200 cops removed from duty after scandalous Berlin police party.
More than 200 German police officers were removed from their duties ahead of the G20 summit in Hamburg Wednesday after three units were busted for a scandalous night of partying. The officers' wild night in the city, where world leaders will convene for the annual forum next week, included
German and Russian foreign ministers trade verbal blows over Assad, chemical weapons.
Germany's Sigmar Gabriel and Russia's Sergey Lavrov have exchanged strong words during a joint press conference in Krasnodar. Gabriel accused the Syrian regime, which Russia backs in the region, of war crimes.
Germany Calls On Ukraine, Russia-Backed Separatists To Extend Cease-Fire.
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel called on Ukraine and Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to extend a harvest-related cease-fire, saying it could help pave the way for a political solution.
New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business.
FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON - A computer virus wreaked havoc on firms around the globe on Wednesday as it spread to more than 60 countries, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting work at a chocolate factory in Australia.
Germany are the kings of the penalty shoot-out -- but the world champions hope to see off Mexico in Thursdays Confederations Cup semifinal without needing dreaded spot kicks.The Germans have won all five penalty shoot-outs they have faced since 1976 at either World Cup finals or European championships.Joachim Loews team ...
U.S. judge allows some VW investor diesel claims to proceed.
WASHINGTON - A federal judge in California on Wednesday allowed some claims to proceed by investors who sued Volkswagen AG over its diesel emissions scandal, but agreed to the German automaker's request to dismiss parts of the lawsuit.
BERLIN’S police department said yesterday that its officers were “only human” after they were expelled from the security force for next week’s G20 summit after hard-core partying that earned them hero status from the German capital’s clubbing scene. Around 220 officers from Berlin were ...
, June 29 : Six people have been detained in Spain and two other European countries over suspected ties with the ISIS."6 people were detained over cooperation with Daesh: 4 of them in Palma de Mallorca by police, 1 in Germany and 1 in the United Kingdom," Spain's Interior Ministry wrote on its official Twitter account.The ...
German audience laughs after Trump Cabinet member's address is cut off
, June 29 : The attendees of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's political party's business conference in Berlin laughed and cheered when U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's video address was cut off on Tuesday after Ross went over his time limit.Ross's video feed at the Christian Democratic Union conference was faded out ...
Germany could vote on same-sex marriage as early as Friday
The German parliament is on track to vote on approving same-sex marriage as early as the end of the week, despite opposition from senior members of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democrats , the dominant force in the ruling grand coalition.
U.S. judge allows some VW investor diesel claims to proceed | Reuters
By David Shepardson | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON A federal judge in California on Wednesday allowed some claims to proceed by investors who sued Volkswagen AG over its diesel emissions scandal, but agreed to the German automaker's request to dismiss parts of the lawsuit.U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer said in an 18-page order ...
Is Bali fugitive Shaun Davidson hiding among the international fugitives of Pattaya?
He's led the police and the media on a Facebook wild goose chase, "checking in" everywhere from an Amsterdam nightclub to a Dubai chill out lounge and a German massage parlour.But the "Catch me if you Can" antics of Australian Bali...
Court trial of three suspected Islamic State militants begins in Germany's North-Rhine Westphalia
AT A COURT in Dusseldorf in Germany's North-Rhine Westphalia state on 17 June, three suspected Islamic State militants - identified only as Saleh, A., Mahood B., and Hamza C. of an unspecified nationality - began a trial after allegedly having constructed plans to conduct a suicide attack targeting
The environment is expected to get unprecedented attention at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg next week - as the resolve of 19 countries is put to the test following Trump's rejection of the Paris Agreement.
US Secretary of Defense Mattis and German Defense Minister von der Leyen reaffirmed the importance of their countries' diplomatic ties. Their meeting in Germany came more than a week before the G20 summit in Hamburg.
Germany's top court allows G20 protesters to set up tent camp
Protesters at the upcoming G20 summit in Hamburg will be able to camp in the city. The decision by the Federal Constitutional Court is seen as a compromise between the city's stance and Germany's right to free assembly.
Germany's foreign intelligence service was hardly innocent in the NSA spying scandal. The consequences drawn from that fact are dubious and no guarantee for more security in fighting terrorism, says Marcel Fürstenau.
Here's why Vettel is back in hot water for crashing into Hamilton
Four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel is facing further punishment for ramming Britain’s Lewis Hamilton at the Azerbaijan Grand Prix after Formula One chiefs launched an investigation. Governing body the FIA said it would “examine the causes” of Vettel’s collision with Hamilton in Baku on Sunday ...
Berlin police say 'we're only human' after raucous party
Berlin's police department said Wednesday that its officers were only human after they were expelled from the security force for next week's G-20 summit after hardcore partying that earned them hero status from the German capital's clubbing scene.
