Germany is introducing stricter laws on racist violence in response to a series of murders blamed on the neo-Nazi cell NSU. The amendments come amid a new wave of xenophobic attacks against refugees.
Angela Merkel has apparently decided to continue her reign as Germany’s top politician and will try to win a fourth four-year term as chancellor in 2017, Der Spiegel reported, citing unnamed sources.
Streets all over Germany are still today named after Field Marshal Paul Hindenburg, the president who paved the way for Hitler’s rise. Some cities took the name off their maps, others quite deliberately didn’t.
French and German tank manufacturers Nexter and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have announced their merger in a bid to boost competitiveness and cut costs. The move is to result in a powerful entity called Newco.
With refugee numbers on the rise, German political parties have been wrangling once again over which Balkan states to add to its list of “safe countries of origin.” But whether there is any point to it is another matter. Deutsche Welle reports.
The Munich City Council said on Wednesday that it had voted to continue banning the placement of blocks commemorating Jewish Holocaust victims in city streets – a ban that garnered surprising support from Jewish community leaders.
The Vienna public prosecutor has started an investigation against the Dutch right-wing leader Geert Wilders on charges of hate speech.
Not a man to give in, presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has stood by his comment that an Iran nuclear accord would march “Israelis to the door of the oven.” In recent years, Republicans have invoked Hitler an awful lot.
Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen visited Mali on Tuesday on the day that the Bundeswehr (German army) takes over control of the EU-training mission in the troubled west African state, the German press agency dpa reports.
Former German vice-chancellor and foreign minister Joschka Fischer unleashed an attack on Chancellor Angela Merkel over her Greek policy in an article published by newpspaper Süddeutsche Zeitung on Monday.