The Bundestag has voted to rescind all convictions for homosexuality from the post-war period. Germany’s LGBT community has described the vote as “historic,” albeit not without its shortcomings.
US authorities have issued arrest warrants for five former VW managers and developers for their role in the Dieselgate scandal. Germany has reportedly refused to hand them over to the US.
Three-time Wimbledon tennis champion Boris Becker, who in 1985 became the first unseeded player to win the Wimbledon men’s singles, has been declared bankrupt by a London bankruptcy court.
Helmut Kohl was described as a “stroke of luck for Germany and Europe” by German Parliament President Norbert Lammert (left) at a farewell ceremony in Berlin.
French President Macron has said boosting cooperation with Germany was crucial to regaining the trust of European voters. His comments came ahead of his first EU leaders summit in Brussels.
Daimler began construction of a new Mercedes-Benz plant near Moscow on Tuesday, following through on the first new investment by a major foreign automaker in Russia since Western sanctions were imposed three years ago.
The parliament of the state of Saxony said on Monday it would hold a hearing on whether to lift lawmaker Fraucke Petry’s immunity at the request of the public prosecutor’s office.
Austrian and Germany have lashed out at Washington over new sanctions against Russia that target the planned Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to Europe.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel was among the first to congratulate French President Emanuel Macron for his party’s parliamentary election victory.