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Who was Oliver Ivanovic, the murdered Serb politician in Kosovo?
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:25

The murder of key Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic threatens to reignite tensions in the ethnically-fueled dispute between Serbia and Kosovo. The moderate ...

Rebuild of Kaiser's palace in central Berlin on schedule to open next year
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:36

While another building in the capital city - the BER airport - has pushed back its opening several times in recent years, everything is reportedly on ...

Czech government loses confidence vote in parliament
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:28

Prime Minister Andrej Babis, the country's second richest man, is mired in opposition over corruption concerns. His ANO party will remain in power, bu...

Romania's democracy in danger after Mihai Tudose resignation
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 03:22

After a brief struggle for power, Romanian Prime Minister Mihai Tudose has resigned. President Klaus Johannis named Defense Minister Mihai Fifor as in...

Gambling ban on Cologne seniors’ illegal bingo game to be lifted
  • Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:23

Residents at a retirement home in Cologne were told earlier this week that their weekly bingo game was illegal. They have now been given a three-month...

Trial in Cologne city archive collapse set to begin
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 23:22

Nine years after the devastating collapse of the city's historic archive, six defendants will finally go on trial. The men face charges of negligent h...

Emmanuel Macron to visit Calais ahead of immigration talks
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:20

President Emmanuel Macron is to visit the northern town of Calais, where hundreds of migrants have gathered in hopes of making it to Britain. The visi...

Number of new asylum seekers in Germany drops to 186,000
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 17:21

The German government has said the number of new asylum seekers in the country dropped significantly last year to 186,644. The figure given by the Int...

Hong Kong democracy activists appeal jail terms in court
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:22

Joshua Wong, Nathan Law and Alex Chow are in court in a last-ditch effort to have their prison sentences overturned. They were jailed last year for le...

Going under the knife in Germany: ‘it was all over almost before it began’
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 13:21

Hospital visits aren’t pleasant to begin with - even more so when you’re in a foreign place where you don’t yet feel you belong. But writer Cind...

Woman disguised as dominatrix ties man to his bed and robs him
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 05:22

Hamburg police are searching for a woman who pretended to be a dominatrix in order to gain access to a man’s house and rob him while he was incapaci...

Turkey unveils route for Istanbul canal megaproject
  • Tue, 16 Jan 2018 01:20

Turkey has revealed the planned route for a 45-kilometer (28-mile) canal through Istanbul aimed at taking the pressure off the busy Bosporus Strait. T...

Brussels assembles experts to tackle fake news
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 23:20

A 29-member expert group to tackle fake news has been launched in Brussels. Bulgarian EU commissioner Mariya Gabriel said Europe needed a joint approa...

99 years since Rosa Luxemburg was murdered and dumped in a Berlin canal
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 21:23

Monday marks the 99th anniversary of the extra-judicial murder of the two most prominent German communists of the early twentieth century. But a memor...

UK government contractor Carillion collapses, thousands of jobs at risk
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 19:21

British construction and outsourced services group Carillion has gone bust, putting at risk several government contracts. The firm has recently strugg...

French film star Catherine Deneuve apologizes to sex assault victims
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 15:22

Veteran French actress Catherine Deneuve has issued her own open letter on the #MeToo movement against sexual assault. She directed an apology to vict...

'Preserving voices': Berlin woman revives Red Army ghosts in Reichstag graffiti
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:24

Berlin has preserved countless traces of its Second World War destruction as chilling reminders of its militaristic past - few are more striking than ...

‘Reichsbürger’ members in Germany have increased by over 50 percent: report
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:24

The number of members of the so-called “Reichsbürger” movement has risen to 15,600 in January this year, according to a media report published on...

Is Germany's political left coming apart at the seams?
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 05:21

The Social Democrats are fighting about their future, while others want a new party to unite the left. The disunity has been long in the making and un...

Germany's SPD at odds over coalition plan
  • Mon, 15 Jan 2018 03:20

Leading members of Germany's Social Democrats voiced scepticism Sunday over a preliminary coalition agreement reached with Chancellor Angela Merkel's ...

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