Germany
Anti-Semitism rampant among Muslim refugees in Germany — study
Germans protest sale of Nazi toy soldiers on internet
German pilots' union calls strike against Ryanair
Partial power-share can end German political dilemma, some in SPD say
German intelligence warning of Chinese LinkedIn spying 'groundless' – Beijing
Poland’s 'Three Seas' Project Seeks to Challenge Russian, German Power
Stoeger looks to reboot faltering Dortmund
Anti-Semitism rampant among Muslim refugees in Germany — study
2017-12-14 21:25:47 BERLIN, Germany (JTA) — Anti-Semitism among Muslim refugees is rampant and requires urgent attention, a new study suggests. But the study, commissioned by the American Jewish Committee’s Ramer Institute for German-Jewish Relations in Berlin, also finds that refugees from persecuted minority communities are more likely to take a stand against anti-Semitism and for Israel. Titled “Attitudes of refugees from Syria and Iraq towards integration, identity, Jews and the Shoah,” the research report was prepared by historian and sociologist Günther Jikeli of Indiana University and the University of Potsdam, Germany, with help from Lars Breuer and Matthias Becker   Read More ...
Pilot traces virtual Christmas tree in German test flight
2017-12-14 21:00:51 BERLIN (AP) — A pilot has traced a virtual Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight with an Airbus A380. Airbus spokesman Heiko Stolzke told a news agency Thursday that the nearly 5½-hour flight the previous day was ‘‘a standard internal Airbus test flight before the delivery of a new aircraft.’’ He said the idea for the Christmas tree pattern of the flight, which took off from and landed at the company’s plant in Hamburg, came from the pilot and engineers on the flight and it was carried out in cooperation with air traffic control   Read More ...
Wim Wenders, chantre du cinéma européen
2017-12-14 20:40:49 Wolfgang Spindler: “Bienvenue Wim Wenders, c’est un plaisir de vous rencontrer. Les 30 ans du Prix du cinéma européen, c’est une longue histoire. Vous faites partie de l’Académie du film européen depuis le début, qu’en diriez-vous aujourd’hui ?” Wim Wenders: “Et bien le temps a vite passé. Tout a commencé ici à Berlin, et le mur était encore là. Notre premier lauréat pour le meilleur film, le réalisateur polonais Krzysztof Kieślowski a été très surpris et la seule chose qu’il a trouvé à dire était : j’espère que la Pologne est en Europe   Read More ...
District collectorate takes note of long-forgotten German tombs, removes encroachments
2017-12-14 20:39:03 On Church Road, behind the office of the district collectorate in the city, lie several tombs of German soldiers, long-forgotten. The tombs reportedly date back to the 1850s, though not much is known about those whose remains were interred inside them. The condition of the tombs tell a story of neglect and the ravages of time, as overgrown weed and vegetation have almost hidden the structures   Read More ...
German court rules against foreign intelligence mass communication surveillance
2017-12-14 20:08:15 BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany’s foreign intelligence agency (BND) must not store the metadata - such as phone numbers - of international phone calls for the purpose of intelligence analysis, a court rules on Thursday. Surveillance is a sensitive issue in Germany after the abuses by the Gestapo during the Nazi era and the Stasi in Communist East Germany during the Cold War   Read More ...
Pilot traces virtual Christmas tree in German test flight
2017-12-14 20:04:58 BERLIN (AP) — A pilot has traced a virtual Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight with an Airbus A380. Airbus spokesman Heiko Stolzke told news agency dpa Thursday that the nearly 5½-hour flight the previous day was "a standard internal Airbus test flight before the delivery of a new aircraft." He said the idea for the Christmas tree pattern of the flight, which took off from and landed at the company's plant in Hamburg, came from the pilot and engineers on the flight and it was carried out in cooperation with air traffic control   Read More ...
