German Muslims rally against extremism

19 September 2014, 11:05 am

Berlin (AFP) - Muslims across Germany held a day of prayer and rallies Friday to condemn both Islamic extremism and a backlash against their faith that has seen arson attacks on mosques.... Read More »

Germany, France to start joint airlift to Ebola-affected countries

19 September 2014, 8:55 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany and France agreed on Friday to launch a joint airlift to send aid supplies to western African states hit by Ebola, a spokesman for the German defense ministry said, adding the operation might start within 48 hours. Germany's armed forces will send up to 100 soldiers to... Read More »

Germany raises hurdles for asylum seekers from west Balkans

19 September 2014, 6:45 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will be less likely to grant political asylum to people from the Western Balkans after its upper house of parliament on Friday agreed to upgrade Serbia, Bosnia and Macedonia to "safe" countries where basic human rights are guaranteed. Arguing that 99 percent of requests fr... Read More »

Germany to toughen penalties against child porn

17 September 2014, 9:53 am

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany is seeking to widen its definition of child pornography and jail people for up to three years for owning or trading photographs of naked children that are considered pornographic, according to a new draft law. "The new rules will improve the protection of victims of sexual... Read More »

Cisco Brings Internet of Everything (IoE) Innovation Center to Berlin

17 September 2014, 3:30 am

Cisco and the City of Berlin today announced openBerlin, a Cisco┬« IoE Innovation Center, to be located in Berlin's Sch├Âneberg district. Cisco Internet of Everything Innovation Centers are aimed at catalyzing ...... Read More »

Germany unveils Europe's biggest battery plant

16 September 2014, 11:38 am

By Helen Cahill BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany switched on Europe's largest commercial battery plant on Tuesday, an installation powered by 25,600 lithium-ion batteries that will help stabilize the region's growing supply of renewable energy. The 6-million-euro plant, the size of a school gymnas... Read More »

Germany charges 93-year-old over Auschwitz murders

15 September 2014, 1:46 pm

Berlin (AFP) - Germany charged a 93-year-old former member of the Nazi Waffen-SS on Monday with at least 300,000 counts of accessory to murder over his time at the Auschwitz death camp.... Read More »

Germany's euroskeptic AfD surges to win seats in two states: exit polls

14 September 2014, 10:35 am

By Erik Kirschbaum and Michelle Martin BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's euroskeptic Alternative for Germany (AfD) party surged to win more than 10 percent of the vote in two states on Sunday so the right-wing rival to Chancellor Angela Merkel will now have seats in three state assemblies, TV project... Read More »

At a landmark Berlin rally, Merkel vows to fight anti-Semitism

14 September 2014, 8:46 am

By Erik Kirschbaum and Bethan John BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will do all it can to fight anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said in a speech on Sunday, following a surge of abuse against Jews and spreading anti-Israeli sentiment aroused by the Gaza conflict. Merkel made her pledge to thousands... Read More »

Germany, eyeing threat, bans aiding Islamic State

13 September 2014, 12:27 am

BERLIN, Germany - Germany on Friday, September 12, outlawed active support for the Islamic State, warning the "terrorist" group operating in Iraq and Syria also posed a threat to Europe. Interior Minister Thomas de Maiziere said the immediate ban covered the recruitment, including on the Internet, o... Read More »