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German official accuses Turkey of 'intolerable' spying

Berlin - A German state minister on Tuesday accused Turkey of "unacceptable" spying on alleged followers of exiled preacher Fethullah Gulen, whom President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blames for a failed coup attempt last year.

Brits in Germany put down roots to weather Brexit

Frankfurt Am Main - Former Royal Air Force airman Paul Hughes never imagined saying it, but he admits that he was almost "ashamed of my fellow countrymen" when Britons voted to leave the EU last June. "I was devastated," he tells AFP.

Brits in Germany put down roots to weather Brexit

Frankfurt Am Main - Former Royal Air Force airman Paul Hughes never imagined saying it, but he admits that he was almost "ashamed of my fellow countrymen" when Britons voted to leave the EU last June. "I was devastated," he tells AFP.

Turks in Germany start voting in Erdogan referendum

Berlin - Turkish voters in Germany, as deeply split as those in their ancestral homeland, started casting early ballots on Monday in a referendum that could vastly boost President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers.

Merkel cheers poll win as 'Schulz effect' fizzles

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel Monday welcomed a surprise state poll triumph by her party as "encouraging" for a September general election, as hype around her main rival fizzled in its first test.

Op-Ed: Trump bills Germany $490b for NATO ‘debt’. WRONG

Berlin - Donald Trump’s obscure logic for all things has reached a milestone at NATO. Trump handed Chancellor Merkel a ‘bill’ for $490 billon for America’s contribution to Germany’s defence. This was sublime unreality at its least impressive.

Few foreigners in eastern Germany but xenophobia is rife

Frankfurt Am Main - A social worker in the drab eastern German city of Frankfurt an der Oder admits she feels isolated at work whenever talk turns to the country's record influx of refugees.

Merkel's party easily beats centre-left in state poll

Saarbr - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party easily won a regional election Sunday, dealing an early blow to centre-left hopes of ending her more than decade-long reign.

Father disputes co-pilot guilt on Germanwings crash anniversary

Berlin - Two years to the day after the deadly Germanwings crash in the French Alps, the father of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz spoke out publicly Friday to dispute that his son deliberately downed the plane.

Father disputes pilot guilt on Germanwings crash anniversary

Berlin - Two years to the day after the deadly Germanwings crash in the French Alps, the father of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz will hold a press conference Friday to dispute that his son deliberately downed the plane.

German state poll an election-year test for Merkel

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's party faces a first election-year test against resurgent leftwing challengers when voters go to the polls on Sunday in the tiny region of Saarland.

Germany wealth inequality gap 'growing wider'

Berlin - A growing gap between rich and poor in Germany could sap social cohesion in Europe's largest economy and most populous country, a government report warned Thursday.

Germany to clear gays convicted under Nazi-era law

Berlin - The German government Wednesday approved plans to quash the convictions of 50,000 men sentenced for homosexuality under a Nazi-era law which remained in force after the war, and offer compensation.

German gays loved with 'one foot in prison'

Berlin - Fritz Schmehling was just a teenager when he was convicted in 1957 under a Nazi-era law against gays that remained on the books for decades after the war.

Germany to clear gays convicted under Nazi-era law

Berlin - Germany is expected Wednesday to approve quashing the convictions of 50,000 men sentenced for homosexuality under a Nazi-era law which remained in force after the war, and offer compensation.

Germany set to deport two terror suspects born on its soil

Berlin - Germany said Tuesday it will deport two men arrested on suspicion of planning a terror attack, despite the fact that while their parents are foreigners, they were both born in the country.

Turkey scraps rallies in Germany before vote as row rages

Berlin - Turkey on Tuesday scrapped all future campaign appearances by its politicians in Germany ahead of April's referendum on expanding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's powers, amid a heated diplomatic row.

German teens convicted for jihadist attack on Sikh temple

Essen - A German court on Tuesday sentenced three teenage boys to up to seven years in juvenile detention over a jihadist attack on an Indian wedding that badly wounded a Sikh priest.

BMW to squeeze more mileage out of luxury segment

Frankfurt Am Main - German luxury carmaker BMW said Tuesday it was planning as many as 40 new top-of-the-range models in the coming years in an effort to catch up after historic rival Mercedes outsold it in 2016.

Germanwings victims' families slam push to absolve co-pilot

Berlin - The father of a Germanwings co-pilot whose plane slammed into the Alps in 2015 is trying to prove his son did not crash the jet deliberately, sparking anger among victims' families.
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