Germany
Why Mary Poppins is banned in Germany on Good Friday
Germany's Loew opts for fringe players against Brazil
'Islam does not belong to Germany,' says new German interior minister
Germany's Hrubesch takes over women's team on interim basis
‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ dies at 96, before he can serve term
Innogy shares soar in pre-market on break-up plans
Germans love their cars. They also love the environment. A diesel ban is forcing them to choose.
2018-04-19 08:46:27 HAMBURG — Streseman Street is a road like many others. It’s loud, it’s unlovely and it’s clogged with cars and trucks belching noxious fumes day and night. But next month, the major artery in this prosperous and progressively minded port city becomes something else: a laboratory, part of a first-of-its-kind experiment in what happens when car-mad Germany bans heavily polluting diesel vehicles from its urban roadways   Read More ...
Germany offers clues to job breakthroughs
2018-04-19 05:15:25 Despite his all-out efforts, Korea's job market situation has been a far cry from what Moon pledged during his election campaign. In order to find a breakthrough, global economists suggest Moon take a close look at how Germany escaped from a long tunnel of employment troubles. The jobless rate for Europe's largest economy stood at 5.3 percent in March, the lowest level since reunification in October 1990   Read More ...
Missing ambassador, US Embassy in Germany pays for prof who compared Trump to ISIS
2018-04-19 05:04:09 Officials at the U.S. Embassy in Germany hired a professor for a speaking engagement who once compared President Trump's rhetoric to that of the Islamic State. It's a move some lawmakers say is what you get when ambassador appointments aren't properly confirmed and deployed around the world. "Germany is a very important partner to the United States," Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo   Read More ...
Germany to Push for Exemptions From U.S. Sanctions on Russia
2018-04-19 05:02:33 German industry has lobbied Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government to urge the U.S. to soften its stance on Russia sanctions or come up with arrangements to ensure German companies don’t fall victim to deteriorating relations between Washington and Moscow.   Read More ...
Big business joins chorus of disapproval over award for German rap album with Auschwitz lyric
2018-04-15 21:09:54 BERLIN (Reuters) - Big business on Sunday joined a growing chorus of criticism in Germany over the awarding of an annual music prize to a pair of rappers accused of anti-Semitic lyrics, with Airbus CEO Tom Enders adding his condemnation of the decision. German executive Enders told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper he was shocked by what he considered widespread ambivalence about the Echo award given to rappers Kollegah and Farid Bang on Thursday, which coincided with Holocaust Remembrance Day   Read More ...
Germany says it has to assume Russia behind recent cyber attack
2018-04-15 21:09:39 BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government has to assume that a cyber attack on its Foreign Ministry stemmed from Russia, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the broadcaster ZDF on Sunday. Maas listed a series of what he called problematic actions by Moscow, including the lack of progress in implementing a ceasefire in eastern Ukraine, a poison gas attack in Britain, Moscow's support of the Syrian government, Russia's efforts to influence Western elections, and the cyber attack   Read More ...
Missing German billionaire’s family gives up hope of rescue from Swiss Alps
2018-04-15 21:03:34 BERLIN – The family of a German billionaire has given up hope of finding him alive a week after he went missing in the Swiss Alps, his company said Friday. Karl-Erivan Haub, the 58-year-old heir to the Tengelmann retail empire, was training for a ski mountaineering race when he disappeared under Switzerland’s famous Matterhorn peak, located on the southern border with Italy   Read More ...
Germany extends checks at Austrian border, cites deficits in EU controls
2018-04-12 20:48:09 BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Thursday said it would continue border controls at its border with Austria for six more months to ensure Germany's security and deal with ongoing migrant flows. Interior Minister Horst Seehofer said he valued Europe's Schengen zone of free travel as one of Europe's greatest achievements, but he had no choice but to extend the checks at the Austrian border for now   Read More ...
Number of migrants in Germany hits record high
2018-04-12 17:01:29 BERLIN (Reuters) - More people with foreign citizenship live in Germany than ever before, the Federal Statistics Office said on Thursday, putting the 10.6 million record figure down to an influx of people seeking asylum and migrants from other European Union countries. Of the 82 million people living in Germany, roughly one in every eight is a foreign national, the office said   Read More ...
German billionaire goes missing on skiing trip in Swiss Alps
2018-04-12 17:00:33 One of the richest men in Germany, Karl-Erivan Haub, has been reported missing after going on an expedition near the Swiss-Italian border. Haub, the head of German retail group Tengelmann and an avid alpine skier, has been missing since April 7, when he failed to return from a skiing trip. A company spokeswoman confirmed the news on Tuesday in a statement, saying that a "full speed" search for him was currently underway   Read More ...
