Russian airstrikes increasing refugee flow - Tusk

2016-02-09 19:34

EU president Donald Tusk has warned that Russian airstrikes in Syria are worsening the conflict and increasing the number of refugees trying to get to an already overburdened Europe.

9 dead, 150 hurt in train crash in Germany

2016-02-09 15:34

At least nine people are dead and 150 injured, including 50 seriously, after two trains crashed head-on in southern Germany.

'Several dead', around 100 injured in German train crash

2016-02-09 10:17

Two trains collided in southern Germany, killing "several" people and injuring around 100, police say.

Germany runs massive backlog on asylum applications

2016-02-05 18:37

German authorities are struggling to process hundreds of thousands of asylum applications, the head of the country's refugee office has admitted, even though a record influx of migrants was finally slowing.

Vattenfall results nuked by atomic energy tax

2016-02-03 19:00

Swedish state-owned energy group Vattenfall has reported a record loss for 2015, blaming a tax on nuclear energy and sliding electricity prices.

Nearly 5 000 refugee children missing in Germany

2016-02-03 17:35

Nearly 5 000 unaccompanied refugee children have been registered as missing in Germany as of January 1, the Federal Criminal Police Office says.

German unemployment at record low

2016-02-02 12:21

Germany’s unemployment rate has unexpectedly fallen to a record low, in a sign that economic sentiment in the economy is withstanding the tumult in global markets.

They died screaming - witness after migrants' boat capsized

2016-01-31 21:06

A witness to the drowning of 37 people off Turkey's coast has recounted the disaster, describing the screams in the moments after the boat carrying the migrants slammed into rocks.

Explosive device thrown at German asylum home

2016-01-29 12:56

Police in southwestern Germany say they're looking for suspects after someone threw an explosive device over the fence of an asylum-seekers' home in the night in the town of Villingen-Schwenningen.

'Dead Syrian' Facebook post spotlights German refugee fears

2016-01-28 17:50

A Facebook post about the death of a Syrian refugee in Germany sparked a storm of reaction this week, only for the author to admit making it up, highlighting a rash of online rumours fuelled by a record asylum seeker influx.


Nato to take refugee crisis aid requests 'very seriously'

2016-02-09 17:24

Nato will take any request to help with the refugee crisis "very seriously", chief Jens Stoltenberg has said after Germany and Turkey said they would seek the organisation's help in combating human smugglers.

PICS: Deadly German train collison kills at least eight

2016-02-09 11:38

At least eight people are dead and another 90 injured after two commuter trains collided head on and partially came off the tracks near the southern German town of Bad Aibling.

Hundreds of thousands celebrate Carnival in Cologne

2016-02-08 21:13

Hundreds of thousands of people have packed the streets of Cologne for its annual Rose Monday parade, the first major event since a series of robberies and sexual assaults in the city on New Year's Eve.

Two Algerians held over 'Berlin ISIS plot'

2016-02-04 19:39

German police have arrested two Algerians suspected of links to the Islamic State group after raids targeting several sites, including refugee shelters where some of the suspects lived.

Germany wants to stem migrants

2016-02-03 17:35

Berlin has approved a package of measures aimed at making Germany less attractive to economic migrants, including reducing benefits.

Merkel: Putin should use his influence to end Ukraine crisis

2016-02-02 19:04

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to use his influence with pro-Kremlin separatists in eastern Ukraine to bring an end to the conflict in the region.

8 dead sperm whales found on German beach

2016-02-02 08:47

Eight dead sperm whales have washed up on a German beach, just weeks after 12 of the giant mammals were found dead at other sites on the North Sea, officials say.

40% of Germans want Merkel to quit over refugees

2016-01-29 14:03

Nearly 40% of German voters think Chancellor Angela Merkel should quit over her liberal asylum policy after almost 1.1 million newcomers arrived last year, a poll shows.

Germans beaten by anarchists in Athens

2016-01-29 12:29

Five German men were hospitalised with bruises in Athens after a beating by anarchists, police say.

Holocaust survivor lauds Merkel's 'heroic' refugee policy

2016-01-27 22:06

Holocaust survivor Ruth Klüger has lauded Germany for keeping its doors open to thousands of war refugees, calling Chancellor Angela Merkel's "we can do it" slogan "heroic".

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