Germany Society & Culture
48 injured, mostly children, in German school bus accident
German far-right wants place on board of Berlin’s national Holocaust memorial
German war graves unearthed at construction site in Estonia
Attempted murder probe begins after shots fired at German-Turkish footballer's car
German bill seeks deportation of migrants who express anti-Semitism
German minister supports age tests for young refugees
Grappling With Death in a Small German Town
2018-01-18 00:09:19 In the first days of the New Year, the death of Mia V. was the only thing people in Germany seemed to talk about. On the radio. On television. On social media. Once again, the story went, a refugee had attacked a German girl. She was only 15. I might never have gone to Kandel, a quietly affluent town a few miles from the French border, but then a study was published linking an increase in crime in another part of the country to an increase in refugees, playing into a mounting if diffuse sense of fear I was noticing in Germany   Read More ...
A Girl’s Killing Puts Germany’s Migration Policy on Trial
2018-01-17 23:08:31 KANDEL, Germany — It happened between neatly stacked rows of shampoo and organic baby food: A teenage boy walked up to his ex-girlfriend in the local drugstore, pulled out a kitchen knife with an eight-inch blade and stabbed her in the heart. The death in Kandel, in southwestern Germany, on Dec. 27 has traumatized this sleepy town of barely 10,000 inhabitants, not just because both the suspect and the victim were just 15 years old and went to the local school, but also because the boy is an Afghan migrant and the girl was German   Read More ...
2 men hit each other in consecutive accidents in Germany - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-16 16:49:36 BERLIN (AP) - Police in the eastern German city of Dresden say two men suffered minor injuries after backing in to one another in two consecutive accidents. Police said Tuesday that a 49-year-old man pulled into a disabled parking place on Monday afternoon, then reversed out after noticing his mistake. As he backed out, he accidentally hit a 72-year-old man walking behind him, injuring him slightly   Read More ...
48 injured in German school bus crash: police
2018-01-16 16:01:54 BERLIN (AFP) - At least 48 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a school bus in Germany crashed into a wall Tuesday, police said. The accident, whose cause was not immediately clear, occurred at about 7:00 am (0600 GMT) en route to a school in the southwestern town of Eberbach. "The fully occupied school bus drove for reasons that were not immediately clear at full speed into several other vehicles and then into the wall of an electronics shop," police said in a statement   Read More ...
Number of asylum-seekers drop but still 'too high'
2018-01-16 14:11:29 BERLIN (AP) — The number of asylum-seekers arriving in Germany dropped significantly to some 186,000 last year, but the country's interior minister said Tuesday he still considers that figure "much too high." Last year's total of 186,644 new asylum-seekers registered in Germany compared with some 280,000 in 2016, the year when the Balkan refugee route used by many migrants was largely shut down   Read More ...
Number of asylum-seekers drop but still 'too high'
2018-01-16 13:45:29 BERLIN (AP) — The number of asylum-seekers arriving in Germany dropped significantly to some 186,000 last year, but the country's interior minister said Tuesday he still considers that figure "much too high." Last year's total of 186,644 new asylum-seekers registered in Germany compared with some 280,000 in 2016, the year when the Balkan refugee route used by many migrants was largely shut down   Read More ...
Dozens of schoolchildren hurt in bus crash
2018-01-16 12:38:03 Three helicopters and 10 ambulances rushed to the scene of the crash in the town of Eberbach, around 50km (30 miles) east of the city of Mannheim. A total of 48 people have so far been confirmed as injured - 43 children, the bus driver and four other adults who were on board. Ten of those hurt are in a serious condition   Read More ...
48 injured, mostly children, in German school bus accident
2018-01-16 12:12:35 A bus carrying children to school in southern Germany hit multiple cars and then slammed into the side of a building without braking, injuring 48 people early Tuesday, including 10 seriously, police said.   Read More ...
48 injured in German school bus crash: Police
2018-01-16 11:30:38 BERLIN: At least 48 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a school bus in Germany crashed into a wall Tuesday (Jan 16), police said. The accident, whose cause was not immediately clear, occurred at about 7.00am (0600 GMT) en route to a school in the southwestern town of Eberbach. "The fully occupied school bus drove, for reasons that were not immediately clear, at full speed into several other vehicles and then into the wall of an electronics shop," police said in a statement   Read More ...
