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Top German general praises Russian bombing in Syria
Harald Kujat, former chief of staff of the Bundeswehr (German army) inspecting Ukrainian troops in Kiev in 2004. File photo: DPA

Top German general praises Russian bombing in Syria
12 minutes ago

A former top general in the Bundeswehr (German army) has praised Russia's campaign in support of brutal dictator Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Germany praises 'new hope for Syria' after Munich talks
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (l) and refugees in northern Syria near the Turkish border (r). Photo: DPA

Germany praises 'new hope for Syria' after Munich talks
4 hours ago

Germany's Foreign Minister thinks that the latest deal offers "new hope" for people in war-torn Syria - but can Russia be trusted?

Heartthrob Clooney hopes to charm Merkel over refugees
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Heartthrob Clooney hopes to charm Merkel over refugees
19 hours ago

Will Clooney's star power be enough to move the Chancellor?

Berlin extends border checks as Nato launches sea patrol
German Navy supply ship "Bonn" is currently the flagship of Nato Standing Maritime Group 2. Photo: DPA

Berlin extends border checks as Nato launches sea patrol
20 hours ago

Opponents of the country's refugee policy will take the moves as a sign Chancellor Angela Merkel isn't making progress.

'Don't leave us alone with France', Lufthansa begs Brits
Lufthansa boss Carsten Spohr would rather not be stripped naked by an angry mob of trade unionists - as happened to his counterparts at Air France. Photo: DPA

'Don't leave us alone with France', Lufthansa begs Brits
1 day ago

German businesses would "feel alone" in a post-Brexit Europe without a political counterweight against "socialist" countries like France, Lufthansa CEO Carsten Spohr told an audience in London on Wednesday.

Cologne locals take refugees under their wing for Karneval
A charity-hosted "Karneval for Beginners" class for refugees in Cologne. Photo: DPA.

Cologne locals take refugees under their wing for Karneval
2 days ago

Reactions to the New Year sexual assaults in Cologne have been strong, occasionally involving violence against refugees. But some Cologne locals decided to take immigrants under their wing for the city's biggest party.

Moscow tells Merkel to watch her mouth on Syria
Syrian refugees at the border to Turkey in late January. Photo: DPA

Moscow tells Merkel to watch her mouth on Syria
2 days ago

The Kremlin on Tuesday issued a rare rebuke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel a day after she criticised Russian air strikes in Syria.

EU 'will still accept Syrians after Turkey deal', says Merkel
If Merkel gets her way, boat arrivals on Lesbos could be a thing of the past. Photo: DPA

EU 'will still accept Syrians after Turkey deal', says Merkel
3 days ago

Syrian refugees will still be able to travel to the European Union from Turkey following a deal for Ankara to shut its borders in exchange for EU cash, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday.

Merkel pledges over 1/4 of UN Syria aid target
The aftermath of a suicide attack in Homs, Syria. Photo: DPA

Merkel pledges over 1/4 of UN Syria aid target
February 04, 2016

Angela Merkel has pledged €2.3 billion in German aid to victims of the Syrian civil war at a donor conference in London, broadcaster N-tv reports - more than a quarter of the total UN target.

Most Germans fear Merkel's refugee policy not working
File photo: DPA

Most Germans fear Merkel's refugee policy not working
February 04, 2016

A large majority of Germans think the federal government's refugee policy isn't working, polling released on Wednesday showed – with harsh consequences for Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Far-right party accidentally call to 'deport Germans first'
NPD supporters. Photo: DPA

Far-right party accidentally call to 'deport Germans first'
February 03, 2016

Germany’s far-right National Democratic Party (NPD) shot themselves in the foot while campaigning for elections in western Germany, apparently calling for Germans to be deported from the country en masse.

Stop refugees or we'll stop aid, Germany tells Afghans
Thomas de Maizière in Kabul. Photo: DPA

Stop refugees or we'll stop aid, Germany tells Afghans
February 02, 2016

Germany's Interior Minister told Afghanistan on Tuesday that Germany’s security support to the country would only continue if the influx of Afghan refugees to Germany stopped.

Bavarian mayor brings hills alive with sound of music
Josefa Schmid. Photo: Private

Bavarian mayor brings hills alive with sound of music
February 02, 2016

A town mayor in Bavaria has decided to complement her rising career as a politician - by embarking on a pop career.

AfD ‘inhuman, unbearable and cruel’, says party founder
Bernd Lucke. Photo: DPA

AfD ‘inhuman, unbearable and cruel’, says party founder
February 02, 2016

The ex-head of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) said that the party he founded has become ‘unbearable’ after its new leader advocated using firearms against refugees at the border.

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How to vote as an American expat abroad
Photo: Jamelah e. / Flickr Creative Commons.

How to vote as an American expat abroad
February 01, 2016

As The US presidential voting season kicks off on Monday with the Iowa caucus, The Local looks at how to cast your ballot, even from a continent away.

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