former VW C.E.O. Martin Winterkorn Is Charged by Germany in Diesel Scheme Prosecutors in Germany connected the charges against Martin Winterkorn and four other managers to events that ran from 2006, when the diesel scandal was first conceived, to 2015....
2019-05-21 20:00

Angela Merkel inspects NATO troops in Germany The German military has put on a major display for the chancellor to show off its NATO commitment. Speaking to soldiers, Angela Merkel underlined the importance of showing the alliance was ready to defend its territory....
2019-05-21 20:48

Live Euro 2020 qualifier: Germany vs. Estonia Can Germany maintain their 100 percent record in European Championship qualifying and make it three wins from three? Follow all the build-up and live action as Germany take on Estonia in Mainz....
2019-06-11 18:48

Cannot Advise Jews To Wear Kippah Everywhere In Germany: Official Germany's government commissioner on anti-Semitism has warned Jews about the potential dangers of wearing the traditional kippah cap in the face of rising anti-Jewish attacks....
2019-05-26 04:32

Germany’s Merkel defends talk of ‘European champions’ BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is defending her government’s advocacy of creating “European champions” in business in the face of sharp criticism from the country’s main industry lobby group. In February, Econom...
2019-06-04 14:32

Germany exports weapons to Saudi-led alliance in 2019 The German government has given the green light for arms shipments worth over €1 billion so far this year to the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen. The approval comes despite export restrictions being in place....
2019-06-16 16:16

Germany relinquishing thousands of Kafka confidant’s papers BERLIN — German authorities are handing over to Israel a trove of 5,000 documents kept by a confidant of Franz Kafka. The papers include a postcard from Kafka from 1910 and personal documents kept by Max Brod, which experts say provide a window into ...
2019-05-21 17:16

Germany keen to strengthen relations with Latin America German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas has told DW that he wants to boost ties with countries in Latin America. His comments come ahead of a Latin America conference in Berlin at the end of May....
2019-05-24 12:32

In Duisburg, China expands trade influence in Germany As one of the end points for China's vast new global trade route, the former industrial city of Duisburg is well known to many Chinese businesses. Many Duisburg residents are optimistic about Beijing's growing influence....
2019-06-17 00:00

Germany returns painting looted by Nazis to Jewish heirs German authorities say they’ve returned a painting looted by the Nazis, which surfaced in the collection of a reclusive Bavarian collector, the heirs of its Jewish owner...
2019-07-04 01:16

Germany fines Facebook $2.3 million for violation of hate speech law German officials issued a 2 million euro ($2.3 million) fine to Facebook Tuesday, accusing the company of violating the country’s new hate speech law....
2019-07-03 05:00

U.S., Germany slam China at U.N. Security Council over Xinjiang: diplomats The United States and Germany slammed China during a closed-door United Nations Security Council meeting on Tuesday for detaining more than one million ethnic Uighurs and other Muslims, accusing Beijing of depriving them of their rights, diplomats sa...
2019-07-03 09:00

Germany’s Social Democrats leader quits after election blow The leader of Germany’s center-left Social Democrats, a junior party in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s governing coalition, is resigning after poor election results...
2019-06-02 15:48

Germany’s love of fast cars runs into the barricades in Berlin New road that requires demolition of homes and cultural spaces stirs fury in country where Greens recently surged in pollsThe cement mixer, decorated with disco ball glass, shimmered in the late afternoon sunlight, rotating gently as ravers danced at...
2019-06-02 10:32

Germany: 1.8 million people sought humanitarian protection in 2018 Germany's Central Register of Foreigners registered 1.8 million people seeking protection in 2018. Most of those who had protection status came from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan....
2019-07-19 07:16

Germany grants asylum to two Hong Kong pro-democracy activists Two pro-democracy activists from Hong Kong have sought and secured refugee status in Germany. The decision shows concern that Beijing is limiting rights in semi-autonomous Hong Kong....
2019-05-22 19:48

Police raiding homes of Iraqi gang in western Germany BERLIN (AP) — Police in western Germany are raiding premises linked to an Iraqi gang suspected of involvement in human trafficking, drug dealing, illegal arms trade and forging identity papers. Essen police said hundreds of police officers were invol...
2019-05-22 10:48

Germany's Infineon close to acquiring Cypress Semiconductor: Bloomberg German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG is nearing a deal to buy Cypress Semiconductor Corp, valuing the U.S. chipmaker at almost $10 billion, Bloomberg reported on Sunday....
2019-06-03 07:16

