Clouds over German economy as industrial output, exports fall

Clouds over German economy as industrial output, exports fall

An unexpected drop in German industrial production in December, as well as a decline in exports, cast a shadow over the outlook for Europe's biggest economy, analysts said Tuesday.

'Horrified' by Russian bombings in Syria, says Angela Merkel

Turkey and Germany agreed on Monday on a set of measures to try to tackle the Syrian refugee crisis, including a joint diplomatic initiative aimed at halting attacks against Syria's largest city.

Turkey cannot be expected to shoulder refugee burden alone: PM

Turkey`s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country cannot be expected to shoulder the burden of refugees alone as 30,000 Syrians massed at the Turkish border after fleeing a Russia-backed regime offensive on the northern region of Aleppo.

Did you hear this? Donald Trump in running for 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Did you hear this? Donald Trump in running for 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Donald Trump, Greek islanders helping desperate migrants, Angela Merkel and the pope -- some may seem more likely than others but all are understood to be in the running for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

Angela Merkel tells Vladimir Putin to `use influence` to rein in Ukraine rebels

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday urged Russian President Vladimir Putin to use his influence to rein in pro-Kremlin rebels in eastern Ukraine, a day after the German leader warned that a peace deal was not being fully implemented.

Berlin to list Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia as `safe countries of origin`: Vice chancellor

Germany will place Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia on the list of "safe countries of origin", Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel announced Thursday, in a move that will make it easier to reject asylum requests from those nationals.

Angela Merkel opens Holocaust art expo with anti-Semitism warning

Angela Merkel opens Holocaust art expo with anti-Semitism warning

Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday opened a major exhibition featuring works by Jewish concentration camp prisoners, as she pledged to combat a feared rise in anti-Semitism in Germany linked to a record influx of refugees.

Clouds over German economy as biz confidence falls to 11-month low

Clouds over German economy as biz confidence falls to 11-month low

The outlook for the German economy, Europe's biggest, clouded over significantly in January as business confidence fell to its lowest level in 11 months, the Ifo economic institute said Monday.

Barack Obama, Angela Merkel discuss aid for Syrian refugees: White House

Obama told Merkel he plans to host a summit for leaders at the UN General Assembly in September to secure new commitments to help address the refugee crisis, the White House said in a statement.

Charlie Hebdo's another shocker: Alan Kurdi, Syrian boy found dead on Turkish beach, would've grown to become a sex offender

Charlie Hebdo's another shocker: Alan Kurdi, Syrian boy found dead on Turkish beach, would've grown to become a sex offender

The cartoon depicts two male creatures running after terrified women with the caption: "What would have become of the young Alan if he had grown up? A groper in Germany."

Anti-refugee right-wingers go on rampage in Leipzig: Police

Anti-refugee right-wingers go on rampage in Leipzig: Police

Over 200 masked right-wing supporters, carrying placards with racist overtones, went on a rampage in the eastern city of Leipzig on Monday night, throwing fireworks, breaking windows and vandalising buildings, police said.

New Year's Eve assaults in Cologne not linked to organised crime: German official

New Year's Eve assaults in Cologne not linked to organised crime: German official

A top German police official says he doesn't believe New Year's Eve assaults in Cologne and elsewhere blamed largely on foreigners were linked to organised crime.

Thousands at far-right rally against Merkel migrant policy

Thousands of far-right protesters have rallied in the eastern German city of Leipzig against the record refugee influx they blamed for sexual violence against women at New Year's Eve festivities.

'Merkel out!': PEGIDA supporters vent ire post Cologne attacks

Chanting "Merkel out" and waving German flags, supporters of the xenophobic PEGIDA movement vented their anger today against migrants after a rash of sexual assaults in the western city of Cologne. Carrying banners and signs bearing slogans like "Rapefugees not welcome", the far-right protesters took aim at Merkel, accusing her of allowing migrants to running amok in Germany through her liberal stance towards those fleeing war.

Germany promises migrant crime crackdown after Cologne assaults

Some 121 women are reported to have been robbed, threatened or sexually molested there by gangs of mostly drunk men.

Merkel under fire on migrants after New Year's Eve assaults

Merkel under fire on migrants after New Year's Eve assaults

German Chancellor Angela Merkel came under mounting pressure today over her welcoming stance toward migrants, which opponents have linked to a shocking rash of apparently coordinated sex attacks in Cologne on New Year's Eve.

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.

Angela Merkel's office sealed off due to security scare

Angela Merkel's office sealed off due to security scare

The office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been sealed off due to a suspicious package, a report said on Wednesday.

German minister lashes out at police over New Year sex assaults

The German Police is under fire for failing to stop sexual assaults against women committed in the city of Cologne on New Year`s Eve.

Germany's influx of refugees is an opportunity: Angela Merkel

Germany's influx of refugees is an opportunity: Angela Merkel

German society and the economy stand to benefit from the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday, repeating her optimistic mantra "we can do this".