The German government has admitted that it does not always know the whereabouts of rejected asylum seekers, but argues that the number doesn’t tell the whole truth.
Germany is one of the few European countries left which levies a tax on pooches. In Berlin, district coffers were enriched by more than €11 million through the ‘dog tax’ last year.
The government called a national holiday and ceremonies in Wittenberg, where Martin Luther began a split in the Catholic Church that transformed the world.
The German rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) has defended its decision to name a high-speed train after the world-famous Holocaust victim Anne Frank.
While praising Germany’s openness toward refugees, the UN refugee agency UNHCR has called on newly elected German lawmakers to further improve the situation and prospects for refugees.
Storm Herwart wreaked havoc across parts of central Europe, disrupting public transport, causing floods and uprooting trees. At least five people have been killed and several injured.
The final flight of bankrupt Air Berlin landed in the German capital Friday evening, as the fate of thousands of employees of the stricken carrier remains unclear.
Former chancellor Gerhard Schröder intervened directly with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to arrange the release of a jailed German human rights activist, Berlin said on Thursday.
You can’t just name your child whatever you like in Germany. Godsgift is OK; devilish monikers are not. Elsewhere in the world, the rules for name approval are even stricter. By Carla Bleiker, DW.
A court in Istanbul on Wednesday said that Peter Steudtner and 11 other human rights activists should be released after the Turkish public prosecutor requested an end to the pre-trial detention of the group.