EU leaders call emergency meeting after hundreds die in refugee shipwreck
20th Apr 2015

EU leaders call emergency meeting after hundreds die in refugee shipwreck

  European Union leaders have called for an emergency meeting after a ship carrying 700 refugees capsized off Libya. In the past two weeks, more than 1,000 refugees have died in their attempts to reach European shores. The EU’s foreign … Continued

Germany’s Ramstein airbase ‘heart’ of US drone program
18th Apr 2015

Germany’s Ramstein airbase ‘heart’ of US drone program

  The Ramstein airbase in Germany has been serving as the center of the US’ drone strikes in Africa and the Middle East, according to reports by Der Spiegel and the Intercept. The German government is aware of the program. … Continued

Germany: G7 addresses international crises
16th Apr 2015

Germany: G7 addresses international crises

  Two days of intensive talks are over, and the foreign ministers of the world’s seven leading industrialized nations have left the northern German city of Lübeck to return home. The G7 Foreign Ministers Meeting in Lübeck ended on Wednesday … Continued

Germany: Modi encourages German industry to step up India investment
14th Apr 2015

Germany: Modi encourages German industry to step up India investment

  [Prime Minister Narendra Modi at a meeting with the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, in Brisbane on Australia (Source: PTI) ]   Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called on German businesses to manufacture their products in his country. Modi, in … Continued

Iran: EU to re-impose sanctions on Iran regrettable
9th Apr 2015

Iran: EU to re-impose sanctions on Iran regrettable

  Tehran, (IRNA): The Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham (photo above) strongly criticized on Wednesday latest move made by the European Union to re-impose sanctions on an Iranian bank and a number of the country’s companies. Reacting to the EU move, … Continued

France: International broadcaster TV5Monde hacked by Islamic State
9th Apr 2015

France: International broadcaster TV5Monde hacked by Islamic State

  French international broadcaster TV5Monde has been hacked by individuals claiming to support “Islamic State.” The network was unable to broadcast from any of its channels or social media sites for several hours. French international television network TV5Monde was hacked … Continued

Greece puts a price tag on WW2 reparations: 279bn euros
7th Apr 2015

Greece puts a price tag on WW2 reparations: 279bn euros

  Athens has said Germany should pay nearly 279 billion euros in compensation for the Nazi occupation of the country. The claim comes as Greece faces demands from the IMF to introduce more pension cuts and raise taxes. Greece demanded … Continued

Switzerland: Iran nuclear deal reached after marathon negotiations
3rd Apr 2015

Switzerland: Iran nuclear deal reached after marathon negotiations

  [Photo: Kery and Zarif]   World powers and Iran have agreed to a framework that could end the standoff over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. In exchange for limitations on enrichment, sanctions targeting nuclear research will be lifted. Iran … Continued

France: Victory for France’s conservatives in local elections
30th Mar 2015

France: Victory for France’s conservatives in local elections

  France’s conservative UMP was the big winner in the second round of the country’s local elections. The governing Socialists suffered huge losses, while the right-wing National Front also came off worse than expected. Ahead of the fast-approaching 2017 presidential … Continued

France: Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in France
28th Mar 2015

France: Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in France

  By Oliver Gee   The 29-year-old woman, who was wearing a hijab, or Muslim headscarf, was hospitalized on Tuesday after being attacked on a street in Toulouse, southern France.   According to reports the heavily pregnant woman who is … Continued

Germany: Prosecutors say co-pilot hid illness from Germanwings
28th Mar 2015

Germany: Prosecutors say co-pilot hid illness from Germanwings

  Prosecutors say it appears that the co-pilot of an ill-fated Germanwings flight was ill. Meanwhile, German airlines have introduced a rule making it mandatory for two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times. The prosecutors’ office … Continued

France: Germanwings crash prompts two-person cockpit rule
27th Mar 2015

France: Germanwings crash prompts two-person cockpit rule

  Several European airlines are planning a two-person cockpit rule as Germany tries to comprehend why a lone co-pilot allegedly perpetrated Tuesday’s Germanwings crash. The rule is already standard in the United States. Germany’s BDL aviation federation announced late Thursday … Continued

France: Recovery efforts resume at dawn in Germanwings crash
25th Mar 2015

France: Recovery efforts resume at dawn in Germanwings crash

[Aerial view over the crash scene shows the wreckage of Germanwings Flight 9525 over the French Alps, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.] Investigators are to resume searching for clues about the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. The leaders of Germany, Spain … Continued

Germany: Islamic bank to be granted operating license
23rd Mar 2015

Germany: Islamic bank to be granted operating license

  According to a report in a business daily, Germany is about to get its first fully operational Islamic bank. The report says Germany’s financial regulator will grant an operating license to the Turkey-based bank. The report posted on the … Continued

Germany: ‘You are under attack,’ Snowden tells tech fair goers
19th Mar 2015

Germany: ‘You are under attack,’ Snowden tells tech fair goers

  Two years after Snowden’s revelations, security has become a big issue in the tech industry. But more needs to be done, he stressed in a live interview at the world’s largest tech fair. DW’s Paul-Christian Britz reports. When Edward … Continued

Germany: Court orders hijab ban softened
13th Mar 2015

Germany: Court orders hijab ban softened

    The German Constitutional Court has ordered the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to review a ban on Islamic veils in its schools. The judges decided that veils do not pose a concrete threat to a school’s learning environment. The … Continued

Sweden cancels Saudi arms deal after human rights row
11th Mar 2015

Sweden cancels Saudi arms deal after human rights row

  Sweden has ended a military deal with Saudi Arabia over human rights issues. The break comes after the Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström (photo above)was allegedly prevented from making a speech at an Arab League meeting. Sweden announced that … Continued

Greece, eurozone take ‘first step’ with extension deal
21st Feb 2015

Greece, eurozone take ‘first step’ with extension deal

    [Photo: Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis]     Eurozone finance ministers have agreed in principle to a four-month extension to Greece’s international loans package. Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem called it a “first step in this process of rebuilding … Continued

France: Jewish cemetery vandalised
16th Feb 2015

France: Jewish cemetery vandalised

  A Jewish cemetery in eastern France has been desecrated in an act of anti-Semitic vandalism. The French interior minister has promised to do “everything” to catch the culprits. Hundreds of graves at a Jewish cemetery in France’s Alsace region … Continued

Italy, Malta rescue 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast
16th Feb 2015

Italy, Malta rescue 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast

  Italian and Maltese rescue vessels have saved more than 2,000 migrants off the Libyan coast. Italy has been calling for more international help to rescue asylum seekers making the perilous Mediterranean journey. The migrants were rescued off the Italian … Continued


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