Germany’s upper house of parliament has endorsed asylum law changes. Former war-torn Balkan countries have been declared safe, making it easier for Germany to send back asylum-seekers.
Germany’s military said on Thursday it was ready to send its first shipment of arms to Kurds fighting Islamic extremists Isis in northern Iraq.
Bayer AG plans to shed its plastics business, valued at around $10 billion, to focus on its more profitable life sciences operations.
Sheikh Tamim denied allegations on a visit to Berlin on Wednesday, saying the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant represents a threat to Qatar as well.
Mosques across Germany are planning to unite against Islamist extremists this week. The country’s Central Council of Muslims wants to reframe the public debate which has increasingly blurred its rhetoric about Islam.
The euroskeptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has taken big strides forward in regional elections in two eastern German states. Results are emerging from votes in Thuringia and Brandenburg.
The 81-year-old Austrian billionaire Richard Lugner married his 24-year-old fiancée Cathy Schmitz, known popularly as Spatzi in Vienna on Saturday.
Germany will do all it can to fight antisemitism, Angela Merkel has said, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict
The United States government accused German pharmaceutical giant Bayer of making scientifically unproven statements about the health benefits of a popular probiotic on Friday.
Germany is banning Islamic State by prevent the militants from recruiting young jihadists in Germany, especially via the internet, or from using combat-hardened fighters returning to Europe to carry out attacks.