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Over 60 Germans among Islamists in Idlib
An analysis of text and video messages from jihadis in Idlib reveals over 60 Germans among their ranks, German media has reported. Syrian President Bashar Assad is determined to retake the region.
Deutsche Welle | 09-Feb-2020 16:13

Desolation and hope in German city of Erfurt after far-right vote
The eastern German city of Erfurt has just gone through one of its most traumatic weeks in politics. For Left party activists, and Muslims, the implications on the ground are palpable.
Deutsche Welle | 09-Feb-2020 06:49

Germany: Thuringia state premier Kemmerich quits, 'effective immediately'
The recently elected head of the state of Thuringia, Thomas Kemmerich, has quit amid a political row over support he received from the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party.
Deutsche Welle | 08-Feb-2020 16:17

Merkel fires commissioner over far-right Thuringia fiasco
Christian Hirte — a key figure for Angela Merkel's CDU in eastern Germany — has quit over his congratulations to a lawmaker who briefly became state premier. Thomas Kemmerich won with help from the far right.
Deutsche Welle | 08-Feb-2020 13:46

Germany's WWII surrender: Should May 8 be a public holiday?
Holocaust survivor Esther Bejarano has called for May 8 to be declared a national holiday to mark the end of World War II. She has received support in the German parliament, but historians are skeptical.
Deutsche Welle | 08-Feb-2020 13:16

German authorities, politicians divided on niqab, burqa ban
Politicians across party lines agree that the niqab and the burqa are out of place at schools and universities. Some, however, fear that a ban could hamper integration into German society.
Deutsche Welle | 08-Feb-2020 08:21

Passers-by ignored victim of Halle synagogue attack — German media
Pedestrians walked past, "indifferent" to a woman dying on the asphalt outside a synagogue in the German city of Halle during a shooting attack in October, security footage showed. Two people were killed.
Deutsche Welle | 08-Feb-2020 02:45

AfD's Björn Höcke: Firebrand of the German far right
Nearly a quarter of voters in Thuringia voted for the far-right AfD last fall. The party's state boss, Björn Höcke, a man who is cheered and jeered across the nation, symbolizes the AfD's hard-right surge.
Deutsche Welle | 07-Feb-2020 21:01

Germany: Drug smuggling increased drastically in 2019
Drug smuggling statistics indicate that the amount of heroin, cocaine and ecstasy found by German customs officials has risen sharply over the past two years.
Deutsche Welle | 07-Feb-2020 18:01

1 in 3 Germans fully satisfied with state of democracy
Most Germans are at least partly satisfied with the state of democracy in their country, according to a new study. Satisfaction varies by state with people most unhappy with democracy in the former East Germany.
Deutsche Welle | 07-Feb-2020 16:06

Germany: Nearly 2,000 homeless in Berlin, says census
Berlin carried out its first census of homeless people as part of an initiative to improve the German capital's policies. The number of people sleeping rough was significantly less than previous estimates.
Deutsche Welle | 07-Feb-2020 12:38

Germany: AfD-backed politician to make €93,000 for single day in job
Thomas Kemmrich submitted his "unavoidable" resignation, after the far-right AfD helped him become state premier of Thuringia. But for his 24 hours in the job, he stands to receive a minimum sum for a six-month tenure.
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 23:50

AfD-backed politician to make €93,000 for single day in job as state premier of Thuringia
Thomas Kemmerich submitted his "unavoidable" resignation, after the far-right AfD helped him become state premier of Thuringia. But for his 24 hours in the job, he stands to receive a minimum sum for a six-month tenure.
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 23:50

Germany plans new flight for citizens still in Wuhan
Around 20 German citizens are believed to be still stranded at the center of the coronavirus outbreak. Germany is in talks with the UK to evacuate the remaining people in a flight shuttling a group of British citizens.
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 23:46

Unemployment among older Germans doubles in a decade
Changes to pension laws have doubled the number of older Germans looking for work compared to 10 years ago, a study has shown. The shift came as more Germans remain in the labor market longer.
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 19:12