Germany won't join any Syria strikes but supports allies - Merkel
2018-04-12 14:47:53 BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will not join any military strikes against the Syrian government in response to a poison gas attack on an opposition enclave, but supports Western efforts to show that the use of chemical weapons is unacceptable, Chancellor Angela Merkel said. "Germany will not take part in possible - there have not been any decisions yet, I want to stress that - military action," she said after meeting Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen in Berlin   Read More ...
German regional conservatives say could talk to left and right
2018-04-12 13:50:09 BERLIN (Reuters) - Conservatives in Germany's Brandenburg state say they are willing to talk to the far left and right after next year's election in a break with the past that shows broader political fragmentation. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU) have always refused to deal with the Left party, heir to East Germany's Communist party, or the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD), regarding both as undemocratic   Read More ...
Muenster attacker had mental issues, says German Minister
2018-04-09 10:01:48 The man suspected of carrying out a van attack in Muenster was a lone German who suffered mental health problems, the state Interior Minister has said. Authorities have searched four homes associated with the suspect and said they have found "no clues" pointing to an extremist or political motive. Two people were killed when a van was driven into a restaurant terrace area of the west German city on Saturday   Read More ...
Tennis: Davis Cup; Spain beats Germany 3-2 to reach semifinals
2018-04-09 07:45:51 VALENCIA, Spain (AP) -- With Rafael Nadal nervously cheering courtside after winning his match earlier Sunday, David Ferrer sealed Spain's 3-2 comeback win over Germany in the Davis Cup quarterfinals with a thrilling five-set victory against Philipp Kohlschreiber. Ferrer needed nearly five hours to defeat Kohlschreiber 7-6 (1), 3-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 7-5 at the packed bull ring in Valencia, guaranteeing Spain's return to the semifinals for the first time since 2012   Read More ...
Man drives van into restaurant in Germany, killing two plus himself
2018-04-09 05:15:13 A German man drove a van into a group of people sitting outside a restaurant in the old city center of Muenster in western Germany on Saturday, killing two of them before shooting himself dead, police and state officials said.The vehicle plowed into people seated at tables outside the Grosser Kiepenkerl eatery, a popular destination for tourists in the pretty university city   Read More ...
Germany seeks motive after van crashes into crowd, killing 2 - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-04-09 05:14:52 MUENSTER, Germany (AP) - A van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar Saturday in the German city of Muenster, killing two people and injuring 20 others before the driver of the vehicle shot and killed himself inside it, police said. A top German security official said there was no indication of an Islamic extremist motive but officials were investigating all possibilities in the deadly crash that took place at 3:27 p   Read More ...
Germany seeks motive after van crashes into crowd, killing 2
2018-04-09 05:10:27 By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER and FERDINAND OSTROP Associated Press A van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar Saturday in the German city of Muenster, killing two people and injuring 20 others before the driver of the vehicle shot and killed himself inside it, police said. A top German security official said there was no indication of an Islamic extremist motive but officials were investigating all possibilities in the deadly crash that took place at 3:27 p   Read More ...
German Van Driver Who Killed 2 Was Well-Known to Police
2018-04-09 05:07:20 (MUENSTER, Germany) — The 48-year-old German man who drove a van into a crowd in Muenster was well-known to police, had a history of run-ins with the law and had expressed suicidal thoughts to a neighbor last month, German prosecutors said Sunday. The man, whose name was not released, killed two people and injured 20 others Saturday afternoon by crashing into those drinking outside a popular bar in the western German city’s Old Town   Read More ...
3 Dead in Germany as Van Plows Into Crowd, Police Say
2018-04-09 05:07:17 (MUENSTER, Germany) — A van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar Saturday in the German city of Muenster, killing two people and injuring 20 others before the driver of the vehicle shot and killed himself inside it, police said. A top German security official said there was no indication of an Islamic extremist motive but officials were investigating all possibilities in the deadly crash that took place at 3:27 p   Read More ...
Police puzzled by motives of Germany van attacker
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Van plows into pedestrians in Germany
2018-04-09 05:03:32 A man and children lay flowers at a makeshift memorial in the square where a man plowed into an open-air restaurant with a van, killing two people a day earlier in Muenster, Germany on April 8, 2018.   Read More ...
