The controversy around an investigation into journalists reporting on classified information deepened as new information showed that officials from the Chancellery and the Interior Ministry tried to uncover reporters’ sources.
The Freedom Party is demanding a response from Austria’s government after nine American marines were arrested in Vienna’s airport for carrying assault rifles and handguns on board a commercial airliner.
Every fifth person in Germany has an immigrant background. The number of people without foreign origins has declined slightly, while that of immigrants from within the EU has grown.
Germany is introducing stricter laws on racist violence in response to a series of murders blamed on the neo-Nazi cell NSU. The amendments come amid a new wave of xenophobic attacks against refugees.
Angela Merkel has apparently decided to continue her reign as Germany’s top politician and will try to win a fourth four-year term as chancellor in 2017, Der Spiegel reported, citing unnamed sources.
A treason investigation into two journalists who reported that the German state planned to increase online surveillance has been suspended by the country’s prosecutor general following protests by leading voices across politics and media.
Streets all over Germany are still today named after Field Marshal Paul Hindenburg, the president who paved the way for Hitler’s rise. Some cities took the name off their maps, others quite deliberately didn’t.
French and German tank manufacturers Nexter and Krauss-Maffei Wegmann (KMW) have announced their merger in a bid to boost competitiveness and cut costs. The move is to result in a powerful entity called Newco.
With refugee numbers on the rise, German political parties have been wrangling once again over which Balkan states to add to its list of “safe countries of origin.” But whether there is any point to it is another matter. Deutsche Welle reports.
The Munich City Council said on Wednesday that it had voted to continue banning the placement of blocks commemorating Jewish Holocaust victims in city streets – a ban that garnered surprising support from Jewish community leaders.