Train crash in Germany kills at least nine, injures 150

Feb 9, 2016

Train crash in Germany kills at least nine, injures 150

Two commuter trains crashed head-on Tuesday morning in a remote area in southern Germany, killing at least nine people and injuring some 150, some of whom had to be cut out of the wreckage and transported across a river for medical care, police said. ...

Feb 4, 2016

German carbon emissions fell sharply in 2014

Germany was able to substantially reduce emissions of carbon gases in 2014, even if a major re-think is still needed in the transport and farming sectors, the German environment ministry said on Wednesday. “For the first time in years, the emission of greenhouse gases ...

10,000 young migrants unaccounted for, EU police agency says

Feb 2, 2016

10,000 young migrants unaccounted for, EU police agency says

Authorities dealing with Europe’s migrant crisis have lost track of about 10,000 unaccompanied children amid fears that organized crime gangs are beginning to exploit the vulnerable youngsters, a senior official at the European Union’s police agency said Monday. Europol Chief of Staff Brian Donald ...

German minister says she is reassured 'for now' over Belgian reactors

Feb 2, 2016

German minister says she is reassured 'for now' over Belgian reactors

Germany’s environment minister, Barbara Hendricks, has said she was reassured for the moment over the safety of Belgian nuclear power plants that have also worried the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Hendricks was the latest European minister to hold talks with Belgian officials following similar meetings ...

Germany's Merkel says refugees must return home once war over

Jan 30, 2016

Germany's Merkel says refugees must return home once war over

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday tried to placate the increasingly vocal critics of her open-door policy for refugees, insisting that asylum seekers from Syria and Iraq would go home once the conflicts there had ended. Merkel, despite appearing increasingly isolated over her policy, ...

NATO weighing U.S. request for AWACS planes in Islamic State fight

Jan 29, 2016

NATO weighing U.S. request for AWACS planes in Islamic State fight

The NATO chief said Thursday the alliance is considering a U.S. request to provide AWACS surveillance planes to help in the fight against Islamic State extremists. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters “we are now looking into that request.” He said “different ways” to ...