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Germany jails anti-refugee assailant for slashing Cologne mayor

D - A German court Friday handed a 14-year jail sentence to a man for stabbing Cologne's future mayor in the neck in a violent protest against her welcoming stance towards refugees.

Ukraine will join EU within 10 years: Groysman

Berlin - Ukraine will join the EU within the next decade, Prime Minister Volodymyr Groysman said Friday, adding that his country still believed strongly in the bloc despite Britain's vote to leave.

EU-Canada deal should be put to German parliament: Merkel

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that the German parliament should be consulted on the EU's free trade deal with Canada, setting her on a collision course with European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker.

Extremism on rise in Germany: Security service

Berlin - Political extremism rose sharply in Germany last year -- among far-right but also far-left and Islamist radical groups -- the domestic intelligence agency said Tuesday.

EU 'strong enough' to survive Brexit: Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Tuesday that the EU could survive a Brexit and warned Britain the union would not tolerate "cherry-picking' in upcoming negotiations on their future relations.

Hollande urges Britain to not drag out Brexit process

Berlin - French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged Britain to "not waste time" in triggering the process to leave the EU, arguing that it is to all parties' advantage to move forward quickly.

Germany, France, Italy vow 'new impulse' for EU

Berlin - The leaders of Germany, France and Italy vowed Monday "a new impulse" for the EU as it reels from Brexit and told London that the bloc would make no deals before Britain formally decides to leave.

In Brexit fallout, Merkel opts to keep calm and carry on

Berlin - Britain's shock decision to leave the EU forces German Chancellor Angela Merkel into action to save the bloc, but true to her reputation for prudence, she has pledged to avoid both haste and vitriol.

Merkel says understands Britain needs time on Brexit

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday it was understandable that Britain needs time before triggering its exit from the European Union, but warned against dragging out the process."We cannot afford to have a long period of uncertainty.

German, French ministers urge deeper EU 'political union'

Berlin - The foreign ministers of Germany and France on Monday called for ambitious steps to strengthen the European Union after Britain's shock vote to leave the bloc."We will...

'Regretting motherhood' debate rages in Germany

Berlin - Is it possible to regret becoming a mother? The question first posed by an Israeli researcher has stirred a debate in Germany like in no other country, shattering a long-held taboo."In Israel, it was settled in a week.

European Parliament urges Britain to begin EU exit Tuesday

Berlin - The European Parliament's chief called Sunday for British Prime Minister David Cameron to begin formal proceedings to leave the EU at a summit this week.

Want to lower your blood pressure? Listen to Mozart

New research indicates that listening to Mozart is as effective in lowering blood pressure as reducing salt intake from your diet.

European leaders discuss EU future after Brexit shock

Berlin - Founding EU members held a crisis meeting Saturday on the future of the bloc after Britain's seismic vote to leave the union and the resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron.

Merkel warns EU against kneejerk reaction to Brexit

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday warned EU member states against drawing hasty conclusions about Britain's decision to quit the bloc, as that risked further splitting Europe."We take note of the British people's decision with regret.

Gunman killed by police after storming German cinema

Viernheim - A masked gunman barricaded himself in a German multiplex cinema with dozens of people Thursday before being killed by police on high security alert following a string of attacks around Europe, officials said.

German mural for dead migrant boy vandalised

Frankfurt - Vandals have destroyed a mural in Germany dedicated to a Syrian toddler who drowned last year trying to reach Europe with his family, police said Thursday.

Turkey blocks German MPs' base visit after genocide row

Berlin - Turkey has barred a German delegation from visiting an air base used to fight jihadists in Syria, amid a bitter diplomatic spat between Berlin and Ankara, officials said Wednesday.

German nurse likely killed at least 33: Investigators

Berlin - A German nurse jailed for life last year for murdering two patients is now a suspect in at least 33 more deaths, investigators said Wednesday, adding that he has admitted to have killed even more.The man, identified only as Niels H.

U.S. commander warns NATO couldn't repel Russian Baltic invasion

Berlin - NATO would currently be unable to protect the Baltics against a Russian attack, the commander of US ground forces in Europe, General Ben Hodges, said in a news report Wednesday.
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