48 injured, mostly children, in German school bus accident
2018-01-16 11:19:07 At least 48 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a school bus in Germany crashed into a wall Tuesday, police said. The accident, whose cause was not immediately clear, occurred at about 7:00 am (0600 GMT) en route to a school in the southwestern town of Eberbach. “The fully occupied school bus drove for reasons that were not immediately clear at full speed into several other vehicles and then into the wall of an electronics shop,” police said in a statement   Read More ...
48 injured, mostly children, in German school bus accident
2018-01-16 11:11:21 BERLIN (AP) — A bus carrying children to school in southern Germany hit multiple cars and then slammed into the side of a building without braking, injuring 48 people early Tuesday, including 10 seriously, police said. The injured were 43 children and the bus driver, as well as other adults who were aboard the bus, said Mannheim police spokesman Christoph Kunkel   Read More ...
new asylum seekers drop to 186,000 in 2017
2018-01-16 11:11:17 BERLIN (AP) — The German government says the number of new asylum-seekers registered in the country dropped significantly last year to some 186,000. The figure of 186,644 given by the Interior Ministry on Tuesday compared with some 280,000 in 2016 and a peak of 890,000 the previous year, when the influx of migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe was at its peak   Read More ...
Germany: new asylum seekers drop to 186,000 in 2017
2018-01-16 11:10:53 BERLIN – The German government says the number of new asylum-seekers registered in the country dropped significantly last year to some 186,000. The figure of 186,644 given by the Interior Ministry on Tuesday compared with some 280,000 in 2016 and a peak of 890,000 the previous year, when the influx of migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe was at its peak   Read More ...
48 injured, mostly children, in German school bus accident - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-16 11:01:54 BERLIN (AP) - A bus carrying children to school in southern Germany hit multiple cars and then slammed into the side of a building without braking, injuring 48 people early Tuesday, including 10 seriously, police said. The injured were 43 children and the bus driver, as well as other adults who were aboard the bus, said Mannheim police spokesman Christoph Kunkel   Read More ...
new asylum seekers drop to 186,000 in 2017
2018-01-16 10:43:20 BERLIN (AP) — The German government says the number of new asylum-seekers registered in the country dropped significantly last year to some 186,000. The figure of 186,644 given by the Interior Ministry on Tuesday compared with some 280,000 in 2016 and a peak of 890,000 the previous year, when the influx of migrants from the Middle East and elsewhere to Europe was at its peak   Read More ...
21 children injured after school bus crashes into house in Germany
2018-01-16 10:36:08 Mannheim police spokesman Christoph Kunkel said on Tuesday that three helicopters helped take the pupils, including six with serious injuries, to hospital for treatment. He said the accident happened in the town of Eberbach, about 30 miles (50km) east of Mannheim, just after 7am. He said the cause of the crash was not immediately clear but that officers are interviewing the driver of the bus   Read More ...
21 children injured in German school bus accident
2018-01-16 10:09:08 BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany say a school bus has rammed into a house without braking, injuring 21 children. Mannheim police spokesman Christoph Kunkel said Tuesday three helicopters helped bring the children, including six with serious injuries, to the hospital for treatment. He said the bus crashed into the side of a house in the town of Eberbach, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Mannheim, just after 7 a   Read More ...
47 kids injured – 10 seriously – after school bus crashes into house in Germany
2018-01-16 10:05:55 A SCHOOL bus crash in Germany early this morning injured 47 kids - at least 10 of them seriously. The accident, which saw the bus slam into a shop after colliding with several cars, took place in the town of Eberbach in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg. Five of the children are in a critical condition, reports Focus. Three helicopters are being used in the rescue operation   Read More ...
21 children injured in German school bus accident
2018-01-16 10:02:37 BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany say a school bus has rammed into a house without braking, injuring 21 children. Mannheim police spokesman Christoph Kunkel said Tuesday three helicopters helped bring the children, including six with serious injuries, to the hospital for treatment. He said the bus crashed into the side of a house in the town of Eberbach, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Mannheim, just after 7 a   Read More ...
21 children injured in German school bus accident - | WBTV Charlotte
2018-01-16 09:47:50 BERLIN (AP) - Police in southern Germany say a school bus has rammed into a house without braking, injuring 21 children. Mannheim police spokesman Christoph Kunkel said Tuesday three helicopters helped bring the children, including six with serious injuries, to the hospital for treatment. He said the bus crashed into the side of a house in the town of Eberbach, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Mannheim, just after 7 a   Read More ...
21 children injured in German school bus accident
2018-01-16 09:42:35 BERLIN (AP) — Police in southern Germany say a school bus has rammed into a house without braking, injuring 21 children. Mannheim police spokesman Christoph Kunkel said Tuesday three helicopters helped bring the children, including six with serious injuries, to the hospital for treatment. He said the bus crashed into the side of a house in the town of Eberbach, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) east of Mannheim, just after 7 a   Read More ...
