Germany: Meet the artist who uses helicopter instead of paintbrush!

Like most artists he requires skill, precision and a firm hand - but unlike other painters he also needs a pilot’s licence and nerves of steel.

As Armenia marks 1915 massacre, Berlin calls it genocide
As Armenia marks 1915 massacre, Berlin calls it genocide

 

Yerevan: Armenia marked the centenary on Friday of a mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with a simple flower-laying ceremony attended by foreign leaders as Germany became the latest country to respond to its calls for recognition that it was genocide.

German foreign minister rejects Armenia `genocide` label

German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said he would not call the mass murder of Armenians that began 100 years ago Friday a "genocide", one day after the German president used the label.

Trial begins in death of Turkish-German heroine

An 18-year-old defendant apologised Friday for the death of a young German-Turkish woman who became a national symbol of courage for giving her life trying to protect two teenage girls.

Champion Maria Sharapova dumped by Angelique Kerber in Stuttgart
Champion Maria Sharapova dumped by Angelique Kerber in Stuttgart

Three-time defending Stuttgart champion Maria Sharapova lost her opening claycourt match of the season Thursday, going down 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 to Germany`s Angelique Kerber in the German city.

Germany orders intelligence agency to fix flaws in operations

 The German government has ordered its foreign intelligence agency to address flaws in some of its operations, after Der Spiegel reported that agency officials indirectly helped US agencies spy on European firms such as defence manufacturer Airbus.

Germany bears a `responsibility` for Armenia `genocide`: President

Germany condemns the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman forces as a "genocide", President Joachim Gauck said Thursday, adding that Germany bore partial blame for the bloodletting.

EU leaders commit ships, aid for action on Mediterranean migrants

European Union leaders on Thursday started committing new resources to save lives in the Mediterranean at an emergency summit convened after hundreds of migrants drowned in the space of a few days, and discussed action to destroy vessels that could be used for trafficking.

Maharashtra CM Fadnavis embarks on Israel tour from April 26

 After his visit to Germany where he tried to woo global investors, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is set to embark on a tour to Israel from Sunday with focus on exploring sophisticated agri technology used by that country and later to Japan early next month.

Maharashtra CM embarks on Israel tour from April 26

After his visit to Germany where he tried to woo global investors, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is set to embark on a tour to Israel from Sunday with focus on exploring sophisticated agri technology used by that country and later to Japan early next month.

German rail hit by new drivers` strike

 The start of a new 43-hour walkout by train drivers in Germany on Wednesday left a large proportion of rail traffic across the country cancelled or disrupted, rail operator Deutsche Bahn said. 

Hungary says FBI chief insensitive, superficial on Holocaust

Hungary has joined Poland in denouncing remarks by FBI director James Comey which seemed to equate Poland's and Hungary's roles in the Holocaust with that of Germany.

Champions League: Bayern Munich thrash Porto to reach semis for fourth year
Champions League: Bayern Munich thrash Porto to reach semis for fourth year

Robert Lewandowski scored twice on Tuesday as Bayern Munich powered into the Champions League semi-finals for the fourth year in succession with a 6-1 second-leg routing -- 7-4 on aggregate -- of ten-man Porto.

Marco Reus in fresh trouble with police
Marco Reus in fresh trouble with police

Germany winger Marco Reus is being investigated by police for another motoring offence, despite being fined half a million euros last year for driving without a licence.

Tsipras to meet Merkel Thursday in Brussels: Greek government

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet German Chancellor Angela Merkel Thursday on the sidelines of an EU summit, the Athens government said as it continues to wrangle with creditors over a new rescue package.

Auschwitz bookkeeper admits "moral guilt" at Holocaust trial

 A former Nazi death camp officer dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" went on trial in Germany Tuesday, with almost 70 Holocaust survivors and victims` relatives at the court.

German court to try `bookkeeper of Auschwitz`, 93

A former Nazi death camp officer dubbed the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" goes on trial in Germany Tuesday, with almost 70 Holocaust survivors and victims` relatives expected in the courtroom.

US seeks to calm Holocaust row with Poland

 US officials Monday sought to tamp down a spat with Poland after the FBI chief suggested the country shared responsibility for the Holocaust with Germany, but dodged questions on whether he would apologize.

German train drivers announce new strike

 German train drivers demanding wage increases from their employer, the national rail operator Deutsche Bahn, on Monday announced they would hold their seventh strike in 10 months this week.

Jeb Bush to visit Germany, Poland, Estonia in June

 US Republican Jeb Bush will travel to Germany, Poland and Estonia in early June, his office announced Monday, a sign he could be solidifying plans to enter the 2016 presidential race.