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Prospect of new 'grand coalition' threatens to split Germany's SPD

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 13:56
A coalition with Angela Merkel's conservatives? No thanks! That's how the regional SPD conference in the eastern state of Saxony-Anhalt voted, against its own leaders. Sabine Kinkartz reports from Wernigerode.

Hamburg's prostitutes steer clear of official city register

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 12:49
Under new rules for the oldest profession, prostitutes in Germany required to register themselves. However, authorities in the city of Hamburg believe only a fraction there have done so.

Hawaii officials mistakenly warn of inbound ballistic missile

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:15
Emergency management officials have said an alert warning a missile was on its way to Hawaii was a "false alarm." The error caused a stir on social media and panic among the island chain's residents.

Colombia's ELN rebels kidnap oil engineer

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 11:02
Gunmen claiming to belong to Colombia's ELN rebel group have kidnapped an oil engineer in the country's north. The government this week suspended peace talks with the guerrillas following a string of recent attacks.

Thousands protest Austria's right-wing government

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:56
The FPÖ, which was formed in the 1950s by former Nazis, is a junior member of Austria's right-wing government. The government wants people to withhold judgment until it can announce its policies.

Ex-FIFA official confirms payment from German account, denies World Cup bribe

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 10:14
Former-FIFA official Mohamed Bin Hammam has admitted he received a payment from a FIFA World Cup organizing committee account after the awarding of the 2006 World Cup to Germany. However, he denied the money was a bribe.

Germany fears EU migration reforms will trigger refugee influx: report

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 09:08
Germany's government is concerned that proposed changes to EU asylum rules will force it to take in significantly more refugees in the future, according to Der Spiegel. The reforms would also void any caps on refugees.

North Korea makes art troupe top priority in Olympic talks with South

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 08:19
The two Koreas have agreed to discuss Pyongyang's plan to send an art troupe to perform at this year's Winter Olympics.

South Africa: EFF supporters attack H&M stores over 'racist jumper advert'

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:34
Several stores belonging to Swedish clothing company H&M have been attacked and trashed by members of Economic Freedom Fighters. They were protesting an advert by the firm widely seen as racist.

Czech President Milos Zeman wins first round of voting in re-election bid

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:27
No candidate will win the necessary 50 percent of the vote to avoid a second-round runoff vote in two weeks. Current Czech President Milos Zeman is likely to face a pro-Western academic in the second round of voting.

Czech President Zeman wins first round of voting in re-election bid

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 07:27
No candidate will win the necessary 50 percent of the vote to avoid a second-round runoff vote in two weeks. The Czech president is likely to face a pro-Western academic in the second round of voting.

Trump's ambassador to the Netherlands apologizes for false 'no-go' claims

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 06:07
The US ambassador to the Netherlands, Peter Hoekstra, initially tried to side-step questions about his inflammatory and false statements. But as pressure mounted for him to come clean he eventually relented.

Germany's defense minister visits troops in Jordan

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 05:30
Ursula von der Leyen had to scrap her last visit due to political deadlock in Berlin. Germany is reportedly preparing to roll back its role in the fight against "Islamic State."

Myanmar: Rebel group says bodies found in mass grave not militants

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 04:54
A Rohingya rebel group says 10 Rohingya Muslims found in a mass grave in December were not its members. The Myanmar military has admitted to killing the 10 people, claiming they were militants.

Bodies found on burning oil tanker in East China Sea

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 01:52
A rescue team has found the bodies of two people on the burning Sanchi oil tanker in the East China Sea, after another body was found Monday. The rescue team was also able to recover the ship's data and video recordings.

Iran rebuffs Donald Trump's demand for more nuclear negotiation

Sat, 01/13/2018 - 00:38
The US president has threatened not to renew sanction waivers that make up a key part of the deal. Tehran says it will "not accept any change" to the internationally recognized agreement.

First round of Czech Republic presidential poll goes into final day

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 23:50
Polls have opened for a second day in the first round of voting in presidential elections. President Milos Zeman was confronted by a topless protester as he placed his vote on Friday.

German journalist Mesale Tolu urges more government pressure on Turkey

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 22:10
The German journalist has called on Berlin to "stand up for the victims of human rights violations" in Turkey. A court has blocked Tolu from leaving Turkey pending a trial over alleged membership in a terror group.

Donald Trump should apologize for remarks: African states

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 20:07
African UN ambassadors and the African Union have called for "a retraction and an apology" from Donald Trump after the US president reportedly described them as "s***hole" countries. Trump has denied using the phrase.

PSD2: New EU rules to make credit card transactions cheaper, faster and safer

Fri, 01/12/2018 - 19:08
A new EU banking directive, PSD2, comes into force Saturday, making online transaction costs for credit cards a thing of the past. But the directive could also have greater implications for the banking sector.