Ancient Greek tragedy tells timeless story of Syrian flight
2018-01-15 15:43:36 BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Syrian women are adapting the Euripides’ tragedy “Iphigenia”, using a a play set during an ancient war to bring Berlin audiences closer to the plight of women driven from their homeland by conflict. The play, staged this month and next in Berlin’s historic Volksbuehne, is an adaptation of Euripides’ 2,500-year-old story of a princess sacrificed by her father, the Greek King Agamemnon, to placate an angry goddess   Read More ...
Hungarian PM speaks to media at German conservatives' meeting
2018-01-15 14:06:18 (5 Jan 2018) Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Friday said Europeans "don't want to live under terrorist threat" and "want borders to be protected". He spoke after attending a meeting in Bavaria of the Christian Social Union's (CSU), a German conservative party that is preparing to start talks on a possible new coalition government. Orban has consistently taken a tough line against migrants entering the European Union. The CSU is the Bavaria-only sister party to German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats, and feuded with Merkel over her 2015 decision to allow in large numbers of migrants. They patched up their differences this year   Read More ...
Apple health data helps murder trial in Germany
2018-01-15 08:02:20 Apple Health data has provided crucial evidence at a trial in Germany, in which a refugee is accused of rape and murder. Apple’s Health App accurately records steps and has been pre-installed on the iPhone 6S and newer models. According to the Police data suggesting the suspect was climbing stairs could correlate to him dragging his victim down a riverbank and climbing back up   Read More ...
German tourist ordered to pay $5k for causing fatal crash
2018-01-15 00:11:57 A 19-year old German tourist has been ordered to pay $5000 in reparations after causing the death of his friend in a road crash near Thames in November. Felix Eisele pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving causing death after he pulled out in front of a truck on State Highway 25 on 24 November. His friend, Melanie Dangel, 19 and also from Germany, died in hospital a week after the crash   Read More ...
Fleeing Violence in Central African Republic | Global 3000
2018-01-13 12:08:30 30,000 people live in a refugee camp in Kaga-Bandoro, a town in the northern Central African Republic. They have fled violence. Attacks on the civilian population are commonplace. Around 600,000 people are now displaced in their own country.   Read More ...
German Court Sentences Iraqi Refugee For Posing With Severed Heads Of Six Terrorists
2018-01-12 10:44:46 A German court has sentenced a 24-year-old Iraqi refugee for posing for a photograph with decapitated heads of six Islamic State terrorists in Iraq. The offender, who was living in Stuttgart city for the past two years, got a suspended sentence of 18 months for committing six war crimes. According to the Sputnik News, the convict arrived in Germany in late 2015   Read More ...
Palestinian in dock over Hamburg ‘Islamist’ knife attack
2018-01-12 07:16:54 HAMBURG, Germany — A 26-year-old Palestinian man goes on trial in a German court on Friday over his deadly knife rampage in a Hamburg supermarket that prosecutors believe was an Islamist attack. Ahmad Alhaw took a 20-centimeter (eight-inch) knife from the shelves of a supermarket last July, using it to kill one and wound six in the assault. He was arrested after passers-by overpowered him   Read More ...
German far-right wants place on board of Berlin’s national Holocaust memorial
2018-01-11 21:24:38 Now that it has made it into the Bundestag, Germany’s strongest right-wing populist political party is insisting on claiming its place on the board of the foundation for the national Holocaust memorial in Berlin. The initiator of the foundation and memorial itself, Lea Rosh, has rejected the idea out of hand, the Tagesspiegel newspaper reported. But the president of the parliament, Wolfgang Schäuble, has not yet commented on the bid   Read More ...
Germany considers mandatory concentration camp tours for new immigrants to eradicate anti-Semitism
2018-01-11 12:34:30 Alarmed by displays of anti-Semitism among new immigrants to Germany, a German politician has offered a novel idea that appears to be gaining traction: required visits to Nazi concentration camp memorials. The idea, proposed by Sawsan Chebli, a Berlin state legislator of Palestinian heritage, received a significant boost on Wednesday when the leaders of Germany’s Central Council of Jews and the far larger World Jewish Congress agreed with her   Read More ...
