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Eighty years later, a Palestinian-born German politician and the leader of Berlin's Jewish community stood together on a recent morning outside the ... Saleh, who came to Germany from the West Bank with his family when he was 5, sees the plan to rebuild the synagogue in Kreuzberg, home to ... Jewish
Who is the most important politician in Germany? Angela ... Despite their vastly differing ages (Merkel is 63; Kurz is just 31), the German and Austrian Chancellors actually have quite a lot in common. ... Uniquely among European politicians, he's tough on Islamism and tough on the causes of Islamism.

Germany's low birthrate worried politicians for decades. ... While the birthrate was significantly higher among mothers with foreign citizenship, German women also saw a notable increase, with the rate rising from 1.43 to .... Like much of the western world, Germans are dying faster than they're breeding.
While London and Washington continue to further incite tensions with Russia over the Skripal case, criticism is mounting within the European Union over the aggressive stance towards Moscow. In Germany in particular, leading politicians have spoken out in recent days against the accusations made by the ...
German politician urges to end sanctions, restore dialogue with Russia ... Speaking about poisoning in the United Kingdom of former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, the politician called for "a sober glance" at the ... "Germany must make a contribution to impartiality," Platzeck added.
BERLIN, March 28 (Xinhua) -- Leading German politicians rejected international calls on Wednesday to boycott the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia in ... German Social Democrat politician and former EU Commissioner Guenter Verheugen said in the newspaper "Augsburger Allgemeine" that Berlin's ...

Now this: Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont is sitting in a German jail after his arrest on Sunday by German police as he was traveling back from a speech in Finland to ... It could take up to two weeks for the higher regional court in Schleswig to rule on whether to extradite the Catalan politician.
Justice officials in Germany's northernmost state will have to address the case. It could take up to two weeks for the higher regional court in Schleswig to rule on whether to extradite the Catalan politician. On Monday, a district court in Neumunster ordered Puigdemont's detainment until the higher regional ...
A fully-vegan kindergarten will open in Germany this Summer - the first school of its kind in the country. The Mokita Kindergarten, which will take in children aged three and upwards, will be run by a parent-founded association called 'Veggie-Kids'. It has been granted the go-ahead by Frankfurt city ...
One of the first orders of business for the freshly-formed government in Berlin next week was meant to be a vote on striking a law introduced by the Nazis in the 1930s, making it illegal for doctors to publicly say that they offer abortion services or abortion advice. In a country as progressive as Germany, ...
Turkey issued a stern warning to Germany's ambassador to Ankara and sent a diplomatic note to Berlin on Monday after several Turkish mosques, a cultural center and ... “This is an attack against Germany as much as against Turkey, and is taken lightly by neither German authorities nor German politicians.
Yesterday, at the storage and renewables integration industry conference and exhibition in Dusseldorf, keynote speakers Dr Simone Peter, president of the Germany Federal renewable energy association (BEE) and Thorsten Herdan, a politician and director general for energy at the Federal Ministry of ...
... that's the city's fault," he said. "I don't let my kids go out alone at night, but I think that's the same in a lot of cities," said Gamze, a young woman who works at one of the many bridal shops Marxloh is known for. "I'm sick of being used as a symbol for criminality just because we don't look like other Germans." ...
Bodo Ramelow, the Prime Minister of Thuringia federal state in Germany which has a population of almost 2.5 millions, said that he has been receiving death threats, following his tweet supporting YPG, the Kurdish forces in Syria. The German politician told that after this tweet, some twitter users sent him ...
If successful, the deal would be the first Chinese investment in Germany's critical infrastructure and follows similar State Grid deals in other countries in the European Union. The 20% eyed by State Grid is half of the 40% stake in 50Hertz held by Australian investment fund manager IFM Investors. Separately ...
Helmut Seifen, the deputy leader of the AfD's parliamentary party in the NRW state parliament, told DW the AfD politicians taking part in the trip hope to determine "whether ... To prove Syria is safe enough to repatriate refugees living in Germany. .... A travel warning for Syria remains in place for all Germans.
FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2016 file photo, then co-chair of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party, Salih Muslim addresses journalists at the European Parliament in Brussels.Turkey has requested that German authorities detain and extradite the Syrian Kurdish politician wanted in the country, Turkey's ...

