Germany debates role of Bundestag in approving arms shipments to Iraq
The German government has announced its intention to send weapons to northern Iraq to support the offensive against radical Islamist forces, but the move has sparked debate over the Bundestag's participation in such decisions.
Thu Aug 21, 2014
Kyrgyzstan Names and Shames Mobsters in Government
Kyrgyzstan's local government councils are infested with gangsters, according to the Interior Ministry.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
UPDATE 1-German minister tells embattled arms industry to consolidate
Germany's economy minister told the country's arms industry on Tuesday that its future lay in consolidation with European peers, making clear that years of expansive exports were over.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
German government under fire over spying accusations
Following revelations that Germany's intelligence agency spies on Turkey and "accidentally" intercepted Hillary Clinton's and John Kerry's phone calls, pressure is growing on the German government to clarify its stance.
Wed Aug 13, 2014
Outside the Beltway
Germany Ready To Take A Harder Line Toward Russia Over Ukraine?
Over recent months, something significant has happened in Europe: In the crisis over Ukraine, Germany has assumed leadership not just in its familiar fashion of trying to coax Russia away from belligerence and bluster, but in standing firm and imposing sanctions on Moscow even if it hurts German business.
German coalition bickers over arms exports
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel is raising hackles among conservatives in the coalition government with plans to tighten rules on arms exports, amid tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia .
Sun Aug 10, 2014
German militarism reviving
It was in Belgium where the Germans inflicted collective punishment on civilians 100 years ago.
German coalition bickers over arms exports
German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel is raising hackles among conservatives in the coalition government with plans to tighten rules on arms exports, amid tit-for-tat sanctions between the West and Russia.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Daily news summary 7.8.2014
The governing coalition has backed down in the face of concerns expressed by the opposition TOP 09 and ODS parties with regards to crucial civil service reforms.
#TBT: Rosa Hilferding's Haunted Gaze
Peering into Dr. Rosa Hilferding's eyes as she gazes directly at the camera, posed in front of the Forverts' photo file cabinets in this riveting seated portrait, one might grasp but a hint of what transpired prior to the photo session in our old East Broadway building one June day in 1941.
Wed Aug 06, 2014
Opposition in Germany against World War I
Today's media attempts to use televised images to create a widespread mood in favour of military operations in the Middle East , Afghanistan and Ukraine .
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Green Left Weekly
Socialist responses to capitalism's first world war still resonate
Germany socialist and anti-war activist Karl Liebknecht addresses a crowd in Berlin in December 1918, in the weeks after the start of the German revolution that helped end World War I. One hundred years ago, fighting broke out among the great powers of Europe, launching what has become known as World War I. The brutal conflict, which lasted more ... (more)
The Baltimore Sun
Germany says halts Rheinmetall defense deal with Russia
Germany's Economy Ministry has confirmed it has halted Rheinmetall's export of combat simulation gear to Russia, going beyond recently imposed EU sanctions which block future defense contracts.Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel, a Social Democrat , has blocked the deal which was approved by Germany's previous government, the ministry said.
The Star Online
Germany says halts Rheinmetall defence deal with Russia
"I can confirm that in the light of the EU sanctions, permission to export a combat training centre has been revoked," a spokesman said.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Illegal Army of Nazi Veterans Remained Hidden, Influential for Decades
A buried 321-page file has emerged from German intelligence detailing the existence of a secret army in Germany, marshaled by former members of the Nazi Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS.
German politics: For curvy cannons and extra sleep
"SATIRE cannot have any consequences," argued Martin Sonneborn in his masters thesis in 1994.
Czech plastic bottle crew "abandons ship" in face of German red tape
Earlier this month, a group of Czech adventurers set out on a 900-km journey to the German port of Hamburg, peddling down the Elbe River on a boat made of plastic bottles.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
EU short of women for next executive
With only 24 hours to go, Jean-Claude Juncker, president-designate of the next European Commission, is still very short of female candidates for his 28-member team.
Sun Jul 27, 2014
Washington taking its relationship with Germany for granted
I arrived in Berlin last week hoping to see something rare: a country that's prosperous, well-governed and even happy, if only because it was just crowned champion of soccer's World Cup.