Pragmatism, charm are Tusk's hallmarks

Sep 1, 2014

Pragmatism, charm are Tusk's hallmarks

Donald Tusk relied on a mix of charm and pragmatism to rise to the top of Polish politics and stay in power longer than anyone since the Cold War. Being the European Union’s president will test the extent of those talents. Emerging from a ...

Sep 1, 2014

Germany to send Iraqi Kurds enough weapons for 4,000 fighters

Germany will send enough weapons to arm 4,000 Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq battling against Islamic State insurgents, whose advances threaten to destabilize the Middle East, the defense minister said on Sunday. The equipment will include armor-piercing weapons like anti-tank rockets, thousands of assault ...

Aug 24, 2014

German man evicted for squeaky swing set sex prop

A German court says a landlady was within her rights to evict a man for persistently using a squeaky swing set as a sex prop in his apartment late at night. The court in Munich said Friday the unidentified man installed the “very old” ...

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 ...