France, Germany and the Netherlands: The elections that could derail the EU in 2017

France, Germany and the Netherlands: The elections that could derail the EU in 2017

After Brexit rattled the European Union in 2016, a string of high-stakes elections in France, Germany and the Netherlands – along with possibly Italy – could bring even greater uncertainty to the bloc in the year to come. Buoyed by a year of electoral revolts on both sides of the Atlantic, Eurosceptic parties will be […]

Syrian suspect in Germany bomb plot commits suicide

Syrian suspect in Germany bomb plot commits suicide

A Syrian migrant suspected of planning a bomb attack on a Berlin airport has committed suicide in a detention centre in Leipzig, the Justice Ministry for the state of Saxony said on Wednesday. Investigators believe Jaber Albakr, 22, who arrived in Germany last year, was close to staging an attack comparable to those that killed […]

Germany bomb plot suspect handed over to police by fellow Syrians

Germany bomb plot suspect handed over to police by fellow Syrians

A Syrian man suspected of plotting a bomb attack was apprehended by three of his countrymen, who overpowered him, tied him up in their apartment, and then alerted police, authorities said on Monday. The overnight arrest of Jaber A. ended a nearly two-day nationwide search for the 22-year-old that German authorities launched after finding several […]

Thousands protest in Germany against EU-US TTIP trade deal

Thousands protest in Germany against EU-US TTIP trade deal

Demonstrators took to the streets across Germany on Saturday in protest over a massive transatlantic trade deal, dealing a new blow to the disputed accord. In Berlin, as in Munich, there was a sea of flags as people flocked to join the rallies despite the rain, carrying placards and banners representing dozens of anti-globalisation groups, […]

Germany mulls stripping citizenship in terror crackdown

Germany mulls stripping citizenship in terror crackdown

Germany’s interior minister has proposed tough new security measures including deporting foreigners and revoking citizenship after two attacks claimed by the Islamic state group. At a press conference on Thursday Interior Minister Thomas de Maizière outlined plans to beef up federal security forces, make the promotion of terrorism a crime and strip German citizenship from […]

Germany suicide bomber ‘pledged allegiance’ to IS group

Germany suicide bomber ‘pledged allegiance’ to IS group

A Syrian man who blew himself up outside a music festival in Ansbach, Germany had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State (IS) group in a video recorded on his mobile phone, Bavarian Interior Minister Joachim Herrmann revealed on Monday. Herrmann said the video recorded before Sunday’s attack – in which the suspect died and more […]

Syrian migrant killed by own bomb in Germany, 12 injured

Syrian migrant killed by own bomb in Germany, 12 injured

A Syrian man who was denied asylum in Germany a year ago died on Sunday when he set off a bomb outside a crowded music festival in the Bavarian city of Ansbach, injuring 12 other people, local officials said. Bavaria’s interior minister said the 27-year-old man detonated a backpack device after he was denied entry […]

Islamic State group claims responsibility for train attack in Germany

Islamic State group claims responsibility for train attack in Germany

The Islamic State group said on Tuesday that an Afghan refugee who carried out an axe and knife attack near Wuerzburg in Germany was one of its “fighters”, an IS-linked news agency said. “The perpetrator of the stabbing attack in Germany was one of the fighters of the Islamic State,” the Amaq news agency said, […]

France seek to settle old scores in Marseille meetup with Germany

France seek to settle old scores in Marseille meetup with Germany

Germany is Europe’s most successful football team and the one that every nation loves to hate. Thursday’s match against the French hosts in Marseille revives a historic rivalry. The Netherlands-Germany rivalry is legend, and Dutch children are raised on tales of their 1974 World Cup loss to their Teutonic adversaries. Tied with four World Cup […]

Football: Germany win on penalties to reach Euro 2016 semi-finals

Football: Germany win on penalties to reach Euro 2016 semi-finals

Germany moved into the semi-finals of Euro 2016 on Saturday but their un-German-like inefficiency in a penalty shootout with Italy almost cost them dear before Jonas Hector kept his head. Germany missed three penalties before triumphing 6-5 in a rollercoaster 18-penalty shootout as Hector slotted home his kick under the diving Gianluigi Buffon and raced […]