Flüchtlinge: EU unterstützt zweifelhafte Seenotrettung libyscher Milizen
2017-12-14 20:03:08 Die Besatzung eines libyschen Patrouillenbootes, die für eine tödliche Rettungsaktion im Mittelmeer am 6. November mitverantwortlich war, ist zu einem großen Teil in einem EU-Programm ausgebildet worden. Das geht aus der Antwort der Bundesregierung auf eine Kleine Anfrage der Linken-Fraktion im Bundestag hervor. Demnach wurden "acht der dreizehn Besatzungsangehörigen, jedoch nicht der befehlshabende Offizier, des libyschen Patrouillenbootes im Rahmen der Ausbildungsmaßnahmen der EUNAVFOR MED Operation SOPHIA geschult", heißt es in der Mitteilung der Regierung   Read More ...
Daimler delivers its first all-electric trucks in Europe
2017-12-14 20:00:09 German carmaker Daimler on Thursday delivered its first fully electric lorries to companies in Europe, as the global race to mass produce the first generation of "green trucks" heats up. Among the first customers for Daimler's Fuso eCanter light-weight truck was express delivery service DHL, which said it would use its six vehicles to navigate Berlin's innercity traffic. The keys to eight other eCanter trucks were handed over to German logistics and transport firms DB Schenker, Rhenus and Dachser   Read More ...
Germany's Merck to make new bid to enter U.S. MS pill market
2017-12-14 19:08:28 FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany’s Merck KGaA is reviving plans to bring an oral multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment to the U.S. market, hoping for blockbuster sales, after regulators’ concerns about side effects scuttled its ambitions almost seven years ago. In early 2011, the U.S. regulator’s concerns about side effects put an end to Merck’s development plans for the cladribine pill, now branded as Mavenclad, but Merck later revived efforts by focusing on the most severely affected patients and won approval in Europe in August this year   Read More ...
Newly Declassified Documents: Gorbachev WAS PROMISED Numerous Times NATO Wouldn't Move Past East German Border
2017-12-14 18:12:41 The West lied to Moscow and then lied about the lying. It can't lie any longer. Gorbachev only accepted German reunification—over which the Soviet Union had a legal right to veto under treaty—because he received assurances that NATO would not expand after he withdrew his forces from Eastern Europe from: James Baker, President George H.W. Bush, West German foreign minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, West German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, the CIA Director Robert Gates, French President Francois Mitterrand, British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, British foreign minister Douglas Hurd, British Prime Minister John Major, and NATO secretary-general Manfred Woerner   Read More ...
World’s largest passenger plane draws giant Christmas tree over Germany
2017-12-14 18:05:29 A pilot flying the world’s largest passenger plane was feeling the holiday spirit so much that they drew a giant Christmas tree in the sky.Wednesday’s test flight of an Airbus A380, which can fit about 500 travellers, covered most of Germany with a Christmas tree — complete with ornaments. Flightradar24 monitored the plane’s route and posted updates on Twitter throughout the process   Read More ...
Tübingen: Lehrer fotografiert Ariane-Rakete über Deutschland
2017-12-14 17:43:46 Eigentlich habe er mit seinen Schülern nach Sternschnuppen Ausschau halten wollen, schreibt Physiklehrer Till Creder von der Schule in Rosenfeld bei Tübingen an SPIEGEL ONLINE. "Stattdessen ging uns dieses kuriose Objekt ins Netz." Er meint sein Foto, das vier mal mehrere Sekunden belichtet wurde und vier seltsame weiße Streifen zeigt. Die lange Belichtungszeit sollte die Spur von Sternschnuppen aufzeichnen. Doch sie zeigt nun etwas ganz anderes: Spuren einer Rakete   Read More ...
Pilot traces virtual Christmas tree in German test flight
2017-12-14 17:41:17 BERLIN (AP) — A pilot has traced a virtual Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight with an Airbus A380. Airbus spokesman Heiko Stolzke told news agency dpa Thursday that the nearly 5½-hour flight the previous day was "a standard internal Airbus test flight before the delivery of a new aircraft." He said the idea for the Christmas tree pattern of the flight, which took off from and landed at the company's plant in Hamburg, came from the pilot and engineers on the flight and it was carried out in cooperation with air traffic control   Read More ...
