Aug 9, 2015

Wreck of U.S. WWII fighter unearthed in Germany

German history buffs on Saturday unearthed the wreckage of a World War II U.S. fighter that crashed in February 1945 with the remains of a young French pilot inside, DPA news agency said. The single-engine P47 Thunderbolt went down on February 14 1945, just ...

Report says Merkel will run for fourth term in 2017

Aug 2, 2015

Report says Merkel will run for fourth term in 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has ruled Germany since 2005, has decided to run for a fourth term and has started planning her 2017 re-election campaign, according to an unsourced report Saturday in Der Spiegel news magazine. A spokeswoman for Merkel’s Christian Democrat (CDU) party ...

German spy chief thanks Snowden for raising counter-espionage awareness

Jul 22, 2015

German spy chief thanks Snowden for raising counter-espionage awareness

Germany’s domestic intelligence chief said Tuesday that the revelations by Edward Snowden have had at least one positive effect, by raising awareness about the importance of counter-espionage. Hans-Georg Maassen told a gathering of business leaders in the southwestern city of Stuttgart that after the ...

'Heil Hitler' salute photo shines light on British royals, Nazis

Jul 20, 2015

'Heil Hitler' salute photo shines light on British royals, Nazis

Footage of Princess Elizabeth giving a Nazi salute while a child on Sunday revived an uncomfortable debate about the British royal family’s historic links to Adolf Hitler’s murderous regime in Germany. At the time today’s long-reigning queen was Princess Elizabeth, aged around six, when ...

U.S. spy agency tapped German chancellery for decades: WikiLeaks

Jul 10, 2015

U.S. spy agency tapped German chancellery for decades: WikiLeaks

The U.S. National Security Agency tapped phone calls involving German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her closest advisers for years and spied on the staff of her predecessors, according to WikiLeaks. A report released by the group suggested NSA spying on Merkel and her staff ...