Russia's Ukraine action a 'military intervention': Germany

Russia`s actions inside Ukraine "add up to a military intervention," German Chancellor Angela Merkel`s spokesman said Friday, ahead of an EU summit that will consider fresh sanctions against Moscow.

EU to discuss further sanctions against Russia: Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced Thursday that the European Union will discuss further sanctions against Russia on its special summit in Brussels Saturday.

'Jihad recruiters' arrested in Netherlands, Germany

Police in the Netherlands and Germany have arrested two men for allegedly recruiting jihadi fighters to go to Iraq and Syria, Dutch police said Thursday.

German flyers face disruption as pilots strike

Thousands of air passengers in Germany face delays and cancellations ahead of the weekend as wage talks between pilots and Lufthansa`s low-cost subsidiary Germanwings collapsed on Thursday.

Merkel urges Ukraine truce as Russia convoy returns home

German Chancellor Angela Merkel pushed for a new ceasefire in crisis talks with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko, as the troubled country prepared for Independence Day celebrations Sunday.

Tensions over Russian aid convoy as Merkel heads to Kiev

Parts of a mammoth aid convoy from Moscow on Saturday crossed back from rebel-held east Ukraine to Russian territory, as German Chancellor Angela Merkel jetted into Kiev for crisis talks.

100 Russian lorries return as Angela Merkel visits Ukraine

As German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in the Ukrainian capital, about 100 lorries from an unauthorised Russian aid convoy crossed back over the border from eastern Ukraine, BBC reported.

Merkel slams Russia over Ukraine convoy

Berlin: German Chancellor Angela Merkel has accused Russia of risking a further escalation of the conflict in eastern Ukraine by sending an aid convoy into the region without Kiev`s permission.

German cop in dock over cannibalism website killing

The trial of a German police officer accused of murdering a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists starts on Friday in the eastern city of Dresden.

Apologise for Spain civil war role, Germany told

Spanish campaigners said on Thursday they have written to German Chancellor Angela Merkel demanding she apologise for her country helping the ex-dictator Franco in Spain`s civil war.

Berlin blocks unearthing of giant Lenin statue head

German authorities have blocked plans to excavate a 3.5 tonne granite head of Vladimir Lenin for display in a new Berlin museum due to logistical and cost concerns, the organisers of the exhibition and local media said.

Memories of German WWI atrocities haunt Belgium

Bloody German atrocities against Belgian civilians at the outset of World War I still haunt gentle towns such as Dinant and Louvain whose sacrifice sparked global outrage and a drive to curb war crimes. 

Ready to send arms to Iraqi Kurds to fight IS: Germany

In a major departure from its long-standing policy of not exporting arms to a conflict region, Germany on Wednesday decided to supply weapons to Kurdish forces battling the "barbaric" IS militants in northern Iraq.

German sentenced to death in China over killings

Germany says a German man has been sentenced to death in China after being convicted on two counts of premeditated killing.

Qatar financing IS jihadists: German minister

Vice Chancellor and Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel this week urged a "debate" about who has been and is financing the IS, but without naming any countries.

Germany ready to send arms to Kurdish forces in Iraq

Germany is prepared to send arms to Kurdish security forces in northern Iraq fighting Islamic State militants, Germany`s foreign and defence ministers said on Wednesday.

German cop to go on trial over cannibalism website killing

A German police officer will go on trial Friday accused of murdering a willing victim he met on a website for cannibalism fetishists.

Germany`s Merkel to visit Ukraine on Saturday

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will travel to Kiev on Saturday and meet with top officials, making her first visit to Ukraine since the crisis there erupted.

India 5th in wind power generation with 1,700 MW added in 2013

India ranked fifth among top ten wind power producers in the world by adding 1,700 MW capacity in 2013, a global report on renewable energy said.

Turkey summons German ambassador over spying report: Official

The German magazine reported at the weekend that Berlin had identified Ankara as a top surveillance target in an internal government document from 2009.