France: Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in France
28th Mar 2015

France: Pregnant Muslim woman attacked in France

  By Oliver Gee   The 29-year-old woman, who was wearing a hijab, or Muslim headscarf, was hospitalized on Tuesday after being attacked on a street in Toulouse, southern France.   According to reports the heavily pregnant woman who is … Continued

Germany: Prosecutors say co-pilot hid illness from Germanwings
28th Mar 2015

Germany: Prosecutors say co-pilot hid illness from Germanwings

  Prosecutors say it appears that the co-pilot of an ill-fated Germanwings flight was ill. Meanwhile, German airlines have introduced a rule making it mandatory for two crew members to be in the cockpit at all times. The prosecutors’ office … Continued

France: Germanwings crash prompts two-person cockpit rule
27th Mar 2015

France: Germanwings crash prompts two-person cockpit rule

  Several European airlines are planning a two-person cockpit rule as Germany tries to comprehend why a lone co-pilot allegedly perpetrated Tuesday’s Germanwings crash. The rule is already standard in the United States. Germany’s BDL aviation federation announced late Thursday … Continued

France: Recovery efforts resume at dawn in Germanwings crash
25th Mar 2015

France: Recovery efforts resume at dawn in Germanwings crash

[Aerial view over the crash scene shows the wreckage of Germanwings Flight 9525 over the French Alps, Tuesday, March 24, 2015.] Investigators are to resume searching for clues about the crash of Germanwings flight 9525. The leaders of Germany, Spain … Continued

Germany: Islamic bank to be granted operating license
23rd Mar 2015

Germany: Islamic bank to be granted operating license

  According to a report in a business daily, Germany is about to get its first fully operational Islamic bank. The report says Germany’s financial regulator will grant an operating license to the Turkey-based bank. The report posted on the … Continued

Germany: ‘You are under attack,’ Snowden tells tech fair goers
19th Mar 2015

Germany: ‘You are under attack,’ Snowden tells tech fair goers

  Two years after Snowden’s revelations, security has become a big issue in the tech industry. But more needs to be done, he stressed in a live interview at the world’s largest tech fair. DW’s Paul-Christian Britz reports. When Edward … Continued

Germany: Court orders hijab ban softened
13th Mar 2015

Germany: Court orders hijab ban softened

    The German Constitutional Court has ordered the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to review a ban on Islamic veils in its schools. The judges decided that veils do not pose a concrete threat to a school’s learning environment. The … Continued

Sweden cancels Saudi arms deal after human rights row
11th Mar 2015

Sweden cancels Saudi arms deal after human rights row

  Sweden has ended a military deal with Saudi Arabia over human rights issues. The break comes after the Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström (photo above)was allegedly prevented from making a speech at an Arab League meeting. Sweden announced that … Continued

Greece, eurozone take ‘first step’ with extension deal
21st Feb 2015

Greece, eurozone take ‘first step’ with extension deal

    [Photo: Greece Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis]     Eurozone finance ministers have agreed in principle to a four-month extension to Greece’s international loans package. Eurogroup chief Jeroen Dijsselbloem called it a “first step in this process of rebuilding … Continued

France: Jewish cemetery vandalised
16th Feb 2015

France: Jewish cemetery vandalised

  A Jewish cemetery in eastern France has been desecrated in an act of anti-Semitic vandalism. The French interior minister has promised to do “everything” to catch the culprits. Hundreds of graves at a Jewish cemetery in France’s Alsace region … Continued

Italy, Malta rescue 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast
16th Feb 2015

Italy, Malta rescue 2,000 migrants off Libyan coast

  Italian and Maltese rescue vessels have saved more than 2,000 migrants off the Libyan coast. Italy has been calling for more international help to rescue asylum seekers making the perilous Mediterranean journey. The migrants were rescued off the Italian … Continued

Denmark: Suspect believed responsible for both attacks
15th Feb 2015

Denmark: Suspect believed responsible for both attacks

  Hours after two deadly shootings in Copenhagen, police conducted a manhunt for the suspects, in the end shooting one man dead. Authorities have now said that they believe the man they killed carried out both attacks. Copenhagen police confirmed … Continued

EU: Pressure high on Russia following Ukraine ceasefire deal
13th Feb 2015

EU: Pressure high on Russia following Ukraine ceasefire deal

[Photo: Russian President Putin, German Chancellor Merkel, French President Hollande] The EU has decided to hold on to sanctions against Russia until they’re sure that Moscow will keep its end of the bargain in Ukraine. The ceasefire between Kyiv and … Continued

Canada: Merkel: Ukraine conflict ‘cannot be solved militarily’
10th Feb 2015

Canada: Merkel: Ukraine conflict ‘cannot be solved militarily’

  [Photo: Merkel in Ottawa to brief Harper on Ukraine talks]   Chancellor Angela Merkel has again appealed for a diplomatic solution to the Ukraine conflict on a visit to Ottawa. Prime Minister Harper said he would welcome such a … Continued

Sweden: Stockholm imam receives death threats
9th Feb 2015

Sweden: Stockholm imam receives death threats

  [Stockholm Mosque. Photo: Gabbe/Wikimedia]   The imam at the main Stockholm mosque has received death threats and a white powder was sent to the religious centre on Friday, according to the head of the Islamic Association of Sweden. “The … Continued

Russia, West face a deep divide
8th Feb 2015

Russia, West face a deep divide

  [Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov]   On this cold winter morning in Munich, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (above) sat alone on the podium, welcomed by scant applause. Only former German diplomat Wolfgang Ischinger, head of the Munich Security … Continued

Germany: Troops fathered 400,000 children in post-war Germany
6th Feb 2015

Germany: Troops fathered 400,000 children in post-war Germany

  German historians say in a new book that at least 400,000 children were fathered by troops of the four allied powers that occupied Germany after World War Two. They resulted from widespread rapes as well as love affairs.   … Continued

France: Soldiers attacked outside Jewish community center
4th Feb 2015

France: Soldiers attacked outside Jewish community center

  A knife-wielding assailant attacked three French soldiers taking part in an anti-terror patrol outside a Jewish community center in Nice. The attack comes amid a sharp increase in anti-Semitic attacks in France. Three French soldiers were attacked by a … Continued

Germany: Merkel rejects debt relief for Greece
31st Jan 2015

Germany: Merkel rejects debt relief for Greece

  German Chancellor Angela Merkel has rejected any idea of offering more debt relief to Greece. Her comments come amid growing tensions between the new Greek government and its international creditors. Merkel told the German daily Hamburger Abendblatt’s Saturday edition … Continued

EU foreign ministers to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine
30th Jan 2015

EU foreign ministers to extend Russia sanctions over Ukraine

  European Union foreign ministers meeting in Brussels have agreed to impose new sanctions over Russia’s alleged involvement in the Ukraine conflict. This will see an already existing “blacklist” of individuals expanded. The European Union’s foreign policy coordinator, Federica Mogherini, … Continued

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