Thousands of  climate campaigners occupy German coal mines

World Nov 30, 2019

Thousands of climate campaigners occupy German coal mines

Thousands of activists on Saturday sought to occupy several open cast coal mines in eastern Germany in a bid to put pressure on the government to phase out the fossil fuel — a divisive issue in the country's rust belt. With painted faces and dressed ...

Defiant Merkel takes on protesters at rowdy campaign rally

World / Politics Aug 26, 2017

Defiant Merkel takes on protesters at rowdy campaign rally

Chancellor Angela Merkel stood up to rowdy protesters who tried to drown out her campaign speech with deafening jeers and whistles in the eastern town of Quedlinburg on Saturday, telling them that their angry shouts would not solve Germany's problems. Amid chants of "Merkel just ...