Entrevista con Wim Wenders, uno de las realizadores de cine más emblemáticos
2017-12-14 17:41:07 El cineasta alemán es además presidente del la Academia de Cine Europeo, que organiza cada año los EFA, los Premios del Cine Europeo, el equivalente a los Oscar en Europa, que este año han festejado su 30 aniversario en Berlín. Hablamos con él. The emotional speech of EFA President Wim Wenders at , remembering the Berlin of 30 years ago, divided city in a divided Europe, and how nationalism – “the oldest and worst European disease” – is getting back in our lives   Read More ...
Officials compare Germany's Martin Schulz to Hitler
2017-12-14 17:40:45 BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian government official has criticized the suggestion by Germany's Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz that the EU should become a federal "United States of Europe" and countries that refuse should be forced to leave the bloc, saying that is the kind of "ultimatum" Hungary last received from Adolf Hitler. Janos Lazar, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff, said Thursday that Hungary does not want to give up any of the national powers it has under present EU rules   Read More ...
In call with Rivlin, German president condemns anti-Israel protests
2017-12-14 17:20:18 German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier phoned Israeli counterpart Reuven Rivlin on Thursday to express his dismay over recent anti-Israel demonstrations in Berlin that followed US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “President Steinmeier told the president that such acts of hatred and racism had no place in Germany, and condemned them outright,” a statement from Rivlin’s office said   Read More ...
Pilot traces virtual Christmas tree in German test flight
2017-12-14 17:10:35 BERLIN (AP) — A pilot has traced a virtual Christmas tree over Germany on a test flight with an Airbus A380. Airbus spokesman Heiko Stolzke told news agency dpa Thursday that the nearly 5½-hour flight the previous day was "a standard internal Airbus test flight before the delivery of a new aircraft." He said the idea for the Christmas tree pattern of the flight, which took off from and landed at the company's plant in Hamburg, came from the pilot and engineers on the flight and it was carried out in cooperation with air traffic control   Read More ...
Hungary: Officials compare Germany's Martin Schulz to Hitler
2017-12-14 17:10:12 BUDAPEST, Hungary – A Hungarian government official has criticized the suggestion by Germany's Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz that the EU should become a federal "United States of Europe" and countries that refuse should be forced to leave the bloc, saying that is the kind of "ultimatum" Hungary last received from Adolf Hitler. Janos Lazar, Prime Minister Viktor Orban's chief of staff, said Thursday that Hungary does not want to give up any of the national powers it has under present EU rules   Read More ...
Germany's VW issues study on role during Brazil dictatorship
2017-12-14 16:43:41 BERLIN – German automaker Volkswagen says a study into its role during Brazil's 1964-1985 military dictatorship has concluded that some site security officials in Brazil cooperated with the regime but there was no clear evidence the collaboration was "institutionalized." Volkswagen has faced accusations it collaborated with the military government and drew up blacklists on employees. The company last year commissioned Christopher Kopper, a history professor at Germany's Bielefeld University, to examine its role   Read More ...
Germans pick Moscow as World Cup base - reports
2017-12-14 16:16:06 Berlin - Defending champions Germany are set to choose a small village south of Moscow for their 2018 Soccer World Cup base in Russia, according to media reports on Thursday. Both daily newspaper Bild and magazine Kicker say the Germans are opting for Vatutinki, a village 40km southwest of Moscow city centre. Reports say they want to stay at the Vatutinki Recreation Complex, just a short drive from CSKA Moscow's facilities where the team will train, 20 minutes from Vnukovo airport and 45 minutes from Luzhniki Stadium   Read More ...
