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Berlin to require mums to come clean on 'milkmen's kids'

Berlin - Germany has drafted a law requiring mothers to inform their partners if their children were fathered by another man, Justice Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday.

Teenage cop attacker linked to IS charged in Germany

Berlin - German federal prosecutors said Monday they had brought charges against a 16-year-old girl who allegedly stabbed a policeman in February in an operation for the Islamic State jihadist group.The German-Moroccan teenager, identified only as Safia S.

Germany, Paris, Warsaw call for closer ties post-Brexit

Weimar - The German, French and Polish foreign ministers vowed Sunday to increase ties between their countries when Britain leaves the EU to secure a safer and more effective union."Confronted by unparallelled challenges in Europe...

EU nations must not to refuse Muslim migrants: Merkel

Berlin - The refusal of some EU countries to accept Muslim refugees is "unacceptable", Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday as Germany called for quotas to divide the influx throughout the bloc.

Germany expects 300,000 asylum seekers this year

Berlin - Germany expects up to 300,000 asylum seekers to arrive this year, less than one-third of the total during 2015's record influx, the Federal Office for Migrants and Refugees (BAMF) said Sunday.

HRW urges Merkel to address 'disappearances' in Turkmenistan

Berlin - Human Rights Watch on Thursday urged Chancellor Angela Merkel to bring up major rights violations, including a "policy of disappearances", when Germany hosts the president of Turkmenistan next week.

Germany 'mulling pullout from Turkish airbase'

Berlin - Germany's military is preparing to pull out from a Turkish airbase as a row between the two NATO partners escalates, Der Spiegel magazine reported Thursday.

German ex-president Scheel, 'Ostpolitik pioneer' dies aged 97

Berlin - Former West German president Walter Scheel, who helped pave the way for his country's rapprochement with the communist East, died on Wednesday aged 97, his party's spokesman said.

Stockpile food in case of attack, Germany tells citizens

Berlin - Germany on Wednesday urged its population to stockpile food and water to prepare for possible terrorist or cyber attacks, as it adopted its first civil defence strategy since the end of the Cold War.

How to enjoy the sun but avoid skin cancer risks

As the sun continues to shine down intensely over the northern hemisphere renewed concerns have arisen about skin cancer risks. A German company has recently reiterated best practices for keeping safe during the summer.

Merkel wants migrant return deals with N.African states

Berlin - German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Tuesday on the EU and North African countries to do deals modelled on a controversial agreement with Turkey to stem migrant flows to Europe.

German reality TV star fined for 'false' rape accusation

Berlin - A German court Monday convicted a reality TV star of falsely accusing two men of rape, capping a case that spurred a national campaign for tougher laws against sex crimes.

Germany to chart first civil defence plan since Cold War: report

Berlin - Germany will introduce its first civil defence strategy since the end of the Cold War, calling on the population to stockpile enough food and water for several days, according to a report Sunday.

Germany proposes burqa ban in public places

Berlin - Germany's interior minister on Friday proposed partially banning the full-face burqa Islamic veil, as a debate on integration rages after two jihadist attacks and ahead of key state elections.

German police arrest Muslim convert over bomb plot scare

Berlin - German police on Wednesday arrested a 27-year-old convert to Islam on fears he was planning a bomb attack, but later said they found no evidence to back the suspicion."The suspicion has not been confirmed," a police spokesman said.

German vice-chancellor gives neo-Nazi protesters the finger

Berlin - Germany's Vice-Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel raised eyebrows Wednesday over a video of him showing the middle finger to a group of far-right protesters.

German police arrest Munich gunman's 'weapons supplier'

Berlin - German police Tuesday arrested a man believed to have supplied a gun and bullets used by a teenage gunman to kill nine people in a rampage at a Munich shopping centre, prosecutors said.

EU watchdog finetunes cockpit safety recommendations

Berlin - Europe's aviation watchdog issued new recommendations Tuesday to keep better tabs on crews following a deliberate crash in the French Alps last year caused by a depressed co-pilot.

Europe is 'humiliating' Ankara: Turkish FM

Berlin - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu accused the European Union of "humiliating" Ankara, and reiterated his government's demand for visa-free travel in exchange for stemming the migrant flow, in an interview with a German daily.

Warning over period tracker apps

Women have been warned against using period tracker apps, for the purposes of contraception, by a leading medical organization. The apps are simply not accurate enough.
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