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Germany's Maas: We need to talk about reopening the Brexit accord

May`s two-year attempt to forge an amicable divorce with an independent trade policy was crushed by parliament in the biggest defeat for a British leader in modern history.

Jan 18, 2019, 12:24 PM IST

German nationalist slammed over racist comment on Jerome Boateng

A top member of a rising German nationalist party drew sharp criticism today for reportedly saying that many people wouldn't want Jerome Boateng, a key player on Germany's national soccer team whose father was born in Ghana, as their neighbor.

May 29, 2016, 18:32 PM IST

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".

May 12, 2016, 01:21 AM IST

German justice minister appeals to press to hand over Panama Papers

German Justice Minister Heiko Maas appealed in a newspaper interview to media to hand over the Panama Papers that show how offshore firms are used to stash the wealth of the world`s elite.

Apr 11, 2016, 02:02 AM IST

Facebook pledges to combat racism on German platform

Facebook pledged Monday to combat racist hate speech on its German-language network amid a spike in xenophobic comments online as Germany faces an unprecedented influx of refugees.

Sep 15, 2015, 14:09 PM IST

Facebook to meet German government on Internet hate-mongering

Facebook today accepted an invitation from Germany's justice minister to discuss doing more to purge the social network of racist posts after widespread complaints from users.

Aug 27, 2015, 22:24 PM IST

Lawmakers and bloggers named in German treason case

Germany`s domestic spy agency named not just bloggers but also lawmakers in a criminal complaint that sparked a controversial treason probe, news weekly Der Spiegel said on Friday.

Aug 07, 2015, 19:03 PM IST

Germany to toughen penalties against child porn

Germany is seeking to widen its definition of child pornography and jail people for up to three years for owning or trading photographs of naked children that are considered pornographic, according to a new draft law.

Sep 18, 2014, 01:58 AM IST