German woman killed fighting Islamic State in Syria

Mar 10, 2015

German woman killed fighting Islamic State in Syria

A young German woman fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Syria was killed over the weekend in clashes with Islamic State fighters, Kurdish officials and a Turkey-based communist group said on Monday. The Kurdish forces, backed by U.S. airstrikes and local rebel fighters, have been ...

Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

Aug 18, 2014

Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

A heavily tattooed German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings said Sunday he was refused entry to Dubai without reason, forcing him to skip a planned appearance at a nightclub. His look may have been a step ...

Jul 29, 2014

U.S. energy secretary defends possible German nuclear waste imports

U.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz on Monday defended his agency’s controversial move to consider processing spent nuclear fuel from Germany at South Carolina’s Savannah River Site nuclear facility, saying the proposal is consistent with U.S. efforts to secure highly enriched uranium across the globe. ...

German associations donate halls in Tohoku

Feb 24, 2014

German associations donate halls in Tohoku

by Maiko Sugano

On barren land in the Kamiosabe district of Rikuzentakata, Iwate Prefecture, where many homes were swept away by the tsunami spawned by the March 2011 earthquake, a brand new wooden building has become the local community center. Sporting a sky blue exterior, the facility ...

Nov 5, 2013

'Fukushima' slur gets yellow card?

A German stadium announcer has apologized for describing a wonder goal scored by a Japanese player in a German soccer match Sunday as “a bit like Fukushima,” saying it was a “stupid” comment, according to the Die Welt newspaper. The announcer made the comment ...

Jun 5, 2013

What Bismarck can show Red China

by Pankaj Mishra

More than a century and a half after it was published, Alexis de Tocqueville’s “The Old Regime and the Revolution” has become an unlikely best-seller in China. Wang Qishan, China’s anti-corruption czar, is reportedly among the senior leaders obsessed with what he sees as ...