German security 'by accident' taped Clinton conversation: media

Aug 16, 2014

German security 'by accident' taped Clinton conversation: media

German security agents recorded a conversation involving Hillary Rodham Clinton while she was U.S. secretary of state, media reported Friday, a potential embarrassment for Berlin which has lambasted Washington for its widespread surveillance. Clinton’s words were intercepted while she was on a U.S. government ...

Aug 14, 2014

Germany ready to arm Kurds in fight against Islamic State militants

Germany is prepared to bend its restrictive policies on weapons exports and arm Kurdish fighters battling Islamic State militants in northern Iraq, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said on Wednesday. The comments to German public broadcaster ZDF are the strongest yet by a senior German ...

Rosetta comet chaser reaches target after 10-year pursuit

Aug 7, 2014

Rosetta comet chaser reaches target after 10-year pursuit

After a journey of 6.4 billion km (4 billion miles), Europe’s unmanned Rosetta probe reached its destination Wednesday, a milestone in mankind’s first attempt to land a spacecraft on a comet. The decade-long trip was successfully completed with a seven-minute thrust that allowed Rosetta ...

Young stowaway found dead in U.S. Air Force cargo plane

Jul 30, 2014

Young stowaway found dead in U.S. Air Force cargo plane

The body of a young stowaway was found inside a compartment near the wheel well of a U.S. Air Force cargo jet that had landed in Germany, U.S. military officials said Tuesday, triggering questions about the security of an aircraft that had made several ...

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

Jul 28, 2014

Air Algerie jet's black boxes to be sent to France

Black boxes from the Air Algerie plane that crashed in northern Mali last week will be transferred to France for analysis, the French Embassy in Mali said Sunday, as officials prepared for the process of identifying the remains of the dead. U.N. peacekeepers located ...

Jul 23, 2014

Germany, France, Italy slam anti-Semitic protests

The foreign ministers of Germany, France and Italy on Tuesday condemned anti-Semitic slurs and violence at pro-Palestinian demonstrations in Europe and pledged to take firm action. Frank-Walter Steinmeier of Germany, France’s Laurent Fabius and Italy’s Federica Mogherini issued a joint statement in Brussels warning ...

Jul 18, 2014

High cost to new neutrality

by Yuriko Koike

South Korea's elite appears to be splitting into pro-Chinese and pro-American factions that transcend party lines, while German leaders' obsession with growing exports appears to have gagged them on China's human rights abuses and its aggressive behavior toward Asian neighbors.