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, ...

Nov 27, 2014

Merkel hits diplomatic dead end with Putin

After nine months of non-stop German diplomacy to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, Chancellor Angela Merkel decided in mid-November that a change of tack was needed. Ahead of a summit of G20 leaders in Australia, Merkel resolved to confront Vladimir Putin alone, without the ...

Germany celebrates 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

Nov 10, 2014

Germany celebrates 25th anniversary of fall of Berlin Wall

More than a million Germans and people from around the world on Sunday celebrated the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the event that more than any other marked the end of the Cold War. A spectacular 15-km-long string of 7,000 ...

CIA halts spying in Europe stand-down

Sep 20, 2014

CIA halts spying in Europe stand-down

The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and ...

Russian tank column has entered southeast Ukraine: Kiev

Aug 26, 2014

Russian tank column has entered southeast Ukraine: Kiev

A column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles entered southeastern Ukraine around dawn Monday, a Ukrainian official said — a move that brings the conflict to an area that has so far escaped the intense fighting of recent weeks. The reported incursion came a ...