German Parliament approves Greece's bailout extension

27 February 2015, 6:07 am

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Parliament overwhelmingly approved the four-month extension of Greece's financial bailout on Friday, despite unease over the new government in Athens.... Read More »

Germany backs Greek extension but bailout fatigue grows

27 February 2015, 4:51 am

By Stephen Brown BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's parliament approved an extension of Greece's bailout on Friday but a record number of dissenters from Angela Merkel's conservatives underscored growing scepticism in Berlin about whether a new Greek government can be trusted to deliver on its... Read More »

German lawmakers approve Greek bailout extension

27 February 2015, 3:26 am

By Stephen Brown BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's parliament approved an extension of Greece's bailout on Friday after Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble, who has voiced doubts about whether Athens can be trusted, promised he would not let Greece "blackmail" its euro zone partners. With 542 mem... Read More »

German finance minister pushes for parliamentary approval of Greek bailout extension

27 February 2015, 1:33 am

BERLIN - Germany's finance minister brought a proposed four-month bailout extension for Greece before Parliament Friday, telling lawmakers the measure was in Europe's best interest.... Read More »

Ukraine crisis prompts German debate on restocking military

26 February 2015, 5:49 am

By Sabine Siebold BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is considering buying more tanks in the light of the Ukraine crisis and Europe's deteriorating relations with Russia, after years of drastic cuts left the military operating with just 75 percent of the heavy equipment it needs. At the height of the Co... Read More »

German Jewish leader: don't wear kippa in Muslim areas

26 February 2015, 3:40 am

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top Jewish leader suggested on Thursday that Jews shouldn't wear the traditional skullcap, or kippa, in areas with large Muslim populations but also said that hiding isn't the right approach to concerns about anti-Semitism.... Read More »

Muslims feel under threat in Germany following European attacks

26 February 2015, 1:10 am

BERLIN—Ferid Heider, a young and popular imam in Berlin, began hearing stories of threats and intimidation after three radical gunmen killed 17 people in Paris in a series of attacks last month. They continued as a new attack in Copenhagen raised fears about Islam, again, and anti-terror police ra... Read More »

Young Spaniards moving to Germany get trapped in dismal jobs

25 February 2015, 11:37 pm

In this photo taken Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, Edur Ansa poses for a photograph in Berlin, Germany. When Ansa graduated from the University of Barcelona in 2011 with a degree in nursing, he couldn’t find a job for over a year _ not as a nurse nor in any other field of work.... Read More »

Toddler dies of measles in Berlin, first death in outbreak

24 February 2015, 2:32 pm

A doctor's assistant prepares a measles vaccination in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. An 18-month-old boy has died of measles amid an outbreak of the disease in Berlin, a hospital in the German capital said Tuesday.... Read More »

Germany assures Jews their security is top priority

24 February 2015, 9:10 am

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top security official has met with Jewish leaders, reassuring them their safety is a top priority.... Read More »