Congolese war crimes suspect living openly in Germany

Congolese war crimes suspect living openly in Germany

A Congolese war criminal wanted by Interpol has been living openly in Germany, ARD news show Fakt reported on Monday. Politicians told the show that allowing him to stay would be a scandal as violence in the African hot spot intensifies.

Looking beyond the White House

Looking beyond the White House

Americans go to the polls on Tuesday to elect either Barack Obama or John McCain president, but Dr. Josef Braml from the German Council on Foreign Relations argues Berlin must look beyond the White House for good transatlantic ties.

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Jewish leaders slam recent hate crimes

Jewish leaders expressed outrage Monday over two "hate crimes" committed in Germany over the weekend, before the 70th anniversary of the Nazis' Kristallnacht pogrom.

SPD rebels block Hesse left-wing coalition

SPD rebels block Hesse left-wing coalition

Rebel Social Democrats derailed the formation of a left-wing minority government in the German state of Hesse on Monday amid ongoing opposition to cooperating with the hard-line socialist Left party.

Linde avoids financial crisis with big net profit increase

Linde avoids financial crisis with big net profit increase

Linde, the world's biggest industrial gases group, posted a 32-percent jump in third quarter net profit on Monday and said it had not yet felt the impact of the global financial crisis.

Gabriel warns anti-nuclear waste activists against violence

Gabriel warns anti-nuclear waste activists against violence

Germany’s Environment Minister Sigmar Gabriel has warned anti-nuclear activists against violence when demonstrating against nuclear waste transports taking place this week.

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Headless man found in Berlin apartment

Berlin authorities have arrested a suspect after the headless body of a man was found in a Schöneberg district apartment, daily Berliner Morgenpost reported on Monday.

Essen Catholic diocese buys inflatable church

Essen Catholic diocese buys inflatable church

An Essen Catholic youth organization plans to breathe new life into deflated congregation numbers with the country’s first inflatable Catholic cathedral, daily Neuen Ruhr/Neuen Rhein Zeitung reported over the weekend.

Navy frigate sets off to help US mission near Africa

Navy frigate sets off to help US mission near Africa

German military frigate Mecklenburg-Vorpommern left harbor on Monday on its way to Northeast Africa to help the US mission “Enduring Freedom.”

Commerzbank applies for state aid

Commerzbank applies for state aid

Commerzbank, the second-largest German bank, said on Monday it would benefit from €8.2 billion and €15 billion more in debt guarantees – becoming the second major financial institution to apply for state aid after the financial crisis.

Thousands of metal industry workers strike

Thousands of metal industry workers strike

Thousands of metal and electronic industry workers across Germany went on a warning strike early Monday morning as part of union IG Metall’s ongoing wage dispute.