Germany's Infineon close to acquire Cypress Semiconductor: Bloomberg German chipmaker Infineon Technologies AG is nearing a deal to buy Cypress Semiconductor Corp, valuing the U.S. chipmaker at almost $10 billion, Bloomberg reported https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-06-03/infineon-is-said-to-near-deal-to-ac...
2019-06-03 05:16

Germany: Suspected killer recants confession in murder of politician An attorney for defendant Stephan E. has said his client withdrew his guilty plea in a murder case that has shocked the country. The accused, who has a long history of right-wing activity, remains in custody....
2019-07-02 21:48

Germany fines Facebook for underreporting hate speech complaints The US social media giant has been found guilty of failing to fully report the number of complaints it received, in clear violation of German transparency laws. Facebook may appeal the ruling, saying the law is unclear....
2019-07-02 21:48

Fly me to the moon: Germany eyes slice of lucrative space market BERLIN Reuters) - Facing tough competition from China, the United States and even tiny Luxembourg, Germany is racing to draft new laws and attract private investment to secure a slice of an emerging space market that could be worth $1 trillion a year...
2019-05-21 16:00

Sweden Snaps 24-Year Losing Streak Against Germany With 2-1 Victory Sweden entered their quarterfinal match up with Germany sick and tired of hearing about this damn losing streak that has plagued their national team for nearly two-and-a-half decades, but it’s hard to ignore something like that given the history betw...
2019-07-01 03:32

US military asks Germany to extend Tornado mission in Syria A German newsmagazine has reported that the US wants a German air force mission in Syria to continue. But Angela Merkel's junior coalition partners say they want the flights to end later this year....
2019-06-08 07:16

Germany business chief says Merkel coalition harms firms Chancellor Angela Merkel has been heavily criticized by the Federation of German Industries. The organization's head stated that her administration had damaged businesses....
2019-06-04 19:32

Germany should cut taxes to offset costs of curbing emissions: minister Germany's economy minister said he would support reducing or scrapping the so-called eco-tax on electricity should the government decide to raise prices on energy in its efforts to discourage carbon emissions that harm the climate....
2019-06-06 02:16

Opinion: Germany's awkward search for a national identity continues Expect the soul-searching about what it means to be German to continue after changes to the Nationality Act. The old standards used to establish a national identity no longer apply, writes DW Zoran Arbutina....
2019-07-01 17:48

Germany approved for $122M guided missile purchase through U.S., NATO The U.S. State Department approved the possible $122 million sale of 91 Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missiles and up to eight Captive Air Training Missiles to Germany through the NATO Support and Procurement Agency....
2019-07-01 21:32

Germany and France condemn Iran's seizure of British tanker Germany and France expressed "solidarity" with the United Kingdom after Iran seized the Stena Impero on Friday. The incident came amid already deteriorating diplomatic relations between Iran and several Western powers....
2019-07-20 15:00

Germany’s Social Democrats head for a pasting in Bremen vote BERLIN (AP) — The Social Democrats, Germany’s main center-left party, appears headed for its worst-ever result in a state election in Bremen, which it has run for 73 years, as well as a dire showing in the European Parliament election. Exit pol...
2019-05-26 20:00

Germany extends Holocaust compensation to include survivor spouses Until now, payments to Holocaust survivors stopped when they died — often leaving their spouses without a major source of income. The German government has now agreed for the first time to extend compensation....
2019-07-02 10:16

Eddie Vedder covered Chris Cornell’s “Seasons” in Germany Eddie Vedder and Chris Cornell both were crucial members of the Seattle grunge scene, as the leaders of the bands Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, respectively. So the two were close, and Vedder was one of the first to come out with a statement after Corne...
2019-07-03 13:00

Germany's Social Democrats seek new leader, question coalition Germany's Social Democrats appointed three caretakers to run the party after leader Andrea Nahles resigned on Monday and SPD members, appalled by the party's plunging popularity, called for ditching their loveless coalition with Chancellor Angela Mer...
2019-06-03 20:16

E.U. Names Germany’s Defense Minister President of European Commission European Union leaders nominated Ursula von der Leyen, Germany’s defense minister, for arguably the most powerful position in Brussels: president of the European Commission....
2019-07-02 20:32

Germany probes mysterious death of Merkel party politician Authorities in Germany are investigating the death of a politician from Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party who was reportedly found Sunday with a shot wound in his head...
2019-06-03 15:48

Storm 'Axel' causes travel disruption, flooding in Germany, Austria Parts of Germany came to a standstill after storms and torrential rain, especially in the south. One person died and daily life has been disrupted. The worst weather appears to be over, for now....
2019-05-21 20:48