Several killed after van crashes into crowd in Germany
2018-04-09 05:03:23 At least 3 people are dead and 20 injured after a van crashed into a crowd in in the German town of Muenster.   Read More ...
At least 2 dead, 20 injured after van crashes into pedestrians in German city of Muenster
2018-04-09 05:03:06 At least 3 people are dead and 20 injured after a van crashed into a crowd in in the German town of Muenster. USA TODAY. A driver of a delivery truck plowed into a crowd of pedestrians Saturday in the German city of Muenster, killing at least two people and injuring 20 before fatally shooting himself, German officials said. Herbert Reul, the interior minister of North Rhine-Westphalia state where Muenster is located, said the driver of the van was a German citizen   Read More ...
26,000 evacuated in west German town for WWII bomb removal
2018-04-09 04:55:55 BERLIN (AP) -- More than 26,000 people have been evacuated in the western German town of Paderborn so bomb specialists could remove a World War II-era bomb discovered during construction work. In addition to people leaving their homes, two hospitals, a university and several nursing homes had to be evacuated. Specialists defused the 1.8 ton heavy British bomb on Sunday, more than a week after it was found by construction workers in a garden, only 80 centimeters (31 inches) under the ground   Read More ...
German Court Opens Path for Extradition of Catalan Separatist Leader
2018-04-06 04:00:03 April 5, 2018 4:11 p.m. ET A German court ruled to allow Catalonian separatist leader Carles Puigdemont free on bail, paving the way for his extradition to Spain to stand trial for his role in last autumn’s independence drive. But the German court said Thursday that it would permit Mr. Puigdemont’s extradition only on the lesser charges of misuse of public funds and not for Spain’s more serious charge of rebellion against the state   Read More ...
German court agrees to release ex-Catalan leader Puigdemont on bail
2018-04-05 21:14:21 BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court on Thursday agreed to release on bail former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and said his extradition to Spain was possible on the basis of corruption charges there, but not on the more serious charge of rebellion. Puigdemont was arrested on entering Germany last month on a Spanish-issued arrest warrant. Spain accused the Catalan separatist of rebellion and corruption after he organised an unsanctioned independence referendum   Read More ...
Spain says it respects German court ruling on Puigdemont extradition
2018-04-05 21:13:58 MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government said it respected the decision of a German court which on Thursday dismissed an extradition request for former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont on grounds of rebellion. "The government never gives an opinion on court decisions, especially when it concerns court decisions made in another country. It always respects them, whether it likes them or not," a government spokeswoman said   Read More ...
Arturo Vidal and Juan Bernat travel for Bayern-Sevilla game
2018-04-02 18:00:07 Bayern Munich have included Arturo Vidal and Juan Bernat in their squad for the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final at Sevilla on Tuesday after the pair passed late fitness tests.   Read More ...
German family traveling through Albuquerque struck by thieves
2018-03-30 08:00:01 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) - It's a tourist tragedy. A German family visiting New Mexico victimized by thieves, and those thieves took something their daughter needs to survive. It wasn't the way the Murmann family visiting from Germany wanted to spend their vacation -- reporting a theft to Albuquerque Police. "We never had some problems in the U.S. with some thieves or something like that, so I was a little bit confused, what's going on, what's happened?" Uwe Murmann said   Read More ...
German unemployment falls to new historic low
2018-03-30 05:54:44 Frankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP | Joblessness in Germany fell in March to a new record low since reunification in 1990, official data showed Thursday, as good times for Europe's largest economy continue into the new year. Some 5.3 percent of the workforce was out of a job this month, according to preliminary seasonally-adjusted data from the federal labour agency, in line with analysts' predictions   Read More ...
Volkswagen: We'll buy your diesel car back if it's banned by a German city
2018-03-30 05:04:33 A top German court ruled on Tuesday in favour of allowing major cities to ban heavily polluting diesel cars, a move likely to hit the value of 12 million vehicles in Europe's largest car market and force carmakers to pay for costly modifications. Newslook. FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen is trying to reassure German customers worried about the future of their diesel cars by telling them they can trade in their new diesel if it is banned from the road by cities trying to meet air pollution limits   Read More ...
Why Mary Poppins is banned in Germany on Good Friday
2018-03-30 04:46:58 Good Friday is considered a stille Tage or "quiet holiday" in Germany. That is, according to constitutional law on the Protection of Sundays and Public Holidays. It also means that activities which “contradict the character” of the day are prohibited, although they vary from state to state in the country. In Berlin, holiday laws are handled very loosely, which makes the capital an ideal destination for clubgoers – in many states, dancing is not allowed throughout the day   Read More ...