German police cadets suspended for shouting Nazi slogans
A German school to train police officers suspended three first-year students after they were allegedly heard yelling "Sieg Heil" from an apartment window. The cadets are now being investigated by the criminal police.
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 19:02

Angela Merkel touts renewables in coal-hungry South Africa
Chancellor Merkel met with South Africa's president to discuss how his country can move towards renewable energy to fight climate change. The pair also discusses the war in Libya and business investments in South Africa.
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 18:07

What's happened in Thuringia, and why the outcry?
The brief election of a new state premier in Thuringia, with votes from the far-right AfD tipping the balance in his favor, prompted outrage in Germany. Here's how it came to pass, and why it's ruffling so many feathers.
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 15:27

Why is everyone in Germany talking about Thuringia and AfD?
The brief election of a new state premier in Thuringia, with votes from the far-right AfD tipping the balance in his favor, prompted outrage in Germany. Here's how it came to pass, and why it's ruffling so many feathers.
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 15:27

Germany: Far-right backed state premier resigns
One day after being chosen state premier in Thuringia with the help of the far-right AfD, Thomas Kemmerich has said he will resign. Chancellor Merkel had called his election "unforgivable."
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 14:01

Germany: 'Problematic' internet use grows among teens
As smartphones have become more and more ubiquitous, German teenagers are spending increasing amounts of time online. This is damaging their health, according to a new report by a German government agency.
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 13:41

'Problematic' internet use grows among teens in Germany
As smartphones have become more and more ubiquitous, German teenagers are spending increasing amounts of time online. This is damaging their health, according to a new report by a German government agency.
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 13:41

Female genital mutilation feels 'like living in a dead body'
More than 70,000 women in Germany have undergone female genital mutilation, and a rising number of young girls are considered at risk — even though it's illegal. It's prompted Berlin to set up a national anti-FGM office.
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 12:32

Do Asians face discrimination in Germany due to coronavirus?
A glance at social media sites suggests the Asian community is facing discrimination. DW's reporters visited Bonn's Asian community for a closer look.
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 11:51

Merkel slams 'unforgivable' far-right backed state premier vote
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called the election of Thomas Kemmerich as Thuringia state premier with far-right help "unforgivable." She has called for the vote to be reversed.
Deutsche Welle | 06-Feb-2020 10:51

German Catholic cardinal causes outrage with Nazi comparison
A cardinal has caused upset by likening German church reform talks taking place this week with Hitler's rise to power. The cleric and other conservatives say the lay-ecclesiastical synod could undermine papal teachings.
Deutsche Welle | 05-Feb-2020 20:40

Opinion: A disgrace for Germany
A state premier has been elected to office with direct support from the far-right nationalist AfD. The utter breach of taboo shows just how weak opposition to the rise of the right in Germany really is, says Ines Pohl.
Deutsche Welle | 05-Feb-2020 19:08

Far-right AfD kingmakers in German state election
There were protests in Germany after a conservative state premier was elected with help from the far-right Alternative for Germany. However, the newly-elected leader dismissed the idea of a coalition with the party.
Deutsche Welle | 05-Feb-2020 15:54

Angela Merkel to focus on migration, trade on trip to South Africa, Angola
Chancellor Angela Merkel's three-day trip to South Africa and Angola will address migration. But expect economic talks to get plenty of attention as well.
Deutsche Welle | 05-Feb-2020 14:00

Germany: 'Flawed' coronavirus study spread misinformation
Munich University researchers had claimed that the disease was spread in Germany by a completely symptom-free individual. Scientists have been criticized for publishing erroneous information under pressure.
Deutsche Welle | 05-Feb-2020 13:31

Climate protesters take on Siemens board meeting
Siemens CEO Joe Kaeser called the demonstrations "grotesque." Activists are holding Siemens responsible for its participation in a major coal mining project in bushfire-ravaged Australia.
Deutsche Welle | 05-Feb-2020 12:08

