A truck ploughed into a crowd at a Christmas market in the German capital Berlin on Monday evening, killing at least 12 people and injuring dozens, police said. Local media, citing police at the scene, said first indications pointed to an attack on the market, situated at the foot of[…]
A shooting rampage at a busy shopping centre in Munich, which killed at least nine people, was carried out by a sole attacker, who then shot himself dead, German police said early on Saturday. The third attack on civilians in Europe in just over a week sent panicked shoppers fleeing[…]
German police have shot dead a young Afghan refugee after he attacked passengers on a train with an axe and a knife, seriously wounding three people. Several others were also hurt in the attack on a train on Monday night near the southern city of Wuerzburg, police said, adding the[…]
Chancellor Angela Merkel vowed on Wednesday to stick to her open-door refugee policy, defying criticism at home and abroad which has intensified due to growing fears about a potential security risk after the attacks in Paris. Conservative Merkel faces splits in her right-left coalition and pressure from EU states, including[…]
Germany needs to limit the number of refugees it takes in or even close its borders, conservative allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said at the weekend, as the country deals with record inflows of people fleeing from war and poverty. Around 800,000 migrants are expected to arrive in Germany,[…]
OPINION by Noah Barkin – Returning from her summer break in mid-August, German Chancellor Angela Merkel raised some eyebrows by describing Europe’s refugee problem as a bigger challenge than the Greece crisis, which had overshadowed all else in the first half of 2015. No one in Germany is questioning her[…]
OPINION by Geoffrey Aronson – Refugees are by definition unlucky. They have been uprooted from homes and families, suffering the horror and tragedies that befall those tossed like flotsam atop the waves of history. They have lost what much of the Arab world as a whole risks losing as a[…]
Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel has been criticised for reducing a teenage Palestinian refugee to tears after responding to a question on immigration. The video that went viral on Twitter and YouTube on Thursday shows the German leader comforting the girl after telling her that the country could not take in[…]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out strongly on Thursday against ostracism of Muslims following last week’s attacks in France, but said it is also urgent for clerics to draw a clear line between Islam and terrorism. Merkel spoke after the German Parliament paid tribute to the 17 terrorist attack victims,[…]
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday warned the country’s citizens not to participate in weekly anti-Islam rallies that have attracted growing numbers of supporters in the eastern German city of Dresden. Merkel condemned the organizers of the protests and said they were driven by prejudices and hatred against foreigners. The[…]
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