The German Parliament voted Friday to legally recognize same-sex marriage after Chancellor Angela Merkel cleared the way for its approval with lawmakers, allowing them to “vote their conscience” on the measure.
Germany’s Rock am Ring festival reopened Saturday after authorities shut it down Friday night over a potential terrorism threat, forcing the event’s more than 80,000 attendees to disperse.
After reportedly realizing over the course of her deeply uncomfortable trip to the US that Ivanka Trump was an unavoidable backchannel to the West Wing, German Chancellor Angela Merkel invited her to speak at the W20 Summit in Berlin on a panel about women’s entrepreneurship. The audience did not love it.
On Sunday afternoon, the telephone of Nazi Germany leader Adolf Hitler was purchased at auction for $243,000. It’s unclear why someone would covet an item once in intimate proximity to undiluted evil. Rich tapestries, I guess.
On Tuesday, Germany’s Federal Constitutional Court rejected a request to ban the National Democratic Party, a far-right, ultranationalist group often characterized as the neo-Nazi party. The highest court reasoned that the party was likely too weak to undermine democracy.
Holocaust researchers excavating Sobibor, a Nazi death camp in eastern Poland, have unearthed a pendant that may be linked to diarist Anne Frank.
Guess what! As it turns out, life sometimes offers more than a grinding trudge towards death. Residents of the German island Langeoog learned this very lesson last week, when tens of thousands of Kinder Surprise Eggs washed onto its shore.
The Associated Press is reporting that nine people have died and at least 50 were wounded Monday night when a truck crashed into a crowded Christmas market in Berlin.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said during an address to her party, the center-right Christian Democrats, that the “full veil,” referring to both the burqa and the niqab, is “not appropriate” in Germany and should be banned “wherever possible.”
Here’s a headline to elicit one last strangled scream from your depleted corpse, via the New York Times: “Donald Trump’s Election Leaves Angela Merkel as the Liberal West’s Last Defender.” While there’s arguably no one more qualified to play this role than Germany’s brilliant, taciturn “Mutti,” this is absolutely…
Twin runners Lisa and Anna Hahner represented Germany in the Olympic marathon on Tuesday. They placed far behind the winner by about 21 minutes, and supposedly fifteen minutes behind their usual marathon times, at 81st and 82nd place. They decided to make the best of the situation and hold hands like the loving twins…
A 21-year-old refugee from Syria has been arrested in Germany after using a machete to kill one woman and injure two others.
In response to 467 reports of sexual assault that allegedly took place in Cologne on New Year’s Eve, Germany has addressed some of the major flaws in their definition of rape.
Despite becoming a cultural phenomenon at home, shows like Empire aren’t attracting the same number of viewers abroad, leading some to believe that the world just isn’t ready for African American stories outside of America. But it’s not that simple: the business of television is changing.
A German railway company recently announced their plan to roll out train cars designated only for women.
Last New Year’s Eve, 467 reports of sexual assault and harassment were reported in Cologne, Germany, after a public celebration took a dark turn. Those reports also indicated that many of the alleged assailants were Moroccan and Algerian refugees, complicating the narrative in a country where the Syrian refugee crisis…
As hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees look for resettlement, one difference between Germany and the United States has been put in sharp relief: our national sympathy. Germany has opened its doors to an unlimited number of refugees; the United States keeps proposing laws to keep them out.
Since January, police in Cologne, Germany, have been investigating reports of dozens of sexual assaults at a New Year’s Eve celebration. To date, over 1,000 reports have been filed, including 467 by victims of sexual crimes ranging from insults to groping to one rape. Prosecutors say that of the suspects they’ve…
In mid-January, protests erupted in Berlin after a 13-year-old German-Russian girl claimed that migrants of either Middle Eastern or North African origin had kidnapped and raped her. But now she admits that her allegations are false.