U.S. still sees prospects for German fighter jet sales
2017-12-14 16:09:58 BERLIN, Dec 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it still sees prospects for selling American fighter jets to Germany despite a Defence Ministry statement this week that it was primarily looking at the Eurofighter Typhoon to replace its fleet of 85 Tornado jets. The ministry on Monday distanced itself from comments by Air Force Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Karl Muellner, who had made clear last month that he preferred the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter, given military requirements for stealth and long-distance strike capabilities   Read More ...
Bayern wrapping up Ribery for Christmas
2017-12-14 16:03:00 Franck Ribery's fitness will continue to be carefully managed as Bayern Munich close in on their mid-season break. The 34-year-old winger made his longest appearance since returning from a lateral collateral knee ligament problem earlier this month, completing 76 minutes as Robert Lewandowski secured a 1-0 win over lowly Cologne for the Bundesliga leaders. Stuttgart are up next this weekend before a DFB-Pokal clash against rivals Borussia Dortmund to close the year and, with old partner in crime Arjen Robben still sidelined by a calf problem, Ribery will not be placed under undue strain by boss Jupp Heynckes   Read More ...
  £265,000 Each For Germany If…  
2017-12-14 16:02:57 German players will receive £265,000 each if they successfully defend their World Cup title in Russia next year, the country’s football association (DFB) said on yesterday. When Germany won the title at the Brazil World Cup in 2014, the players received a bonus of £265,000 each. The team under coach Joachim Low will receive no payout for group stage victories or for reaching the round of 16, but a spot in the quarter-finals will earn each of them £66,000 and a semi-final place £110,000   Read More ...
Bildungsausgaben im vergangenen Jahr auf 128 Milliarden Euro gewachsen
2017-12-14 15:40:48 Bundesbildungsministerin Johanna Wanka (CDU) unterstrich in Berlin, der Bund habe seine Bildungsausgaben seit 2008, dem Beginn der Qualifizierungsinitiative, auf 11 Milliarden Euro in diesem Jahr mehr als verdoppelt. Ihr Ministerium wolle den Wachstumspfad fortsetzen. (dpa)   Read More ...
Airbus A380 draws giant Christmas tree over Germany
2017-12-14 15:06:59 An Airbus pilot in Germany has delivered an early festive present by tracing the outline of an enormous Christmas tree during a test flight. The crew, which was testing an Airbus A380, produced a colourful image clearly rendered on the flight tracking website Flightradar24. The tree, complete with baubles, stretched for hundreds of kilometres from Hamburg to Stuttgart in the south   Read More ...
Arrests, raids against suspected IS supporters
2017-12-14 14:43:55 BERLIN (AP) — German police searched nine properties on Thursday in Berlin and the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt linked to suspected supporters of the Islamic State group, prosecutors said. The raids involving 130 officers — including members of a tactical response team — were part of an investigation against four people on suspicion of membership in IS or preparing an attack   Read More ...
I should’ve joined Manchester United, Bayern Munich great Kahn admits
2017-12-14 14:04:36 Bayern Munich legend Oliver Kahn has said that he regrets not taking the opportunity to join Manchester United. Kahn had the chance to sign for the Old Trafford club when Sir Alex Ferguson was still in charge at Old Trafford and feels that he missed out on a wonderful opportunity. Related “Sir Alex Ferguson is still mad at me today   Read More ...
Pastore bullish over PSG chances against Madrid
2017-12-14 14:04:29 Drawing Real Madrid in the round of 16 has not affected Paris Saint-Germain's hopes of Champions League glory, according to Javier Pastore. Unai Emery's all-star squad claimed top spot in Group B ahead of Bayern Munich but their dubious reward is a tie-of-the-round showdown with Madrid, who have won the competition in three of the past four seasons. Nevertheless, Argentina midfielder Pastore believes a PSG side including Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani have nothing to fear   Read More ...
