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July 9, 2020, 3:52 PM

Germany seizes server hosting pilfered U.S. police files

German authorities, acting at the behest of the U.S. government, have seized a computer server that hosted a huge cache of files from U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies obtained in a Houston data breach last month
July 9, 2020, 3:52 PM
Germany seizes server hosting pilfered U.S. police files
July 9, 2020, 12:14 PM

Germany sees rise in number of right-wing extremists

Germany recorded a significant rise in the number of right-wing extremists last year
July 9, 2020, 12:14 PM
Germany sees rise in number of right-wing extremists
July 6, 2020, 3:12 PM

Germany spent over $1B to cover costs linked to US troops

The finance ministry in Berlin says that the German government has paid more than $1 billion over the past decade to cover costs related to the stationing of U.S. troops in Germany
July 6, 2020, 3:12 PM
Germany spent over $1B to cover costs linked to US troops
July 4, 2020, 8:20 PM

Syrian man charged with attempted murder in Germany

German prosecutors have charged a 33-year-old Syrian man with attempted murder on allegations he drove a stolen truck into a line of cars, injuring 18 people
July 4, 2020, 8:20 PM
Syrian man charged with attempted murder in Germany
July 3, 2020, 12:09 PM

Germany's Merkel pictured wearing mask in public

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has started making official appearances wearing a mask
July 3, 2020, 12:09 PM
Germany's Merkel pictured wearing mask in public
July 3, 2020, 12:09 PM

Germany passes legislation to criminalize 'upskirting'

Germany’s parliament has approved legislation that criminalizes “upskirting” and taking unauthorized photos or video of people killed in accidents
July 3, 2020, 12:09 PM
Germany passes legislation to criminalize 'upskirting'
June 30, 2020, 12:23 PM

Germany takes EU hot seat with big challenges, expectations

Germany, the European Union’s biggest economic power, is taking the chair of the 27-nation bloc amid massive challenges and huge expectations as the continent grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic
June 30, 2020, 12:23 PM
Germany takes EU hot seat with big challenges, expectations
June 23, 2020, 2:28 PM

German police raid banned far-right group in 4 states

German police have raided sites linked to a far-right group after the country’s top security official deemed it extremist
June 23, 2020, 2:28 PM
German police raid banned far-right group in 4 states
June 23, 2020, 1:03 AM

Drug check in Germany sparks attacks on police, vandalism

Police in the German city of Stuttgart say a check for drugs sparked attacks on officers and vandalism of downtown store fronts
June 23, 2020, 1:03 AM
Drug check in Germany sparks attacks on police, vandalism
June 17, 2020, 10:13 AM

German court: US woman wrongly denied German citizenship

Germany’s highest court has ruled an American woman whose Jewish father fled Nazi Germany was wrongly denied German citizenship because she was born out of wedlock
June 17, 2020, 10:13 AM
German court: US woman wrongly denied German citizenship
June 17, 2020, 6:22 AM

2 neo-Nazis on trial accused of killing German politician

A German court began hearing the case against two far-right extremists accused of killing a regional politician
June 17, 2020, 6:22 AM
2 neo-Nazis on trial accused of killing German politician
1 month ago

German lawmakers criticize reported US troop withdrawal plan

Two conservative German lawmakers have criticized the reported U.S. decision to withdraw more than a quarter of American troops stationed in Germany
1 month ago
German lawmakers criticize reported US troop withdrawal plan
1 month ago

German minister on relations with US: 'It's complicated'

Germany’s top diplomat says ties with the United States are “complicated” and he fears America’s domestic discord could further fuel international tensions
1 month ago
German minister on relations with US: 'It's complicated'
1 month ago

German police detain 11 from alleged child sex abuse ring

German police have detained 11 people suspected of involvement in the sexual abuse of at least three children
1 month ago
German police detain 11 from alleged child sex abuse ring
1 month ago

German factory orders plunge, portending lean times ahead

Factory orders in Germany plunged even more than anticipated in April, underlining the effect the coronavirus pandemic has had on Europe’s largest economy
1 month ago
German factory orders plunge, portending lean times ahead
1 month ago

Germany's Merkel dismisses talk she might seek 5th term

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has firmly rejected suggestions that she might seek a fifth term at the helm after pledging in 2018 to step down when her current government leaves office
1 month ago
Germany's Merkel dismisses talk she might seek 5th term
1 month ago

