NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has been living in Russia for nearly one year. Now German Justice Minister Heiko Maas has suggested he go back to the US, sparking outrage among left-wing politicians.
Heinz-Christian Strache, chief of the right-wing Austrian Freedom Party (FPÖ), again called for separate school classes for foreigners to learn the German language.
Germany’s pilots’ union has criticised a decision by Air Berlin and Lufthansa to resume flights to Israel because rockets fired from the Gaza Strip have landed near Tel Aviv airport.
A quarter of all politicians in the Parliament are making additional income on top of their salary, a transparency group said over the weekend. Thirteen lawmakers have made more than €100,000 in the last few months.
July 28 marks the 100th anniversary of the declaration of war by Austria on its neighbour Serbia. The Local looks back at the start of the crisis that was to shape history.
Germany’s biggest newspaper, Bild, was forced to climb down over the weekend after a highly critical and controversial comment piece which attacked Islam as a barrier to integration appeared in its Sunday sister paper.
Germans must put peace before economic considerations and accept tougher sanctions against Russia if necessary, Germany’s finance minister told the Bild am Sonntag newspaper on Sunday.
The European Union has rejected Switzerland’s request to renegotiate their freedom of movement accord so as to take into account a Swiss vote earlier this year to limit immigration, EU sources said.
German industry would support “100 percent” tougher sanctions against Russia over the Ukraine crisis, the chairman of a major business lobby said on Friday.
Plenty of people in Berlin have an opinion about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict – and these differing views could come to a head on Quds Day protests. Deutsche Welle reports.