Dr Eckhard Lubkemeier, the outgoing German ambassador to Ireland, who explained that it had been in Ireland's best interests to take the EC/ECB/IMF bailout rather than burn the bondholders and walk away.
Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke out about Iraq, echoing the sentiments of her foreign minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, that in the case of Iraq, Germany may reconsider its traditional ban on exporting weapons to active conflict zones.
Israel's foreign minister called on Thursday for Germany to send inspectors into Gaza to resume monitoring of Palestinian trade with neighbours Egypt. Germany should also push the EU to find a solution to the humanitarian crisis in Gaza, he said.
While millions of people are deeply shocked by the brutal bombardment of Gaza by the Israeli army, politicians and media commentators in Germany have attacked opponents of the war. Isolated anti-Jewish slogans have been highlighted in order to brand demonstrations as anti-Semitic and condemn them.
Germany, Russia’s important trading partner, will be hit the hardest by the European Union's sanctions against Russia, Josef Yanning, Director of Studies at the European Policy Center in Brussels, said on Friday.
Hundreds of Pro-Palestinian protesters took to the streets of Berlin Friday in protest of the recent attacks on Gaza . Minor clashes broke out between counter-protesters waving Israeli flags and chanting at the pro-Palestinian protesters. No arrests or casualties were reported
US secret services have recruited more than a dozen officials in various German government ministries to work as spies, with some of them working for the CIA for many years, a German tabloid reported on Sunday.
Germany's relations with the United States reeled further on Monday over new spying allegations, with commentators demanding a tough response to the reported US purchase of classified documents from a German double-agent.
Nearly three-quarters of Germans oppose having permanent NATO military bases in Poland and the Baltic states as a buffer against Russia, a new poll reveals. The opinion reflects a growing trend within Europe opposing further NATO eastern expansion.
The man responsible for designing the fire safety system at Berlin’s new airport - the main reason for the continuing delays to the calamitous €5 billion project - has admitted he was not a qualified engineer.
Reprinting or selling Adolf Hitler's “Mein Kampf” is illegal in Germany, but with the copyright term on the 90-year-old book set to run out next year, lawmakers are mulling whether to ban or reprint the highly controversial work.
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