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German lawmakers opt to increase own pay - World News
German lawmakers opt to increase own pay 3 hours ago
A system of annual pay raises for parliamentarians, first practiced in 2016, has been extended by Germany’s new Bundestag. Its vote drew protests from the opposition Left party and far-right Alternative for Germany.
Germany's FDP leader lauded by far-right AfD after killing coalition talks -World News
Germany's FDP leader lauded by far-right AfD after killing coalition talks 6 hours ago
Before the election, the FDP's Christian Lindner wanted to reshape conservatism in his own image. Now known as the "coalition killer," the only place he has seen his popularity rise is with the far-right AfD.
Stuttgart 21 - Germany's other engineering fiasco goes off the rails -World News
Stuttgart 21 - Germany's other engineering fiasco goes off the rails 6 hours ago
Everyone in Germany has heard the jokes and seen the social media memes about Berlin's BER airport. But the Stuttgart 21 railway project has also developed into a logistical nightmare — and a sinkhole for public money.
10 strange questions that brought people onto our website -World News
10 strange questions that brought people onto our website 6 hours ago
We try to answer some unusual and interesting questions that have brought people onto our website in recent months.
Munich police reimburse pot smoker after destroying his joint -World News
Munich police reimburse pot smoker after destroying his joint 6 hours ago
The Munich Police Headquarters have reimbursed a medicinal cannabis patient after two officers insulted him and made the cannabis in his possession unusable.
Germany's Angela Merkel and SPD assess chances for grand coalition -World News
Germany's Angela Merkel and SPD assess chances for grand coalition 7 hours ago
Germany's conservative and Social Democratic leaders are meeting to discuss the possibility of forming a new "grand coalition" government. After initial cold feet from the SPD, what are the chances of success?
Could a 'KoKo' be key to giving Germany a new government?  -World News
Could a 'KoKo' be key to giving Germany a new government? 7 hours ago
Nearly three months after Germany’s general election, the Social Democrats are considering a “KoKo” or a “cooperation coalition” with Merkel’s conservatives. But what exactly could this agreement entail?
Düsseldorf court releases suspect in 'suicide bomb plot' over lack of evidence -World News
Düsseldorf court releases suspect in 'suicide bomb plot' over lack of evidence 7 hours ago
A German court said on Wednesday it is releasing one of three suspected jihadists arrested for allegedly planning coordinated suicide bombings in the western German city of Düsseldorf.
Transgender troops — how open is Germany's army? -World News
Transgender troops — how open is Germany's army? 8 hours ago
A US court has ruled that transgender recruits can serve in the military. Germany's Bundeswehr took that step years ago. How did it get there? And how well accepted are homosexual and transsexual troops really?
German government criticized over terror victims compensation -World News
German government criticized over terror victims compensation 8 hours ago
One year on from the Christmas market terrorist attack, people affected are set to get more money and better help. It's the latest step in efforts to make up for a poor initial response to the tragic events in Berlin.
Germany to boost support for victims after criticism over handling of terrorist attack -World News
Germany to boost support for victims after criticism over handling of terrorist attack 9 hours ago
The German government said on Wednesday it would ramp up support for relatives of victims of attacks, after facing accusations of insensitive handling of last year's Christmas market assault.
Why the new Berlin-Munich rail line has got off to such a bad start -World News
Why the new Berlin-Munich rail line has got off to such a bad start 11 hours ago
Since the new express line between Germany’s two most prominent cities opened on Sunday, it has been hit with delays, breakdowns and cancellations. Here are some reasons why.
Dutch to join Austria in battle against Germany's 'foreigner' road toll -World News
Dutch to join Austria in battle against Germany's 'foreigner' road toll 11 hours ago
The Netherlands said Wednesday it will join Austria in dragging Germany before Europe's top court in an increasingly bitter battle over Berlin's controversial plan to impose tolls on its motorways.
Sweden's 'Laser Man' killer goes on trial in Germany -World News
Sweden's 'Laser Man' killer goes on trial in Germany 12 hours ago
John Ausonius, one of Sweden's most notorious far-right killers has appeared in court in Germany for the first day of the trial over the murder of an Auschwitz survivor in Frankfurt 25 years ago.
Everything you need to know about having a baby in Germany -World News
Everything you need to know about having a baby in Germany 12 hours ago
Big life moments such as child birth can seem overwhelming in a foreign country, especially one as bureaucratic as Germany. But learn the ropes and you'll see that this is an excellent place to be pregnant.
Spiegel hits back at Morrissey by publishing audio of controversial interview -World News
Spiegel hits back at Morrissey by publishing audio of controversial interview 13 hours ago
After the German magazine Spiegel published an interview with reclusive pop singer Morrissey he claimed they had fabricated quotes. Now they have published the audio online.
Head of German Jewish Council calls for stronger laws against anti-Semitic protests -World News
Head of German Jewish Council calls for stronger laws against anti-Semitic protests 16 hours ago
The call follows incidents of protesters burning an Israeli flag in response to the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Some conservative lawmakers also want to see legal changes.
'Burning a flag is like burning one's own integrity,' says Israeli ambassador to Germany -World News
'Burning a flag is like burning one's own integrity,' says Israeli ambassador to Germany 16 hours ago
Recent protests in Germany witnessed some demonstrators burning Israeli flags or imitations thereof. Speaking to DW, Ambassador Jeremy Issacharoff gave his reaction to the demonstrations.
German parliament's plan to give automatic pay raises to MPs criticized -World News
German parliament's plan to give automatic pay raises to MPs criticized 16 hours ago
Germany's parliament is planning to go ahead with regulations that would enable lawmakers to receive automatic pay raises over the next four years. Critics point out the raises wouldn't be transparent to taxpayers.
Germany's Angela Merkel and SPD start grand coalition talks -World News
Germany's Angela Merkel and SPD start grand coalition talks 19 hours ago
Germany's conservative and Social Democratic leaders are meeting to discuss the possibility of forming a new "grand coalition" government. After initial cold feet from the SPD, what are the chances of success?
Berlin: Hanukkah lights and anti-Israel demonstrations -World News
Berlin: Hanukkah lights and anti-Israel demonstrations 22 hours ago
In Berlin, the first candle of the city's massive Hanukkah menorah has been lit to mark the traditional start of the Festival of Lights. At the same time, Palestinians and Arabs held anti-Israel protests in the capital.
Angela Merkel makes surprise visit to site of Berlin Christmas market attack -World News
Angela Merkel makes surprise visit to site of Berlin Christmas market attack 24 hours ago
Shortly before the anniversary of the 2016 Berlin terror attack, Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid a surprise visit to Breitscheidtplatz's Christmas market. Survivors recently criticized Merkel's handling of the attack.
German soldier charged with plotting to kill politicians while posing as refugee -World News
German soldier charged with plotting to kill politicians while posing as refugee 1 day ago
A soldier in the Bundeswehr has been charged with planning to carry out attacks on high-ranking political figures and frame refugees for the crimes. The justice minister was among those on his hit list.
German doctor lodges petition to change abortion law -World News
German doctor lodges petition to change abortion law 1 day ago
A doctor fined for "advertising" abortions has presented a petition with 150,000 signatures to Parliament, demanding Germany's law be changed. Kristina Hänel says women have the right to information about the procedure.
Refugee helpers in Germany sued for helping refugees -World News
Refugee helpers in Germany sued for helping refugees 1 day ago
German refugee helpers who guaranteed the living costs of Syrian refugees are being forced to pay back costs by job centers. Refugee organizations say people are being punished for showing humanity.