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German general becomes first non-American to serve as US Army Europe's chief of staff
A German Army brigadier general who served with NATO forces in Afghanistan has been named to be the chief of staff of US Army Europe, the first non-American officer to hold the position with the Army’s oldest overseas command.

01.08.2014 15:17

Anti-Semitic attacks soar across Europe amid Israel’s operation in Gaza
Jewish communities around the world are getting to grips with a recent upswing in anti-Semitic incidents after the latest Israeli-Hamas conflict. These have included physical assaults, firebombing of synagogues and calls for violence against Israelis.

30.07.2014 14:17

German minister's 'give up' advice to Snowden stirs opposition ire
Instead of being hunted and changing countries all his life, Edward Snowden should return to the US and face charges, shared the German Justice Minister, arousing waves of indignant comments from political opponents and human rights activists worldwide.

30.07.2014 05:26

German synagogue attacked as Gaza-related death threats, hate speech surge
Molotov cocktails were thrown at a synagogue in a western German town, local police said. A Frankfurt rabbi has received death threats over the phone as anti-Jewish comments in social media skyrocketed in connection with the Gaza crisis.

29.07.2014 19:56

Germany’s biggest tabloid under fire for criticizing local Muslims
An opinion article in Germany’s biggest tabloid which criticized the country’s Muslim community for "honor killings" and "disproportionate criminality" among Muslim youths sparked fierce criticism from adepts of Islam and opposition politicians alike.

28.07.2014 09:58

89 yo Nazi war crime suspect dies in US custody before extradition to Germany
An 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect and American citizen died in custody just hours before a US court gave the go ahead for his extradition to Germany.

24.07.2014 07:27

Old technology in NSA age: Typewriter sales surge in Germany
​An increasing number of businesses are opting out of staying virtually connected and are reverting back to old technologies to avoid being spied on. The move has led to a surge in typewriter sales in Germany.

23.07.2014 03:37

​Lessons from the Liberation of Majdanek
July 23 marks the 70th anniversary of one of the most important liberations of World War II. On that day in 1944, troops of the Soviet Second Tank Army liberated the Majdanek death camp near Lublin in Poland.

July 22, 2014 12:33

Berlin wants to prosecute US handlers of German spies
Criminal prosecution is likely to be expanded on Americans involved in recruiting and supervising activities of German officials spying for the US intelligence, Germany’s Justice Minister Heiko Maas told Welt am Sonntag.

20.07.2014 09:30

‘NSA in da house’: German artist lights up US Embassy (VIDEO)
German artist, Oliver Bienkowski made a point of criticizing the USA’s surveillance program by projecting the words ‘NSA in da House’ over the walls of the US Embassy in Berlin.

20.07.2014 10:18

‘Forced into service’: 89yo Nazi camp guard fights extradition to Germany
An 89-year-old former concentration camp guard who was accused of aiding and abetting the deaths of 216,000 Jews, claims his work in Waffen SS was not voluntary and he was “forced into a service he did not want to enter.”

19.07.2014 11:12

Obama’s ratings tumble in Germany, Russia in wake of NSA spying, Ukraine crisis
Revelations of the National Security Agency’s global spy program, together with civil strife in Ukraine has severely damaged Barack Obama’s popularity among Brazilians, Germans and Russians, a major US polling agency reported.

18.07.2014 10:45

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