Category Archives: BERLIN

Report: Austrian politician offered contracts for support

Two German newspapers have reported that the leader of Austria’s far-right Freedom Party offered government contracts in return for support from a potential Russian donor shortly before parliamentary elections. Continue reading

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Austrian leader: EU needs new treaty to enforce its rules

Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says the European Union needs a new treaty that would ensure punishment for countries that break its rules. Continue reading

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German parliament denounces Israel boycott movement

German lawmakers have approved a resolution denouncing the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement against Israel and describing its methods as anti-Semitic. Continue reading

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2 men charged in years of sex abuses at German campsite

German authorities say they have charged two men for allegedly being involved in sexually abusing children at a campsite for years. Continue reading

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2 Afghans convicted over death of German man

Two Afghan teenagers have been convicted over a dispute with a German man who then died of a heart attack, an incident that was followed last year by protests involving far-right groups. Continue reading

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German police search for killer of 20 guinea pigs

Police say 20 guinea pigs have been killed in the northern German town of Goslar. Continue reading

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Germany’s Merkel squelches speculation about future EU job

Chancellor Angela Merkel has squelched a new bout of speculation that she might seek a top European job after standing down as Germany’s leader. Continue reading

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German submarine inspected for damage after mishap in Norway

The German Defense Ministry says experts are assessing whether any serious damage was done to one of its submarines after its rudder touched the ground as it was leaving a Norwegian harbor. Continue reading

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Austrian lawmakers approve elementary school headscarf ban

Austrian lawmakers have approved plans to ban girls in elementary schools from wearing headscarves, a move that would add to existing restrictions on veils. Continue reading

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Germany’s Merkel welcomes European unity over Iran

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europe needs to “reposition” itself in a changing world and is welcoming EU powers’ unity over Iran, a contrast with their deep divisions over the Iraq war 16 years ago. Continue reading

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German police recover valuable Ferrari, search for thief

German police have recovered a valuable 1980s Ferrari stolen during a test drive and are searching for the man believed to have sped off with the car while posing as a would-be buyer. Continue reading

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Germany to introduce minimum wage for apprentices

Germany is introducing a minimum wage for apprentices, a move likely to raise the income of tens of thousands of young people. Continue reading

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Germany: 5 charged with trafficking, prostituting Thai women

Prosecutors have charged five people with trafficking Thai women to Germany and forcing them to work in a nationwide network of brothels. Continue reading

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German police seek 1980s Ferrari after test drive theft

German police are looking for a rare 1980s Ferrari sports car believed to be worth more than 2 million euros ($2.2 million) after a man posing as a would-be buyer stole it during a test drive. Continue reading

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EU court: employers must measure working time in detail

The European Union’s top court has ruled that employers in the 28-nation bloc must set up a system to measure the time worked every day by each worker to ensure that labor laws are complied with. Continue reading

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Anti-Semitic crime in Germany up, amid uptick in hate crimes

German security officials say the number of anti-Semitic and anti-foreigner incidents rose in the country last year, despite an overall fall in politically motivated crimes. Continue reading

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3 Germans in crossbow deaths killed by shots in hearts, neck

German authorities say autopsies show three people found dead with crossbow bolts lodged in them died from those wounds, but are still trying to determine exactly what happened. Continue reading

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Autopsy results expected soon in German crossbow deaths

Police investigating the death of three people whose bodies were found with crossbow bolts inside them at a hotel in Bavaria say they have found a third, unused crossbow inside a bag. Continue reading

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Nazi victims’ remains to be buried in ceremony in Berlin

The remains of victims of the Nazis that were used for medical experiments will be buried in Berlin more than seven decades years after the end of Adolf Hitler’s dictatorship. Continue reading

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Germany: 3 bodies with crossbow bolts found in hotel room

German police say they are investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found with crossbow bolts in them in a hotel room in Bavaria. Continue reading

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