Prominent ally of Germany's Merkel injured in car accident
2018-01-11 12:20:17 BERLIN (AP) — A prominent member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party was slightly injured in a traffic accident in the early hours of Thursday morning as she headed back to Berlin for talks about the formation of a new government. Police told news agency dpa that Saarland governor Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer's official car crashed into a truck on the autobahn just outside Berlin at about 4:30 a   Read More ...
LIVE: Protesters rally against the eviction of refugees from former Berlin school
2018-01-11 09:02:31 Ruptly is live from Berlin on Thursday, January 11 as the police evict refugees from the former Gerhart Hauptmann school. The former school has been hosting refugees since December 2012 when the building was first occupied. Subscribesubscribe Video ID: Video on Demand: Contact: cd@ruptly.tv Twitter: Facebook:   Read More ...
German politician suggests concentration camp visits to combat migrants' bias
2018-01-11 07:04:10 Alarmed by displays of anti-Semitism among new immigrants to Germany, a politician has offered a novel idea that appears to be gaining traction: required visits to Nazi concentration camp memorials. The idea, proposed by Sawsan Chebli, a Berlin state legislator of Palestinian heritage, received a boost Wednesday when the leaders of Germany’s Central Council of Jews and the World Jewish Congress agreed with her   Read More ...
German Idea to Fight Anti-Semitism: Make Immigrants Tour Concentration Camps
2018-01-10 23:41:06 Photo Alarmed by displays of anti-Semitism among new immigrants to Germany, a German politician has offered a novel idea that appears to be gaining traction: required visits to Nazi concentration camp memorials. The idea, proposed by Sawsan Chebli, a Berlin state legislator of Palestinian heritage, received a significant boost on Wednesday when the leaders of Germany’s Central Council of Jews and the far larger World Jewish Congress agreed with her   Read More ...
Transgender woman to grace German Playboy cover for the first time
2018-01-10 21:07:12 Giuliana Farfalla, a 21-year-old model who starred on Heidi Klum’s Germany’s Next Top Model, shared the cover with her followers on Instagram yesterday. Accompanying the image of her posing topless, she wrote: “My dears I’m on the latest Playboy cover and very proud of the result. “I hope you like the cover as much as I do.” Farfalla, who was born Pascal Radermacher in the southwestern Germany city of Breisgau, underwent gender reassignment surgery at 16 years old   Read More ...
Germany pledges intervention in conflict mitigation in Nigeria
2018-01-10 18:14:20 The German Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Bernhard Schlagheck has pledged to collaborate with the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution ( IPCR ), to strengthen peace building and other interventions to mitigate conflicts in Nigeria. According to a statement by the IPCR Media Officer, Michael Abu, on Wednesday, Schlagheck made the pledge in Abuja when he visited the Director-General of the IPCR, Prof   Read More ...
Migrants must visit Nazi concentration camps, Germany's Jewish council says
2018-01-10 15:48:31 BERLIN (Reuters) - New migrants to Germany must visit Nazi concentration camp memorials to help tackle a perceived rise in anti-Semitism, Germany's Central Council of Jews said on Wednesday, supporting a proposal by a Palestinian-German politician. Anti-Semitism remains a sensitive issue in Germany, one of Israel's closest allies, more than 70 years after the end of the Nazi-era Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were killed   Read More ...
German war graves unearthed at construction site in Estonia
2018-01-10 15:43:57 TALLINN (Reuters) - Building workers at a construction site close the Estonian capital Tallinn have discovered the unmarked graves of an estimated one hundred German soldiers who died during World War Two. The previously unknown individual graves were found near the Baltic coast near a German military cemetery. They are thought to be an undocumented section of the larger burial site   Read More ...
Migrants must visit Nazi concentration camps, Germany's Jewish council says
2018-01-10 15:30:43 BERLIN: New migrants to Germany must visit Nazi concentration camp memorials to help tackle a perceived rise in anti-Semitism, Germany's Central Council of Jews said on Wednesday, supporting a proposal by a Palestinian-German politician. Anti-Semitism remains a sensitive issue in Germany, one of Israel's closest allies, more than 70 years after the end of the Nazi-era Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were killed   Read More ...
Germany's Jewish council: Migrants must visit Nazi concentration camps
2018-01-10 15:14:39 BERLIN - New migrants to Germany must visit Nazi concentration camp memorials to help tackle a perceived rise in anti-Semitism, Germany's Central Council of Jews said on Wednesday, supporting a proposal by a Palestinian-German politician.Anti-Semitism remains a sensitive issue in Germany, one of Israel's closest allies, more than 70 years after the end of the Nazi-era Holocaust, in which 6 million Jews were killed   Read More ...