German federal police have warned parliamentarians they may have been spied on by Turkish intelligence and may also face potential security risks from Turkish nationalists, Die Welt newspaper reported Wednesday.
German police officers expelled after public sex, group urination ahead of G20 summit
More than 200 police officers in Germany have been sent home for bad behaviour, after throwing a wild party that included a couple having sex in public, men urinating in the open, and an officer performing a striptease and dancing...
The sideways moving magical elevators from 'Harry Potter' could soon become a reality
It's been 160 years since the first cable elevator was invented and it has come to define how we build any high-rise building. A German company is looking to change that with their multi-directional elevator system that uses magnetic levitation and linear motors to allow sideways movement and greater speed.
An ancient 'skull cult' might've carved up bones to shame their enemies
An ancient "skull cult" might've existed thousands of years ago in present-day Turkey. Three deeply carved skulls found at the Göbekli Tepe archaeological site suggest that humans disfigured the bones as part of a ritual, perhaps to venerate the dead or absorb the powers of fallen enemies, a team of German anthropologists ...
Monsanto profit tops expectations as soybean sales surge
- U.S. seeds and agrochemicals company Monsanto Co , which is in the process of being bought by Germany's Bayer AG , reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit on Wednesday as record soybean plantings lifted seed sales.
Muslim girls in Poland to study Holocaust turned away from Lublin synagogue
WARSAW, Poland , A group of Muslim girls from Germany said they were prevented from entering a synagogue in Lublin while on a visit to Poland to study the Holocaust. The girls claim they were refused entrance to the synagogue at the Chachmei Lublin Yeshiva last week because they were wearing traditional Muslim headgear....
Massive human chain protests ageing Belgian nuclear reactors
50,000 people from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands formed a cross-border 90 km-long human chain on Sunday to protest against the controversial Tihange nuclear power plant. Micro-cracks were recently discovered in one of the facility's reactors.
Battling to save campaign, Schulz hits out at 'arrogant' Merkel
Social Democrat chief Martin Schulz lashed out yesterday at Chancellor Angela Merkel, accusing her of "arrogance" as he sought to reverse his party's plunging popularity three months before general elections.
Brexit means leaving the EU's nuclear treaty. But as massive protests in Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands showed yesterday, the UK is playing with an emotional and high-risk issue it may not truly understand.
German industry warns 'both sides underestimating' Brexit talks
Both sides negotiating the UK's withdrawal from the EU are underestimating the serious long-term effects, a senior figure from German industry has warned at a special event on Brexit held by EURACTIV.com.
Germany brands Arab states' Qatar demands 'very provocative'
A list of 13 demands submitted by four Arab states to Qatar as a condition to lift their boycott on the Gulf country is "very provocative" because some items challenge Doha's sovereignty, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Monday .
SDG advocate: 'Development projects cannot be designed in Brussels'
Development is not a one-way street, rather it is a dialogue, according to SDG advocate Dr Alaa Murabit. She told EURACTIV Germany that she supports the EU's Consensus on Development but warned against making investment conditional.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has dropped her opposition to same-sex marriage, giving gay and lesbian groups reason to cheer, while depriving opposition parties of a key campaign issue three months before elections.
Facebook hosts Brussels summit to help EU's digital businesses grow
Whether you're a furniture maker from Berlin, a traditional Aran sweater manufacturer in Ireland or a Polish wedding stationery designer, there's no reason why national borders should hold your business back, writes Facebook's Ciaran Quilty.
US Hungary Business Council Brings Second Annual Mission To Budapest
The US Hungary Business Council brought its second annual business mission to Budapest on Tuesday. Hungary aims to strengthen its economic ties with the United States, state secretary for economic diplomacy Levente Magyar said after meeting with the USHBC mission. USHBC chairman Eric Stewart noted that the US is the ...
Russia says Putin and Trump should probably talk at G20
KRASNODAR, Russia - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Wednesday it would "probably not be right" if Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump did not talk at next month's G20 summit in Germany.
New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business
FRANKFURT/MOSCOW/KIEV - A new cyber virus spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia.
Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Gravitational Physics in Potsdam found that hidden dimensions â as predicted by string theory â could influence gravitational waves. In a recently published paper they study the consequences of extra dimensions on these ripples in space-time, and predict whether their ...
RFE/RL: Lavrov assumes Putin, Trump will meet during G20 summit
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says he assumes Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump will on the sidelines of the July 7-8 Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany. The post RFE/RL: Lavrov assumes Putin, Trump will meet during G20 summit appeared first on KyivPost.
Reuters: German Foreign Minister urges lasting ceasefire in eastern Ukraine
German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on June 28Â called for Ukraine and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine to extend a harvest-related ceasefire, saying it could help pave the way for a political solution. The post Reuters: German Foreign Minister urges lasting ceasefire in eastern Ukraine appeared first on ...