Germans rally over fear of unknown

Jan 13, 2015

Germans rally over fear of unknown

The 17 North African refugees turned up just before Christmas — and Simon Richter felt nothing to cheer. The electrician and his friends organized a meeting that sent out a message loud and clear: We don’t want the foreigners in our midst. Within days, ...

European temperature records smashed amid 2014 heat wave

Jan 6, 2015

European temperature records smashed amid 2014 heat wave

The year 2014 broke a series of heat records in France, Britain, Germany and Belgium, weather agencies reported Monday. In France, “2014 was the hottest year since 1900,” the Meteo-France weather agency said in a statement. The country’s average annual temperature in 2014 was ...

Thousands of Germans protest against growing anti-Islam rallies

Jan 6, 2015

Thousands of Germans protest against growing anti-Islam rallies

Thousands of Germans demonstrated in four cities in opposition to the weekly rallies in Dresden against the perceived “Islamization of the West,” which have attracted growing numbers of supporters. Organizers of the demonstrations in Berlin, Stuttgart, Cologne and Dresden said they were rallying on ...

Dec 19, 2014

Germany arrests trio accused of spying for Turkey

German prosecutors said Thursday that they have arrested three Turkish men accused of spying on compatriots in Germany for Turkish intelligence. The federal prosecutor’s office said two of the suspects — identified in line with German privacy rules only as Muhammad Taha G. and ...

Amazon hit by pre-Christmas strike in Germany

Dec 16, 2014

Amazon hit by pre-Christmas strike in Germany

Workers went on strike at German sites of Amazon Monday to increase pressure on the U.S. online retail giant during the busy Christmas period in a long-running pay dispute. Around 2,300 employees took part in the work stoppage at five of the company’s nine ...

Countries vow to resettle more than 100,000 Syrian refugees: U.N.

Dec 10, 2014

Countries vow to resettle more than 100,000 Syrian refugees: U.N.

Countries have more than doubled the number of Syrian refugees they are willing to resettle to over 100,000, the head of the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday. “Today, 28 countries expressed their solidarity with the Syrian refugees but also with the five neighboring countries ...