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Merkel calls threats, attacks against Jews in Germany 'disgrace'

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel said Monday it was a "disgrace" that Jews in Germany faced insults, threats or violence, as she marked 70 years since the liberation of the Auschwitz death camp.

Thousands join anti-Islam rally as Germany worries about image

Berlin - Thousands of people joined a march by the German anti-Islamisation PEGIDA movement on Sunday, the group's first rally since threats surfaced against the group and its leader resigned over "Hitler" photos.

Germany halts arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Berlin - Germany has decided to stop arms exports to Saudi Arabia because of "instability in the region," German daily Bild reported on Sunday.

ECB rings in new year with QE fireworks

Frankfurt - The European Central Bank began 2015 with a bang Thursday, launching a massive trillion-euro bond purchase programme to ward off deflation and end stagnation in the eurozone economy.

German police arrest two suspected IS members

Berlin - German police Thursday arrested and searched the homes of two suspected members of the extremist Islamic State group who had returned from Syria, authorities said. The two German nationals, identified as Mustafa C., 26, and 27-year-old Sebastian B.

Germany's PEGIDA leader steps down after 'Hitler selfie'

Berlin - The leader of Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA stepped down after a picture emerged of him sporting a Hitler-style haircut and moustache, along with racist slurs he posted on Facebook.

Foreign ministers in Ukraine talks call for ceasefire

Berlin - The foreign ministers of Russia, Ukraine, Germany and France ended their latest Berlin crisis meeting Wednesday with a joint call to cease hostilities in Ukraine but no breakthrough agreement to stop the bloodshed.

Photo of German anti-Islam leader in Hitler pose surfaces

Berlin - A photo of the founder of Germany's new anti-"Islamisation" movement showing him wearing an Adolf Hitler-like moustache and hair style surfaced in German media Wednesday.

European car sales rise in 2014, ending six-year slump

According to the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA) car sales in the European Union rose in 2014. Sales have been up for the first time in six years.

New Ukraine talks to dampen flare-up in fighting

Berlin - The foreign ministers of Ukraine, Russia, Germany and France are set to meet Wednesday in Berlin in a bid to stem fresh fighting in Ukraine, Germany said.

German police in fresh raids on suspect Islamist sites

Berlin - German police searched more than a dozen suspected Islamist sites early on Tuesday, seeking associates of two men who have been detained for allegedly planning an attack in Syria, police said.

Thousands march against PEGIDA in Germany

Berlin - More than 17,000 anti-racism demonstrators took to the streets in several German cities to voice opposition to the PEGIDA anti-Islamic movement, whose own weekly rally was cancelled over a terrorism threat.

Germany's PEGIDA vows to rally again after attack threat

Dresden - Germany's "anti-Islamisation" movement PEGIDA vowed at its first press conference Monday to take to the streets again next week after a march was cancelled over a terrorism threat.

German police ban anti-Islamic rally citing terror threat

Dresden - German police banned a planned rally by the anti-Islamic PEGIDA movement and other public open-air gatherings in the eastern city of Dresden Monday, citing a terrorist threat.

Interview with Munich Tourist Board Director Geraldine Knudson Special

Munich - Tourism in Munich is booming. Digital Journal meets Munich Tourist Board director Geraldine Knudson to find out more about tourism initiatives in the Bavarian capital.

Two arrested as German police raid Islamists in Berlin

Berlin - Scores of German police raided alleged Islamist sites in Berlin early on Friday, arresting two men suspected of being part of a group planning to carry out an attack in Syria, police said.

One arrested as German police raid Islamists in Berlin

Berlin - More than 200 German police officers raided suspected Islamist cells in and around Berlin early on Friday, arresting an alleged leader of a group planning to carry out an attack in Syria, police said.

The Canadian Opera Company balances old and new Special

Toronto - The Canadian Opera Company moves into daring territory with its 2015-2016 season, announced this past week. A mix of old favorites and new works dominates a season characterized by bold new choices and old favorites.

Iran nuclear talks 'in decisive phase': Germany

Berlin - Germany's foreign minister said Thursday no more deadlines must be missed in the Iran nuclear negotiations which had entered "a decisive phase.

German MP files complaint after Eritrean refugee killed

Berlin - A German lawmaker said Thursday he had lodged a legal complaint over a probe into the killing of an Eritrean refugee in a city that has seen large anti-foreigner protests.
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