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20 hrs ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Berlin mayor to resign by end of year

Klaus Wowereit, Mayor of Germany's capital Berlin speaks during a news conference at the city hall in Berlin, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany

Yesterday | Reuters

UPDATE 2-Denmark sees 2015 deficit at EU limit, analysts query growth forecast

Denmark's budget deficit will hit the European Union's 3 percent limit next year as its economy expands 2 percent, government proposals showed, but economists said the estimates may be too hopeful as the euro zone recovery has stalled.

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Yesterday | Deutsche Welle

Germany debates weapons exports amid Iraq 'exception'

Should you send weapons to warzones? Traditionally, Germany opposes this practice, but an exception is planned for Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel

Mon Aug 25, 2014

China Daily

Japan's elderly refuse to fade away

The stereotype of people in the last phase of life is they are enfeebled and ill.

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Related Topix: Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Opinion

Pravda

Can Germany turn its back on USA? No, it can't

After the division of Germany into two German states, the western part of the country was raped by allies-occupants, while the Soviets got the eastern part.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, US Military, Ramstein Air Base, US Air Force, Israel, Middle East

The Times of Israel

As Hamas shoots Iranian missiles, Germans plan mission to Tehran

While Hamas shoots Iranian-supplied missiles at civilians deep in the heart of Israel, Germany is pushing for increased economic engagement with Iran.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany

Sun Aug 24, 2014

Russia Taday

Not-so NATO-ally? Germany spying on Turkey for '38 years'

German foreign intelligence agency has been tapping Turkey for almost four decades, reports Focus amid the ongoing spy scandal between Berlin and Ankara.

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Related Topix: Turkey, Europe, World News, Middle East, Germany, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), Angela Merkel

Sat Aug 23, 2014

Russia Taday

Merkel supports Ukraine power decentralization

Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Kiev August 23, 2014.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Germany, Angela Merkel, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

The Star Online

Germany has spied on Turkey since 1976 - Focus magazine

Germany's foreign intelligence agency has been spying on Turkey for nearly four decades, Focus magazine said on Saturday in a report which could raise tensions further between the NATO allies.

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Related Topix: Turkey, World News, Middle East, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Fri Aug 22, 2014

EurActiv.com

Germany debates role of Bundestag in approving arms shipments to Iraq

The German government has announced its intention to send weapons to northern Iraq to support the offensive against radical Islamist forces, but the move has sparked debate over the Bundestag's participation in such decisions.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

EurasiaNet

Kyrgyzstan Names and Shames Mobsters in Government

Kyrgyzstan's local government councils are infested with gangsters, according to the Interior Ministry.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Reuters

UPDATE 1-German minister tells embattled arms industry to consolidate

Germany's economy minister told the country's arms industry on Tuesday that its future lay in consolidation with European peers, making clear that years of expansive exports were over.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Deutsche Welle

German government under fire over spying accusations

Following revelations that Germany's intelligence agency spies on Turkey and "accidentally" intercepted Hillary Clinton's and John Kerry's phone calls, pressure is growing on the German government to clarify its stance.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Turkey, NC, Hillary Clinton, US Politics, US News, Angela Merkel

Wed Aug 13, 2014

Outside the Beltway

Germany Ready To Take A Harder Line Toward Russia Over Ukraine?

Over recent months, something significant has happened in Europe: In the crisis over Ukraine, Germany has assumed leadership not just in its familiar fashion of trying to coax Russia away from belligerence and bluster, but in standing firm and imposing sanctions on Moscow even if it hurts German business.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, US News, Conservative Political News

DefenceTalk News

German coalition bickers over arms exports

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel is raising hackles among conservatives in the coalition government with plans to tighten rules on arms exports, amid tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia .

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Sun Aug 10, 2014

Dear Kitty

German militarism reviving

It was in Belgium where the Germans inflicted collective punishment on civilians 100 years ago.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Belgium, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization),

West Australian

German coalition bickers over arms exports

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel is raising hackles among conservatives in the coalition government with plans to tighten rules on arms exports, amid tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Germany, Angela Merkel, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

Thu Aug 07, 2014

Radio Prague

Daily news summary 7.8.2014

The governing coalition has backed down in the face of concerns expressed by the opposition TOP 09 and ODS parties with regards to crucial civil service reforms.

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Related Topix: Beer, Vladimir Putin, Czech Republic, Europe

Forward

#TBT: Rosa Hilferding's Haunted Gaze

Peering into Dr. Rosa Hilferding's eyes as she gazes directly at the camera, posed in front of the Forverts' photo file cabinets in this riveting seated portrait, one might grasp but a hint of what transpired prior to the photo session in our old East Broadway building one June day in 1941.

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Related Topix: World News, Germany, France, Israel, Middle East

Wed Aug 06, 2014

Dear Kitty

Opposition in Germany against World War I

Today's media attempts to use televised images to create a widespread mood in favour of military operations in the Middle East , Afghanistan and Ukraine .

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Related Topix: History in the News, Journalism

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