The anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party is now the second most popular party in Germany, surpassing one of the country’s major parties for the first time, according to a new poll.
February 20, 2018, 10:14 PM EST
February 15, 2018, 8:30 PM EST
A German court’s ruling against Facebook’s privacy terms may hint at how strict data protection rules will look under impending new European Union-wide regulations.
February 7, 2018, 10:03 PM EST
North Korea has been acquiring equipment and technology for its nuclear and weapons programs through its embassy in Berlin, according to Germany’s domestic intelligence agency (BfV).
January 29, 2018, 9:39 PM EST
Turkey has confirmed the use of German-made tanks in its campaign against U.S.-allied Kurdish rebels in Syria, a day after German police shut down a 15,000-strong Kurdish-organized protest because of the appearance of symbols linked to the outlawed Kurdish Workers’ Party (PKK).
January 24, 2018, 6:56 PM EST
As Iran marks the second anniversary of implementation of the nuclear deal, Germany is reportedly mulling further sanctions on Tehran, in an apparent bid to show the U.S. that European allies are taking President Trump’s pressure over the controversial agreement seriously.
December 20, 2017, 7:41 PM EST
The German government is under fire for funding an allegedly Iranian-linked Islamic non-governmental organization (NGO) as part of a program designed to draw German-based Muslim communities away from extremism.
December 12, 2017, 8:18 PM EST
Germans appear to trust President Trump even less than they do Russian President Vladimir Putin, if the results of a new poll are to be believed.
December 6, 2017, 4:35 PM EST
The government of Germany, which has processed more asylum applications than all 27 of its fellow E.U. member-states combined, is considering offering rejected asylum-seekers cash incentives to leave voluntarily.
November 30, 2017, 12:30 AM EST
Germany’s foreign intelligence agency (BND) is shifting its focus to the Balkans as it becomes increasingly concerned about Islamist tendencies in the region – especially in Muslim-majority Bosnia-Herzegovina.
November 23, 2017, 3:00 AM EST
The German government wants to know why Kuwait’s national carrier is banning Israeli passengers from flying on routes beginning or ending in Germany, after a court in Frankfurt ruled that the ban does not violate the country’s anti-discrimination laws.
November 16, 2017, 1:00 AM EST
A majority of European Union countries have signed up to a plan to establish an E.U.-wide joint defense cooperative, in a bid to strengthen European unity and reduce dependence on NATO.
November 9, 2017, 12:46 AM EST
What would a future breakup of the European Union look like? A leaked plan by the German armed forces looks at six potential scenarios which it says are “plausible by 2040,” including three that picture varying levels of fragmentation of the 28-member bloc.
November 3, 2017, 12:15 AM EDT
As European governments grapple with how to craft anti-terror laws that are effective without threatening personal freedoms, a German minister is calling for privacy laws to be updated to reflect today’s challenges.
As Turkey Puts Rights Activists on Trial, Germany Accuses Erdogan of Holding its Citizens as ‘Hostages’
October 26, 2017, 3:00 AM EDT
Germany has accused Turkey’s Islamist government of holding its citizens as “hostages” in a bid to secure the extradition from Germany of people Ankara accuses of involvement in terrorism and last year’s failed coup attempt.
October 9, 2017, 9:45 PM EDT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has for the first time announced plans to limit Germany’s refugee intake, in an apparent bid to create a united front ahead of tough coalition talks to form a new government.
October 6, 2017, 1:37 AM EDT
European concerns about “hybrid” threats – nontraditional attacks such as cyber warfare and the dissemination of fake news – have deepened after Russia allegedly compromised the smartphones of NATO troops stationed in Poland and the Baltics.
September 20, 2017, 12:41 AM EDT
Despite a year of turmoil over migration policy, Islamist terrorism and the rise of right wing populism across Europe, Angela Merkel looks almost certain to secure a fourth term as chancellor in the German elections on Sunday.
September 12, 2017, 11:24 PM EDT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday condemned Hungary for rejecting a decision by the European Union’s highest court upholding an E.U. plan to redistribute asylum seekers across member countries.
September 6, 2017, 7:20 PM EDT
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan responded coolly Wednesday to calls by German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the European Union to end drawn-out accession talks, amid a growing conviction that Erdogan-ruled Turkey is not a suitable candidate for E.U. membership.
August 28, 2017, 5:23 PM EDT
A month ahead of Germany’s national election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is standing by her decision two years ago to open the country’s borders to refugees, but is seeking ways to curb new migration flows in collaboration with governments in North Africa.