Two German archaeologists were kidnapped in central Nigeria on Wednesday, a police official said, near the road that will run between the capital Abuja and its temporary airport from next month. Abuja’s main airport will be closed for repairs for six weeks from March 8, with flight rerouted to the[…]
ran’s foreign minister and parliament speaker reportedly canceled meetings with the German vice chancellor after he said Tehran must recognize Israel to secure normal relations with Berlin, Iranian media said. It was later claimed media “distorted” the remark. Sigmar Gabriel, who also serves as Germany’s economy minister, arrived in Tehran[…]
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[…]
Germany and Namibia are in the advanced stages of talks on officially recognising as “genocide” a colonial-era crackdown more than a century ago in which more than 65 000 ethnic Hereros were killed, the German government said on Monday. It hopes to conclude them by late next year. Historians say[…]
At least 40 asylum seekers are being investigated over suspected terror links in Germany, police say, also warning that the threat of attacks across Europe remains high. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) has received 369 tips-offs on possible links between refugees and extremists since the start of the migrant[…]
The German government has granted a request from Turkey to allow the possible prosecution of a German TV comedian who wrote a crude poem about its president. Turkey demanded last week to have comedian Jan Boehmermann prosecuted for insulting a foreign head of state. German law required Chancellor Angela Merkel’s[…]
German riot police used pepper spray and batons to subdue violent clashes that broke out as pro-Kurdish activists confronted participants in rallies supporting the Turkish government as they marched through several major cities on Saturday. Demonstrations were held in Cologne, Nurnberg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, and several minor German cities in response[…]
Police say at least four people have been killed and more than 100 have been injured in an early-morning train crash in southern Germany. The two trains collided near the town of Bad Aibling, in Bavaria, around 7am local time on Tuesday. A spokeswoman for police in Upper Bavaria confirmed[…]
A German newspaper has reported that the sum would bring Germany’s contribution to the agency to 1.5 billion euros. The paper added that Chancellor Merkel would announce the additional funding at a London conference. The UNHCR provides assistance to refugees across the globe. Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she expects[…]
Unhappy with her government’s refugee policy, four of 10 Germans want Chancellor Merkel to resign, a new poll has shown. The news came just after the ruling grand coalition unveiled its new asylum package. While 39.9 percent of Germans surveyed by the pollster Insa for “Focus” magazine said Chancellor[…]
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