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Cambodia charges 2 journalists with espionage
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 19:29

The arrests are the latest in a widening crackdown on media and the opposition in Cambodia ahead of elections next year. The move further strains ties...

Crunch time for Merkel to build coalition or face new polls
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:22

German Chancellor Angela Merkel heads back into tense coalition talks on Saturday in a last-ditch effort to forge a coalition government and avert a p...

US and Poland strike $10.5 billion missile defense deal
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 15:29

The US has approved the $ 10.5 billion sale of a Patriot anti-missile system to NATO ally Poland. Eastern European NATO states have been ramping up t...

Protests and tears: how black musicians perplexed Germans before WWII
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:36

Black musicians in Germany are normally only associated with jazz. In fact, black classical musicians have been influencing German high culture since ...

Court rules Hamburg bar cannot keep its name after Yoko Ono sues
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 11:51

A bar in Hamburg called ‘Yoko Mono’ can no longer keep its name, a regional court in the Hanseatic city ruled on Friday. The Local

Russia vetoes last-ditch bid to save probe into gas attacks in Syria
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 10:33

Russia used its veto twice in 24 hours to deny a new mandate to the UN team looking into chemical weapon attacks in Syria. Moscow said it would not ex...

Here are the top Michelin star restaurants in Germany for 2018
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:23

2018's Michelin guide reveals a record high of 11 German restaurants which have now been given three Michelin stars, beating the country's previous re...

German teens pick misspelling of 'I am' as coolest word of the year
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:21

Youngsters across the country have had their say and the jury has made their final decision; ‘I bims’ is Germany’s 2017 Youth Word. The Local

Here's how Germany could end up having a snap election next year
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 04:17

A collapse of exploratory talks on forming a new German government under Chancellor Angela Merkel would likely trigger snap elections, a prospect frau...

EU social summit: Fair jobs, fair growth must be a priority
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 02:27

The EU is trying to present itself as more socially just, calling for fair pay and fair jobs for all. How exactly that will happen, however, remained ...

PODCAST: Why is Jamaica so hot in Germany? Plus F-words in France
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:04

Our podcast this week looks at why Jamaica is all the rage in Germany, why Sweden is deporting its most talented workers, and why the F-word is all th...

PODCAST: Why is Jamaica so hot in Germany? Plus F-words in France
  • Sat, 18 Nov 2017 00:04

Our podcast this week looks at why Jamaica is all the rage in Germany, why Sweden is deporting its most talented workers, and why the F-word is all th...

Germany's Next Government: Coalition Talks Go Into Overtime
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 21:59

Exploratory talks on forming a new government were supposed to have finished in Berlin on Thursday night. Instead, they have hit a wall, with parties ...

'Alter Schwede!': the surprising role of old Swedes in the German language
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 19:23

Every language has common sayings which, when directly translated, seem to make absolutely no sense, and the German phrase "alter Schwede", meaning "o...

Venezuela's state oil firm PDVSA declared in default
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 16:08

Crisis-plagued Venezuela has suffered another blow as a committee of creditors has ruled that state oil company PDVSA defaulted on its debt — a deci...

UN chief warns terrorism 'unprecedented threat' to world peace
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 13:52

State responses to terrorism have eroded the very human rights of citizens that states attempt to protect, said Antonio Guterres. With terror attacks ...

Life in suspense: the refugees in Germany who can’t reunite with their families
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 06:18

One of the most disputed issues in the current coalition talks is whether war refugees should be allowed to bring their families to Germany. While par...

Kevin Spacey: London theater reveals 20 testimonies of harassment
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:16

London's Old Vic theater has received 20 testimonies alleging sexual harassment by Hollywood star Kevin Spacey. The theater has apologized for staff n...

Bundesliga preview: Schalke's Domenico Tedesco aims to build on solid foundations
  • Fri, 17 Nov 2017 04:15

Domenico Tedesco's appointment flew under the radar and his team are doing the same. After a patchy start, Schalke are rising up the table and they we...

Siemens layoffs face union resistance
  • Thu, 16 Nov 2017 23:21

Labor unions have reacted angrily to layoff plans unveiled by the management of the German conglomerate, which aims to cut costs in its energy busines...

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