Ifo-Institut erhöht Wachstumsprognose für Deutschland drastisch
2017-12-14 13:44:13 Renommierte Forschungsinstitute sagen der deutschen Wirtschaft im kommenden Jahr das stärkste Wachstum seit 2011 voraus. Das Ifo-Institut hob die Prognose für das Wachstum des Bruttoinlandsproduktes (BIP) für das nächste Jahr von 2,0 auf 2,6 Prozent an. Für das Jahr 2017 erwarten die Münchner Forscher nun 2,3 Prozent, statt wie bisher 1,8 Prozent. "Die deutsche Wirtschaft brummt", sagte Ifo-Präsident Clemens Fuest. "Der Schwung vom Jahre 2017 verlängert sich bis weit ins Jahr 2018 hinein   Read More ...
Germans protest sale of Nazi toy soldiers on internet
2017-12-14 12:46:44 A German father started an online petition to stop the sale of Nazi toy soldiers to Amazon, the BBC reported Tuesday. Manuel Hegel's petition says the toys "represent officers, soldiers etc of the Waffen-SS and thereby trivialize National Socialism." Toy shoppers on Amazon’s Germany site recently discovered they can easily buy modified Lego-style Nazi-era German soldiers with the click of a button   Read More ...
Oliver Samwer: Rocket-Chef baut heimlich Bank für Start-ups
2017-12-14 12:44:03 Die Internet-Holding Rocket Internet will nach Informationen des manager magazin künftig Geschäfte mit Start-up-Schulden machen. Rocket Internet hat demnach unter dem Label "Global Growth Capital" ein Tochterunternehmen in London gegründet, das mit hochzinsigen Krediten für Start-ups Geld verdienen soll. Auf der Website wird jeder Hinweis auf Rocket vermieden. Angeführt wird die heimliche Rocket-Tochter demnach von Olya Klüppel, vormals Partnerin des Finanzinvestors ESO Capital   Read More ...
Arrests, raids against suspected IS supporters
2017-12-14 12:10:39 BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany have arrested two suspected Islamic State supporters and conducted raids in the capital in connection with the group. Prosecutors said Thursday that police arrested two Palestinian men Tuesday in the central German city of Salzgitter. The two 21-year-old men, who weren't named, had threatened online to commit attacks and spread jihadi material "in order to create a climate of insecurity and fear   Read More ...
EU-Flüchtlingspolitik: Ungarn stellt sich hinter Donald Tusk
2017-12-14 11:43:40 Ratspräsident Donald Tusk hat die Flüchtlingsverteilung per Quote für gescheitert erklärt und wurde dafür von der EU-Kommission und Abgeordneten des Europa-Parlaments heftig kritisiert. Doch Ungarn bedankte sich bei ihm. "Es ist höchst erfreulich, dass endlich eine europäische Führungspersönlichkeit, noch dazu der Ratspräsident, die Wahrheit ausspricht, die jeder kennt", sagte Außenminister Peter Szijjarto der staatlichen Nachrichtenagentur MTI. "Die verpflichtenden Ansiedlungsquoten sind nämlich wirkungslos und polarisierend, die Forcierung der illegalen Einwanderung wiederum gefährlich", fügte der rechts-nationale Politiker hinzu   Read More ...
Ausstieg aus Astronautentraining: Nicola Baumann will doch nicht als erste deutsche Frau ins All
2017-12-14 11:43:37 Sie hatte stundenlang Tests am Computer gelöst, in Rollenspielen gezeigt, dass sie teamfähig ist, Blut-, Urin- und Ultraschalluntersuchungen über sich ergehen lassen und erste Parabelflüge in Russland überstanden. Und jetzt steigt sie aus. Die Eurofighter-Pilotin Nicola Baumann ist nicht mehr Kandidatin der Initiative "Die Astronautin". Das sagte Claudia Kessler, die Gründerin der Initiative, dem SPIEGEL. Baumann war im April zusammen mit Insa Thiele-Eich zur Siegerin eines einjährigen Auswahlverfahrens für eine Forschungsmission zur Internationalen Raumstation ISS gekürt worden und nahm seither an einem Astronautentraining teil   Read More ...
