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.
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.
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.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Japan's elderly refuse to fade away
The stereotype of people in the last phase of life is they are enfeebled and ill.
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.
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.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
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.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Merkel supports Ukraine power decentralization
Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Kiev August 23, 2014.
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.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
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.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Kyrgyzstan Names and Shames Mobsters in Government
Kyrgyzstan's local government councils are infested with gangsters, according to the Interior Ministry.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
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.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
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.
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.
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 .
Sun Aug 10, 2014
German militarism reviving
It was in Belgium where the Germans inflicted collective punishment on civilians 100 years ago.
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.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
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.
#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.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
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 .