Germany wants to kick extremists out of military faster

The German government has agreed on a bill that would speed up the dismissal of soldiers involved in extremism or serious crimes
1 month ago
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German jobless rate up modestly, government mulls stimulus

Official data show that Germany’s unemployment rate rose modestly to 6.1% last month, kept down by extensive use of a short-time work program that kept millions of people on payrolls
1 month ago
German jobless rate up modestly, government mulls stimulus
1 month ago

Germany's highest mountain preparing to receive visitors after eased restrictions

The Zugspitze can see visitors again starting Saturday after a 2 1/2-month forced shutdown due to coronavirus restrictions.
1 month ago
Germany's highest mountain preparing to receive visitors after eased restrictions
1 month ago

Berlin theater set to reopen with audience at arm's length

The Berliner Ensemble is planning to open with safe distancing regulations restructuring the audiences' experience.
1 month ago
Berlin theater set to reopen with audience at arm's length
1 month ago

Anti-Semitic crime rises in Germany, most from far right

Anti-Semitic crimes in Germany last year reached their highest level since the country has started keeping statistics, amid an overall strong increase in right-extremist criminality that is a cause for “great concern.”
1 month ago
German police raids homes of anti-government groups
1 month ago

Germany divided over plans to nix rules despite outbreaks

A spat is brewing between Germany’s federal government and state governors over plans by some regional leaders to end pandemic-related restrictions despite fresh clusters of cases across the country
1 month ago
2 months ago

Germany in recession as economy shrinks 2.2% in 1st quarter

Offical data show that the German economy shrank by 2.2% in the first quarter compared with the previous three-month period as shutdowns in the country and beyond started to bite
2 months ago
Germany in recession as economy shrinks 2.2% in 1st quarter
2 months ago

Nuclear power station demolished in spectacular explosion in Germany

A spectacular controlled explosion brought down the two cooling towers of a disused nuclear plant in southern German
2 months ago
Nuclear power station demolished in spectacular explosion in Germany
2 months ago

Germany charges man with spying for Indian intelligence

German prosecutors have charged an Indian man with spying on the Sikh community and Kashmir activists in Germany for his country’s intelligence service for more than two years
2 months ago
Germany charges man with spying for Indian intelligence
2 months ago

German court ends long-running trial over 2010 Love Parade

A German court has closed a trial over the mass panic at the 2010 Love Parade techno music festival in which 21 people died — ending the proceedings without a verdict after 2 1/2 years
2 months ago
German court ends long-running trial over 2010 Love Parade
2 months ago

German SWAT team member killed in drug raid shooting

German authorities say a police SWAT team member was shot and killed during a drug raid in the western city of Gelsenkirchen
2 months ago
German SWAT team member killed in drug raid shooting
3 months ago

47 children from Greek refugee camps arrive in Germany

German officials say 47 unaccompanied children evacuated from refugee camps in Greece have landed in Germany
3 months ago
47 children from Greek refugee camps arrive in Germany
3 months ago

Some businesses to open in Germany as other EU states find ways to cope with COVID-19

Chancellor Angela Merkel and the heads of Germany’s 16 states have decided to maintain the contact restrictions until May 3. Some stores, however will be allowed to open.
3 months ago
Some businesses to open in Germany as other EU states find ways to cope with COVID-19
3 months ago

Germany flies in seasonal farm workers amid virus measures

Two planeloads of Eastern European farm workers have arrived in Germany amid strict precautions to protect the seasonal laborers and the country from the new coronavirus
3 months ago
Germany flies in seasonal farm workers amid virus measures
3 months ago

Germany moves to make it easier to block foreign takeovers

Germany’s Cabinet has approved legislation that will make it easier for authorities to prevent foreign takeovers of strategically important companies
3 months ago
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Germany bans anti-Semitic group, raids homes

Around 400 police officers had seized firearms and propaganda material.
4 months ago
Germany bans anti-Semitic group, raids homes
4 months ago

Berlin Film Festival highlights dark themes on its 70th anniversary

Under new leadership, the Berlin Film Festival takes a critical look at society in its selections.
4 months ago
Berlin Film Festival highlights dark themes on its 70th anniversary
4 months ago

