The U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposing of tough sanctions on Iran that could affect European companies signals a “break” between the U.S. and Europe, according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
May 16, 2018, 2:35 AM EDT
May 9, 2018, 8:46 PM EDT
As fallout from President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal continues, the German Federation of Industries (BDI) says it will not comply with a U.S. call for German companies to cease business operations in Iran.
May 4, 2018, 6:15 AM EDT
German Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has proposed a significantly lower budget increase for the country’s armed forces than the Defense Ministry asked for, raising doubts in some quarters about Germany’s ability to honor its international commitments.
April 25, 2018, 8:52 PM EDT
Germany is campaigning for another two-year stint on the U.N. Security Council, while more broadly pushing for a permanent seat on the world’s most powerful body, as part of a reform process discussed for decades but long hampered by politics and competing interests.
April 18, 2018, 7:24 PM EDT
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is expected to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin soon amid heightened international tensions following U.S.-led missile strikes in Syria in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack.
April 10, 2018, 12:26 AM EDT
German police on Monday released six people arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack during a road running race in Berlin, citing lack of evidence. Earlier, German media reports claimed the attack had been planned to avenge the death of a terrorist who bombed a Berlin Christmas market in 2016.
March 21, 2018, 2:51 AM EDT
While migration numbers have dropped significantly since the crisis of 2015-16, Germany processed more asylum applications than all other European Union states combined in 2017 and still has almost half of all the E.U.’s pending cases.
March 15, 2018, 2:01 AM EDT
British Prime Minister Theresa May is looking to allies as her government reacts to what she declared a “state-sponsored murder attempt” targeting former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, and the U.S., European Union and NATO have also pledged support.
March 7, 2018, 1:47 AM EST
Concerns about a populist resurgence in the European Union have been reignited after the strong showing for anti-migration, anti-establishment parties in this week’s elections in Italy, the third-largest economy in the 28-member union.
March 1, 2018, 12:54 AM EST
A decision by a food bank here to stop providing food to anyone without German citizenship has stirred an ongoing national debate over discrimination and migration policy, with blame flying in more than one direction.
February 20, 2018, 10:14 PM EST
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 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.