Eying China, Abe, German president pledge cooperation

Nov 15, 2016

Eying China, Abe, German president pledge cooperation

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and visiting German President Joachim Gauck have agreed to work together to maintain the international rule of law, apparently reflecting shared concerns over China’s expansionary activities. Gauck told a joint news conference after meeting Abe on Monday that he is ...

Nov 11, 2016

Taliban truck bomb hits German Consulate in northern Afghanistan

Germany’s consulate in northern Afghanistan was attacked late Thursday when a suicide car bomber rammed the compound, a senior police official said. The car exploded at the gate of the consulate in Mazar-i-Sharif city, destroying the gate and wall around 11.10 p.m. local time, ...

Nov 9, 2016

H5N8 bird flu detected in Austria wild duck carcasses

Bird flu has been found in the carcasses of wild ducks near Austria’s border with Germany and Switzerland, Austrian authorities said on Tuesday, adding there was no evidence the virus could be transmitted to humans. Five ducks with the H5N8 subtype of the virus ...

Teen girl stands trial for 'ISIS' police stabbing in Germany

Oct 20, 2016

Teen girl stands trial for 'ISIS' police stabbing in Germany

A teenage girl went on trial in Germany Thursday for stabbing a police officer, an assault allegedly “ordered” by the Islamic State group but which was not claimed by the jihadi group. The court in the northern city of Celle ruled at the start ...

German officials demand answers after suspect kills himself

Oct 13, 2016

German officials demand answers after suspect kills himself

German officials demanded answers Thursday after a 22-year-old Syrian man suspected of planning an Islamic extremist bombing attack was able to take his own life in his jail cell despite indications he might be a suicide risk. Germany’s top security official, Interior Minister Thomas ...