700 police bust Vietnamese trafficking ring in Germany

Authorities say more than 700 police officers have searched 30 homes and businesses across Germany in a crackdown on human trafficking from Vietnam
4 months ago
700 police bust Vietnamese trafficking ring in Germany
4 months ago

Merkel seeks to reassure migrant groups after racist attacks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has met representatives of migrant groups to reassure them that her government takes the issue of racism seriously following several attacks by far-right extremists in recent months
4 months ago
Merkel seeks to reassure migrant groups after racist attacks
4 months ago

Racially motivated terror attack in Hanau puts Germany's right wing extremism into focus

Is the rhetoric of Germany's far-right party partly to blame for the three right-wing terror attacks that have happened in the past nine months?
4 months ago
Racially motivated attack in Hanau puts Germany's right wing extremism into focus
4 months ago

German Carnival floats take aim at racism in wake of attack

The event comes after a supposed right-wing terror attack in the country.
4 months ago
German Carnival floats take aim at racism in wake of attack
4 months ago

German cities cancel carnival parades because of gusty winds

Several cities in western Germany have canceled their traditional carnival parades due to severe weather conditions including gusty winds and heavy rains
4 months ago
German cities cancel carnival parades because of gusty winds
4 months ago

Car drives into carnival procession in Germany, several hurt

A suspect drove into a carnival procession in Germany Monday, leaving at least 30 people hurt, mostly children, police said.
4 months ago
Car drives into carnival procession in Germany, several hurt
4 months ago

Germany's Social Democrats on course to win in Hamburg vote

Projections in Germany show that the center-left Social Democrats have won the most votes in the Hamburg state election in a vote that was overshadowed by a racist massacre and political turmoil in Germany
4 months ago
Germany's Hamburg city in elections marked by climate issues
4 months ago

Berlin drops Hindenburg honorary title for role in Nazi rise

The former German president appointed Hitler chancellor in 1933.
4 months ago
Berlin drops Hindenburg honorary title for role in Nazi rise
4 months ago

German man drives car into Carnival crowd, injures 30

German police say a man intentionally drove a car into a crowd of people watching a Carnival procession in a small central town, injuring around 30 including children
4 months ago
Car hits crowd at German carnival; several injured
5 months ago

Germany's immigrant community in Hanau reeling after attack

In the German town of Hanau, a longtime immigrant destination with decades of coexistence between people of different origins, residents fear their community was targeted after a gunman shot and killed nine people of foreign background
5 months ago
Germany's immigrant community in Hanau reeling after attack
5 months ago

Berlin starts controversial rent freeze on 1.5 million homes

The city of Berlin is freezing the rent of 1.5 million apartments for the next five years
5 months ago
Berlin starts controversial rent freeze on 1.5 million homes
5 months ago

Germany admits there's a far-right problem, but what to do?

The rampage this week in Germany in which a gunman killed nine people with foreign backgrounds was the country's third deadly far-right attack in a matter of months
5 months ago
Germany admits there's a far-right problem, but what to do?
5 months ago

Survivor: German shooter emptied magazine, calmly walked out

Piter Minnemann says he and his friends were eating when they heard shots fired outside the door of the snack bar in Hanau where they had gathered
5 months ago
German shooter emptied magazine, calmly walked out: Survivor
5 months ago

Investigation into deadly shootings in Germany

At least 11 people, including the suspected shooter, were killed after a series of shootings in Hanau, Germany, at two hookah lounges.
5 months ago
Investigation into deadly shootings in Germany
5 months ago

'Perfume cloud' helps German police sniff out drunk driver

German police say they nabbed a drunk driver who tried to flee a traffic stop after finding him hiding behind a hedge “in a cloud of perfume
5 months ago
'Perfume cloud' helps German police sniff out drunk driver
5 months ago

1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue

German authorities say one person has been killed and four others were injured, some seriously, in a shooting late Friday outside a Berlin music venue
5 months ago
1 dead, 4 injured in shooting outside Berlin music venue
5 months ago

Gunmen on motorcycles attack police post in northern Benin

Officials say men armed with rifles and machetes attacked a police station in Benin near the border with troubled Burkina Faso, raising fears that the Islamic extremist violence could be encroaching even further south
5 months ago
Gunmen on motorcycles attack police post in northern Benin