Four arrested in German raids on anti-Muslim 'terror' group

May 6, 2015

Four arrested in German raids on anti-Muslim 'terror' group

German police arrested four people Wednesday accused of belonging to a far-right “terrorist” organization that acquired explosives for attacks on Muslims and refugee homes, federal prosecutors said. The early morning swoops in five states occurred with the country already on edge after authorities last ...

Spy claims expose cracks in Merkel's coalition

May 6, 2015

Spy claims expose cracks in Merkel's coalition

A widening scandal over claims that Germany helped the U.S. spy on European targets triggered tensions in Angela Merkel’s coalition Tuesday, which analysts said could potentially prove dangerous for the “untouchable” chancellor. Pressure has mounted over reports that Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency snooped ...

Portrait of Bach heading back to Leipzig

Apr 30, 2015

Portrait of Bach heading back to Leipzig

A portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach that was one of only two known to have been painted in Leipzig during his lifetime will return after more than 265 years to the German city where he worked and is buried. E.G. Haussmann’s 1748 portrait of ...

Apr 30, 2015

Germany spied on French and EU officials for U.S.: report

German intelligence services spied on top French officials and the European Commission on behalf of the American spy agency NSA, according to an article to appear Thursday in Sueddeutsche Zeitung. Germany’s BND foreign intelligence agency helped the National Security Agency (NSA) carry out “political ...

Volkswagen Chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO

Apr 26, 2015

Volkswagen Chairman Piech resigns after dispute over CEO

Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the board of Volkswagen AG and a major figure in the German auto industry, has stepped down after clashing with other board members over his criticism of the company’s CEO. Volkswagen said in a statement Saturday that Piech, 78, was ...