There are more and more asylum seekers in Germany and the immigration office can barely keep up with the applications. Now, soldiers are being called in to speed up the process. Deutsche Welle reports.
Russia’s prime minister has admonished foreign politicians who have participated in the political events unfolding in Ukraine. Photo: German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle (center) with Ukraine protest leaders
Hurricane Xaver left its mark on northern Germany on Thursday night and Friday morning with blizzards, violent winds and the highest sea levels in decades. Travel was disrupted while schools were shut.
German is known for its extra long compound words. When Mark Twain complained that some German words were “so long they have a perspective,” he was thinking of words like Freundschaftsbeziehungen (demonstrations of friendship).
Property in Austria has seen the highest rate of price growth in Europe since the Lehman brothers bank crashed, throwing the region and other countries housing markets into an economic downturn.
Deutsche Bank AG is among six companies fined a record 1.7 billion euros ($2.3 billion) by the European Union for rigging interest rates linked to Libor.
Hundreds of German police officers on Tuesday raided 40 branches of Commerzbank, the country’s second biggest bank, over suspected tax fraud by hundreds of clients, the bank and prosecutors said.
German states are again seeking to ban the largest far-right party (NPD). Leaders plan to file their case soon with Germany’s highest court. But the move is contraversial. Deutsche Welle reports.
The leader of the Social Democrats pledged a 50-50 male-female split of the party’s cabinet posts in a planned new ‘grand coalition’ with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, a newspaper reports.
A Swiss bank vault filled with 15 tons of coins worth 440,000 dollars has been put on sale with a negotiable price. Currently located in Basel, Switzerland, the vault can be relocated anywhere the buyer would like.