Puigdemont in Germany court after arrest triggered Catalan protests
2018-03-26 21:11:50 Berlin, Germany | AFP | Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont is to appear in court Monday following his arrest in Germany which triggered a wave of protests in Catalonia where thousands of separatists faced off with police. German police arrested Puigdemont on Sunday, after he crossed the border from Denmark, under a European warrant issued by Spain. The arrest comes five months after Puigdemont went on the run as Spanish prosecutors sought to charge him with sedition and rebellion in the wake of a vote by the Catalan parliament to declare independence   Read More ...
Germany's Loew opts for fringe players against Brazil
2018-03-26 21:09:10 BERLIN (Reuters) - World champions Germany will be far from full strength when they host Brazil in their international friendly on Tuesday, with coach Joachim Loew planning to field a second-string team as he tests ahead of the World Cup. The last time these two teams, who have won the world title a combined nine times, met was at the 2014 World Cup when Germany stunned the sports world with a 7-1 demolition of hosts Brazil in the semi-final   Read More ...
German court keeps exiled Catalan leader Puigdemont in custody - prosecutor
2018-03-26 21:08:34 NEUMUENSTER, Germany (Reuters) - A German court has extended the detention of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont pending a decision by a higher court on whether to extradite him to Spain, the general prosecutor in the northern city of Schleswig said on Monday. "He appeared calm and composed," prosecutor Georg-Friedrich Guentge told reporters when he was asked to describe Puigdemont's appearance in court   Read More ...
Catalonia’s Puigdemont to be brought before judge in Germany
2018-03-26 21:04:16 BERLIN — Catalonia’s former president, Carles Puigdemont, is to be brought before a court in Germany to determine whether he stays in custody pending further decisions on extradition proceedings. Prosecutors in the northern German state of Schleswig-Holstein wouldn’t say where Monday’s closed-doors hearing would take place. German news agency dpa said Puigdemont was taken to a prison in the town of Neumuenster Sunday, hours after his arrest on a European warrant as he entered Germany from Denmark   Read More ...
Fugitive Ex-Catalan Leader Carles Puigdemont Arrested by German Police
2018-03-26 21:03:45 (BARCELONA) — Five months after going on the run from Spanish authorities, Catalonia’s former president was detained in Germany on an international warrant Sunday by highway police after the ardent separatist crossed the border with Denmark. Carles Puigdemont’s capture, aided by Spanish intelligence services, sparked protests of tens of thousands in Catalonia’s main city of Barcelona and other towns in the wealthy northeastern corner of Spain   Read More ...
Table tennis: Ishikawa leads Japanese women in German Open sweep
2018-03-26 20:53:03 BERLIN, Germany (Kyodo) -- Japan's Kasumi Ishikawa beat South Korea's Seo Hyo Won 4-1 for the German Open women's singles title on Sunday, while compatriots Mima Ito and Hina Hayata won the women's doubles final. Ishikawa, Japan's top-ranked player and world No. 3, beat the 14th-seeded Seo 11-9, 10-12, 11-6, 11-7, 11-6 at OVB Arena in Bremen for her first German Open singles title   Read More ...
Catalonia's Puigdemont to be brought before judge in Germany - The Mainichi
2018-03-26 20:52:38 NEUMUENSTER, Germany (AP) -- Catalonia's former president, Carles Puigdemont, was to be brought before a court in Germany on Monday to determine whether he stays in custody pending further decisions on extradition proceedings. The closed-doors hearing comes amid heightened tensions in the Spanish region following Puigdemont's arrest on a European warrant Sunday as he entered Germany from Denmark. Tens of thousands protested late Sunday in Barcelona and other Catalan towns, and some demonstrators clashed with riot police -- leaving more than 50 civilians and police officers injured   Read More ...
Germany was covered by glaciers 450,000 years ago
2018-03-23 17:00:29 The timing of the Middle Pleistocene glacial-interglacial cycles and the feedback mechanisms between climatic shifts and earth-surface processes are still poorly understood. This is largely due to the fact that chronological data of sediment archives representing periglacial, but also potentially warmer climate periods, are very sparse until now. "The Quaternary sediments in central Germany are perfect archives to understand the climate shifts that occurred in the region during the last 450,000 years", says co-author Tobias Lauer, a geochronologist at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology   Read More ...