Germany

German and Dutch Supermarkets Withdraw All Eggs From Shelves

The Dutch food and product safety board (NVWA) revealed the scandal and raised the alarm this week about eggs that have been contaminated and pose a severe threat to consumers, according to Euractiv. It stressed that the level of fipronil was “so

Two People Killed in Shooting in German Disco

One disco visitor was killed and four more severely injured. The 34-year-old perpetrator was killed in a shootout with the police. German media report that the perpetrator was an Iraqi person. The police assume that it is not a terrorist attack, but s

Landmark Vote: German Parliament Approves Gay Marriage

The proposal was adopted by a large majority. 393 MPs voted in favor, 226 voted against and 4 abstained. Chancellor Angela Merkel voted against the bill, Joinfo.com reports. This historic decision makes Germany the 23rd country that opens marriage to gay people along

Former German Chancellor Helmut Kohl dies, aged 87

Former Chancellor of Germany Helmut Kohl has died, aged 87. His political party the Christian Democratic Union on Friday confirmed media reports that the former chancellor had died, according to Deutsche Welle. "We mourn. #RIP #Helmut Kohl," the brief message read as

Merkel: Europe can no longer rely on US and Britain

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday that Europe has to forge its own path forward, as the United States and Britain were no longer reliable partners, according to Deutsche Welle. "The times when we could fully rely on others have passed us

Ukraine News Today May 2, 2017: 4 Ukrainian troops wounded amid 55 militant attacks in Donbas; Merkel sees no need to conclude new agreement on peaceful settlement of Ukraine conflict

Four Ukrainian troops wounded amid 55 militant attacks in Donbas Russia's hybrid military forces attacked Ukrainian army positions in Donbas 55 times in the past 24 hours, with four Ukrainian soldiers reported as wounded in action, the press service of the Anti-Terrorist Operation

Ivanka Trump in Germany: First Daughter Leaves Some Women Scratching Their Heads

In doing so, the billionaire's daughter stepped into a land that prides itself on meritocracy, Alexander Smith writes in an article for NBC News. This is a country run by Angela Merkel, a veteran politician with a doctorate in quantum chemistry: someone

Dortmund football fans open homes to stranded away Monaco supporters

Explosions that damaged Borussia Dortmund's team bus in Germany on Tuesday ahead of a Champions League quarter-final against AS Monaco delayed the game by a day, and leaving some away fans stranded, Joinfo.com reports with reference to the BBC. In response, Dortmund fans

Obama expected at Protestant event in Berlin next month

The May 25 event will take place in front of Berlin's landmark Brandenburg Gate, where Obama delivered a speech as president in 2013, Germany's Lutheran church and organizers of the German Protestant Kirchentag conference said, according to ABC News. The discussion is

Player injured in bus blasts before Dortmund-Monaco match

Twenty-six-year-old Spanish defender Marc Bartra was injured, the team said in a tweet. He was rushed to the hospital, Joinfo.com reports with reference to CNN. Bartra has played 17 games in all competitions for Dortmund this season.