Paris, London mayors pledge to work ‘closer than ever’ despite Brexit

Paris, London mayors pledge to work ‘closer than ever’ despite Brexit

EU leaders will press the British prime minister to waste no time triggering his country’s divorce from the bloc at a tense summit on Tuesday, seeking to stave off the threat of prolonged instability in the wake of last week’s Brexit vote. The leaders of Germany, France and Italy agreed on the eve of the […]

France and Germany seek joint response at Brexit crisis talks

France and Germany seek joint response at Brexit crisis talks

The leaders of Germany, France and Italy meet in Berlin on Monday as they scramble to contain the fallout from British voters’ shocking decision to quit the EU in a referendum last week. Britain’s decision to become the first member state to leave the 28-member European Union has plunged the bloc into uncharted waters, sparking […]

Germany waiting for Mueller to rediscover goal-scoring form

Germany waiting for Mueller to rediscover goal-scoring form

EVIAN-LES-BAINS: Thomas Mueller is yet to click at the European Championship and Germany looks far from convincing as it waits for the gangly forward to rediscover his form. Mueller’s five goals helped Germany win the World Cup two years ago, and he also contributed five in the 2010 World Cup. But the wait continues for […]

Turkish-origin MPs get police cover in Germany

Turkish-origin MPs get police cover in Germany

  BERLIN: German lawmakers of Turkish descent have been placed under police protection after receiving death threats over parliament’s decision to recognise the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces as a “genocide”, a lawmaker told AFP on Sunday. The lawmaker, who counts among MPs given police protection, and who spoke on condition of anonymity, […]

Schweinsteiger back on form as Germany beats Ukraine 2-0 in Euro 2016

Schweinsteiger back on form as Germany beats Ukraine 2-0 in Euro 2016

    Bastian Schweinsteiger had time for three touches of the ball and scored with one as world champions Germany started their European Championship campaign with a 2-0 win over Ukraine. The 31-year-old Manchester United midfielder came on in the 90th minute and quickly put away a perfect pass from Mesut Ozil for the deciding […]

The difference between Germany and Turkey is admitting to genocide

The difference between Germany and Turkey is admitting to genocide

    AS German Green Party co-chair Cem Ozdemir put it, there is “never a favourable time to speak about something as dreadful as genocide”. True. But there can still be counterproductive times. On June 2, the German parliament officially recognised the Armenian genocide. In other circumstances, this might have been a healthy development: Germany, […]

Beautiful Mosaics of Sand and Shells by Svetlana Ivanchenko

Beautiful Mosaics of Sand and Shells by Svetlana Ivanchenko

Ukrainian artist Svetlana Ivanchenko makes beautiful sand and shell mosaics using materials commonly found on beaches. Each portrait were carefully assembled by hand, and no colors were used. The element you see on these portraits come from a variety of naturally colored shells and pebbles, and an occasional plant root or bark of a tree. […]

Most Powerful Artificial Tornado at Mercedes-Benz Museum, Germany

Most Powerful Artificial Tornado at Mercedes-Benz Museum, Germany

The Mercedes-Benz Museum is home to more than just automobiles. In 2007, the Guinness Book of Records gave it recognition for housing the “strongest artificially generated tornado in the world.” The 34.4 meter high (that is 37.2 yards to those metrically challenged) vortex was not designed as an attraction, but to channel smoke out of […]

The Beautiful Alpine Town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

The Beautiful Alpine Town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a mountain resort town in Bavaria, southern Germany, in the heart of the Alps. Garmisch and Partenkirchen were originally two different towns that were joined by a decree of Adolf Hitler to bring the 1936 Winter Olympics to Germany. The International Olympic Committee was going to pass over Germany as the host, because […]

V8 Car Themed Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany

V8 Car Themed Hotel in Stuttgart, Germany

Located in Stuttgart, Germany – a German international hub for car dealers – the V8 Hotel is a paradise for car enthusiasts. The hotel features 10 different themed rooms dedicated to themes related to the automobile world – from car wash and tuning to drive-in cinema and racing. All rooms are equipped with unique props […]

Volkswagen’s Car Towers at Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany

Volkswagen’s Car Towers at Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany

The Autostadt is a visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, with a prime focus on automobiles. It features a museum, feature pavilions for the principal automobile brands in the Volkswagen Group, a customer centre where customers can pick up new cars, and take a tour through the enormous factory, a guide […]