Google apologizes for 'Hitler' name on maps

Jan 11, 2014

Google apologizes for 'Hitler' name on maps

Google apologized Friday after a Berlin intersection briefly regained its Nazi-era name, Adolf-Hitler-Platz, on the Google Maps service. Google spokeswoman Lena Wagner said the company quickly took down the name after the error was discovered. The intersection was relabeled with its proper name, Theodor-Heuss-Platz, ...

German, 88, charged in WWII French massacre

Jan 9, 2014

German, 88, charged in WWII French massacre

German prosecutors have charged an 88-year-old former soldier over the Nazis’ worst atrocity on French soil, the 1944 massacre in the village of Oradour-sur-Glane, a court said Wednesday. The suspect, who was not identified, is believed to have belonged to an armored division of ...

Germany grapples with rush of immigrants from Bulgaria, Romania

Jan 5, 2014

Germany grapples with rush of immigrants from Bulgaria, Romania

Germany, Europe’s top economy, is grappling with how to handle immigration from poor EU members Romania and Bulgaria now that their citizens can seek work anywhere within the bloc. Restrictions that barred residents from the European Union’s two poorest states looking for jobs in ...

Seoul digs up nation-building past

| Jan 4, 2014

Seoul digs up nation-building past

Fifty years ago, several hundred South Koreans went to work in German mines — the first wave of a flood of Korean migrants whose remittances helped jump-start one of the great economic transformations of the modern age. The experience was often lonely, and for ...

Germany's first restaurant for pets draws protests over 'decadence'

Jan 3, 2014

Germany's first restaurant for pets draws protests over 'decadence'

Germany’s first restaurant for dogs and cats opened in Berlin over the holidays, drawing charges that the luxury eatery for furry friends is “decadent.” “Does Berlin really need a gourmet restaurant for dogs?” asked the top-selling Bild daily newspaper. Pets Deli offers its tasty ...

Merkel is handed third term as German chancellor

Dec 17, 2013

Merkel is handed third term as German chancellor

Germany’s parliament elected Angela Merkel as chancellor for a third term Tuesday, ending nearly three months of uncertainty since elections that forced her to seek a “grand coalition” with her rivals. Merkel, 59, set to govern Europe’s top economy for another four years, was ...

German party clears way for Merkel's third term

Dec 15, 2013

German party clears way for Merkel's third term

Germany’s main center-left party cleared the way on Saturday for Angela Merkel to start her third term as chancellor, announcing that its members had voted by a large majority to join the conservative leader in government. The ballot of the Social Democrats’ nearly 475,000 ...