Tag Archives: GERMANY

Iran dismisses new US pressure, calls for ‘mutual respect’

Iran’s foreign minister brushed aside new pressure from the United States on Sunday, declaring that his country is “unmoved by threats” but responds well to respect. President Donald Trump has repeatedly criticized the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran, the US

Palestinian director wins Berlin Film Festival award

Palestinian director Raed Andoni won the Berlin Film Festival’s award for original documentary film for the movie “Ghost Hunting”. “The president of the United States yesterday called the press the enemy of the people,” said American filmmaker Laura Poitras in

New US travel ban to spare green card holders — Trump official

John Kelly

A new version of a Trump administration travel ban will not stop green card residency holders or travelers already on planes from entering the United States, US Secretary for Homeland Security John Kelly said on Saturday. US President Donald Trump’s

Germany’s Merkel: Islam not source of terrorism

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Europe’s ties with Russia remained challenging, but it was important to work with Russia in the fight against Islamist terrorism. “The joint fight against Islamic terrorism is one area where we have the

Former US general Jones: Not considered as Trump’s security adviser

James Jones, a former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe, Saturday said on Saturday he is not under consideration to be US President Donald Trump’s new national security adviser. “My policy is that I never turn down a job that hasn’t

Russia calls for ‘post-West’ world order: Lavrov

Sergei Lavrov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov called Saturday for an end to a world order dominated by the West and said Moscow wants to establish a “pragmatic” relationship with the United States. “I hope that (the world) will choose a democratic

Don’t turn Daesh fight into battle against all Muslims: German minister

Ursula von der Leyen

German Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen warned on Friday against turning the fight against Daesh into a battle against all Muslims. “We should take care not to turn this fight into a front against Islam and Muslims in general,”

Brexit, Trump trade moves cloud German economic outlook

Germany expects solid growth at the start of 2017, driven by manufacturing and booming construction, but uncertainties over Brexit and US President Donald Trump’s trade policies clouded the outlook for its export-orientated economy. The Economy Ministry’s monthly report came as

Germany rules out attack in Hamburg airport closure

German authorities said on Sunday the leak of a corrosive substance through the air conditioning system at Hamburg airport was not an attack, adding that police were investigating the incident that forced the brief closure of the facility. Firefighters and

Tunisian ISIS suspect arrested over attack plot in Germany

Authorities have raided dozens of locations in western Germany and arrested a Tunisian man suspected of being a recruiter for ISIS and rounding up supporters to carry out an attack in Germany. Frankfurt prosecutors said 54 apartments, business premises and

German police arrest three suspected militants

German police said they arrested three people in Berlin on Tuesday suspected of trying to reach foreign “war zones” in order to train to carry out an attack. The suspects may be linked to ISIS and had “planned to travel

Schulz vows to shake up German elections

Former European Parliament President Martin Schulz vowed on Sunday to shake up German elections and unseat Chancellor Angela Merkel with a campaign aimed at overcoming “deep divisions” that he said had fueled populism in Germany in recent years. Schulz, nominated

Lufthansa: No evidence of bomb on Eurowings plane landed in Kuwait

There was no evidence that a bomb was on board a plane operated by Lufthansa’s budget unit Eurowings bound for Cologne on Sunday, a company spokesman said in Germany, in reply to an enquiry. He confirmed the plane made an

12 dead in Berlin Christmas market truck attack

A truck ploughed into a crowd at a Christmas market in the German capital Berlin on Monday evening, killing at least 12 people, and causing multiple injuries, the police said. “Sadly we know that 12 people were killed on Breitscheidplatz,

Merkel Emerges as the New ‘Leader of the Free World’

As the West is badly shaken by Donald Trump´s White House win, the Brexit vote and the rise of shrill populism, many see the pragmatic, no-nonsense chancellor as the last voice of reason on a chaotic global stage. Modest and

‘No further talks’ with Turkey on EU membership

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers in her conservative bloc that she does not expect the European Union to open negotiations on new policy areas with Turkey in its talks to join the bloc, a source told Reuters. Turkish

German intelligence agent exposed as ‘suspect Islamist’

A German working in intelligence has been exposed as “a suspect Islamist”, Germany’s domestic security agency said on Tuesday, following reports he was planning an attack on the agency’s headquarters. “The Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV) has

Turkey detains ‘wanted Kurdish female militant’ at Istanbul airport

Turkish police on Sunday detained a woman accused of being a wanted Kurdish militant at Istanbul’s main airport, state media said. Sara Aktas was detained at Ataturk International Airport while seeking to travel to Germany, the state-run Anadolu news agency

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