Lightning strikes German football pitch, 35 hurt, 3 seriously

Lightning strikes German football pitch, 35 hurt, 3 seriously

Lightning struck a football pitch in western Germany today, injuring 35 people, three of them seriously, media reported.

EU faces `difficult` talks on Russia sanctions: Germany

Current EU sanctions on Russia`s banking, defence and energy sectors expire in July.

World leaders kick off G7 talks with economy, terrorism and refugees in focus

World leaders kick off G7 talks with economy, terrorism and refugees in focus

Obama arrived in Japan after spending several days in Vietnam, where he urged the communist authorities to embrace human rights and abandon authoritarianism.

Ajay Devgn, Sooraj Pancholi to get action training in Germany for Remo's film

Ajay Devgn, Sooraj Pancholi to get action training in Germany for Remo's film

Actors Ajay Devgn and Sooraj Pancholi will be undergoing special action training in Germany for Remo D'Souza's film. Ajay and Sooraj have teamed up for choreographer-turned-director Remo's dance-action movie.

ECB bond-buying scheme faces new lawsuit in Germany

ECB bond-buying scheme faces new lawsuit in Germany

A group of German businessmen and academics are taking the European Central Bank to court over its controversial bond-buying programme, their lawyer said on Tuesday.

German politicians say Merkel left EU exposed to Turkish blackmail

German politicians accused Chancellor Angela Merkel at the weekend of making Europe overly dependent on Turkey in the migrant crisis, leaving the bloc vulnerable to blackmail by President Tayyip Erdogan.

German government plans to spend EUR 93.6 billion on refugees by end 2020: Report

Germany`s government expects to spend around EUR 93.6 billion by the end of 2020 on costs related to the refugee crisis, a magazine said on Saturday, citing a draft from the federal Finance Ministry for negotiations with the country`s 16 states.

Germany scraps postwar convictions of gays under Nazi law

Article 175 of the penal code outlawed "sexual acts contrary to nature... Be it between people of the male gender or between people and animals".

Germany to increase troops for first time since Cold War ended

Germany is raising the number of its troops for the first time since 1990, ending a quarter of a century of successive cuts in the army since the end of the Cold War.

German knife man kills one, wounds three in possible Islamist attack

Police today arrested a 27-year-old German national who knifed four people around 5:00 am at the commuter railway station of the small town of Grafing, east of Munich.

Man shouts 'Allahu Akbar', attacks four persons with knife leaving them with life-threatening injuries

Man shouts 'Allahu Akbar', attacks four persons with knife leaving them with life-threatening injuries

A man attacked passengers with a knife at a train station in the Munich area in southern Germany early on Tuesday, leaving four people with life-threatening injuries, Bavarian radio reported.

Nearly half of Europeans in poll want own votes on EU, like UK

Nearly half of voters in eight big European Union countries want to be able to vote on whether to remain members of the bloc, just as Britons will in a referendum next month, according to an opinion poll published on Monday.

Defending migrant deal, EU seeks end of visas for Turks

Defending migrant deal, EU seeks end of visas for Turks

The European Union asked member states on Wednesday to grant visa-free travel to Turks in return for Ankara stopping migrants reaching Europe but it insisted Turkey must still change some laws and said it would get no "free ride".

US says Iraq's PM in ''strong position'' amid political unrest

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi is in a strong position despite political unrest in Iraq, thanks in part to his battlefield successes and his commitment to a multi-sectarian state, US Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Monday.

Germany's right-wing AfD to adopt anti-Islam manifesto

Germany's right-wing AfD to adopt anti-Islam manifesto

AfD leaders have stated that "Islam is not part of Germany" and on the second day of the party's congress on Sunday were also expected to demand bans on Muslim symbols in Germany.

US puts Germany, China on watchlist for economic surpluses

US puts Germany, China on watchlist for economic surpluses

The United States named Germany, China and three other East Asian countries on Friday to a new "monitoring" list of trade partners with excessive budget and trade surpluses.

US to send 250 more troops to help fight IS in Syria

President Barack Obama said Monday the US would send up to 250 more military trainers to help fight the Islamic State jihadist group in Syria.

Obama calls for strong, united Europe

Obama calls for strong, united Europe

US President Barack Obama made an impassioned plea for European unity in the face of rising populism and scepticism about the European Union Monday, urging the continent to recognise its own achievements.

Know why British Queen banned Obama’s choppers from landing on royal lawns

Know why British Queen banned Obama’s choppers from landing on royal lawns

The Queen called Obama’s bevy of choppers “over the top”, meaning the Secret Service had to rethink their plans to land about six aircraft in the 300-year-old gardens of her main residence.

Turkey PM pressures Merkel on visa-free travel in migrant deal

Turkey PM pressures Merkel on visa-free travel in migrant deal

Merkel is on a high-stakes visit to Turkey aimed at boosting a six-billion-euro ($6.7 billion) deal plagued by moral and legal concerns to return migrants arriving on Greek shores to Turkey.