Germany to decide on military aid for Iraq on Sunday: minister

27 August 2014, 12:15 pm

Germany will decide on Sunday what specific military aid it will send to Kurdish forces in Iraq to help them fight Islamic State insurgents, with Chancellor Angela Merkel arguing Berlin had to act because hundreds of Germans had joined the insurgents. "The Islamic State has about 20,000 fighters acc... Read More »

Germany announces steps against EU benefit cheats

27 August 2014, 9:52 am

(BERLIN ) - Germany on Wednesday announced new measures to stop EU citizens from abusing its social welfare system, reacting to what some politicians have labelled "poverty migration".... Read More »

Germany steps up fight against far right after neo-Nazi murders

27 August 2014, 7:51 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany has drafted legislation to help prevent a repeat of a racist murder spree by a neo-Nazi cell in 2011, giving a bigger role to federal prosecutors and allowing courts to focus more on xenophobic motives.... Read More »

Berlin won't join any military action in Syria: foreign ministry

27 August 2014, 6:43 am

Germany is in discussions with the United States and other international partners about possible military action against Islamic State in Syria but Berlin will not take part in any military engagement there, a foreign office spokesman said on Wednesday. Asked about Germany's views on a possible ... Read More »

Berlin mayor to resign by end of year

26 August 2014, 10:51 am

Klaus Wowereit, Mayor of Germany's capital Berlin speaks during a news conference at the city hall in Berlin, Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014. Charismatic Berlin mayor Klaus Wowereit, whose reputation has taken a beating in recent years by delays and cost overruns in the construction of the German capita... Read More »

Berlin Mayor Who Coined Sexy Capital Buzzword to Resign

26 August 2014, 5:16 am

Berlin Mayor Klaus Wowereit, whose city reclaimed its place as a European capital in the years after he labeled it “poor but sexy,” said he plans to resign in December after 13 years in office.... Read More »

Germany says no plans to reengage with Assad due to IS threat

25 August 2014, 6:08 am

BERLIN: Germany has no diplomatic contacts with the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and no plans to rekindle ties because of the threat posed by the militant group Islamic State (IS), a spokesman for the German foreign ministry said on Monday.... Read More »

Germany has spied on Turkey since 1976: Report

24 August 2014, 5:12 am

Merkel's government faces accusations of hypocrisy because of its outrage over allegations of surveillance by United States on Germans... Read More »

Germany has spied on Turkey since 1976 - Focus magazine

24 August 2014, 4:19 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - 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.... Read More »

Air Berlin reports return to profit, plans restructuring

21 August 2014, 3:48 am

Air Berlin, Germany's second-biggest airline, said on Thursday it flew back into profit in the second quarter and promised a massive restructuring programme later this year. Presenting the company's second-quarter results, chief executive Wolfgang Prock-Schauer said: "We were able to improve... Read More »