Aug 25, 2016

Germany revamps national crisis plan for first time in 20 years

Germany has told its citizens to stock up on water and food in the event of a terrorist attack or national catastrophe and may even consider re-introducing conscription in its first overhaul of civil defenses in two decades. Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved the ...

Brazil got its golden moment, but was it worth it?

Aug 21, 2016

Brazil got its golden moment, but was it worth it?

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Remember this moment, Brazil. Nothing feels better than winning. Remember how it felt on that balmy Saturday night in this fabled temple of soccer, the Maracana, when the Selecao held its nerve through 120 minutes and a penalty shootout to gain some small measure ...

Germany defeats Sweden to claim gold in women's soccer

Aug 20, 2016

Germany defeats Sweden to claim gold in women's soccer

With her arms raised in victory, coach Silvia Neid ran onto the field to join the celebration of Germany’s first Olympic gold medal — even jumping onto the players’ dogpile. What a way to go out. Dzsenifer Marozsan scored early in the second half ...

Munich boosting Oktoberfest security after terrorist attacks

Aug 18, 2016

Munich boosting Oktoberfest security after terrorist attacks

Organizers of the world’s biggest beer festival, Munich’s Oktoberfest, have raised security after Islamist attacks in Germany last month, including banning rucksacks, introducing security checks at all entrances and erecting fencing. Drawing some 6 million tourists, the Oktoberfest is a major highlight of the ...

Aug 17, 2016

Merkel deputy flips bird at German neo-Nazi protesters

A top German politician has received applause — and some criticism — after making an unambiguous gesture of disdain toward far-right protesters. A video posted online late Tuesday shows Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel flipping the bird at a group of neo-Nazis in the central ...

Aug 14, 2016

Brexit may be delayed until 2019, report says

Britain’s departure from the EU could be delayed until late 2019 as civil servants struggle with the task and French and German elections may hold up the start of exit negotiations, a report said Sunday. Prime Minister Theresa May’s government has indicated that it ...

Germany agonizes over role of army at home after attacks

Aug 12, 2016

Germany agonizes over role of army at home after attacks

Heavily armed soldiers have been a common sight in Paris since France was hit by deadly attacks, but in neighboring Germany, talk about troops patrolling at home for the first time since World War II has sparked an emotional debate. For many, Defense Minister ...

Aug 11, 2016

Jihadis should lose German citizenship: interior minister

German citizens with dual nationality who fight for a terror group should be stripped of their German citizenship, the interior minister said Thursday, unveiling tougher measures after two attacks claimed by the Islamic State group. “Germans who participate in fighting abroad for a terror ...