Germany: Court rules anti-Semitic art can remain on church facade
A county court ruled that the offensive medieval artwork is part of a UNESCO World Heritage site and cannot be touched. The Stadtkirche in Wittenberg was the first church to ever hold a mass in German instead of Latin.
Deutsche Welle | 04-Feb-2020 15:37

Germany: Half of refugees find jobs within five years
Integration and German language courses are improving refugees' chances of finding work, a new study has revealed. However, gender imbalance and the quality of employment are still issues.
Deutsche Welle | 04-Feb-2020 12:37

The Yalta Conference, where the postwar world began
February 4, 1945. With German defeat in sight, Allied leaders convened for a historic summit to discuss what would come next. Establishing the United Nations was a part of the plan; sowing the Cold War's seeds was not.
Deutsche Welle | 04-Feb-2020 06:50

Germany and Austria disagree over refugee rescue mission
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz argued that Operation Sophia promoted human trafficking. Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel said that EU vessels beholden to bloc laws would be better than independent NGO boats.
Deutsche Welle | 03-Feb-2020 19:45

German coronavirus evacuee describes life in quarantine
The German military recently flew back over 100 people from the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak — with two people on board testing positive for the virus. DW spoke with one of the evacuees about life in quarantine.
Deutsche Welle | 03-Feb-2020 13:01

Cheap meat hard for German farmers to swallow
Meat is getting cheaper and cheaper in Germany and while customers profit from the trend, farmers and environmentalists are angry over discount supermarket prices. The government wants to talk with farmers and retailers.
Deutsche Welle | 02-Feb-2020 17:38

Germany: Environmental activists occupy coal plant
Protesters have broken into a German coal plant, saying plans to open it this summer were "a nail in the coffin for our future." The government's coal commission has advised against opening the plant.
Deutsche Welle | 02-Feb-2020 16:56

Jewish memorial stones dug out and taken to construction dump
Five bronze cubes in memory of a Jewish family murdered in the Nazi era vanished as cable was being laid. The memorials were taken to a construction dump.
Deutsche Welle | 02-Feb-2020 07:45

After Brexit, tiny German village becomes new EU center
Britain's departure from the EU means the bloc's geographical center has shifted to the southeast. The Bavarian hamlet of Gadheim is the new midpoint — but it's an honor the town's residents have mixed feelings about.
Deutsche Welle | 01-Feb-2020 20:05

Germany's BAMF looks to southern Europe for skilled labor
A lack of education is making it hard for refugees from developing countries to integrate into Germany's skilled labor market. An estimated 17% of participants in German integration courses are illiterate
Deutsche Welle | 01-Feb-2020 13:54

Should Germany's ban on egg donation be lifted?
Germany is one of the few European countries where surrogate motherhood and egg donation are completely banned. But there is a growing movement for overturning, or at least softening, a law many consider outdated.
Deutsche Welle | 01-Feb-2020 13:13

Opposition bids to ban 'killer robots' foiled by Merkel's coalition
Opposition calls for Germany to seek an international ban on fully autonomous weapons systems have been sunk in parliament by members of Angela Merkel's coalition. The pleas came from the Greens and ex-communist Left.
Deutsche Welle | 31-Jan-2020 21:37

From pioneer to laggard: Animated film in Germany
One century ago Germany was at the forefront of animated film technology. But the avant-garde soon gave way to Nazi-sponsored attempts to rival Disney that didn't pan out quite as planned.
Deutsche Welle | 31-Jan-2020 14:44

Lufthansa avoids strike in stop-gap deal with union
The German airline has agreed to a one-time payment and longer stop overs in long-haul destinations. The two parties said strikes will be called off pending further talks.
Deutsche Welle | 31-Jan-2020 10:51

Germany's Schäuble calls for expansion of military operations
The Bundestag president has called for Germany to take a more proactive role in international defense. He said "the lessons of Auschwitz" should not deter the country from upholding military commitment to its allies.
Deutsche Welle | 31-Jan-2020 05:46

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