Classy Spain sink Germany to lift Euro Under-21 Championship • Spain U-21 2-1 Germany U-21• Ruiz and Olmo goals avenge defeat in previous finalSix years ago it was David de Gea, Álvaro Morata and Isco gallivanting round the pitch with the European Under-21 Championship trophy but Spain now has a classy new gen...
2019-07-01 01:48

Pompeo tells Germany: Use Huawei and lose access to our data The United States raised the pressure on Western allies in a war of attrition over next-generation networks on Friday, saying countries that allow China's Huawei to build their telecoms infrastructure could be cut off from crucial intelligence data....
2019-05-31 20:32

Germany hosts Latin America and Caribbean conference in Berlin More than 20 foreign ministers from Latin America and the Caribbean have converged on Berlin, albeit without Venezuelan representation. Germany is trying to revitalize lagging diplomatic and trade ties with the region....
2019-05-29 00:48

Hong Kong activists get asylum in Germany; denounce extradition law Germany has granted refugee status to two Hong Kong activists facing rioting charges at home, they said on Wednesday, apparently the first time Germany has acknowledged such status for democracy campaigners from the Chinese-ruled city....
2019-05-23 12:48

1,100-pound US bomb from WWII defused in Germany after mass evacuation A World War II bomb was defused near the Frankfurt headquarters of the European Central Bank hours after thousands of people were evacuated from the surrounding district Sunday....
2019-07-08 07:32

Amazon plans to open new warehouse, create 2,800 jobs in Germany U.S. online retail giant Amazon plans to open a new warehouse in Germany this year and create more than 2,800 jobs with permanent contracts in what is its second-biggest market after the United States....
2019-07-14 12:00

Climate fears lift Greens' chances of running Germany A former trampolinist and a children's author have led the Greens to a spectacular comeback in Germany, raising the once-unthinkable prospect of a Green chancellor succeeding Angela Merkel....
2019-07-18 14:48

EU election: AfD surge in eastern Germany sets up clash of cultures The far-right AfD has emerged as the strongest political party in Germany's formerly communist East. With the Greens winning big among young, urban voters though, the East-West divide looks set to deepen further....
2019-05-28 00:00

Germany: Rape case sparks debate on age of criminal liability Three 14-year-olds and two 12-year-olds are the main suspects linked to the rape of a woman in the city of Mülheim. The case has sparked a debate about when children should be held criminally responsible in Germany....
2019-07-09 13:01

Bosch to pay $100 million fine in Germany over emissions-cheat software Bosch has agreed to pay a $100 million fine for lapses in supervisory duties that enabled automakers to engage in emissions cheating, German prosecutors said....
2019-05-23 19:00

Elliott outspends rivals as corporate activism turns to Germany Elliott Management Corp has invested more than rivals in its push for corporate change so far this year and there has been an increasing focus among activist investors on German companies....
2019-07-10 13:48

Against the odds, Germany's Kerber eyes career Grand Slam Former world number one Angelique Kerber is going into next week's French Open knowing victory on the Parisian clay would make her only the seventh woman in tennis with a complete set of all four major titles....
2019-05-24 06:32

Germany's Social Democrats head for a pasting in Bremen vote The Social Democrats, Germany's main center-left party, appears headed for its worst-ever result in a state election in Bremen, which it has run for 73 years, as well as a dire showing in the European Parliament election....
2019-05-27 03:16

Germany: Rupture emerges in AfD around extreme regional leader Höcke A group of AfD politicians have called on the party to distance itself from its firebrand leader in the eastern state of Thuringia, Björn Höcke. The party's top brass did not sign, but did join in the criticism of Höcke....
2019-07-11 03:32

Pompeo to make up canceled Germany trip on Europe tour WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Mike Pompeo next week will make up a trip to Germany he canceled earlier this month amid heightened tensions with Iran. The State Department says Pompeo will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin before h...
2019-05-24 19:48

Germany Investigates Chinese Reporters It Says Were Snooping Around NATO Base Germany’s military is investigating what information three Chinese reporters collected while Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a NATO unit, signaling heightened mistrust of the state-run Xinhua news agency. The Xinhua reporters raised suspicion ...
2019-05-25 18:00

Germany's center-left SPD ousts anti-Islam writer Thilo Sarrazin, 74, has said he will appeal the decision, and denies claims that his books are racist. SPD leadership has welcomed the decision, as they have tried three times to oust Sarrazin....
2019-07-11 20:32

Angela Merkel's shaking changes how Germany's leaders discuss their health When Angela Merkel shakes, the whole of Germany worries. But on Thursday, comfortably seated, the chancellor got through a state reception untroubled. Politicians revealing health issues is no longer taboo in Germany....
2019-07-12 00:16