Germany: Arrests, raids against suspected IS supporters
2017-12-14 11:43:25 BERLIN – Authorities in Germany have arrested two suspected Islamic State supporters and conducted raids in the capital in connection with the group. Prosecutors said Thursday that police arrested two Palestinian men Tuesday in the central German city of Salzgitter. The two 21-year-old men, who weren't named, had threatened online to commit attacks and spread jihadi material "in order to create a climate of insecurity and fear   Read More ...
Michael Schumacher's daughter Gina-Maria pays touching tribute to her parents after landing award in Germany
2017-12-14 11:35:35 Gina-Maria Schumacher paid a heartwarming tribute to her father Michael as she collected an award in Germany. The 20-year-old was celebrated for her western riding achievements at the Audi Generation Awards ceremony in Munich on Wednesday. Gina-Maria is already a two-time world reigning champion and European champion and she attributed her success to the support of her parents Michael and, mother, Corinna   Read More ...
Vor Koalitionsverhandlungen: SPD-Ministerium für EU-Finanzminister
2017-12-14 11:03:19 In der geschäftsführenden Bundesregierung sind laut einem Zeitungsbericht die Meinungsverschiedenheiten über die geeigneten Wege für eine Reform der Europäischen Wirtschafts- und Währungsunion offen zutage getreten. In einem internen Papier bewerte das SPD-geführte Wirtschaftsministerium die Reformvorschläge der EU-Kommission positiver als dies zuvor Finanzminister Peter Altmaier tat, berichtet das "Handelsblatt". So plädiere das Haus von Ministerin Brigitte Zypries offen für einen Euro-Finanzminister, ein Euro-Zonen-Budget und eine Reform des Stabilitätspaktes   Read More ...
FC Bayern München tut sich schwer gegen den 1. FC Köln
2017-12-14 11:03:16 So was habe er noch nie gesehen, sagte Sebastian Rudy. "Da wollte keiner Fußball spielen", meckerte Bayern-Stürmer Robert Lewandowski über den Gegner. Und Rafinha fand: "So ein Spiel kannst du zwei Tage lang spielen und schießt nicht viele Tore." Spaß hatte die Bundesliga-Partie gegen den defensiven 1. FC Köln mit seiner Fünfer- und der vorgelagerten Viererkette offensichtlich keinem Münchner gemacht. Dabei hatten die Bayern ihre Führung in der Bundesliga weiter ausgebaut   Read More ...
Thomas Piketty: Einkommen in Deutschland so ungleich wie zuletzt 1918
2017-12-14 11:03:13 Die Ungleichheit in der Bundesrepublik ist heute in etwa so hoch wie vor einem Jahrhundert. Das ist ein Ergebnis des ersten "Weltreports über Ungleichheit", einer Untersuchung von mehr als hundert Forschern um den französischen Ökonomen Thomas Piketty. Den Angaben zufolge besitzen die oberen zehn Prozent der Einkommen rund 40 Prozent am Gesamteinkommen in der Bundesrepublik - eine Schwelle, die zuletzt im Jahr 1918 überschritten wurde   Read More ...
Mike Pence verschiebt Israel-Reise wegen Abstimmung über Steuerrreform
2017-12-14 09:42:44 Eigentlich sollte Mike Pence am Montag in der Knesset in Jerusalem eine mit Spannung erwartete Rede halten. Doch jetzt wurde der Auftritt des US-Vizepräsidenten verschoben. Grund ist offenbar die wichtige Abstimmung über Donald Trumps Steuerreform. Das berichtete unter anderem die israelische Zeitung "Haaretz". Seit Donald Trump Jerusalem als Hauptstadt Israels anerkannt hat, wird spekuliert, was die nächsten Schritte in der Nahost-Politik des US-Präsidenten sein könnten   Read More ...