Even today, nobody knows what happened to around 1.3 million Germans who went missing during World War II. The head of the organization that tries to find them said recently that their fates will never be cleared up. The Local reports.
The SPD wants to negotiate over fixed-term contracts, refugee family reunion and Germany’s two-tier health care systems in upcoming talks. Without progress, a new government could be in jeopardy.
Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) on Sunday voted to begin coalition talks with Angela Merkel ‘s conservatives in a bid to end the country’s political limbo following September 24 elections.
Germany-wide police raids have been carried out on suspected Iranian spies. Iran has been linked in the past to spying, assassinating dissidents and targeting Israelis.
Germans are growing impatient with the U.S. Senate’s failure to confirm President Trump’s choice for ambassador to Germany more than four months after the longtime foreign policy expert was nominated. By Benjamin Weinthal
Rail and air traffic in Germany have slowly resumed after a winter storm with hurricane-force winds slammed into western Europe. Several people were killed by falling trees and dangerous road conditions due to the storm.
Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democrats (CDU) as well as the Social Democrats (SPD), the Greens and the Free Democrats voted in favor of creating a commissioner post to develop and implement a strategy to root out anti-Jewish sentiment and crime as part of a 17-point proposal.
Chancellor Angela Merkel told her Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz that Vienna’s resistance to sharing out refugees across the bloc was “wrong”.
Warsaw on Wednesday played down a row with Germany over its demand for World War II reparations, with Poland’s foreign minister saying the issue should not hinder good relations between neighbours.
Sebastian Kurz is in Berlin to convince Angela Merkel that he’s pro-European. But the German leader also needs Austria’s rising star, who has the ear of Eastern Europe’s populists.