BERLIN, March 25. /TASS/. The West should more actively use channels for dialogue with Russia, if Moscow shows willingness to do so. Despite the complexity of the Crimea problem, one cannot link improvement of relations with Russia with this issue only, leader of Germany's Free Democratic Party ...
He added that those with double German and Turkish citizenship are “fatherless vermin.” The comments were in response to a question from a community organization, who asked about plans in Berlin to create a new "homeland" ministry. He said Germany needed no advice on its culture and history from ...
"Any hope that Merkel will cave in and give May a special deal is deluded. "I've worked with German politicians, I've been in the chancellory. It's simply not true." Ms Shick went onto blast Britain for an "over-reliance on Germany" and failing to understand how important the European project is to Germany.
One is that while Germany has been good at creating jobs, it has not been so good at passing along the benefits of those jobs to the people doing them. Real living standards have risen very little in the past 15 years. The other element is one of style, and this is common across all advanced democracies.
The comments were made by the head of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, Andre Poggenburg, on Ash Wednesday, when German politicians traditionally give fiery speeches. "These caraway traders have the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians weighing them down ... and ...
Ambassador Martin Erdmann wanted to follow the hearing of the Kurdish politician in Ankara's Sincan district, but the court denied him access, the German ... In 2017 Turkish authorities arrested German citizens, Berlin threatened sanctions, and politicians in Ankara made comparisons to the Nazis.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says that after months-long negotiations to form a new government, the country's politicians should now get back to real work. In a traditional Ash Wednesday address in Demmin in eastern Germany, Merkel referred to a speech by former U.S. President John F. Kennedy, ...
Germany wants to introduce new measures to rein in on advertising campaigns featuring extremely skinny models. ... The Premier of the state of Saarland, Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, a CDU-politician, also emphasized that laws had to be enacted to clamp down on current advertising standards ...
To hear critics tell it, the Chinese are taking over part of Germany's power grid and stealing German technology. But if one listens to Boris Schucht, the CEO of German grid operator 50Hertz, then the fact that the State Grid of China Corporation is taking a 20-percent stake in his company is a good thing.
While German politicians worry about democracy being curtailed in Warsaw, Budapest and Prague, many German businesses are doing well under the ... Their position is backed up with considerable economic weight: Economically, Eastern Europe is almost as important to Germany as Britain or the ...
Martin Schulz, the leader of Germany's Social Democratic party, has announced that he will not take up a ministerial post in the next coalition ... a move that in the eyes of his critics confirmed the suspicion that the SPD politician was putting personal career ambition over the unity and integrity of his party.
German politicians have been promising a new age of e-government for years. ... “You get a whole other feeling here, about why digitalization is going so slowly in Germany,” Mr. Bayaz quips. ... Politician Jimmy Schulz, a digital expert for the Free Democrats in German parliament, had similar problems.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian alliance and the Social Democrats (SPD) have agreed on a deal, sources told CNBC on Wednesday. Talks between the parties have been going on for days and went into the night on Tuesday with health care and labor market policy proving sticking points in ...
It penalizes anyone who blames Poles as a nation for the World War II crimes committed by Nazi Germany in occupied Poland. ... German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said Saturday that Poland can rely on his country to condemn distortions of history, such as referring to Nazi camps in occupied Poland ...
A report sent to German lawmakers by the Federal Economy Ministry said: "Leopard 2A4 tanks delivered from Germany will be used as part of the Operation ... over modernization and the use of German-made tanks emerged after Turkey's operation was launched in January when some German politicians, ...
Measurements last year showed 57 percent of air testing stations in German cities recorded nitrogen dioxide levels exceeding the EU's limit of 40 micrograms per cubic meter. Diesel engines are the main source of this gas, which is harmful to human health and the environment. Still, nitrogen dioxide levels ...
German Klimenko: Adviser to the President. 23. Anton Kobyakov: Adviser to the President. 24. Aleksandra Levitskaya: Adviser to the President. 25. Vladimir Tolstoy: Adviser to the President. 26. Mikhail Fedotov: Adviser to the President, Chairman of the Presidential Council for Civil Society and Human ...
