Merkel in no hurry for Britain to trigger EU exit process

 There is no desperate rush for Britain to trigger the process for it to leave the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday, leaving London some space to work out its next move after a referendum vote to leave the bloc.

Flash floods maroon towns in Germany, France

Incessant rain in regions of Germany, France and Austria led to flash flooding today, forcing residents to seek refuge on rooftops and stranding hundreds of pupils at their school overnight, authorities said.

Sri M hopes to take 'Walk of Hope' forward to benefit society

 After a marathon 16-month 'Walk of Hope' from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, social reformer and spiritual guide Sri M wants to use his experience to benefit society through initiatives which include setting up of mobile classrooms for underprivileged children.

Obama hails Turkey-bound Merkel's 'courage' on migrants

US President Barack Obama has hailed German Chancellor Angela Merkel's "courageous" leadership in opening doors to migrants fleeing the Syrian conflict.

Germany sets up special commission to probe gurdwara explosion

Germany sets up special commission to probe gurdwara explosion

A special commission has been set up by Germany's western city of Essen for a thorough probe into the gurdwara explosion in which three persons were injured, even as India's Consul General in Frankfurt visited the Sikh community and held talks with authorities.

Satirical TV song about Erdogan sparks Turkey-Germany row

A song lampooning Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan that was broadcast on a German public television satirical show has sparked a diplomatic spat between Berlin and Ankara, sources on both sides confirmed today.

Germany bans neo-Nazi group, carries out sweeping raids

Germany bans neo-Nazi group, carries out sweeping raids

Germany banned a neo-Nazi group called the "White Wolves Terror Crew" on Wednesday after police targeted its members in dawn raids in 10 states.

Berlin bomb blast: 1 killed, terrorism angle ruled out

Berlin bomb blast: 1 killed, terrorism angle ruled out

A car bomb killed a driver travelling down a street in central Berlin on Tuesday, police said.

Angela Merkel admits Balkan migrant route closure benefits Germany

Angela Merkel admits Balkan migrant route closure benefits Germany

Chancellor Angela Merkel admitted Monday that Germany benefited from a decision by Balkan nations to close their borders to migrants seeking to head north, even as she insisted that it was not a long-term solution.

Angela Merkel faces drubbing as German populists eye poll surge

Angela Merkel faces drubbing as German populists eye poll surge

Merkel`s Christian Democratic Union was bracing for a poor showing, particularly in its traditional stronghold of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

Will crash plane and kill 200 passengers if you leave me, pilot tells wife

Will crash plane and kill 200 passengers if you leave me, pilot tells wife

An Italian pilot flying a Japan-bound flight allegedly threatened to crash the plane with 200 passengers on board if his wife left him, a report said on Monday.

Angela Merkel isolated as EU partners slam door on refugees

Angela Merkel isolated as EU partners slam door on refugees

Abandoned by France, defied by eastern Europe, German Chancellor Angela Merkel cuts a lonely figure in her struggle for EU "solidarity" on the refugee crisis ahead of a Brussels summit.

France, Germany press Brussels on terror funding crackdown

France and Germany pressed the European Union today to speed up plans designed to crack down on the funding of terrorist groups.

Islamic State sending fighters disguised as refugees: German spy agency

Islamic State militants have slipped into Europe disguised as refugees, the head of Germany`s domestic intelligence agency (BfV) said on Friday, a day after security forces thwarted a potential IS attack in Berlin.

Suspects in Islamic State plot `lived in refugee shelters`: German police

Suspects in Islamic State plot `lived in refugee shelters`: German police

Algerians targeted in raids on Thursday over suspected links to the Islamic State group lived in refugee shelters, the German Police said.

German police raid properties in search for Islamic State suspects

German police conducted raids in Berlin and other parts of northern Germany on Thursday in a search for four men suspected of having links to Islamic State militants and possibly preparing an attack in Germany, police said.

Men over 30 outdoing women with selfies: Study

Men over 30 outdoing women with selfies: Study

The study conducted by Selfiexploratory helps one explore and compare global selfie trends.

Syrian husband allows smugglers to rape his wife daily as payment for trafficking kin to Europe

Syrian husband allows smugglers to rape his wife daily as payment for trafficking kin to Europe

Crisis in Middle East have pushed the migrants to the brink that they are taking extreme measures to find a haven in Europe. In another heart-wrenching tale depicting migrants' plight, a Syrian refugee allowed smugglers to sexually exploit his wife daily as payment for trafficking his family to Europe.

Germany: Nearly 1.1 million migrants arrived last year

Nearly 1.1 million people were registered as asylum-seekers in Germany last year, more than 400,000 of them from Syria, the government said on Wednesday.

Turkey seizes 1,200 unsafe life jackets intended for refugees

Turkey seizes 1,200 unsafe life jackets intended for refugees

Turkish police have seized over 1,200 unsafe life jackets destined for use by migrants trying to reach Greece by sea, in a raid on an underground workshop that used Syrian underage labour, a report said today.