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Germany vows to take tougher stance on migrant deportations
by Frank Jordans - May 4, 2018 - 1:26am
Hundreds of German police officers raided a refugee shelter in the southern town of Ellwangen on yesterday, days after an angry mob of migrants prevented authorities from deporting a 23-year-old man from Togo.
Merkel's party backs coalition deal to form new German gov't
by Frank Jordans - February 27, 2018 - 12:00am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel rallied her party yesterday to overwhelmingly back a deal to form a new coalition government with the center-left Social Democrats, touting a series of policies to help families and...
Rising exports, Turkish tanks fuel German arms sales debate
by Frank Jordans - January 25, 2018 - 2:06am
The German government fired back yesterday at critics of its arms export policies, insisting that it takes great care not to approve the sale of weapons to countries that abuse human rights.
Merkel pledges to help survivors, learn from Berlin attack
by Frank Jordans - December 19, 2017 - 7:43pm
As survivors and dignitaries marked the anniversary of last year's truck rampage at a Berlin Christmas market, German Chancellor Angela Merkel pledged yesterday to help those injured or who had lost loved ones and...
World's diplomats seeking reassurance from US at G20 meeting
by Frank Jordans - February 16, 2017 - 3:43pm
Foreign ministers from most of the world's leading powers are heading to a diplomatic summit of the Group of 20 industrialized and emerging economies in Germany, with all eyes on the new U.S. Secretary of State for...
Merkel challenger wants 'fairness' pact in German election
by Frank Jordans - January 30, 2017 - 5:13am
The man nominated to lead Germany's center-left Social Democrats into the country's upcoming election said yesterday that he would ask all parties to agree on a fairness pact, to prevent vitriol of the kind seen...
European leaders oppose Trump travel ban, far right applauds
by Frank Jordans - January 30, 2017 - 2:27am
The leaders of Britain and Germany joined other American allies yesterday in criticizing President Donald Trump's US entry ban for people from some Muslim-majority countries, even as far-right politicians on the...
EU impasse on sharing burden of migrants weighs on Merkel
by Frank Jordans - January 29, 2017 - 3:41am
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said yesterday that there's no solution yet to the problem of how to fairly share the burden of migration in the European Union, an issue that has weighed on Berlin's relations with...
As FIFA eyes reform, corruption probes continue
by Frank Jordans - February 25, 2016 - 7:57pm
Guests at Zurich's up-scale hotels will have spotted two unusual sights this week: a welcome desk staffed by bright-eyed young reps from football's world governing body FIFA; and small groups of middle-aged men -...
German church celebrates 'Star Wars' at a yesterday service
by Frank Jordans - December 20, 2015 - 12:07pm
A church in the German capital invited "Star Wars" fans to attend a special service yesterday themed on the sci-fi blockbuster in an attempt to attract more young people into the pews.
Europe probe tests tech for detecting ripples in space time
by Frank Jordans - December 3, 2015 - 12:03pm
The European Space Agency launched a rocket Thursday to carry two cubes of gold and platinum almost a million miles from Earth so scientists can see how they'll behave in a freefall — at a cost of more than...
German anti-Islam group's anniversary rally ends in violence
by Frank Jordans - October 20, 2015 - 1:35pm
Violence flared in the eastern city of Dresden after German anti-Islam group PEGIDA staged a rally to mark its first anniversary Monday.
German government on defensive over spying reports
by Frank Jordans - October 16, 2015 - 5:00pm
German lawmakers called on the government Friday to respond to reports that the country's intelligence agency spied on the United States and other allies.
Germany, Sweden press demand for open-ended refugee quotas
by Frank Jordans - September 8, 2015 - 8:31am
Germany and Sweden called Tuesday for fellow European Union countries to accept a system of quotas to ensure a fair distribution of refugees across all 28 member states, with no upper limit on the overall number...
Merkel to hold crisis talks as migrants stream into Germany
by Frank Jordans - September 6, 2015 - 5:04am
Chancellor Angela Merkel planned to discuss Europe's migrant crisis with her coalition partners Sunday, as Syrians, Iraqis and others fleeing war and persecution streamed into Germany for the second straight da...
Berlin gadget show: Tiny PCs and high-end handsets
by Frank Jordans - September 3, 2015 - 1:00pm
Gadget makers have been showcasing their latest gear at Europe's flagship technology show, the IFA in Berlin, this week.
Scientists find evidence of prehistoric massacre in Europe
by Frank Jordans - August 20, 2015 - 11:23am
Scientists say they have found rare evidence of a prehistoric massacre in Europe after discovering a 7,000-year-old mass grave with skeletal remains from some of the continent's first farmers bearing terrible w...
Germany rejects criticism of its business ambitions in Iran
by Frank Jordans - July 23, 2015 - 11:18am
In the race to secure business deals with Iran, Germany was quickest out of the blocks.
Security flaws allow global cellular eavesdropping
by Frank Jordans - December 20, 2014 - 4:08am
Security flaws in a system used by cellphone carriers around the world could open the door to wide-ranging surveillance of mobile phone traffic, according to a German researcher who discovered the problem.
Cosmic first: European spacecraft lands on comet
by Frank Jordans - November 13, 2014 - 8:28am
Landing with a bounce after traveling 4 billion miles, a European spacecraft made history Wednesday by successfully reaching the icy, dusty surface of a speeding comet — a cosmic first designed to answer big...
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