During a month of tests at a lab in Aachen, west Germany, they were exposed to various concentrations of diesel fumes, which contain toxic nitrogen oxides (NOx). The BBC has not seen the study itself, but German media say it was published in 2016. At the time the carmakers were arguing that modern ...
Like Trump, German politicians and lobby groups claim that domestic firms need a tax cut in order to stay competitive internationally. Yet Germany's export companies are undeniably very competitive, and have largely managed to increase their global market share since the 1990s. Moreover, corporate ...
Germany's Turkish-Islamic Union for Religious Affairs and politicians in Ankara deny the claims — but suspicions linger. ... the Green politician Volker Beck wrote on Twitter. ... i.e., using the mosque facilities, is scandalous in my opinion," Ates, a former member of the German Islam Conference, told DW.
Dozens of lawmakers in Germany's Bundestag have declared second incomes in addition to their parliamentary pay; one earned more than €250,000. ... declared figures from the independent website "Lawmaker Watch" (abgeordnetenwatch.de) which collects and publishes data on German politicians, the ...
AfD has tried to ban the construction of mosques in Germany and suggested that border police shoot refugees and migrants trying to enter the country. Wagner himself has previously said German Chancellor Angela Merkel made a "huge mistake" by allowing many Muslim refugees into the country, ...
Wagner himself in the past has accused German Chancellor Angela Merkel of making a “huge mistake” by allowing so many Muslim refugees into the country and warned that “Germany is mutating into a different country,” according to German media. Which is why his sudden conversion to Islam and ...
Potential German arms sales to Ankara, including the upgrades of Turkey's Leopard battle tanks, were allegedly discussed earlier this month when Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu met with his German counterpart Sigmar Gabriel in Goslar, Germany, Der Spiegel reported last week.
Some German politicians have requested that any moves to approve a tank upgrade deal be halted. ... Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party and chairman of the parliamentary foreign affairs committee, said it was "completely obvious" that Germany should not provide the upgrades.
Wagner refused to answer questions from the German daily newspaper Tagesspiegel, who first reported his conversion to the Islamic faith. "That's my private business," he told the newspaper. But he said there had been no attempt by the party to force him to resign. The AfD entered Germany's national ...
Donald Trump's first year in office has thrown up many problems for Germany. But while its politicians are still struggling ... Such wooing left the Germans cold. Mr. Trump is fond of ... For a small minority of German politicians, this autonomy meant the hope of closer ties to Russia. Others contemplated better ...
An Iranian intelligence agency spied on German politician Reinhold Robbe for months. In an ... DW: Mr. Robbe, you claim that Iran has spied on Germany more than almost any other country and that it invests heavily in its intelligence apparatus. ... Do you think other German politicians could be in danger?
Politicians in Germany are taking a harder look at loneliness and how it affects the country's large — and growing — elderly population. ... Marcus Weinberg, a politician with German Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats (CDU), said people should be able to talk the issue freely without fearing ...
Prominent ally of Germany's Merkel injured in car accident ... BERLIN (AP) - A prominent member of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party was slightly injured in a traffic accident in the early hours of Thursday morning as she headed back to Berlin for talks about the formation of a new government.
Amid accusations that some immigrants in Europe are anti-Semitic, a German politician is recommending that new immigrants be required to visit Nazi ... Jerusalem as the capital of Israel led to protests across the Muslim world, inciting some to burn Israeli flags in front of the Israeli embassy in Germany.
German Chancellor Merkel ranks as the third most unpopular political leader, with the poll showing that 53 percent of Germans hold a negative view of the Chancellor, while 41 percent of voters see her in a positive light. The veteran politician has led Germany since 2005, but has seen her support wane in ...
A German politician from the far-right political party Alternative for Germany (AfD) resigned and converted to Islam. Arthur Wagner stepped down on January 11, the group wrote in a Facebook post, and said the decision came as a surprise. The party touts an anti-immigration, anti-Islam platform.


 

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